Arista Networks Switch Quick Look Datasheet
Quick Look Datasheet

Arista 7130 Connect Series

The World’s Leading FPGA-enabled Network Platform

Ultra-Low Latency

  • 5 ns port-to-port Layer1
  • 45 ns with Arista applications

Application Ready

  • Leverage Arista applications:
    • MetaMux
    • MetaWatch
    • MultiAccess
  • Develop and host your own apps
  • Integrate 3rd party apps or cores

Feature Rich

  • Media conversion
  • Signal regeneration
  • Dynamic patching
  • Telemetry


  • Enabled by Arista applications:
    • Packet statistic on every link
    • Signal quality monitoring
    • High precision clock
    • Precision time stamping


  • Virtually no jitter
  • Sub-nanosecond precision

7130 FPGA-enabled Network Switches

Arista’s FPGA-enabled K-Series and E-Series devices leverage the latest FPGA technology to allow companies to develop and deploy cutting-edge network applications. Available in 32, 48 or 96 SFP+ port options, the FPGA-enabled switches include a host of functionality:

  • Up to 3 FPGAs on a single device
  • 5 ns layer 1 switching between network
  • 3 ns latency from front panel to FPGA
  • Various specifications for RAM, buffers, and transceivers
  • Extensive development toolkits and low-latency IP Cores
All FPGA-enabled devices are optimized for Arista’s high performance network applications and can equally be leveraged to run 3rd party partner applications. FPGA application developers can utilize the platform to deploy and deliver their performance critical apps. In addition to the market-leading FPGA functionality, the devices offer a multitude of Layer 1+ network functionality:

  • Signal regeneration
  • Port mirroring
  • Dynamic patching/link management
  • Ad-hoc tapping without rewiring
  • Layer 1+ statistics on every link
  • Media conversation
  • Telemetry

Ethernet Switch
7130 FPGA-enabled Device

Feature Description

Ultra-low Latency

Fan-out with 5 ns of latency, equivalent to a single metre of fbre or copper interconnect, and aggregate in 45 ns.

Simplified Stack

Combine your FPGA(s), x86 server and Layer 1 switch in a single device, ensuring that all hardware components work in sync and significantly reducing development time and errors.

Integrated with Existing FPGA Tools

Remotely develop on the FPGA(s) with ease. Platform specific adapters for programming the FPGA are embedded within 7130 devices, allowing for a quick and easy access by your FPGA development tools to the devices. Connect to the hardware over the network using all your usual development tools.

Layer 1+ Functionality

Save rack space and reduce complexity by leveraging the layer 1 functionality for scalable broadcast, connection monitoring, remote patching, tapping, media conversion, time stamping. For example: take in a multicast feed, replicate it out to the core infrastructure and route directly to the FPGA, all on the same device with no additional overhead.

Feature Rich

Avoid the need to build features in-house by leveraging Arista’s access control, syslog, SNMP, packet stats, tcpdump, JSON RPC API, time series data, streaming telemetry and more - included as standard within the 7130 Series.

Easy App Deployment

Streamline operational processes through Arista’s built-in application infrastructure which allows developers to wrap applications into simple packages for deployment.

Enterprise Ready

Deploy FPGA applications with ease - the FPGA platform integrates with a 64-bit x86 management processor and the MOS Operating system to provide user extensible solutions.

Why use Arista 7130 FPGA-enabled switching devices?

  • Leverage the 7130 as a powerful FPGA application platform to ...
    • Deploy the Arista MetaMux, MetaWatch, and MultiAccess applications
    • Develop and deploy applications on the FPGA and/or 64-bit x86 processor
    • Bring your application logic to the network edge
    • Provide the building blocks for powerful networked applications with 1/10GbE networking
  • Utilize the fastest network devices on the market with a quarter of the latency of conventional switches
  • Troubleshoot and manage your network through packet statistics and monitoring across all ports
  • Simplify your network architecture by replacing a rack loaded with separate devices for discrete functions
  • Build on a tried and true hardware and software platform with 24x7 support

MOS Operating System

MOS provides a core set of features that are common across the 7130 platform. It is based on Linux and provides a command line and web interface as well as support for other management protocols. MOS provides a standard, mature and powerful platform with the commands, tools and packages such as syslog, net-snmp, daemons, RPMs, Bash, Python, authentication, and security:

  • Command-line interface (CLI), web user interface & JSON-RPC API via HTTP/HTTPS
  • Integrated telemetry via the InfuxData TICK Stack (Telegraf, InfuxDB, Chronograf and Kapacitor
  • Application monitoring: Layer 1 switch statistics and FPGA application monitoring
  • SNMP support including traps on environmental, authentication, link state, memory, disk, load, and more
  • Ability to load FPGA images from the MOS CLI or MOS API
  • Remote access to the platforms JTAG interface remotely via provided JTAG utilities

7130 E-Series Devices

FPGA Quantity
SFP+ Ports
FPGA Ports
PPS In/Out
SSD Drive Bays
48E Xilinx Kintex® UltraScale ™ KU095 1 48 56 1   x  
48EP Xilinx Kintex® UltraScale ™ KU095 3 48 56 central/ 14 leaf 1   x  
96E Xilinx Kintex® UltraScale ™ KU095 1 96 56 2   x  
32EH Xilinx Virtex® UltraScale+™ VU9P 3 32 56 1 x x x
48EB Xilinx Virtex® UltraScale+™ VU9P 1 48 56 1   x  
48EH Xilinx Virtex® UltraScale+™ VU9P 3 48 56 central/ 14 leaf 1   x  

7130 K-Series Devices

FPGA Quantity
SFP+ Ports
FPGA Ports
Off-Chip RAM
PPS In/Out
SSD Bays
Internal 10G Ports
32KC Xilinx Virtex® 7 415T 1 32 32 2x 16GB DDR3 1 x x OCXO x x
48KC Xilinx Virtex® 7 415T 1 48 32 2x 4GB DDR3 1   x OCXO   x
96KC Xilinx Virtex® 7 415T 1 96 32 2x 4GB DDR3 1   x OCXO   x
32KA Xilinx Virtex® 7 415T 1 32 32 2x 16GB DDR3 1 x x Atomic x x
48KA Xilinx Virtex® 7 415T 1 48 32 2x 4GB DDR3 1   x Atomic   x
96KA Xilinx Virtex® 7 415T 1 96 32 2x 4GB DDR3 1   x Atomic   x
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