SOURCE: Aquantia

August 18, 2008 09:00 ET

Aquantia Showcases First Practical Dual-Port 10GBASE-T NIC at Intel Developer Forum

Reference Design Enables Deployment of PCIe Gen2 Dual-Port NICs in Mainstream Applications

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - Aquantia, the leading developer of mainstream 10GBASE-T solutions, today announced that it will showcase the world's first dual-port 10GBASE-T network interface card (NIC) that meets equipment vendor power requirements at the Intel Developer Conference, which is being held in San Francisco's Moscone Center on August 19-21. Working within the constraints of the low-profile PCIe card, the new NIC uses Aquantia's AQ1001 10GBASE-T PHY in conjunction with Intel's 82598 10-Gigabit Ethernet controller. It serves as a reference design which can be leveraged by controller suppliers and OEM adapter card suppliers to ship dual-port 10GBASE-T NICs and HBAs based on Aquantia's low-power PHY.

"Twisted pair copper interconnect is critical for volume deployment of 10 gigabit Ethernet, and end-customers are demanding NICs which support dual ports." said Phil Delansay, president and CEO of Aquantia. "We are proud to demonstrate the first viable 10GBASE-T dual-port NIC, and look forward to supporting the development of NICs for the upcoming generation of PCIe Gen2 servers which fully exploit the available bandwidth."

"Currently available 10GBASE-T PHY multi-chip silicon from our competition does not permit deployment of dual-port NICs due to their high power, in excess of 10W/port." Mr. Delansay added "Aquantia's low-power AQ1001 enables dual-port NICs with a proven 90nm design."

About Aquantia

Aquantia is a supplier of 10GBASE-T Ethernet physical layer silicon that enables cost-effective, high-bandwidth connectivity with familiar RJ45 connectors and twisted-pair copper cabling. Low-power 10GBASE-T PHYs are instrumental in deployment of the converged network in servers, switches and storage in Enterprise and Data Center applications.

Aquantia is an active participant in the Ethernet Alliance as well as IEEE initiatives, and uses its unique expertise to deliver the industry's most advanced products. Aquantia is a venture-backed private company with strong financial backing from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greylock Partners, VentureTech Alliance, and Pinnacle Ventures. For more information, please visit

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