BridgeX EN - 10 GbE to 2/4/8Gb/s FC Gateway


A unified server I/O, where multiple traffic types can run over a single physical connection can help cut I/O cost and power significantly while reducing total cost of ownership by reducing port counts to manage, cabling complexity and fabric management. BridgeX enables the delivery of utility computing by consolidating server I/O using 10GbE and exposing Fibre Channel interfaces for connectivity to SAN infrastructures. BridgeX is ideal for blade servers where it can be paired with a 10GbE switch blade to provide FC SAN connectivity from a FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) based converged network adapter (CNA). BridgeX can also be integrated in a top of the rack Ethernet switch and can provide a top of the rack I/O consolidation and access to Fibre Channel SAN.

  • Delivers I/O consolidation over 10GbE
  • Single chip solution for I/O consolidation
  • Low power, low cost and high-performance
  • Stateless gateway
  • Remote and In-band management
  • Six 10GbE uplink ports - XFI or XAUI
  • Six 1/2/4/8G FC ports (N-port and E-port support)
  • 60Gb/s of aggregate throughput
  • NPIV, Hard SAN zoning
  • 1024 virtual HBAs per FC port
  • Total of 6K WWN addresses
  • Interoperable with Ethernet and Fibre Channel Switches
  • T-11 compliant
  • PCIe Base 2.0 compliant, 1.1 compatible
  • 31 x 31 HFCBGA
  • RoHS5 compliant