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M1EG4BPi6

Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule Bypass Server Adapter

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Silicom’s Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule Bypass server adapter is a PCI-Express X8 network interface card that contains four ports on a PCI-E adapter. Silicom’s Quad Port Gigabit Ethernet Bypass server adapter supports Normal and Bypass modes.

In Normal mode, the ports are independent interfaces. In Bypass mode, all packets received from one port are transmitted to adjacent port. In Disconnect mode, the adapter simulates switch / rout cable disconnection.

In Bypass mode, the connections of the Ethernet PCI Express network ports are disconnected from the interfaces and switched over to the other port to create a crossed connection loop-back between the Ethernet ports. Hence, in bypass mode all packets received from one port are transmitted to other port and vice versa. This feature enables to bypass a failed system and provides maximum up time for the network.

In Disconnect mode, the adapter simulates switch / router cable disconnection. In Disconnect mode, the switch / router does not detect link partner of the adapter.

Silicom’s Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule Bypass server adapters include an on board WDT (Watch Dog Timer) controller. The adapter’s software drivers or software application can write commands to the on board WDT controller. The adapter’s software drivers, WDT controller and the Bypass circuitry provide an interface that control and manage the mode of the adapter.

Silicom’s MEBPI-Series are adapters are based on Intel 82576 Dual port Gigabit Ethernet MAC+PHY of Intel Controller.

M1EG4BPi6

Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule Bypass Server Adapter

Bypass:

  • Bypass / Disconnect Ethernet ports on Power Fail, System Hangs or Software Application Hangs.
  • Software programmable Bypass, Disconnect or Normal Mode.
  • On Board Watch Dog Timer (WDT) Controller.
  • Software programmable time out interval.
  • Software Programmable WDT Enable / Disable counter.
  • Software programmable Bypass Capability Enable / Disable.
  • Software Programmable Disconnect Capability Enable / Disable.
  • Software Programmable mode (Bypass, Normal or Disconnect mode) at Power up.
  • Software Programmable mode (Bypass, Normal mode) at Power off.
  • Independent Bypass operation in every two ports.

Copper Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-T :

  • Independently copper Gigabit Ethernet channels support four Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T), Fast Ethernet (100Base-Tx) and Ethernet (10Base-T).
  • Triple speed 1000Mbps (1000Base-T), 100 Mbps (100Base-Tx) and 10 Mbps (100Base-T) operation.
  • Nway auto negotiation automatic sensing and switching between 1Gbps full duplex and 100 / 10 Mbps operations Simplex or Full Duplex.
  • RJ-45 female connectors.

Common Key features:

  • Host Interface standard support PCI Express ExpressModule 1.0
  • High performance, reliability, and low power use in Intel 82576 Dual integrated MAC + PHY and SERDES chip Controllers.
  • Ultra deep, packet buffer per channel lowers CPU utilization.
  • Hardware acceleration that can offload tasks from the host processor. The Controllers can offload TCP/UDP/IP checksum calculations and TCP segmentation.
  • Server class reliability, availability and performance features:
    • Link Aggregation and Load Balancing
    • Switch dependent: 802.3ad (LACP), Generic Trunking ( GEC / FEC)
    • Switch and NIC Independent.
    • Failover
  • Priority queuing – 802.1p layer 2 priority encoding.
  • Virtual LANs –802.1q VLAN tagging.
  • Jumbo Frame (16KB).
  • 802.x flow control
  • PCI-SIG SR IOV (8 VF)
  • Multicast/ broadcast Packet replication
  • Statistics for SNMP MIB II, Ethernet like MIB, and Ethernet MIB (802.3z, Clause 30)
  • Supports Vital Product Data (VPD)
  • Integrated LinkSec security engines.
  • Supports IEEE 1588
  • LEDs indicators for link/Activity/Bypass Mode status.
  • Hot Plug not supported. Can be supported by assembly change

M1EG4BPi6

Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule Bypass Server Adapter

Bypass Specifications

WDT Interval (Software Programmable): 3,276,800 mSec (3,276.8 Sec): Maximum
100 mSec ( 0.1 Sec) : Minimum
WDT Interval = (2^wdt_interval_parameter)*(0.1) sec.
wdt_interval_parameter: { Valid Range: 0-15}

Copper Gigabit Ethernet Technical Specifications – (1000Base-T) Adapters:

