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Intel X540 Ethernet Controllers

Intel's X540 Ethernet Controllers are Intel’s latest industry-leading innovation, to reduce the cost of 10 Gb Ethernet and bring it to the broad server market. The small, 25mm x 25mm package with two low-power 10GBASE-T ports is designed using industry-leading integrated RFI filters for 100 meter cable lengths. Designed for LAN-on-Motherboard (LOM), Network Daughter Cards, and Converged Network Adapter (CNA) integration, the single-chip design provides significant BOM savings by reducing the support components (bridge chips, crystals, and EEPROMS) required when compared to other multi-chip solutions.

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  • Industry-first single chip, dual-port 10GBASE-T Controller with Integrated MAC and PHY
  • 12.5W maximum power
  • Unified Networking delivering LAN, iSCSI, and FCoE over 10GBASE-T
  • Two independent 10GBASE-T interfaces with SR-IOV support
  • SMBus and NC-SI interfaces with OS2BMC, MCTP and Wake-on-LAN (WoL) support
  • Flexible I/O virtualization for port partitioning and quality of service (QoS) of up to 128 virtual ports
  • Jumbo Frames of up to 15.5KB
  • Integrated IPsec and MACsec Security Engines
  • Data Center Bridging (DCB) with FCoE stateless offloads
  • PCI Express v2.1 with 5.0 GT/s and 2.5GT/s support for x1, x2, x4, x8 links widths
  • 10GBASE-T, 1000BASE-T, and 100BASE-TX Link Modes
  • Reliable and proven 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology from Intel Corporation
Package Specifications
  • 25mm x 25mm Package Size
  • Low Halogen Options Available: See MDDS
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Network Specifications
  • Dual Ports
  • 100Mb/1000Mb/10Gb Data Rate Per Port
  • PCIe v2.1 (5.0GT/s) System Interface Type
  • Temperature Range: 0 to +55ºC
  • NC Sideband Interface
  • Jumbo Frames Supported
  • 5.0GT/s, x8 Lane Speed and Slot Width
  • 100Base-T
  • 1000Base-T
  • 10GBase-T
Advanced Technologies
  • Intel Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c): VMDq, SR-IOV
  • Fiber Channel over Ethernet
  • MACsec IEEE 802.1 AE
  • IEEE 1588
  • Intel Data Direct I/O Technology
  • Intelligent Offloads
  • Storage Over Ethernet: iSCSI, FCoE, NFS
Intel Virtualization Technology for Connectivity
  • On-chip QoS and Traffic Management
  • Flexible Port Partitioning
  • Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq)
  • PCI-SIG* SR-IOV Capable

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