Product Overview

The Intel® 82580 gigabit Ethernet controller is a single-chip low-power device that can provide 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 with dual-port or multiple single-port GbE designs. The Intel 82580 provides fully integrated gigabit Ethernet media access control (MAC), physical-layer (PHY), serializer-deserializer (SERDES), and serial gigabit media independent interface (SGMII) interface capabilities.

Key features include:

  • High performing, low-power, PCI Express* 2.0 (5.0 GT/s) 10/100/1000 Intel® Ethernet Connection 
  • Compact 17 mm x 17 mm single-chip provides superior port density for server and embedded designs
  • Fully integrated quad GbE MAC (x4/x2/x1) and quad PHY/SERDES/SGMII in any combination
  • Supports multiple Tx & Rx Queues, virtual machine data queues (VMDq), and 9.5 KB jumbo frames
  • Broad OS support: Linux,* Free BSD,* Microsoft Windows,* Hyper-V*, VMware ESX,* and XEN*