Smart NIC 6880 Quad 10GE/1GE


Product Overview

A PCIe Gen2.0 x8 Smart Network Accelerator supporting hot plugging between quad 10GE and 1GE SFP+/SFP interfaces. The board incorporates the best-in-class Cavium OCTEON® II 6880 processor.

The smart Network Accelerator’s primary purpose is to offload x86 server processors to maintain data throughput and enhance efficiency. The board can be used as an offload engine for deep packet inspection and analysis, content inspection and protection, and crypto engine to accelerate SSL and IPsec.

The board incorporates the Rhino Health Monitoring (RHM) tool, providing continuous monitoring of CPU cores, board peripherals, and host processor via heartbeats, voltage, and temperature checkpoints.

Key Benefits


Rhino’s Health Management (RHM) Tool

Proprietary onboard circuitry and logic providing programmable board and CPU Health Monitoring and Failure Management to ensure optimal network operation and availability


10GE / 1GE Hot-Plug

Auto-detection and hot-plugging between 10GE and 1GE SFP+/SFP interfaces


Cavium OCTEON II 6880  Processor

The Cavium OCTEON family of Multi-Core MIPS64 processors is the industry’s most scalable, highest-performance, and lowest-power solution for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to 100Gbps


Enhanced Memory

Quad Channels of up to 32GB DDR3 with ECC at 1333MHz


Made in The U.S.A

Rhino products are designed and manufactured locally at our facility in the Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, California


Combines Cavium OCTEONII CN6880 along with all memories, quad 10GE ports, health monitoring, power distribution, clock, and reset circuitry
32 MIPS64 cores @1.2GHz

  • Quad banks of On board 4/8/16 GB DDR3 with ECC memory
  • 8MB NOR parallel Flash
  • On board interfaces:
    • Quad 10GE Optical interfaces
    • One USB2.0 host
    • PCIe x 4 lanes
  • Typical power consumption is expected to be less than 60W
    with 32 core device running at 1GHz
  • Mechanical Size:
    • PCIe Card: 9.25” to fit various size chassis


Rhino U-boot
Linux SDK

Block Diagram

NIC 6880 4x10GE-1GE


Product Ordering


PCIe Gen2.0 Smart NIC incorporating 32-MIPS64 CPUs, AAP, 1.2GHz, 4x 8GB DDR3 with ECC, 8MB flash, Supports 4x10GE and 4x1GE fiber or copper ports