Marvell today announced Yukon(TM) II, the industry’s first x4 PCI Express, dual-port Gigabit Ethernet controller for server platforms. The Yukon II controller is first among the next generation of server Ethernet controllers designed to deliver reliable multi-gigabit bandwidth for the scalable PCI-Express server architecture. The Yukon II delivers network traffic to a server over dual Gigabit Ethernet links and across the server’s 4-lane wide PCI Express channel. The Yukon II fully utilizes this 4-lane channel to enable wire speed 2Gigabit per second (Gbps) performance in each direction. The Yukon II is also available in a pin-compatible single-port device option to enable a single motherboard layout with the same footprint for the dual-port (88E8062) or single-port (88E8061) Gigabit Ethernet option. Both devices support Copper and Fiber interfaces. Marvell provides a complete Yukon II software driver suite and hardware reference design for fast time to market implementations.

Marvell®, a technology leader in the development of extreme broadband
communications and storage solutions, today announced Yukon(TM) II, the
industry’s first x4 PCI Express, dual-port Gigabit Ethernet controller for
server platforms. Marvell will demonstrate the Yukon II device at the Intel
Developer Forum in San Francisco, September 7 – 9, 2004.

The Yukon II controller is first among the next generation of server Ethernet
controllers designed to deliver reliable multi-gigabit bandwidth for the
scalable PCI-Express server architecture. The Yukon II delivers network traffic
to a server over dual Gigabit Ethernet links and across the server’s 4-lane wide
PCI Express channel. The Yukon II fully utilizes this 4-lane channel to enable
wire speed 2Gigabit per second (Gbps) performance in each direction.

The Yukon-II controller is also designed to provide high server availability and
reliable network connectivity with the controller’s dual-port link redundancy
and teaming functionality. The Yukon II controller features Marvell’s innovative
Virtual Cable Tester® (VCT) technology to enable IT managers to quickly identify
cabling problems with pinpoint accuracy thus reducing the impact of cabling
issues on network availability.

In addition, the Yukon II controller supports the Intelligent Peripheral
Management Interface (IPMI) and Alert Specification Format (ASF) to provide IT
managers with real-time server health monitoring and enhanced manageability. The
Marvell Yukon II solution also simplifies deployment and IT management across a
variety of computer platforms in an organization’s network by providing the
industry’s most comprehensive software driver suite that includes support for
Windows, Linux, Netware and Unix.

"Yukon-II is another highly innovative addition to Marvell’s family of Yukon
Ethernet controllers" said David Young, Marvell’s General Manager, Connectivity
Business Unit, Communications Business Group. "The Yukon II controller leads the
way in delivering on the PCI-Express promise for scalable performance and
reliability in server platforms."

"PCI Express provides the tremendous bandwidth required in server platforms to
meet enterprises’ computing demands," said Jim Pappas, director of Initiative
Marketing, Intel Enterprise Platforms Group. "Marvell’s offering of the
dual-port Yukon-II reflects the industry’s advancement to PCI Express technology
to deliver this new standard for performance and reliability for servers."

Availability

The Yukon II is also available in a pin-compatible single-port device option to
enable a single motherboard layout with the same footprint for the dual-port
(88E8062) or single-port (88E8061) Gigabit Ethernet option. Both devices support
Copper and Fiber interfaces. Marvell provides a complete Yukon II software
driver suite and hardware reference design for fast time to market
implementations.