QLogic EP2532 Controller User Manual



Dual Port 8Gbps Fibre Channel

(FC) to PCI Express Controller


••Virtualization optimized

••Power optimized

••Reliability, Availability, Serviceability (RAS) optimized

••Security optimized

••Management optimized


••Fibre Channel 8Gb to PCI Express x8

••1600 MBps (full-duplex) per port

••200,000 initiator and target IOPS per port

••Integrated SSRAM

••Small footprint (31mm x 31mm) package

••StarPower™ technology


EP2532 Controller. The EP2532 is a PCI Express to 8Gb Fibre Channel controller. The EP2532 delivers 200,000 initiator and target IOPS and up to 1600-MBps (full-duplex) per port.

Virtualization Optimized. The EP2532 delivers enhanced security, Quality of Service (QoS), and enables dynamic provisioning. The EP2532 allows multiple logical (virtual) connections to share the same physical port. Each logical connection has its own resources and the ability to be managed independently.

Power Optimized. The EP2532 takes advantage of QLogic StarPower technology, ensuring power efficiency. QLogic StarPower technology offers dynamic and adaptive power management features such as power and bandwidth optimized intelligent PCI Express link training.

RAS Optimized. The EP2532 ensures the highest level of reliability by offering Overlapping Protection Domains (OPD) on both the data and control paths. In addition, the EP2532 Enhanced Hardware Assist Firmware (FW) Tracing (EHAFT) feature provides a comprehensive debug tool to capture FW and Fibre Channel traces.

Security Optimized. The EP2532 enables SAN-level authentication (FC-SP), fabric-level isolation (NPIV), and is capable of end-to-end data integrity (T10).

Management Optimized. The EP2532 is backward compatible with 4Gb and 2Gb speeds. The EP2532’s API compatibility with 4Gb products accelerates deployment while ensuring application compatibility.

Investment Protection. For over 15 years, QLogic has been a technological leader with products that address the current needs of customers, yet provide strong investment protection to support emerging technologies and standards. QLogic stands alone in the industry with its product portfolio depth and experience in successfully delivering technological solutions that address the needs of today and tomorrow.

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