SDN/NFV Solutions Platform. Support Up To 32 GbE Ports.

  • Intel Xeon D-2100 Processor (Skylake-D)
  • Intel QAT Support (Crypto Acceleration)
  • 4 x DDR4 ECC RDIMMs (Up to 128GB)
  • 3 x CASwell Proprietary NICs
  • 1 x Standard NIC (PCIe 3.0 x16)
  • 2 x 10GE SFP+ Ports & 6 x GE RJ45 Ports (SR-IOV Support)

CASwell has announced the new CAR-3080 rackmount appliance that can be equipped with ultra-fast networking connections of up to 40 Gbit/s and also offers nearly infinite Ethernet configurations with a maximum of 40 ports in this flat, low-rise 1U design. This setup is made possible by the unique design and combination of CASwell’s Network Interface Plug-ins (NIP) and Network Interface Cards (NIC), all connected via high-speed PCI Express 3.0.

The CASwell CAR-3080 by default comes with six Gigabit-Ethernet (GbE) ports and two SFP+ ports for 10-Gbit-Ethernet but can be enhanced almost endlessly with a standard NIC connected by PCI Express x16 and the three patented NIPs that use PCIe x4/x8 for data transfer. Each NIP and the NIC can offer up to eight Gigabit-Ethernet ports of their own but are also available in different configurations with 10-GbE, 25-GbE or even 40-GbE ports. Optional bypass switches ensure that the network keeps running even during maintenance or in case of power outages.

The CASwell CAR-3080 is based on the Intel Xeon D-2100 processing platform (Skylake) with four to 16 CPU cores and can be combined with up to 128 GByte DDR4-2400 main memory. The CPU comes with integrated Intel Quick Assist Technology (QAT) to accelerate encrypted data traffic in a secure network and to reduce overall data size and lower storage demands by faster real-time compression while at the same time relieving the CPU of some of the processing workloads. An optional “Trusted Platform Module” (TPM) for encryption, authentification and digital rights management is also available for the CAR-3080 and the whole system can be monitored by the “Intelligent Platform Management Interface” (IPMI 2.0).

