PCI Express x4 Quad Four Port GigE NIC 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Card Server Class Adapter Card

by AEI Intelligent Technologies

AEI Intelligent Technologies' PCI Express 4 Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card (AEI-e1400C) 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 in a x4 PCI Express Form Factor.  The AEI-e1400C is compatible with x4, x8, and x16 PCI Express slots.


AEI-e1400C is a high performance multi-speed quad-port Gigabit Ethernet controller ideally suited for port density applications.    The card is capable of operating in either half or full duplex mode.  The AEI-e1400C incorporates in-chip RISC processors to greatly enhance performance by providing advanced filtering and traffic classifications as well as support for computation intensive TCP/IP operations.   


Additionally, the controller employs a powerful DMA engine to maximize bus throughput while minimizing CPU overhead. 

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

Unlike other PCI Express NIC alternatives, the AEI-e1400C incorporates only PCI Express technology throughout its design.  Subsequently, no PCI-X to PCI Express protocol conversion is necessary, thus providing enhanced performance over our competition.


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-e1400C is fully interoperable with existing Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet hubs, switches and routers.   


Jumbo Frame

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


Advanced Server Features

AEI's Gigabit adapters utilize the popular Broadcom BCM5715 chipset, which comes with numerous advance server features built into its architecture.
Hardware acceleration offloads tasks from the host processor including TCP segmentation, IP fragmentation, and reassembly.  CPU task offload functions include TCP, IP, UDP checksum; and Microsoft LSO. 


  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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-e1400C.. PCI Express 10/100/1000 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC 

Connector Quad 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)

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

Trunking & Failover Compatible with features contained within the Windows and Linux operating systems. 
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
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
Bus Type PCI Express 1.1 compliant
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

  • Linux

  • Solaris (x86)

  • DOS, OS/2, ODI

  • Novel NetWare

  • SCO Unix

  • Diagnostics

Certifications RoHS Compliant
Environment Specs Temperature: operating 0C to 50C
Humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions 6.9" (L) x 4.2" (H)
x4 connector compatible with PCI Express x8, x16 slots
Power Consumption

Operating Voltage: 3.3VDC/5VDC

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

Part# Product Price
AEI-e1400C PCI Express x4, copper
4-Port Gigabit Ethernet Card
$ 530¤

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-e1400C PCI Express x4, copper
4-Port Gigabit Ethernet Card
EUR 520¤

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

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