Smart Network Interface Cards for Spectrum Monitoring and Recording

Napatech Smart Network Interface Cards will address the challenging performance, data integrity and packet capture requirements of Per Vices' spectrum monitoring and recording application By DA Staff / 29 Jul 2021
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Per Vices Corporation has selected Napatech’s programmable Smart Network Interface Cards (SmartNICs) for the Cyan Storage and Playback Solution.

“We are delighted that Per Vices has selected our programmable SmartNICs to address the challenging performance, data integrity and packet capture requirements of their spectrum monitoring and recording application,” said Jarrod J.S. Siket, chief marketing officer, Napatech. 

“We look forward to ongoing collaboration with the Per Vices team to determine how our technology can help them to deliver best-in-class solutions for additional use cases enabled by software-defined radios.”

Applications such as real-time spectrum monitoring and recording require a high-bandwidth, lossless connection between the radio and the storage subsystem in order to ensure the integrity of data captured in real time across a wide spectrum. 

Delivering a high-performance configuration for spectrum monitoring and recording brings benefits such as signal interception, spectrum policy enforcement, interference detection and the monitoring of restricted areas such as prisons, military facilities, government buildings and airports.

The Cyan Software-Defined Radio (SDR), which offers up to 16 independent receive chains, each with 1GHz of bandwidth and operation from near DC to 18GHz, must be balanced by the packet capture and monitoring capabilities of the Cyan Storage and Playback system. 

Leveraging the four 40Gb/s QSFP+ interfaces to the Cyan SDR, the solution delivers:

  • High-performance capture, monitoring, recording and storage of data at up to 160Gbps
  • 100% Probability of Intercept (POI) across 16GHz of spectrum
  • High-performance data processing and higher-capacity storage with no dropped packets
  • Application-optimized CPU, GPU and RAM configurations 
  • Easy integration within larger systems

“Our products are designed to support mission-critical applications that demand the highest performance. We have always achieved this with our radio products and are now able to offer the same high performance for our recording and playback solution thanks to the Napatech SmartNICs, which we found to be the only products available to meet these demanding requirements for throughput and lossless packet capture,” Brandon Malatest, COO, Per Vices Corporation, said.

“The resulting Cyan solution enables the highest data capture and lossless monitoring and storage available from a COTS product.”

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