AEI 1200F
PCI-X Dual Port Fiber LC or VF-45 1000Base-SX Gigabit Ethernet Card

Product is being prototyped... ETA QTR1 2008.
by AEI Intelligent Technologies

AEI Intelligent Technologies' PCI-X dual port Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet card (AEI-1200F) is designed to deliver high performance, and high reliability for demanding applications.  It provides a 1000 Mbps connection on a Low Profile PCI-X 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.  


Design Characteristics

The AEI-1200F supports and auto-negotiates between 32/64-bit, and 33/66/100/133 MHz data paths. Built with PCI-X technology, the AEI-1200F supports standard PCI 2.1 and 2.2 specifications, as well as PCI-X motherboards for clock speeds up to 133 MHz.  It is uniquely designed with 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-1200F is fully interoperable with existing Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet hubs, switches and routers.   


Boot ROM Support

AEI designs its server class Gigabit adapters with Boot ROM support, and offers embedded programming services (no charge) for all popular operating systems.  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) )



  • Ten times the throughput of standard Fast Ethernet cards.

  • Boot ROM programmable

  • Easy to install and configure.

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

  • DMA Bus Mastering for lower CPU utilization.


  • 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.



AEI-1200F... PCI-X Dual Port Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC with standard LC Connectors.

AEI-1200F-VF... PCI-X Dual Port Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC with VF-45 Connectors - call for availability.

Connector Dual Fiber Optic Ports, LC standard or VF-45
IEEE Standards IEEE 802.3 Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-SX
IEEE 802.3ad (Port Aggregation)
802.1q (VLAN)
802.1x (Flow Control)
802.1p (Layer 2 Priority Encoding QoS)

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

Speeds, Cable & Distance 850 nm LC Duplex multimode

Distance up to 275m, 62.5/125 m fiber
Distance up to 550m, 50/125 m fiber

Duplex Half or Full Duplex operation capable.

Auto-negotiation / NWay

Auto-negotiation between Full duplex and simplex operations

Data transfer Mode DMA Bus Mastering
LEDs Activity/Link:
      Link: Turns on
      Activity: Blink
      Link @ 100 Mbps: Turns on
Slot Type PCI v2.2 32/64 bit, 33/66Mhz
PCI-X v1.0 32/64-bit, 66/100/133MHz
3.3V or 5V slot
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

Certifications FCC Part 15, Subpart B 
RoHS Compliant
Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF): 197 (Years) - According to Telcordia SR-332 Issue 1.
Environmental condition GB (Ground, Fixed, Controlled).
Ambient temperature - 25C. Temperature rise of 10C above the system ambient temperature was assumed for the cards components.
Environment Specs Temperature: operating 0C to 50C
Humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions 6.9" (L) x 2.60" (H)
Low Profile Card comes with standard PCI bracket.
Low Profile Bracket requirements, please contact your Sales Rep.
Power Consumption 0.7A at 5V: Typical all ports operate at 1000Mbit/s.
0.7A at 5V: Typical No link at all ports

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

Part# Product Price
AEI-1200F PCI-X 32/64-bit 33/66/100/133MHz
2-Port GigE Fiber LC
$ 706¤

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-1200F PCI-X 32/64-bit 33/66/100/133MHz
2-Port GigE Fiber LC
EUR 600¤

¤ - This is a temporary price reduction... Pricing is subject to change anytime.

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