AQciteTM product family integrates Aquantia’s industry-leading
AQrate® BASE-T PHY with a Xilinx® Kintex-7® FPGA

FPGA-Programmable PHYs

Aquantia AQcite is a product family of programmable PHYs that includes the AQLX107, a PHY+FPGA multi-gigabit connectivity solution. The AQLX107 is a single-chip programmable BASE-T PHY+Controller/Bridge device based on AQrate technology and the Xilinx® Kintex7® FPGA. The AQLX107 is the first FPGA-programmable multi-gigabit BASE-T PHY that includes an integrated FPGA enabling “Any-to-Ethernet” programmability and connectivity up to 100 meters of Cat 5e or better cabling.

On the line side, AQLX107 supports the following protocols:
• 2.5GBASE-T
• 1000BASE-T
• 100BASE-TX

AQLX107 is compatible with both the IEEE® 802.3an and IEEE 802.3bz standards and the NBASE-T™ Alliance PHY Specification. AQLX107 integrates such features as Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), 1588v2, MACsec, and supports all PoE standards up to 100W. With AQLX107, customers can create their own unique controller, protocol converter, and bridge devices that can connect directly to standard Ethernet switches using the most versatile and advanced BASE-T PHY technology.


Aquantia’s AQLX107 enables customers to engineer their own unique controller and protocol converter of “Any-to-Ethernet” and connect it directly to standard Ethernet networks using the most versatile and advanced BASE-T PHY technology. Typical applications include Audio/Video over Ethernet, Machine Vision, and Enterprise data center, campus, and metro environments.


  • Single chip with integrated multi-gigabit Ethernet PHY and FPGA
  • On-chip PHY supports the following rates:
    • 100 meters over Cat 6a at 10 Gbps
    • 100 meters+ over Cat 5e /Cat 6 at 5 Gbps /2.5 Gbps 1 Gbps/100 Mbps
  • On-chip FPGA supports the following:
    • 14 (7 input, 7 output) 10.3125 Gbps HSIO differential SerDes signal
    • 194 1.86 Gbps GPIO (HR)
    • 100 1.4 Gbps GPIO (HP)
  • Integrated MACsec (IEEE-802.1ae) and PTP (IEEE-1588v2):
    • Enables refresh of legacy switches without an ASIC re-spin
    • Full support for AES-256 and stand-alone operation
  • IEEE 802.3an/bz and NBASE-T compliant featuring AQrate Adaptive Rate Operation:
    • Supports 10GBASE-T /5GBASE-T /2.5GBASE-T 1000BASE-T /100BASE-TX
  • Robust Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) performance:
    • Designed for resilient operation when exposed to RFI/EMI
  • Advanced Cable Diagnostics:
    • On-chip high-resolution cable analyzer
  • Built-in Thermal Management:
    • On-chip thermal sensor with alarm and warning thresholds
Our collaboration with Aquantia underscores Xilinx's commitment to enable and accelerate the integration of high speed video interfaces with our state-of-the-art programmable devices that increase our customer’s ability to innovate, differentiate, and accelerate time to market of video over IP products,” said Ramesh Iyer, Director of Pro AV and Broadcast Products at Xilinx. “With Ethernet being the most ubiquitous and well accepted networking protocol in the industry, Aquantia’s AQLX107 integrates advanced 5-speed Ethernet PHY with one of the most advanced FPGAs in the market.