Smart NIC 7890 Quad 10GE


Product Overview

A PCIe Gen3.0 Smart Network Accelerator supporting auto-dection and hot-plug between quad 10GE and 1GE SFP+/SFP interfaces. The board incorporates the state of the art Cavium OCTEON® III 7890 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-plug between 10GE and 1GE  SFP+/SFP interfaces


Cavium OCTEON III 7880 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 1866MHz


Made in The U.S.A

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


Combines Cavium OCTEON III CN7880 along with all memories, quad 10GE ports, Rhino Health Monitoring (RHM), power distribution, clock, and reset circuitry

  • 48 MIPS64 cores @1.6GHz
  • Quad Channels of 4 or 8 GB DDR3 with ECC at 1866MHz
  • 4GB eMMC
  • Onboard interfaces:
    • Quad 10GE optical interfaces
    • One USB2.0 host
    • PCIe Gen 3.0 x 8 lanes
  • Typical Power Consumption:
    • less than 90W with 48 core device running at 1.6GHz
  • Mechanical Size:9.75” full PCIe dual height
  • Rhino Health Monitoring (RHM) Tool
    • continuous monitoring of CPU cores, board peripherals, and host processor via heartbeats, voltage, and temperature checkpoints
    • Programmatic health alerts and failure points
    • Hold-on power (up to 150msec) feature for failure response and Onboard Failure Logging (OBFL)


Rhino U-boot
Linux SDK

Block Diagram

NIC 7880 10GE_1GE


Product Ordering


PCIe Gen3.0 Smart NIC incorporating 48-MIPS64 CPUs, AAP, 1.6GHz, 4x 8GB DDR3 with ECC, 8MB flash, 4x10GE fiber ports