RapXG™ Quad-Port Network Record & Playback System

Real-time systems, such as electronic trading systems or radar track distribution, rely on the timely receipt of information for proper operation. The RapXG delivers scalable, high-performance packet capture and playback. The RapXG comes standard with essential features, such as accurate time synchronization, programmable 5-tuple filters, PCAP Next Generation file format, a highly efficient PCI Express Gen3 host, a user-friendly GUI, and a feature-rich API for record and playback functions.

Playback of recorded network data is a key feature of the RapXG systems. Instead of simply sending captured packets back onto the network, RapXG plays them back at the rate they were captured. Using hardware-controlled precision clocks and the recorded capture timestamp, the RapXG plays back network data to within 20ns of captured time. The RapXG card supports IRIG-A, B, and G time code to ensure precise time synchronization of network data. The time source is provided via a front panel SMA connector

The RapXG is available with a high-level application API and drivers for Linux. This allows application software to take advantage of the card’s capabilities through a C++ library and allows applications to modify card settings easily. Because the RapXG system is fully integrated with the popular Wireshark network protocol analyzer, it provides a powerful tool for engineers and managers to easily leverage their existing expertise, increasing efficiency in diagnosing network issues.

Learn More About The RapXG™:

RapXG Whitepaper


  • Quad SFP+ ports supporting optical and copper connectors
  • IRIG-A, B, and G time synchronization
  • VITA 49 supported timestamping and playback
  • PCAP Next Generation file format
  • Programmable capture size and hardware filters
  • Low latency, multi-threaded DMA host interface


  • Full bandwidth 1/10G Ethernet or 1/2/4/8/16G Fibre Channel
    record and playback solution
  • Network traffic emulation at captured packet rate
  • Fully integrated with Wireshark network protocol analyzer
  • Precise latency measurement and analysis
  • Supports SPAN, TAP, and in-line network recording
  • High level API enabling quick integration with applications


Network Interface

Quad 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ optical ports
Quad 1 Gigabit Copper Ethernet ports
Quad 1/2/4/8/16 Fibre Channel SFP+ optical ports

Time Synchronization

IRIG-A, B, and G time synchronization via SMA connector


128 programmable 5-tuple filters

Packet Record/Playback

PCAP Next Generation format or raw data format

Host Interface

x8 PCI Express Gen 3


PCI Express Card Electromechanical Specification, Rev 2.0 IEEE
802.3ae 2002 10GBASE LAN
FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, Class A (USA)
IEC 60950-1 (International)
RoHS Directive 2002/95EC


Operating: 0 to 50˚C
Storage: -40˚C to 85˚C

Applications App

  • Network data record and playback
  • Ethernet based Sensor/Video recorder
  • Network traffic emulator
  • Network event logging
  • Network security

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