Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card (Intel FPGA PAC) N3000 is a full-duplex 100 Gbps in-system re-programmable acceleration card for multi-workload networking application acceleration. It has the right memory mixture designed for network functions, with integrated network interface card (NIC) in a small form factor that enables high throughput, low latency, low-power/bit for custom networking pipeline. Intel is accelerating network functions virtualization (NFV) adoption by enabling ecosystem partners, such as Telecom Equipment Manufacturer (TEM), Virtual Network Function (VNF) vendors, system integrators, and Telcos to bring scalable and high-performance solutions to market. To help protect systems from FPGA-hosted security exploits, the Intel FPGA PAC N3000 features a Root-of-Trust device that enables more secure loading of authorized workloads and board updates, and enforces policies to help prevent unauthorized access to critical board interfaces and flash memory.

Network Functions Virtualization


Provider FPGA Advantage Additional Resources
5GCN (vEPC)  Affirmed Networks

20 Gbps/ core

50% core saving on user plane forwarding

100GbE termination


Benu Networks

Up to 8X higher throughput with lower latency and lower jitter


F5 Networks

Up to 70X capacity to absorb distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks


Arrive Technologies

Up to 2X throughput with lower latency


HCL Technologies

Up to 300% performance improvements for small packets
OVS Intel/HCL Technologies Full performance for 2x25G at 512B and above

Turbo (4G)


Support up to 27 Gbps Uplink and 3 Gbps Downlink with up to 8 virtual machines (VMs) running in host 

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Support up to 15 Gbps Uplink and 5 Gbps Downlink with up to 8 VMs running in host

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ORAN 7.2 Split Fronthaul


Compression algorithms including Mu-Law and BFP

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