Product Overview

The Intel® Ethernet Controller X540 is Intel’s latest industry-leading innovation to reduce the cost of 10 Gb Ethernet and bring it to the broad server market. The small, 25 x 25 mm package with two low-power 10 GBASE-T ports is designed using industry-leading integrated RFI filters for 100 meter cable lengths. Designed for LAN-on-motherboard (LOM), network-daughter cards, and converged-network adapter (CNA) integration, the single-chip design provides significant bill of materials (BOM) savings by reducing the support components (bridge chips, crystals, and electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) required when compared to other multichip solutions.

Key features include:

  • Industry-first single chip, dual-port 10GBASE-T controller with integrated MAC and PHY
  • Flexible I/O virtualization for port partioning and quality of service (QoS) of up to 128 virtual ports
  • Integrated IPsec and MACsec security engines
  • Data center bridging (DCB) support with FCoE stateless offloads