AEI-1200C
PCI-X Dual Port
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Card
32/64-bit, 33/66/100/133 MHz
Server Class Adapter

by AEI Intelligent Technologies


*  Keyed for 3.3V or 5V system boards

*  High Performance Server Class



AEI Intelligent Technologies' Low Profile PCI-X dual 2-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet card (AEI-1200C) is designed to deliver high performance, and high reliability for demanding applications, as well as legacy Fast Ethernet connectivity.  It provides a full-duplex Gigabit Ethernet connection on a Low Profile Short Card .  The Gigabit Ethernet interfaces provides unparalleled server throughput that helps reduce administrative complexity by replacing multiple slower interface cards with a single Gigabit adapter.  

AEI's adapters are the perfect solution for a cost effective, instant performance boost over existing Category 5 UTP copper cabling.  It also offers scalability for those contemplating future upgrades to Gigabit technology.

Design Characteristics

The AEI-1200C supports auto-negotiates between 32/64-bit, and 33/66/100/133 MHz data paths. Built with PCI-X technology, the AEI-1200C supports standard PCI 2.1, 2.2, and 3.0 specifications, and also PCI-X motherboards for clock speeds into the 133 MHz range.  It is uniquely designed with integrated magnetics, low profile surface mount resistors and capacitors, high precision oscillator, and other high-end discrete components.  The result is a card that is highly reliable, resistant to damage, fault tolerant, and performance that is unparalleled.  The AEI-1200C is fully interoperable with existing Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet hubs, switches and routers.   

 

Boot ROM Support


As an option, AEI designs its server class Gigabit adapters with Boot ROM support.  Thus, OEMs can utilize distribution servers to ease installation, and provide seamless integration of the AEI-1200C into its designs.

 

Jumbo Frame


The Gigabit adapter is configurable to support Jumbo Frame (9KB)

 

Advanced Server Features

AEI's Gigabit adapters utilize the popular Intel 82546 chipset, which comes with numerous advance server features built into its architecture. Hardware acceleration offloads tasks from the host processor including TCP/UDP/IP checksum calculations and TCP segmentation.  Link aggregation, failover, and load balancing are offered, and the adapter is also fully compliant with Gigabit EthernetChannel and Fast EtherChannel trunking algorithms.   (switch dependant 802.3ad (LACP) )

 

Features

  • Ten times the throughput of standard Fast Ethernet cards.

  • Nway auto negotiation / automatic sensing and switching between 10 Mbps / 100 Mbps/ 1000Mbps AND  half or full duplex operation.

  • Boot ROM programmable, optional.

  • Easy to install and configure.

  • Half or Full Duplex operation.

  • Three speed 10Mbps (10Base-T), 100 Mbps (100Base-Tx), or 1000 Mbps (1000Base-T)

  • Cross Platform support for a broad range of operating systems and architectures.

  • DMA Bus Mastering for lower CPU utilization.

Applications

  • Firewalls and other Internet Security Appliances

  • Internet Service Providers and Web Hosting Servers.

  • Proxy, application, file, and print servers.

  • SOHO to Enterprise network environments.

  • Storage Area Networks (SAN)

  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)

  • Network segmentation (for network security purposes)

  • Gateways and routers.

Specifications

 

Configurations

AEI-1200C... PCI-X Dual 2-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet NIC 

Connector Dual RJ-45(f)
IEEE Standards IEEE 802.3 (10Base-T Ethernet)
IEEE 802.3u (100Base-Tx Ethernet)
IEEE 802.3ab (1000Base-T Ethernet)
IEEE 802.3ad (Port Aggregation)
802.1Q (VLAN)
802.1x (Flow Control)
802.1p (Layer 2 Priority Encoding QoS)
802.1z

Fast EtherChannel (FEC) and Gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) supported.

Speeds, Cable & Distance Ethernet, 10Base-T  (Cat 3, 4, 5 UTP)
Fast Ethernet, 100Base-Tx  (Cat 5 UTP )
Gigabit Ethernet, 1000Base-T (Cat 5, Cat 5e, Cat 6, and DataTwist 600e)

Distance up to 100 meters maximum
For Gigabit transmissions, recommend use of Belden Cable's DataTwist 600e.
Suggested reading for Gigabit cabling:  AEI whitepaper 2003-01-21

Duplex Half or Full Duplex operation capable.

Auto-negotiation / NWay

Auto-negotiation between Full duplex and simplex operations AND between 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 1000 Mbps.

Data transfer Mode DMA Bus Mastering
LEDs Activity/Link:
      Link: Turns on
      Activity: Blinks
100Mbits/s
1000Mbit/s
Slot Type PCI v3.0 32/64 bit, 33/66Mhz
PCI-X v1.0 32/64-bit, 66/100/133MHz
3.3V or 5V slot compatible
Interrupt Levels INTA, INTB
Bus Type PCI-X 1.0 compliant, backwards compatible to PCI 2.1 & 2.2
Driver Support

ODI, NDIS, Packet driver for various network operating systems including:
LANtastic,  LAN Server, NetWare, OS/2, Windows and Linux.

Device Drivers

  • Microsoft Windows

  • Solaris 2.7 and higher (x86)

  • Linux 2.2.x and 2.4.x kernel

  • DOS, OS/2, ODI

  • Novel NetWare 4.11 and higher

  • UnixWare 7.x and OpenUNIX 8

  • FreeBSD 4.5 kernel

  • VxWorks Tornado Rev. x.x

Environment Specs Temperature: operating 0C to 60C
Humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions 2.536" (H) x 6.6" (L)
Universal Low Profile Short Card
Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF): 197 (Years)
*According to Telcordia SR-332 Issue 1
Environmental condition G B (Ground, Fixed, Controlled). Ambient temperature - 25 C. Temperature rise of 10 C above the system ambient temperature was assumed for the cards components.
Power Consumption

Operating Voltage: 3.3VDC/5VDC

Consumption: 1.6W



Prices for North/South America and Asia:
Please check availability before placing an order.
Shipment not included.

Part# Product Price
AEI-1200C PCI-X 32/64-bit, 33/66/100/133 MHz
2-Port GigE Copper RJ45
$ 205¤

Prices for Europe
Shipment not included.
Please check availability before placing an order.
Orders from European Comunity please add 19% VAT.

Part# Product Price
AEI-1200C PCI-X 32/64-bit, 33/66/100/133 MHz
2-Port GigE Copper RJ45
EUR 200¤

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