9240 (Panther II)

Scalable Data Compression and Security Accelerator Device
Product Brief


Exar’s 9240 Compression and Security Coprocessor delivers unprecedented performance to OEMs in the data analytics, storage, and cloud security markets. The 9240’s high performance, scalability, and low power address the requirements for a variety of enterprise applications, including data warehouses, Hadoop clusters, storage arrays, application delivery controllers, WAN optimization appliances, security gateways, and hardware security modules.


  • 40 gigabits/sec of simultaneous compression/encryption/hashing
  • 40,000 operations/sec of RSA with 2048-bit keys
  • Compression Ratios comparable to Level 9 GZIP
  • PCI Express 3.0 host interface (x8) supporting 8 GB/sec
  • 40 gigabit/sec Interlaken interface supports external FPGA
  • Class of Service provides multiple queues to prioritize traffic
  • Single Root I/O Virtualization (SRIOV) integrates 128 virtual functions
  • Support for gzip, zlib, Deflate, eLZS, and LZS
  • Support for a wide range of symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms, including multiple wireless algorithms
  • Hardware Random Number Generation, and NIST compliant DRBG
  • Key Unwrap engine and a KEK store with Tamper Zeroization


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  • Data warehouses
  • Hadoop clusters
  • Storage arrays
  • Application delivery controllers
  • WAN optimization appliances
  • Security gateways
  • Hardware security modules

Design Tools


Parts & Purchasing

Part Number Pkg Code Min Temp Max Temp Status Buy Now Order Samples
9240CB-F Active Order
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Active - the part is released for sale, standard product.
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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.

Quality & Environmental Data

Part Number RoHS | Exempt RoHS Halogen Free REACH MSL Rating / Peak Reflow Package
9240CB-F N Y Y Y #N/A FCBGA896

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