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Beat the Drum - Aquantia Brings the Multi-Gig Revolution to Computex
[June 04, 2018]

Beat the Drum - Aquantia Brings the Multi-Gig Revolution to Computex

Computex - That steady drum beat you hear, getting gradually louder? It's not the dragon boat festival. It's the Multi-Gig revolution hitting the shores of Taiwan. A short year ago, Aquantia took the lead in the Multi-Gig race with its AQtion Network Interface Card (NIC (News - Alert)) for PCs. Just like a dragon boat, the race to a complete Multi-Gig ecosystem calls for multiple players to all pull in the same direction. At Computex 2018, Aquantia (News - Alert) will showcase a wide array of partner devices based on its wide-range of Multi-Gig PHYs and Controllers for performance enthusiasts, enterprises of all sizes and road warriors.

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"Gamers always ride the tidal wave's edge when it comes to new technology adoption. We saw this with the positive reception Aquantia AQtion Ethernet adapters received at Computex last year," said LK Bhupathi, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Aquantia Corp. "2018 is the year we wrap a whole Multi-Gig ecosystem around the performance enthusiast with service provider 10G gateways, networked attached storage (NAS), access points, switches and more all based on our Multi-Gig AQrate PHYs and AQtion controllers. We've even reached the gamer's best friend - the developer - with workstation offerings from all the major OEMs and new Multi-Gig on-the-go solutions for notebooks."

At Computex 2018, Aquantia will showcase a number of Multi-Gig firsts based on AQrate PHYs and AQtion controllers including:

  • ew 10G NAS solutions from QNAP and Buffalo for lightning-fast data transfers.
  • New Multi-Gig switch designs including the Trendnet 8-Port 10G EdgeSmart.
  • New Aquantia AQtion USB to Multi-Gig Ethernet controllers with new docking stations and adapters based on those devices.
  • Wi-Fi access points from Cisco (News - Alert), Aruba, Netgear and others.
  • Gaming motherboards featuring 10G Ethernet from ASRock and more.
  • AQtion Network Interface Cards for power users in SoHo and enterprise.
  • Carrier gateways targeting Multi-Gig to the home.

About AQrate Multi-Gig PHYs

Aquantia AQrate PHYs are available in single, dual, quad and octal-port configurations. These low-power, high-performance transceivers are targeted at applications including WLAN access points, compact switches, client PCs, storage, security cameras and more. AQrate devices all support five Ethernet speeds - 100M, 1000BASE-T, 2.5GBASE-T, 5GBASE-T and 10GBASE-T. The AQrate PHY family also integrates Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), 1588v2, MACsec and also supports all Power over Ethernet (PoE) standards up to 60W.

About AQtion Multi-Gig Ethernet Controllers

AQtion Ethernet controllers smash the bottlenecks at the network endpoints where users store and consume data. Gamers benefit from reduced lag and latency while professional users can easily move huge data files over internal networks. The global trends towards HD video, growing social media options and interactive entertainment are all accelerating the market demand for faster wired connectivity at the network access level and demand Multi-Gig Ethernet connectivity. Aquantia AQtion NICs are compactly engineered and based on the company's industry proven single-chip, integrated PHY and controller solution. All AQtion products have been architected for individuals seeking the best available networking solution for data intensive computing - whether for multimedia, gaming or professional applications.

About Aquantia

Aquantia is a leader in the design, development and marketing of advanced, high-speed communications ICs for Ethernet connectivity in the Data Center, Enterprise Infrastructure, Access and Automotive markets. Aquantia products are designed to cost-effectively deliver leading-edge data speeds for use in the latest generation of communications infrastructure to alleviate network bandwidth bottlenecks caused by the growth of global IP traffic and in emerging and demanding applications such as autonomous driving. Aquantia is headquartered in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit


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