Marvell AQrate 10Gbe PHYs

Addressing modern enterprise demands for speed and mobility

Marvell AQrate 10G Ethernet PHYs

Marvell AQrate 10Gbe PHYs are low-power, high-performance, Multi-Gig 10GBASE-T/5GBASE- T/2.5GBASE-T/1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX transceivers. They enable enterprise networking to evolve beyond the Gigabit barrier with high-speed data transfer capabilities that support the rollout of new 802.11 standards. AQrate  10Gbe PHYs support up to 10Gbps network speeds through 100m of Cat 6a cabling and can default to 2.5 and 5 Gbps network connectivity speed on legacy Cat 5e or Cat 6 cabling. Available in a variety of port options, AQrate 10Gbe PHYs enable broad-based market adoption of 10Gbe network connectivity over Cat 6a cabling and enable the roll-out of higher-speed connectivity solutions for enterprise, data center, SMB/SOHO, carrier, and ISM (Industrial, Scientific, Medical) markets.

AQrate 10Gbe PHYS are compliant with the IEEE 802.3an standard to perform all the physical layer functions required to implement 10GBASE-T/5GBASE-T/2.5GBASE-T/1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX transmission over 100 meters of twisted pair cabling. The AQrate PHY family integrates features such as Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), PTP/1588v2, Sync-E, MACsec, support all PoE standards up to 100W and supports for jumbo packets up to 16KB in all operating modes.

Key Features

  • Multi-rate connectivity supporting 10Gbps/5Gbps/2.5Gbps/1Gbps/100Mbps Ethernet speeds
  • Advanced Cable Diagnostics with on-chip high-resolution cable analyzer
  • Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
  • Integrated MACsec (IEEE 802.1ae) with full support for AES-256 and stand-alone operation
  • PTP/1588v2 and Synchronous Ethernet (Sync-E)
  • High-performance interfaces including full KR with auto-negotiation / XFI / 2500BASE-X / SGMII interfaces
  • Monolithic 28nm CMOS process

AQrate 10Gbe Products

Part Number Description Documentation
AQR405 Quad-Port, up to 10Gbps PHY in a 25x25mm package Product Brief
AQR205 Dual-Port, up to 10Gbps PHY in a 19x19mm package Product Brief
AQR105 Single-Port, up to 10Gbps PHY in a 19x19mm Product Brief
AQR407 Quad-port, 10Gbps PHY in a 19x19 mm package Product Brief
AQR107 Single-port, 10Gbps PHY in a 7x11 mm package Product Brief


  • Network Interface Cards
  • Switches
  • LAN on Motherboard
  • Mobile Connectivity Accessories
  • Wireless Access Points
  • Residential Gateways
  • Routers
  • Carrier Premises Equipment