Mellanox Introduces the Industry's First 10GBASE-T LAN on Motherboard (LOM) for Mainstream Servers and Storage

Highly-Integrated, Cost and Power Optimized Solution Delivers Low-Latency, High-Performance RJ45 Interconnect

Highly-Integrated, Cost and Power Optimized Solution Delivers Low-Latency, High-Performance RJ45 Interconnect

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based server and storage interconnect products, and Teranetics, a leading provider of Ethernet PHY technology, today announced an integrated device enabling 10GBASE-T LAN-on-Motherboard (LOM) controller for server and storage OEMs. The ConnectX ENt, a PCIe 2.0 (5.0GT/s) device, delivers the next generation low power server ethernet chip with dual 10GBASE-T ports for high-performance, low-latency, and high availability. ConnectX ENt supports leading virtualization acceleration features like NetQueue and SR-IOV and also supports I/O consolidation fabrics like Data Center Ethernet (DCE), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and InfiniBand over Ethernet (IBoE).

“We are pleased to introduce the industry’s first 10GBASE-T LOM device for the mainstream server market,” said Sash Sunkara, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “With the introduction of ConnectX ENt, Mellanox delivers ease of use as data centers deploy 10Gig Ethernet with the familiar Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cables and RJ-45 connectors. ConnectX ENt further extends Mellanox’s Ethernet leadership by delivering I/O consolidation and virtualization features.”

“By leveraging Teranetics’ 10GBASE-T PHY technology, Mellanox ConnectX ENt delivers RJ-45 connectivity for 10GbE in mainstream servers,” said Kamal Dalmia, vice president of marketing at Teranetics. “ConnectX ENt uses a fully integrated MAC/PHY combo to deliver a power and cost-optimized device to OEMs.”

“10GBASE-T on the motherboard will allow server vendors to offer a significant connectivity performance upgrade that reduces some key bottlenecks in virtualized and high-demand computing environments,” said Nik Simpson, senior analyst, data center strategies at Burton Group. “An integrated MAC/PHY solution makes it possible to offer this upgrade at a reasonable cost.”

Mellanox offers a complete family of ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters to support a wide variety of cabling options including UTP, Twinax and CX4 for copper and SR, LR and LRM for fibre optics. Mellanox ConnectX EN and ConnectX ENt adapters provide data centers with a rich set of availability, performance and QoS features.

Mellanox will perform a 10GbE Windows Hyper-V demonstration using ConnectX 10GbE adapter technology at the Mellanox booth (#508) during the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference on November 4-6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

About Teranetics
Teranetics is a leading provider of silicon solutions that enable significantly higher data rates over structured copper cabling than are currently available in today’s Ethernet network environments.  Led by a team with exceptional expertise and experience in the development and application of mixed-signal semiconductor solutions and digital communication technologies, Teranetics is the first company to ship a production-ready 10GBASE-T semiconductor designed for next generation network applications.

Teranetics is backed by a strong consortium of venture investors with in-depth experience and success in the semiconductor and data networking markets.  For more information, go to

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, interconnect products to world-class server, storage, and infrastructure OEMs servicing Fortune 500 data centers, the world’s most powerful supercomputers, and mission critical embedded applications.

Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at

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