AQtion Ethernet Controllers

Client Computing at its Best

AQtion Ethernet Controllers

AQtion Ethernet Controllers offer network speeds for client computing at its best. They support Multi-Gig speeds for a variety of applications including standalone Network Interface Cards (NICS), motherboards, networked attached storage, docking stations and TB/USB dongles for notebooks.

AQtion controllers incorporate industry-proven AQrate PHY technology which enables the delivery of Multi-Gig Ethernet over copper cabling. All AQtion controllers are compliant to the IEEE 802.3bz standard and are backward-compatible with legacy 1000BASE-T Ethernet.

Key Features

  • Integrated PCIe, MAC, and PHY solution enables power and space-efficient connectivity for client systems
  • PCIe Gen3 and Gen2 interface with x1/x2/x4 lane-widths delivering maximum flexibility
  • IEEE® 802.3bz and NBASE-T compliant AQrate PHY supporting 10GBASE-T/5GBASE-T/2.5GBASE-T/1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX
  • MSI, MSI-X, LSO, RSS, and IPv4/IPv6 Checksum offloads for high performance and low CPU utilization
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet, Wake On LAN, and power management features
  • Jumbo frame support (up to 16Kbytes)
  • Driver support: Windows 7, 8.1 & 10; Windows Server 2012, 2016 & 2019; Linux Kernel 3.10 and higher; FreeBSD 12; DPDK; VMware ESXi
  • Linux distributions: Redhat 7.4 and higher
  • Remote boot: UEFI and PXE

Product Comparison Chart

Product Name Description Documentation
AQC107 Single-port 5-speed, 10Gbps PCIe to Multi-Gig Ethernet controller integrates MAC and PHY Product Brief
AQC108 Single-port, four-speed, 5Gbps PCIe to Multi-Gig Ethernet controller integrates MAC and PHY Product Brief
AQC111U Four-speed USB to Multi-Gig Ethernet controller that integrate a USB v3.1 Gen1 PHY and 5GBASE-T MAC/PHY Product Brief
AQC112U Three-speed USB to Multi-Gig Ethernet controller that integrate a USB v3.1 Gen1 PHY and 2.5GBASE-T MAC/PHY Product Brief
AQC111C Four-speed PCIe to Multi-Gig Ethernet controller that integrate 5GBASE-T MAC/PHY in a 9x9 mm package. Product Brief
AQC112C Three-speed PCIe to Multi-Gig Ethernet controller that integrate 5GBASE-T MAC/PHY in a 9x9 mm package. Product Brief
AQC100 Single-port/10Gigabit MAC Product Brief