Intel is pleased to announce the availability of another new 10GBASE-T server adapter! The Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T1 (single port) joins the recently launched Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2 (dual port) as the latest innovation in Intel’s leadership to drive 10 Gigabit Ethernet into the broader server market. This adapter family hosts Intel’s latest silicon, the Intel® Ethernet Controller X540, which is used by many OEMs as a single chip solution for LAN on Motherboard (LOM) to deliver 10GbE on the latest server platforms.
The MAC+PHY integration drives down both cost and power, enabling broad deployment of 10GbE everywhere in the datacenter. BASE-T is the form factor that is well understood by the industry and is the easiest and most cost effective to deploy. 10GBASE-T is backward compatible with the customer’s existing network infrastructure, providing a smooth transition and natural migration to 10GbE.