Fiber Gigabit PCI Express Adapter
D-Link's DGE-560SX Fiber Gigabit PCI Express Adapter is a high-performance network card that lets businesses take advantage of the PCI Express (PCI-E) slots on their servers to enhance network performance with fiber-optic connectivity. The adapter's dedicated PCI-E input/output (I/O) bandwidth ensures priority performance for Gigabit Ethernet fiber-optic networks without requiring bus sharing for other devices.
Efficient PCI Express Interface
The Fiber Gigabit PCI Express Adapter supports 2 Gbps data addressing to increase higher throughput requirements from the adapter's PC board to the server host. It provides unsurpassed robustness, reliability, and performance, and is the optimum I/O connectivity solution for a wide range of storage server devices. As the successor to the PCI and PCI-X interfaces, the PCI Express bus architecture eliminates many of the inefficiencies of parallel PCI and PCI-X architectures. With lower pin counts and lower power consumption requirements, the DGE-560SXPCI Express host bus adapter also reduces system-level power requirements.
The DGE-560SX supports other advanced features, such as Jumbo Frames of up to 9 KB. It supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specifications to enable OS-directed configuration and Power Management (OSPM) to enumerate and configure server motherboards. The adapter supports an SNMP agent for management through an SNMP-based platform.
VLAN & QoS Support
The DGE-560SX provides on-board screening of VLAN tagged Ethernet frames compliant with IEEE 802.1Q. This allows the server to operate in a flexible and secure network configuration in a standards-based environment. It supports 802.1p Priority Queues for improved delivery of time-sensitive data like voice and video.
High-Speed Fiber-Optic Connection
Delivering up to 2000 Mbps transmission speeds in full-duplex mode over fiber-optic cable, the DGE-560SX brings ample bandwidth to servers. It reduces the host operating system overhead by offload IP header verification and TCP/UDP checksum for data received, allowing the servers to reserve more computing power for other complicated applications.