Niagara 42064-xx Family | Quad Port Intel 82580 Based Copper NICS with Hardware Acceleration | Low Profile PCI-e Server Adapters

Interface Masters Technologies, Inc. | Niagara 42064-xx Family | Quad Port Intel 82580 Based Copper NICS with Hardware Acceleration | Low Profile PCI-e Server Adapters
Niagara 42064-xx Family


  • Niagara 42064-xx family is a low profile Quad Port Copper NIC series based on Intel’s 82580 One Gigabit technology, Cavium’s Nitrox 16xx series IPsec and SSL acceleration technology and Interface Masters’ sterling design and customer service.
  • Niagara 42064-xx family supports several members of the Cavium Nitrox family including CN1605, CN1610 & CN1620.
  • Niagara 42064-xx is designed to integrate with PCI Express compatible servers and high-end appliances providing high speed networking for any mission-critical application.


  • Intel 82580 Quad MAC & PHY controller
  • Four RJ45 Connectors
  • Peak bandwidth 8 Gb/s in each direction per PCI Express lane
  • 8 Gigabit per second of traffic when fully utilized
  • PCI-E x4 (Gen 3.0) compatible
  • Cavium Nitrox 16xx series support for SSL/IPSEC hardware acceleration offload
  • Link Fault Detection (LFD) support
  • Programmable independent mode to function as a dual port gigabit copper card
  • Integrated PHY for full and half-duplex 10/100/1000 Base-T Support
  • TCP/UDP/IP checksum offload and TCP segmentation
  • IEEE 802.1q, 802.3ab, 802.3u, 802.3x compliant
  • Layer 2, 3 and 4 Advanced packet filtering capabilities (IPv4, IPv6)
  • Efficient form factor
  • Low power consumption
  • Full RoHS compliance
  • FCC Class A and CE certification

Component Specifications

The Intel 82580 provides support for:

  • PCI Express rev2.0 Gen 2
  • Transmit and receive IP, TCP and UDP checksum offloading capabilities
  • Transmit TCP segmentation
  • IPv6 Offloading
  • Advanced packet filtering
  • IEEE 802.1q VLAN support with VLAN tag insertion, stripping and packet filtering for up to 4096 VLAN tags
  • IEEE 1588 (Pre standard) per packet time stamping
  • Supports multiple TX & RX queues, Virtual Machine Data queues (VMDq)
  • Supports jumbo frame size of 9.5 KB
  • IEEE 802.3ab, 802.3u, 802.3x compliant
  • Extensive power management

The Cavium Nitrox 16xx chip family provides support for:

  • Cavium Nitrox PX family of hardware acceleration security chipsets
  • SSL, IPSec, TCP/UDP/IP checksum offload and TCP segmentation on chip
  • Up to 2.5Gbps Full SSL Throughput (RC4+MD5)
  • Up to 2.5Gbps Full IPsec or CCMP wireless Packet Processing (AES/3DES+SHA1)
  • Up to 17k RSA 1024-bit Exponent with CRT


  1. Windows
  2. Linux
  3. Free BSD
  4. VMware ESX
  5. XEN
  6. Hyper-V

Power Consumption & Dimension

Niagara 42064-S Niagara 42064-2S Niagara 42064-3S
Max. Power 22 Watts 28 Watts 34 Watts
Dimensions mm Inch mm Inch mm Inch
167.64 6.6 167.64 6.6 167.64 6.6
68.58 2.70 68.58 2.70 68.58 2.70


  • Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 ºC or 32 to 104 ºF
  • Operating Humidity: 5 to 85%
  • Airflow: 200 lf/m

Ordering Part Numbers

Ordering Part Number Ethernet Controller No. of 1G Copper ports No. of SSL / IP Sec Controller(s)
Niagara 42064-S Intel 82580 4 1
Niagara 42064-2S Intel 82580 4 2
Niagara 42064-3S Intel 82580 4 3


Niagara 42064-xx Family Datasheet

Intel 82580 Datasheet

Additional Specifications / Certifications

FCC Certification CE Certification UL Certification RoHS Certification