Introduction & Overview

The UPF plays a key role in the 5G core network to realize the transformative vision of low latency and high throughput.5G core networks are transforming the way data is processed, offering enhanced speed, volume, and services. It not only enhances mobile broadband experiences but also supports many different verticals like VR, IoT, Automotive, and Healthcare; however, these 5G services set very challenging and demanding requirements on latency and throughput for a better experience.

The User Plane Function (UPF) is an essential 5G core component that handles the critical operation of processing subscriber traffic between the RAN (Radio Access Network) and the DN (Data Network). The operators will need a solution that can handle network functions like low latency switching and slicing without sacrificing throughput. GENEViSiO’s UPF SmartNIC solution PAC-u12& PAC-u21 serials supporting low latency and high throughput requirements, will be one of the best solutions for carrier building 5G core networks.




Model# PAC-u12 PAC-u21
Form factor Gen3 x4 Gen5 x4
Processor NXP LX2162 Marvell Octeon CN106xx
I/O port 2 x 10/25GbE SFP28 2 x 100GbE SFPDD
Memory slot
(up to 32GB / per slot)
n/a 1 x slot
Max. Memory Capacity 16GB (On board) 32GB
IEEE 1588/SyncE ITU G.8261, G.8271, G.8272, G.8273
Dimension Half Height, Half Length
(68.90 x 167.65 x 17.14 mm)
Full Height, Half Length
(111.15 x 167.65 x 17.14 mm)
Power Consumption 45W (max.) 75W (max.)