Fiber Gigabit PCI Express x4 Adapter
The DGE-560SX Fiber Gigabit PCI Express x4 Adapter is a high-performance network card that lets businesses take advantage of the PCI Express (PCIe) slots of their servers to enhance network performance with fiber-optic connectivity. The PCIe architecture ensures dedicated input/output (I/O) bandwidth for the adapter, ensuring high performance without bus sharing for Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in fiber-optic networks.
PCI Express Interface
The DGE-560SX supports 2Gbps transfer rate between the adapter’s board and the server host. It provides unsurpassed robustness, reliability and performance, and is the optimum I/O connectivity solution for a wide spectrum of server, storage and system area networks (SAN). As a successor to the PCI and PCI-X interfaces, the PCI Express serial bus eliminates many of the inefficiencies of parallel PCI and PCI-X architectures. With lower pin counts and lower power consumption requirements, the DGE-560SX adapter also reduces system power requirements. PCI Express is backward compatible with PCI and PCI-X addressing, which allows all existing applications and Operating Systems to function unchanged.
With fibre optic cable, distance can reach up to 550m and network speed 2000Mbps (full-duplex). The adapter offloads the host operating system overhead by providing on-board verification of IP header and TCP/UDP checksum for data received, in turn freeing up server processing power for other applications.
VLAN & QoS Support
The DGE-560SX adapter 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. The adapter supports 802.1p Priority Queues for improved delivery of delay-sensitive data such as voice and video.
The DGE-560SX supports other advanced features such as Jumbo frames of up to 9KB and Promiscuous mode. 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 SNMP agent for management under an SNMP-based platform.
Hot Swap Capability
It is often difficult or impossible to schedule downtime on a server to replace or install peripheral cards. As a PCI Express card, the DGE-560SX provides native support for hot plugging and hot swapping, which makes it ideal for installation in a server. This hot swap capability makes it easy for network administrators to add, change or remove I/O peripherals while minimizing the server downtime.
• Standard 802.3z 1000BASE-SX Gigabit Ethernet
• Interface PCI-E 1.0a to 2.5 GHz
• 802.3x Flow Control
• Universal Bus 3.3
Data transfer rate
• 1000 Mbit / s
• Full Duplex (2000 Mbit / s)
• 62.5/125 micron multi-mode fiber optic cable (75 m)
• 50/125 micron multi-mode fiber optic cable (up to 550 m)
• 850nm, the LC
• PCI Express x4/x8/x16
• Support for Jumbo-frame 9 KB
• Supports 802.1p QoS priority queues
• 802.1Q VLAN Security
• Promiscuous mode
• Power Management ACPI 2.0 Wake on LAN
• Agent Simple Network Management Protocol
• Microsoft Windows 2000, 2000 server
• Microsoft Windows 2003 server
• Microsoft Windows 2003 64-bit
• Microsoft Windows XP
• Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit
• Linux for Kernel 2.4.x, 2.6.x
• Link / Activity
• 113 x 59.2 mm
• 0 ° C to 40 ° C
• From -25 ° C to 55 ° C
• From 5% to 90% without condensation
Radiation safety and
• FCC Class B, ICES-003
• Eye-viewing safety: Laser Class I EN60825-1 standard