FastLinQ Converged Network Adapters

10/25/40/50/100GbE Converged network adapter with iSCSI, FCoE, and Universal RDMA

FastLinQ CNA Adapters

The Marvell® FastLinQ®41000/45000/8400 Series converged network adapters (CNAs) comprise multiple generations of high-performance CNAs ideally suited for enterprise-class data centers, public and private clouds, managed service providers (MSPs) and telco deployments. This FastLinQ Series supports 10/25/40/50/100Gb Ethernet (10/25/40/50/100GbE) and includes key features like Universal RDMA (concurrent RoCE and iWARP), server virtualization with NIC partitioning (NPAR) and single root IO virtualization (SR-IOV), network tunneling with stateless offload for Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE), Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) and Generic Network Virtulization Encapsulation (GENEVE), and network storage with iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) offloads.


Key Features

  • Industry-leading networking performance
  • Full hardware offload for FCoE and iSCSI protocol processing
  • Support for multiple concurrent protocols: L2, RDMA (41000/45000 Series Only), FCoE, iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) offloads
  • VLAN, teaming, jumbo frame, and stateless offload support
  • NIC Partitioning (NPAR) that works with any Ethernet switch
  • Managed by QConvergeConsole and native OS-based management tools
  • Bullet-proof FCoE and iSCSI drivers that are common across all adapters
  • Compatible with existing Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage
  • PXE, UEFI, and iBFT boot support

Product Comparison Charts

Part Number Description Documentation
QL41162HLRJ PCIe Gen3x8, 2, 10Gbps, 10GBASE-T (RJ45 Copper) Product Brief
QL41262HLCU PCIe Gen3x8, 2, 10Gb/25Gb, SFP28: DAC, SR Optics Product Brief
QL45462HLCU PCIe Gen3x16, 2, 40Gbps, QSFP+: DAC, SR Optics Product Brief
QLE8440-CU PCIe Gen3x8, 1, 10Gbps, SFP+: SR-Optics, DAC Product Brief
QLE8442-CU PCIe Gen3x8, 2, 10Gbps, SFP+: SR-Optics, DAC Product Brief
QLE8440-SR PCIe Gen3x8, 1, 10Gbps, SFP+: SR-Optics, DAC Product Brief
LE8442-SR PCIe Gen3x8, 2, 10Gbps, SFP+: SR-Optics, DAC Product Brief
FastLinQ Converged Network Adapter Models QL41000 Family
Model Bus Ports Connection Speed
QL41162HLRJ PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8 2 RJ-45 10Gb
QL41262HLCU< PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8 2 SFP28 10Gb/25Gb
FastLinQ Converged Network Adapter Models QL45000 Family
Model Bus Ports Connection Speed
QL45462HLCU PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x16 2 QSFP+ 40Gb
FastLinQ Converged Network Adapter Models E3 Family
Model Bus Ports Connection Speed
QLE8440-SR PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8 1 SFP+ 10Gb<
QLE8440-CU   1 SFP+ 10Gb
QLE8442-SR PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8 2 SFP+ 10Gb<
QLE8442-CU PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8 2 SFP+< 10Gb