iTrade 7240

Ultra Low Latency
8x10Gbps, 2x40G Ethernet
PCI-Express x8 FPGA card
(Options for 8x10G/1G ports)




LeWiz's iTrade™ family of network interface cards (NIC) designed specifically for ultra low latency applications. The cards are targeted for use in financial trading systems on the client trader side, exchange or trade service providers. The card can be programmed with FPGA firmware for trade execution, market data processing, risk compliance check, feed handler, ultra precision traffic timestamping, network traffic management and others. Low latency, high frequency traders, proprietary traders, bankers, brokerage or investment funds would benefit from LeWiz iTrade™ TOE NIC products -- taking advantage of the nano-second level latency.

LeWiz provides free FPGA source code so users can implement their own custom application logic or use the card as-is with LeWiz provided applications. The card can be plugged into standard PC system PCI-express slot and perform financial trading applications. It contains flexible Ethernet interface for up to 8 10G (or 1G) ports (or 2x40G) with no external PHY device. The FPGA on board can be ordered with different FPGA chips (up to 2 million logic elements). Standard delivery for iTrade7240 board contains Xilinx Virtex 7 690, speed 3 device with full source code for FPGA design examples and software driver. Its speed 3 enables users to close timing easily.

LeWiz also provides a full range of IP cores for use in different financial applications, applicable for different exchanges from NASDAQ™, NYSE™, CME™, to international exchanges such as Eurex™, Bovespa™, ASX™, Shanghai. LeWiz supports complex trading protocols such as FIX™, FTD, TCP/IP, or users can trade at super speed using user defined trading protocol. In addition, LeWiz provides IP cores for:

  • PCI-express Hardware and Software framework - ultra low latency, kernel by-pass, deterministic
  • Ultra low latency 10G MAC
  • On-board microprocessor (full C, C++ programming)
  • Multi session, small foot print, zero software assist, Ultra low latency UDP/IP offload engine
  • FIX protocol Engine (Full capability)
  • Multi processing
  • NIC Network Protocol library (ARP, PING, IGMP, etc)
  • Hash algorithm, Table look up
  • Filters based on strings or binary
  • Pattern Matching Engine -- string or binary
  • Timestamping, Statistic tracking
  • Super Send Engine -- protocol agnostic
  • Packet generator -- full wire rate, programmable inter-packet gap

The IP cores can be used with standard FPGA tools such as Xilinx Vivado tool, Verilog/VHDL simulator. User application interfaces with LeWiz hardware directly using LeWiz hardware API?s and TCP socket. The iTrade7240™ card comes with loadable device drivers for Linux (Fedora Core, CentOS, RedHat, SUSE) operating systems. No need for the users to recompile the driver or patching the kernel. Full debug support is included, fully accessible at user level with easy to use utilities.

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