AQC111C & AQC112C Ethernet Controllers


The Aquantia AQtion AQC111C 5G and the AQC112C 2.5G are high-performance, Multi-Gig Ethernet controllers housed in a compact 9 x 9 mm package. Their ultra-small footprint and low-cost design makes these controllers the perfect solution for PCIe LAN on Motherboard (LOM) implementations as well as other embedded platforms. By offering Multi-Gig Ethernet speeds up of 5 GbE and 2.5 GbE, Aquantia AQtion AQC111C and AQC112C controllers offer flexible design options for OEMs of desktop workstations, mass-market PCs and motherboards looking to offer a seamless, Multi-Gig upgrade path to their customers.

End-users will benefit from the out-of-the-box Multi-Gig experience, without the need to upgrade, and can easily maximize the benefit of the existing Cat5e cabling that is commonly found in most buildings.

With support for PCI Express Gen3/Gen2 x1, this new AQtion architecture easily handles up to 5 GbE line-rate performance. Both the AQC111C and the AQC112C incorporate the industry proven Aquantia AQrate PHY technology which delivers 5 GbE and 2.5 GbE network connectivity speed through 100 meters of the Cat 5e cabling.

The AQC111C controller supports both 5 and 2.5 Multi-Gig Ethernet over copper, or 5/2.5GBASE-T, and is compliant with the IEEE 802.3an/bz standard, as well as the NBASE-T Alliance PHY specification.

All AQtion controllers are backward-compatible with legacy 1000BASE-T Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet. The AQC111C and AQC112C are also backward compatible to support 100Mb Ethernet. Both controllers integrate Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), and delivers wire-speed performance at all supported rates.

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AQTION – Technical Specifications & Documentation
AQC107 Single-port 5 speeds 12 mm x 14 mm
AQC108 Single-port 4 speeds 12 mm x 14 mm
AQC111U Single-port 4 speeds 12 mm x 14 mm
AQC112U Single-port 3 speeds 12 mm x 14 mm
AQC111C Single-port 4 speeds 9 mm x 9 mm
AQC112C Single-port 3 speeds 9 mm x 9 mm