Processor1 x Intel Xeon D Processor (Skylake)
System Memory4 x DDR4 ECC 2133MHz RDIMMs (Up to 128GB)
Ethernet Port6 x RJ45 GbE Port(s) on board
2 x SFP+ 10GbE Port(s) on board
Up to 32 x Ethernet Port(s) with maximum 266GbE bandwidth
BypassBased on CASwell NIC Module or Standard add-on card
ExpansionUp to 2 PCIe Gen3 x 8 for CASwell NIC Module
Up to 1 PCIe Gen3 x 4,4 for CASwell NIC Module
Up to 1 PCIe Gen3 x 16 for Standard NIC Module
Storage Device2 x 2.5” SATA HDDs
1 x M.2 Socket for SSD 2280 (SATA)
Power Supply300W Redundant PSU or 500W Single PSU
Dimension (WxDxH)438mm x 456mm x 44mm (17.52" x 18.24" x 1.76")
Management Console1 x RJ45 System Console Port
1 x RJ45 GbE Port (MGMT)
USB Port2 x USB 3.0 Port(s)
Display Output1 x VGA Port (Optional from LOM or VGA module)
LEDPower / HDD / Ethernet
LOMIPMI 2.0 w/ GbE Speed
Operation & Certifications
Operating EnvironmentTemperature: 0 - 40°C (32 - 104°F)
Humidity: 20 - 90% RH
Storage EnvironmentTemperature: -10 - 70°C (14 - 158°F)
Humidity: 5 - 95% RH
CertificationCE / FCC
OS SupportLinux
Models Core/Threads Frequency (Max) Cache TDP
Intel Xeon D-2123IT4C/8T2.20GHz (3.00GHz)8MB60W
Intel Xeon D-2141I8C/16T2.20GHz (3.00GHz)11MB65W
Intel Xeon D-2143IT8C/16T2.20GHz (3.00GHz)11MB65W
Intel Xeon D-2145NT8C/16T1.90GHz (3.00GHz)11MB65W
Intel Xeon D-2146NT8C/16T2.30GHz (3.00GHz)11MB80W
Intel Xeon D-2161I12C/24T2.20GHz (3.00GHz)16.5MB90W
Intel Xeon D-2163IT12C/24T2.10GHz (3.00GHz)17MB75W
Intel Xeon D-2166NT12C/24T2.00GHz (3.00GHz)17MB85W
Intel Xeon D-2173IT14C/28T1.70GHz (3.00GHz)19MB70W
Intel Xeon D-2183IT16C/32T2.20GHz (3.00GHz)22MB100W
Models Type Manufacturer Number of Ports
NIP-51040EthernetIntel 82580EB4 x 1GbE RJ45
NIP-51081EthernetIntel 82580EB8 x 1GbE RJ45
NIP-51084EthernetIntel i350 AM48 x 1GbE RJ45
NIP-51243BypassIntel i350-AM44 x 1GbE RJ45
NIP-51481BypassIntel i350-AM48 x 1GbE RJ45
NIP-51482BypassIntel 82580EB8 x 1GbE RJ45
NIP-52021EthernetIntel i350-AM22 x 1GbE SFP
NIP-52040EthernetIntel 82580DB4 x 1GbE SFP
NIP-52041EthernetIntel i350-AM44 x 1GbE SFP
NIP-52080EthernetIntel 82580EB8 x 1GbE SFP
NIP-52083EthernetIntel i350-AM48 x 1GbE SFP
NIP-52120BypassIntel 82580DB2 x 1GbE SFP
NIP-52240BypassIntel 82580EB4 x 1GbE SFP
NIP-53020EthernetIntel 82599ES2 x 10GbE SFP+
NIP-53040EthernetIntel 82599ES4 x 10GbE SFP+
NIP-53120BypassIntel 82599ES2 x 10GbE SFP+
NIP-53240BypassIntel 82599ES4 x 10GbE SFP+
NIP-54021EthernetIntel LX540 BT22 x 10GbE RJ45
NIP-54121BypassIntel X540-BT22 x 10GbE RJ45
NIP-55140BypassIntel NH82580EB2 x 1GbE SFP/2 x 1GbE RJ45
NIP-83020EthernetIntel X710 BM22 x 10GbE SFP+
NIP-83040EthernetIntel Fortville XL710 BM14 x 10GbE SFP+
NIP-83080EthernetIntel Fortville XL710 BM18 x 10GbE SFP+
NIP-83120BypassIntel Fortville XL710 BM22 x 10GbE SFP+
NIP-83240BypassIntel Fortville XL710 BM14 x 10GbE SFP+
NIP-84040EthernetIntel Fortville XL710-BM1+X557-AT44 x 10GbE RJ45
NIP-86020EthernetMellanox Connectx32 x 40GbE QSFP+
NIP-86021EthernetIntel Fortville XL710-BM22 x 40GbE QSFP+
NIP-86120BypassIntel Fortville XL710-BM22 x 40GbE QSFP+
NIP-87020EthernetIntel XXV710-AM22 x 25GbE SFP28
NIP-88010EthernetMellanox ConnectX-42 x 100GbE QSFP28

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    1U, 1 x Intel Xeon D, 4 x DDR4 ECC RDIMMs, 6 x RJ45 GbE, 2 x SFP+ 10GbE, 300W Redundant PSU or 500W Single PSU, 3 x NIP, 1 x STD NIC


    1U, 1 x Intel Xeon D, 4 x DDR4 ECC RDIMMs, 6 x RJ45 GbE, 2 x SFP+ 10GbE, 300W Redundant PSU or 500W Single PSU, 2 x NIP, 1 x STD NIC, 2 x 2.5'' HDD/SSD