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Intel® Ethernet CNA X540 launch announcement

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Another NEW 10GBASE-T Server Adapter from Intel!


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.


Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T1 & X540-T2 Key Features:

  • Low pricing - $200 less than Intel’s current solution!
  • 10GBASE-T Single & Dual Port
  • Passive heatsink
  • PCI Express* 2.1 (5GT/s)
  • Standard Cat 6a cabling and higher with RJ45 connectors
  • Energy efficient design – single chip solution with integrated MAC + PHY
  • Unified Networking delivering LAN, iSCSI, and FCoE in one low-cost CNA
  • Flexible I/O virtualization for port partitioning and quality of service (QoS) of up to 64 virtual functions per port
  • Backward compatible with existing 1000BASE-T networks simplifies the transition to 10GbE

 

30% lower power

$200 less expensive

No fan!

 

The new Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T1 will begin shipping by July 2, 2012.


Backlog orders are being accepted now!

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