XE4310R 10Gb Ethernet Controller

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XE4310R is a single chip, dual-port 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) controller targeting enterprise applications requiring 10Gb wire-speed performance, multi-protocol offload capabilities and advanced I/O virtualization. The XE4310R Controller has two 10GbE interfaces that support XAUI, CX-4, KR and KX-4 physical interfaces, and an x8 PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 host bus interface. Dual 10GbE network ports can be configured as active/active or active/passive modes of operation. XE4310R also supports quad-port 1GbE and a mix of dual-port 10GbE and 1GbE.

The XE4310R Controller is built around an array of eight programmable packet engines (PEs), plus an additional ARM9 processor. By offloading TCP/IP, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI protocol processing from the host CPU to dedicated PEs, XE4310R delivers a highly integrated, low power, high performance 10GbE solution ideal for accelerating network and storage application performance on servers and storage systems.

I/O virtualization technology is a key technology for XE4310R Controllers, allowing network and storage resources to be carved up into multiple hardware-isolated and protected virtual network and virtual storage interfaces. Virtual network and virtual storage interfaces can be assigned to virtual machines (VMs) to realize near-native performance. Fine-grain quality of service (QoS) management features allow precise bandwidth allocation and management for individual virtual network and storage interfaces through centralized policies using industry-standard management APIs. XE4310R addresses the need for advanced enterprise class I/O virtualization with driver support for VMware ESX, Linux KVM, Xen and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors.

XE4310R Controllers are a key component of the Emulex OneConnect® family of Network Adapters that provide 10GbE server connectivity for networking and storage with high performance protocol offloads for TCP/IP, TCP Chimney Offload Engine (TOE), iSCSI and FCoE.

Key Features

  • Dual 10Gb MAC and dual XAUI/10GBASE-CX4/10GBASE-KX4/10GBASE-KR interfaces
  • Full hardware-based TCP/IP offload including fragmentation, reassembly and out-of-order processing to minimize host CPU utilization and maximize multicore applications processing
  • Complete FCoE offload based on 10 generations of field-proven Emulex LightPulse® Fibre Channel adapters
  • Complete iSCSI offload including header and data digests, supported by third-generation iSCSI software
  • Large on-chip buffers, assisted by innovative cache architecture, maximizes performance and reduces the number of external components and memories required
  • Voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) technology for improved signal integrity and reliability

Target Applications

  • Blade servers
  • Enterprise servers
  • Web servers
  • High performance clustered servers
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • iSCSI target controllers


Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory No
Ordering Part # XE4310R-P01
Power Supply 2.5V, 1.8V, 1.0V
Package Type 562-pin FCBGA package, 27 mm x 27 mm package size
Industry Standards Dual IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE Ethernet ports (10GBASE-KR/10GBASE-KX4/XAUI), IEEE 802.1Q virtual LANs (VLAN), IEEE 802.1Qau Congestion Notification, IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority Flow Control (PFC), IEEE 802.1p QoS tagging, IEEE 802.3ad (Link Aggregation), IEEE 802.3ap 10GBASE-KR, 1000GBASE-KX auto negotiation, IEEE 802.3x Flow control with Pause frames
Regulatory Certifications RoHS compliant
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C

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