Intel® OFS support
SmartNIC powered by Agilex™ FPGA
Smart Network Interface Card (NIC) for COTS server PCIe slots, based on the Intel® Agilex™ FPGA SmartNIC N6000 platform, with incorporated support for Intel Open FPGA Stack (OFS).
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SmartNIC for COTS server PCI-Express slots
The Griffin-N6060 form factor is PCI-Express x16 (x2 x8 bifurcation).
Offload and accelerate vRAN/O-RAN functions built on COTS servers.
Contribute to cost reductions for vRAN/O-RAN.
Intel® OFS (IOFS) Support
Griffin-N6060 supports Intel® OFS and can be used for a wide variety of applications.
The on-board FPGA, Intel® Agilex™ 7 F Series AGFB027, boasts ample resources and an expansive user area (AFU).
Cortex-A53 CPU + 1GB DDR4 SDRAM
Built in to the Intel® Agilex™ 7 F series is the Arm Cortex-A53 quad-core hard-core CPU.
Dedicated 1GB DDR4 memory and a dedicated storage SD card slot enable implementation of PTP/SyncE for time synchronization, etc.
An Intel® MAX® 10 CPLD is installed as the Board Management Controller (BMC).
The BMC can drive various IOFS-supported functions, including power/temperature management, reset control, and FPGA configuration.
Specifications *current to January 2023
|FPGA||Intel® Agilex™ 7 AGFB027R25A2I2V|
|Ethernet I/F||100GbE x2 /25GbE x2 x2/10GbE x8|
|Form Factor||PCI Express Gen.4 x2 x8 Bifurcation (N6060) / x16 (N6061)|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 (FPGA Fabric) + 2GB DDR4 (For CPU with built-in FPGA)|
|Network Interface Chip||Intel® E810-CAM2|
|Card Size||Full Height 3/4 Length|
|Power||Bus power: max 75W + 4x2 pin connector max: 150W (cannot be operated with only bus power)|
|Board Management Chip||Intel® MAX® 10|
|Time Synchronization||PTP/SyncE support, 1PPS in/out SMA connector|
Griffin-N6060/N6061 block diagram
SmartNIC Use Case: vRAN
About Intel® OFS
Intel® OFS (Open FPGA Stack) is a platform that packages libraries, drivers, and RTL to run applications.
- Application layer
- OPAE (Open Programmable Acceleration Engine) libraries, tools and APIs
- Upstreamed, open source kernel drivers
- FPGA Interface Manager (FIM)
- Acceleration Function Unit (AFU) area for workload development using sample AFUs *
- Boad Management Controller(BMC)
*RTLs developed by the customer will be embeddd in the AFU area.