Unified Wire Adapters

The Future of High Speed Interconnect is Here! Chelsio’s Terminator 6 (T6) Unified Wire Adapters


Chelsio is delivering the future of high speed interconnect with its sixth generation technology, the Terminator 6 (T6) Unified Wire Adapters.

T6 adapters are the only single chip, single firmware cards that can fully offload the following over a single Unified Wire :

Ideal for all data, storage and high performance clustering applications, these high performance adapters enable a unified fabric over a single wire by simultaneously running all unmodified IP sockets, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand applications over Ethernet at line rate. Designed for deployment in virtualized datacenters, cloud service installations and high performance computing environments, these adapters bring a new level of performance metrics and functional capabilities to the computer networking industry. In addition, support for integrated TLS/SSL, DTLS, IPsec and SMB 3.X crypto in the T6 adapters enable concurrent secure communication and secure storage, all for the price and power of a typical NIC.

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Chelsio is proud to offer the following line of highest quality products:

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T61100-OCP

T61100-OCP

High Performance, Single Port 40/50/100GbE Server Offload Adapter for Open Compute Project (OCP)

Chelsio’s T61100-OCP for Open Compute Project (OCP) is a memory free single port 40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet Server Offload adapter, with PCI Express 3.0 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, storage, HPC, virtualization and other datacenter applications in an Open Compute Network and Storage environment. It doesn’t have any external memory on adapter and can offload a limited number of TOE, iSCSI and iWARP connections. It also supports TLS/SSL/IPsec/DTLS/SMB3.x Crypto (Encryption/Decryption) functionality in both traditional co-processor and inline modes, delivering line rate performance at low CPU utilization.


Chelsio T61100-OCP Product Brief (PDF)


T62100-CR

T62100-CR

Ultra High Performance, Half Size, Dual Port 40/50/100GbE Unified Wire Adapter

Chelsio’s T62100-CR is a dual port 40/50/100Gb Ethernet Unified Wire Adapter, with a PCI Express 3.0 x16 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other datacenter networking applications. It can accommodate more external memory modules and hence specifically enhance the iSCSI performance on the target side. It also supports TLS/SSL/IPsec/DTLS/SMB3.x Crypto (Encryption/Decryption) functionality in both traditional co-processor and inline modes, delivering line rate performance at low CPU utilization.


Chelsio T62100-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T62100-LP-CR

T62100-LP-CR

High Performance, Low Profile, Dual Port 40/50/100GbE Unified Wire Adapter

Chelsio’s T62100-LP-CR is a dual port 40/50/100Gb Ethernet Unified Wire Adapter, with a PCI Express 3.0 x16 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other datacenter networking applications. This adapter also supports TLS/SSL/IPsec/DTLS/SMB3.x Crypto (Encryption/Decryption) functionality in both traditional co-processor and inline modes, delivering line rate performance at low CPU utilization.


Chelsio T62100-LP-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T62100-SO-CR

T62100-SO-CR

High Performance, Low Profile, Dual Port 40/50/100GbE Server Offload Adapter

Chelsio’s T62100-SO-CR is a dual port 40/50/100Gb Ethernet Server Offload Adapter, with a PCI Express 3.0 x16 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other datacenter networking applications. This adapter also supports TLS/SSL/IPsec/DTLS/SMB3.x Crypto (Encryption/Decryption) functionality in both traditional co-processor and inline modes, delivering line rate performance at low CPU utilization.


Chelsio T62100-LP-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T6425-CR

T6425-CR

High Performance, Quad Port 1/10/25GbE Unified Wire Adapter

Chelsio’s T6425-CR is a quad port 1/10/25Gb Ethernet Unified Wire Adapter, with a PCI Express 3.0 x8 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other datacenter networking applications. This adapter also supports TLS/SSL/IPsec/DTLS/SMB3.x Crypto (Encryption/Decryption) functionality in both traditional co-processor and inline modes, delivering line rate performance at low CPU utilization.


Chelsio T6425-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T6225-OCP

T6225-OCP

High Performance, Dual Port 1/10/25GbE Server Offload Adapter for Open Compute Project (OCP)

Chelsio’s T6225-OCP for Open Compute Project (OCP) is a memory free dual port 1/10/25 Gigabit Ethernet Server Offload adapter, with PCI Express 3.0 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, storage, HPC, virtualization and other datacenter applications in an Open Compute Network and Storage environment. It doesn’t have any external memory on adapter and can offload a limited number of TOE, iSCSI and iWARP connections. It also supports TLS/SSL/IPsec/DTLS/SMB3.x Crypto (Encryption/Decryption) functionality in both traditional co-processor and inline modes, delivering line rate performance at low CPU utilization.


