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Sierra 804

Quad port PCI-e smart network adapter with bypass
  • 1G SFP and RJ45
  • Copper
  • Cavium OCTEON II

Sierra 804-BP is a quad port 1 GbE copper smart NIC with bypass. A Cavium OCTEON II multi core CPU offers power efficient networking offload functionality for TCP-IP processing, Regular Expression matching, encryption, and RAID.

The network adapter comes in a PCI-e, Gen 2.0 form factor. This sophisticated NIC enables main CPU offload for essential network packet processing. The system comes with a comprehensive Linux development environment.

Sierra 804-BP incorporates hardware and software building blocks for developing intelligent networking platforms that support the growing demand for network acceleration and application offload for converged datacenter applications such as Next Generation Firewalls, WAN Optimization, application delivery (ADC) controllers and 4G/LTE infrastructure applications.

Sierra 804-BP is designed with a built-in programmable bypass circuit to provide maximum uptime for the network. The bypass (fail-safe) circuit ensures that the Ethernet ports remain in operation in case of either power or software failure. The bypass circuit works in the absence of power.

  • OCTEON II MIPS 64 Bit Network Processor:
    ­ ­ - 4, 6 and 10 cores (CN63XX and CN66XX)
    ­ - 800 MHz to 1.4GHz
  • Memory
    - 72 bit DDR3 SODIMM)
    - 512MB DDR3-1333 HFA memory
    - 128MB NOR flash memory)
    - 8GB NAND Flash
  • Quad 1G Copper ports
  • Bypass (fail-safe) operation
  • Management port 1000BaseTX with RJ45 connector
  • Serial console port
  • 2xUSB 2.0 Header
  • Battery backed RTC
  • Software tools:
    ­ ­ - Complete Linux and Cavium SDK
    ­ - Host interface tools
    ­ - Cross compiler and native GNU tool chain

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Operating Humidity 5%–85%
Operating Temperature 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF – 104ºF)
Airflow 200 lf/m
Maximum Power Consumption 40W (Depends on CPU Speed and Number of Cores)


  Inches Millimeters
Length 9.00 228.60
Height 4.20 106.68

Firewall, UTM (Unified Threat Management), IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems), IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), DLP (Data Loss Prevention) and CMS (Content Management Systems), Network Security, SSL/IPSec offload, WAN optimization, SDN (Software Defined Network), DPI (Deep Packet Inspectors), Application Delivery controllers, virtual CPE, branch routers, and custom networking appliances

Part Number Description
Sierra 804-BP-6645-1500 Quad Port 1Gb Copper smart NIC, OCTEON II 6645-1.5GHz, 2MB DDR3, with bypass
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