Dell 540-BBBW / FM487 Broadcom 5720 Quad Port RJ-45 1GbE rNDC Ethernet Mezzanine Network Adapter

Dell Part #/MPN: 540-BBBW

DiscTech Item #: DEL-540-BBBW-NP-OE


Interface Types: Ethernet RJ45, PCIe, SFP

Electrical Interface: Ethernet Gigabit - 1Gbps

Compatible Systems: Dell 14th Gen. R640/R740, Dell 13th Gen. R730/T630, Dell 12th Gen. R720/T620

Dell 540-BBBW / FM487 Broadcom 5720 Quad Port RJ-45 1GbE rNDC Ethernet Mezzanine Network Adapter for PowerEdge  - New Pull

Put maximum connectivity potential inside your server room.

Bring Quad port GbE connectivity to your virtualized server room on a market-established architecture and software stack.

  • GbE: Provides four high-performance GbE ports for your enterprise.
  • Quad-port 1G BASE-T connectivity: Combines great bandwidth and multiple data paths with easy upgrade and deployment capabilities.
  • iSCSI Boot: Simplifies management with the ability to boot a server from an OS (operating system) image maintained on a remote storage device within your network.

Count on market-established Broadcom Ethernet solutions

Established design architectures and a reliable software platform combine to deliver full line rate performance across all ports in your data center. You can count on the Broadcom® 5720 Quad-Port GbE Rack Network Daughter Card (NDC) to help you do the following:
  • Improve I/O performance and traffic isolation.
    Help improve performance and productivity by eliminating network bottlenecks in workload-intensive computing environments or connection-dense virtual machine environments. The multiport design of Broadcom GbE adapters enables the isolation of traffic for different virtual machines or applications by routing them through different ports.
  • Optimize server performance.
    Broadcom GbE adapters leverage stateless offload such as TCP/IP checksum, TCP segmentation offload (TSO), receive side scaling (RSS), large send offload (LSO) and others designed to provide maximum flexibility and optimized performance.
  • Reduce operating expenses.
    You can help reduce your energy footprint and complement data center energy initiatives through intelligent power management features that meet Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standards.
  • Simplify management.
    Utilize native integration into Dell™ iDRAC7 and Dell Lifecycle Controller-embedded management framework.
  • Maintain flexibility.
    Get the speed of dual GbE connectivity that also enables easy upgrade to 10GbE connectivity.


This Dell Broadcom network adapter is compatible with Dell / EMC PowerEdge servers ...


  • PowerEdge M710
  • PowerEdge R620
  • PowerEdge R630
  • PowerEdge R630XL
  • PowerEdge R640
  • PowerEdge R710
  • PowerEdge R715
  • PowerEdge R720
  • Poweredge R720xd
  • PowerEdge R730
  • PowerEdge R730XD
  • PowerEdge R730xd XL
  • PowerEdge R730XL
  • PowerEdge R640
  • PowerEdge R740
  • PowerEdge R740XD
  • PowerEdge R7425
  • PowerEdge R815
  • PowerEdge R820
  • PowerEdge R840
  • PowerEdge R910
  • PowerEdge R920
  • PowerEdge R930
  • PowerEdge R940
  • PowerEdge R940xa
  • PowerVault NX3200
  • PowerVault NX3240
  • PowerVault NX3300
  • PowerVault NX3340


General - Dell 540-BBHBW/ FM487
Mezzanine Daughter Board for PowerEdge Servers
Ethernet Ports - FOUR RJ45 1GbE
Bus type x1 PCI Express 2.0 (5 GT/s) Integrated
Data transfer rate per port 10/100/1000 Mbps

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Alternate MPNs: FM487 0FM487

Weight: 2 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

New Pull

Condition Levels Explained

The product has been mounted in a brand new system (e.g. server), then removed from the system, before entering service. These products may have some hours of usage due to system build time / burn-in / testing etc. New Pulls are guaranteed to have at least 95% (often 99%) of their service life remaining , they may show signs of being physically mounted and dismounted. All handling is performed by trained technicians, taking full ESD precautions.

1 Year DiscTech Warranty

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