Product Overview The Aquantia AQtion AQN-107 Network Interface Card (NIC) is based on the company’s award-winning1 AQtion Ethernet controller. It is designed to deliver Multi-Gig connectivity to individual users that was previously only available for high-end servers. The AQtion AQN-107 is game changer, enabling the evolution of Enterprise, gaming, and home networking beyond 1 Gbps up to 10 Gbps, 5 Gbps, and 2.5 Gbps rates. It is ideally suited for client PCs and workstations. This groundbreaking Aquantia NIC supports 10GBASE-T Ethernet in compliance with the IEEE 802.3an standard, as well as 5 Gbps and 2.5 Gbps Ethernet speeds over standard Cat 5e and Cat 6 copper cables. Compliant to the IEEE 802.3bz standard ratified in September 2016, the AQtion AQN-107 NIC is also backwards-compatible with legacy 1000BASE-T Ethernet. The AQtion AQN-107 is a single-chip, single-port, high-performance PCIe 3.0 Multi-Gig 10GBASE-T/5GBASE-T/2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet adapter. It incorporates Aquantia’s AQrate PHY technology to deliver 10 GbE, 5 GbE and 2.5 GbE network connectivity speeds over 100 m with zero change required for legacy cabling. Speeds ranging from 5 GbE to 100 M are supported by Cat 5e cabling while 10GbE requires a minimum of Cat6 with Cat 6a running up to 100 m. AQtion’s integrated AQrate PHY is compatible with both the IEEE 802.3an/bz standard and with the NBASE-T™ Alliance PHY specification. It performs 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 AQtion AQN-107 NIC also features Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and Precision Time Protocol (PTP)/1588v2.