8204 (Panther I)

Scalable Data Compression and Security Accelerator Device


Package HSBGA 196-ball
Interface PCIe Gen1 x4
Maximum Performance Compression Encryption/Hash 6.4 Gb/sec
Public Key Performance (RSA Decrypt/Sign -1K Keys) 13.9K
Throughput (Gbps) 6.4
Max Cascaded Throughput (Gbps) 102.4
Compression gzip/zlib/Deflate L1, eLZS/LZs
Packet Acceleration IPsec, IPComp, SSL/TSL
Encryption AES (All Modes)
Authentication/Hash SHA-1/SHA-2
Public Key Performance 14.2K (RSA 2Kb) Ops
Typ Power (W) 2.1
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The 8200 series makes the perfect choice for offloading computationally intensive tasks necessary to compress, deduplicate, and secure data in today’s power-wise and performance-hungry applications. The product line operates at a power consumption of less than 2 watts, delivers single pass encryption, compression, and authentication performance at multi-gigabit speeds, and includes the latest industry standard PCI-Express interface.

  • Performance & Scalability
  • Power & Space Efficiency
  • High Availability
  • End-to-End Data Protection
  • Software Flexibility


  • Consumer/SOHO Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Enterprise Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Direct-Attached Storage (DAS)
  • Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • Disk backup and archival servers, offering:
    • Data deduplication
    • Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
    • Snapshot and Replication
    • Disk-to-Disk (D2D)
    • Virtual Tape Library (VTL)
    • Content-Addressable Storage (CAS)
  • Tape backup servers



  • Unified Threat Management Appliance
  • Enterprise Secure Router / VPN gateway
  • Enterprise VPN Firewall
  • Data Center Load Balancers
  • Multi Service Switches
  • Layer 4-7 switches
  • Wireless Base Stations
  • Radio Network Controllers
  • Carrier Network Security
  • WAN Optimization appliances


Documentation & Design Tools

Type Title Version Date File Size
Product Flyers Panther Series Flyer September 2019 882.1 KB
Product Briefs Product Brief 1.0.0 March 2011 314.5 KB
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Quality & RoHS

Part Number RoHS | Exempt RoHS Halogen Free REACH TSCA MSL Rating / Peak Reflow Package
8204CB-F N Y Y Y Y #N/A HSBGA196

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Parts & Purchasing

Part Number Status Buy Now Order Samples
8204CB-F Active Order

Part Status Legend
Active - the part is released for sale, standard product.
EOL (End of Life) - the part is no longer being manufactured, there may or may not be inventory still in stock.
CF (Contact Factory) - the part is still active but customers should check with the factory for availability. Longer lead-times may apply.
PRE (Pre-introduction) - the part has not been introduced or the part number is an early version available for sample only.
OBS (Obsolete) - the part is no longer being manufactured and may not be ordered.
NRND (Not Recommended for New Designs) - the part is not recommended for new designs.