Intel® 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller
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Intel® 82540 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Products formerly Kenai
May 13, 2014
Operating Temperature Range
-40°C to 85°C
Operating Temperature (Maximum)
Operating Temperature (Minimum)
System Interface Type
NC Sideband Interface
Jumbo Frames Supported
Ordering and Compliance
Retired and discontinued
Trade compliance information
- ECCN 5A991
- CCATS NA
- US HTS 8542310001
- 850006 PCN
- 850008 PCN
Drivers and Software
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Adapter User Guide for Intel® Ethernet Adapters
This download contains the 27.8 version of the Intel® Ethernet Adapter User Guide.View download options.
Administrative Tools for Intel® Network Adapters
This download record installs version 27.8 of the administrative tools for Intel® Network Adapters.View download options.
Intel® Ethernet Product Release Notes
Provides Intel® Ethernet Product Release Notes. (27.8)View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Gigabit Base Driver for FreeBSD*
This download includes version 7.7.8 of the gigabit base driver for Intel® Network Connections.View download options.
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Fiber Channel over Ethernet
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is an encapsulation of Fibre Channel frames over Ethernet networks. This allows Fibre Channel to use 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks (or higher speeds) while preserving the Fibre Channel protocol.
MACsec IEEE 802.1 AE
802.1AE is the IEEE MAC Security (MACsec) standard which defines connectionless data confidentiality and integrity for media access independent protocols.
IEEE 1588, also knows as the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) is a protocol used to synchronize clocks throughout a computer network. On a local area network it achieves clock accuracy in the sub-microsecond range, making it suitable for measurement and control systems.
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