Chelsio T6225-OCP Product Brief (PDF)


T6225-CR

T6225-CR

High Performance, Low Profile, Dual Port 1/10/25GbE Unified Wire Adapter

Chelsio’s T6225-CR is a dual port 1/10/25Gb Ethernet Unified Wire Adapter, with a PCI Express 3.0 x8 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other datacenter networking applications. This adapter also supports TLS/SSL/IPsec/DTLS/SMB3.x Crypto (Encryption/Decryption) functionality in both traditional co-processor and inline modes, delivering line rate performance at low CPU utilization.


Chelsio T6225-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T6225-LL-CR

T6225-LL-CR

High Performance, Low Latency, Low Profile, Dual Port 1/10/25GbE Unified Wire Adapter

Chelsio’s T6225-LL-CR is a dual port ultra-low latency 1/10/25Gb Ethernet Unified Wire Adapter, with a PCI Express 3.0 x8 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other datacenter networking applications. This adapter also supports TLS/SSL/IPsec/DTLS/SMB3.x Crypto (Encryption/Decryption) functionality in both traditional co-processor and inline modes, delivering line rate performance at low CPU utilization.


Chelsio T6225-LL-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T6225-SO-CR

T6225-SO-CR

High Performance, Low Profile, Dual Port 1/10/25GbE Server Offload Adapter

Chelsio’s T6225-SO-CR is a dual port 1/10/25Gb Ethernet Server offload Adapter, with a PCI Express 3.0 x8 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other datacenter networking applications. This adapter also supports TLS/SSL/IPsec/DTLS/SMB3.x Crypto (Encryption/Decryption) functionality in both traditional co-processor and inline modes, delivering line rate performance at low CPU utilization.


Chelsio T6225-SO-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T540-BT

T540-BT

High Performance, Quad Port 10GbE Unified Wire Adapter

Chelsio’s T540-BT is a quad port 10GBase-T 10 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter with PCI Express 3.0 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other data center applications.


Chelsio T520-BT Product Brief (PDF)


T580-OCP-SO

T580-OCP-SO

High Performance, Dual Port 40 GbE Unified Wire Adapter for Open Compute Project (OCP)

Chelsio’s T580-OCP-SO for Open Compute Project (OCP) is a memory free dual-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter, with PCI Express 3.0 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other data center applications in an Open Compute Network and Storage environment.


Chelsio T580-OCP-SO Product Brief (PDF)


T520-OCP-SO

T520-OCP-SO

High Performance, Dual Port 10 GbE Unified Wire Adapter for Open Compute Project (OCP)

Chelsio’s T520-OCP-SO for Open Compute Project (OCP) is a memory free dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter, with PCI Express 3.0 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other data center applications in an Open Compute Network and Storage environment.


Chelsio T520-OCP-SO Product Brief (PDF)


T520-LL-CR

T520-LL-CR

2x10G Ethernet, low profile, 32K offload connections, SFP+ connector

The T520-LL-CR is a dual-port, ultra-low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire Adapter with a PCI Express 3.0 x8 host bus interface, optimized for financial services and HPC applications.


Chelsio T520-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T580-LP-CR

T580-LP-CR

2x40G Ethernet, low profile, 32K offload connections, QSFP+ connector

The T580-LP-CR is a dual-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter with PCI Express 3.0 x8 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, HPC, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications.


Chelsio T520-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T580-SO-CR

T580-SO-CR

2x40G Ethernet, low profile, QSFP+ connector

The T580-SO-CR is a memory free dual-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter with PCI Express 3.0 x8 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, HPC, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications.


Chelsio T520-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T520-SO-CR

T520-SO-CR

2x10G Ethernet, low profile, SFP+ connector

The T520-SO-CR is a memory free dual-port, 10 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire Adapter with a PCI Express 3.0 x8 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications.


Chelsio T520-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T520-CR

T520-CR

2x10G Ethernet, low profile, 32K offload connections, SFP+ connector

The T520-CR is a dual-port,low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire Adapter with a PCI Express 3.0 x8 host bus interface, optimized for financial services and HPC applications.


Chelsio T520-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T540-CR

T540-CR

High Performance, Quad Port 1 GbE & 10 GbE Unified Wire Adapter

The T540-CR is a quad port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter with a PCI Express 3.0 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, HPC virtualization, storage, and other data center applications. Since the Host Bus Interface is PCI Express 3.0, the adapter can support all 4 10G ports running at line rate.


Chelsio T540-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T580-CR

T580-CR

Ultra High Performance, Dual Port 40 GbE Unified Wire Adapter

The T580-CR is a dual port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter with PCI Express 3 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, HPC, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications.


Chelsio T580-CR Product Brief (PDF)


T520-BT

T520-BT

High Performance, Dual Port 10GbE Unified Wire Adapter

Chelsio’s T520-BT is a dual port 10GBase-T 10 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter with PCI Express 3.0 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other data center applications.


Chelsio T520-BT Product Brief (PDF)


Legacy Adapters

Legacy Adapters

Chelsio’s 10G/1G High Speed Legacy Adapters for TCP, RDMA(iWARP), iSCSI.