Enterprise Networking to scale to 5GbE

Aquantia has pioneered the new 5 and 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet technology
now being deployed by major OEMs in campus
and WLAN networks.



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The advent of new WLAN standards such as 802.11ac, and the 2nd wave of technology in particular, is pushing the amount of traffic aggregated inside those WLAN Access Points to more than 1 Gbps. To respond to this demand, Aquantia developed AQrate, a unique technology capable of increasing network speeds to 5 and 2.5 Gbps at lengths up to 100m on existing Cat 5e/Cat 6 cables. Aquantia subsequently co-founded the NBASE-T Alliance with Cisco and other major players to promote the Multi-Gigabit technology in the industry. It also played a key role is pushing the Multi-Gigabit technology through the standardization process within IEEE. In September 2016, IEEE officially approved IEEE® 802.3bzTM as a standard, a record timeframe of less than 2 years from proposal to approval.

Our AQrate product line is composed of single, dual and quad-port configurations, tuned towards applications ranging from WLAN APs, compact switches, client PCs, storage, security cameras, etc. for the single and dual-port devices, to Enterprise and Campus Ethernet switches for the quad-port versions. We are currently in full production of the entire line up of AQrate products, all manufactured in 28nm and all supporting the 5 Ethernet speeds, 100M, 1000BASE-T, 2.5GBASE-T, 5GBASE-T and 10GBASE-T.


Aquantia’s AQrate product line enables Enterprise Networking to scale to 5 and 2.5GbE on existing Cat5e and Cat6 cabling infrastructure.

The market for 5 and 2.5GBASE-T is expected to expand rapidly, as evidenced by industry-leading system OEMs developing enterprise-class WiFi APs and switching products in support of these emerging speeds. Dell’oro projects that the industry’s shipment of 5/2.5GBASE-T will reach 57 million ports in 2020.

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 Q2 2017, we are the only supplier in production with this Multi-Gig technology, which is compliant with the IEEE 802.3bz-standard.


Your users are ready for multigigabit wireless. The real question is, Is your wired network ready?


“By developing low-power, low-cost, and high-performance integrated circuits, Aquantia has the potential to enable exponentially faster wired and wireless networks for their customers.” said Rob Salvagno, vice president of Corporate Development at Cisco and head of Cisco Investments.

AQRATE2 delivers robust connectivity to SMB and campus environments

"Today, we live in a wonderful age where access points serve as the entryway to accessing data in all its forms from the cloud. An access point can now enable collaboration with teams across the globe as well as provide entertainment through streaming of media from distant servers. In many environments, access points are strained to keep up with this high output of user demand,” said Richard Jonker ‎vice president SMB Product Line Management for NETGEAR. “Aquantia’s AQrate products directly respond to this demand by opening the pipeline to greater bandwidth in a cost-effective manner with a footprint suitable for large-scale deployment. We are excited to collaborate with Aquantia who offers the most mature 5G/2.5G silicon in the industry for our high volume products"

AQrate Delivers Multi-Gig Connectivity to
Dell EMCs N-Series Family of Campus Switches

Dell EMC Networking’s first Open Networking Multi-Gig switches offer superior performance,
flexibility and investment protection

“Digital transformation and the increasing reliance on wireless networks creates a real need for next-generation network infrastructure,” said Jeffrey Baher, senior director, Product and Technical Marketing, Dell Networking. “Working with Aquantia, our goal is to help customers future proof investments by implementing higher-speed 2.5 and 5G multi-gig switch solutions with greater capabilities and confidence.”