EnterpriseAQRATE AQR105

Aquantia’s 28nm AQrate® AQR105 is the world’s only 1-port five-speed 10GBASE-T/5G/2.5G/1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX PHY in the industry.

The Aquantia 28nm AQrate PHY generation enables Enterprise Networking to evolve beyond 1G to 5G and 2.5G data rates through existing Cat5e and Cat6 cabling infrastructure. AQrate delivers 5G and 2.5G network connectivity speed through 100m of Cat5e or Cat6 cabling facilitating the unabated roll-out of 802.11ac WLAN infrastructure with zero change to legacy cabling. AQR105 integrates such features as Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), 1588v2, MACsec and supports all PoE standards up to 60W.

The 19mm AQR105 is pin compatible to AQR205 providing the option for single or dual port solutions with minimal design edits. The AQR105 features flexible system interfaces including full KR (with auto-negotiation) / XFI / RXAUI / XAUI / 2500BASE-X & SGMII.


  • Multi-rate connectivity featuring AQrate and supporting 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M
  • Integrated MACsec, 1588 v2, EEE support with full support for AES-256 and stand-alone operation
  • Advanced Cable Diagnostics with on-chip high-resolution cable analyzer
  • High-performance interfaces including full KR with auto-negotiation / XFI / RXAUI / XAUI / 2500BASE-X / SGMII interfaces
  • Monolithic 28nm CMOS process
  • 19mm BGA

AQUANTIA'S Enterprise Infrastructure MARKET SUCCESS


The development of the AQrate product line, based on the novel 5G/2.5G protocol invented by Aquantia, started in 2012 and led to the sampling of our first product in November 2013. This innovative product line was quickly adopted by Cisco and other major switching and WLAN AP OEMs in the ensuing months. As of Q3 2016, we are the only supplier in production with this Multi-Gig technology, which is compliant with the IEEE 802.3bz-standard.