Smart network interface card (NIC)

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Smart network interface card (NIC)

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Our integrated circuits and reference designs help you create smart network interface cards (NICs) that enable efficient, high-speed data transmission without loss of signal quality. Use the interactive diagram below to design any type of NIC, from basic to programmable, to create the backbone of the data center.

Design requirements

Today's smart NIC designs require:

  • Advanced power solutions for programmable ASICs.
  • High-bandwidth, low-signal-loss processing.
  • Multiple interface communication protocols.

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More literature Advanced Signal Conditioning Made Easy and Efficient 24 Jan 2017
Application note Noise Analysis for High Speed Op Amps (Rev. A) 19 Jan 2005
Application note Advanced Linear Repeater Used in PCIe 3.0 Add-in Card Compliance Environment 03 Oct 2014
Analog Design Journal The intricacies of signal integrity in high-speed communications 02 May 2016

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