Aquantia AQtion Network Adapters

New Levels of Multi-Gig Connectivity for Performance PCs and Professional Workstations

Aquantia AQtion Network Interface Cards (NICs) are based on the company’s award-winning AQtion Ethernet controller architecture. They deliver Multi-Gig connectivity of up to 10GbE for PCs and workstations – performance that was previously only available in high-end servers. These new PCIe add-in boards are ideally suited for high-performance systems used for Enterprise, gaming, home networking and a variety of data-intensive, industrial applications.

AQtion NIC cards support 5G and 2.5Gbps Ethernet speeds over standard Cat 5e and Cat 6 copper cables. Compliant to the IEEE 802.3bz standard ratified in September 2016, these adapters are also backward-compatible with legacy 1000BASE-T Ethernet. The AQtion AQN-107 NIC has the added benefit of supporting 10GBASE-T Ethernet over Cat 6A cabling in compliance with the IEEE 802.3an standard. These NICs are compactly engineered and based on a single-chip, integrated physical layer (PHY) controller solution.

Cloud computing, big data analytics and virtualization continue to push for higher data rates. As a result the global trend towards video and social media is accelerating the market demand for faster wired connectivity at the network access level, towards Multi-Gig Ethernet connectivity. Aquantia NICs can easily meet those demands. By supporting PCI Express x4 and x1 versions with a single RJ45 port, Aquantia NICs enable an easy upgrade path for existing PCs and upcoming models that will fully utilize the bandwidth capabilities of modern CPUs and GPUs.

To learn more about “Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Controllers for Enterprise Networks and Gaming Systems” download this whitepaper from the Linley Group.

The AQtion AQN-107 10GbE and AQtion AQN-108 5GbE NICs are available from Arrow Electronics.

AQtion NICs – Technical Specifications & Documentation
AQtion AQN-107 10GbE Product Brief
AQtion AQN-108 5GbE Product Brief