IEEE Standard / Network topology: Gigabit Ethernet, 1000Base-T
Fast Ethernet, 100Base-TX
Ethernet, 10Base-T
Full duplex / Simplex Support both Simplex & Full duplex operation in all operating speeds
Auto negotiation: Auto-negotiation between Full duplex and simplex operations and between 10Mb/s 100Mb/s speeds and duplex 1000Mb/s.
Data Transfer Rate: 1000 Mbit/s, 100 Mb/s and 10 Mb/s in simplex mode per port.
2000Mb/s 200 and 20 Mb/s in full duplex mode per port
Cables and Operating distance: 10Base-T Category 3, 4, or 5 maximum 50m *
100Base-Tx Category 5 maximum 50m *
1000Base-T Category 5E maximum 50m *
*Theoretical Distance – Defined as half a distance as stated by the IEEE 802.3 standard

Operating Systems Support

Operating system support: Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
VMware

General Technical Specifications

Interface Standard: PCI Express ExpressModule Specification Revision 1.0
Board Size: 168.2mm x 98mm (6.62”X3.858”)
PCI Express Card Type: X8
PCI Express Voltage: +12V ± 15%
PCI Express Connector: Gold Finger: X8
Controller: Intel 82576EB
Holder: Not included
I/O: Quad RJ45 located on edge of the board
Weight: 140 gr ( 4.938 oz )
Power Consumption: 9.6W, 0.8A at 12V: Typical all ports operate at 1000Mb/s.
6.96W, 0.58A at 12V: Typical all ports operate at 100Mb/s.
6.84W, 0.57A at 12V: Typical all ports operate at 10Mb/s.
6.36W, 0.53A at 12V: Typical No link at all ports
6.36W, 0.53A at 12V: Typical Bypass state at all ports
6.36W, 0.53A at 12V: Typical disconnect at all ports
Operating Temperature: 0°C – 50°C (32°F – 122°F)
Storage Temperature: -20°C–65°C (-4°F–149°F)
EMC Certifications: FCC Part 15, Subpart B Class B
Conducted Emissions
Radiated Emissions
CE EN 55022: 1998 Class B Amendments A1: 2000; A2: 2003
Conducted Emissions
Radiated Emissions
CE EN 55024: 1998 Amendments A1: 2000; A2: 2003
Immunity for ITE Amendment A1: 2001
CE EN 61000-3-2 2000, Class A
Harmonic Current Emissions
CE EN 61000 3-3 1995, Amendment A1: 2001
Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker
CE IEC 6100-4-2: 1995
ESD Air Discharge 8kV. Contact Discharge 4kV.
CE IEC 6100-4-3:1995
Radiated Immunity (80-1000Mhz), 3V/m 80% A.M. by 1kHz
CE IEC 6100-4-4:1995
EFT/B: Immunity to electrical fast transients 1kV Power
Leads, 0.5Kv Signals Leads
CE IEC 6100-4-5:1995
Immunity to conductive surges COM Mode; 2kV,
Dif. Mode 1kV
CE IEC 6100-4-6:1996
Conducted immunity (0.15-80 MHz) 3VRMS 80% A.M.
By 1kHz
CE IEC 6100-4-11:1994
Voltage Dips and Short Interruptions
V reduc >95%, 30% >95% Duration 0.5per, 25per, 250per
MTBF: 110 Years
* The prediction was performed for 40°C Ambient temperature, GB Environmental condition.
The reliability prediction was performed in accordance with Telcordia SR-332

LEDs

LEDs: (2) LEDs per port
Left LED: Link/Act :
Turns on link (Green),
Blinks on activity (Green)
Right LED : Link Speed / Bypass / Disconnect :
Turns on Yellow 1G Link.
Turns on Green 100M Link
Turn off on 10M link
Blink Yellow on Disconnect
Blink Green on Bypass
LEDs location: LEDs are located on the PCB, visible via holes in the metal bracket. Each Green Bypass/Disc and Bi-Color Act/Link LEDs are located above their own RJ45 connector port.
Connectors: (1) Shielded quad RJ-45

 

Functional Description

Silicom’s Quad Port Bypass adapter supports Normal, Bypass and Disconnect modes. In Normal mode, the ports are independent interfaces (see Figure 1: Normal mode, one Bypass pair is illustrated).

Figure 1: Normal Mode Functional Block Diagram

Figure 1

In Bypass mode, the connections of the Ethernet network ports are disconnected from the interfaces and switched over to the other port to create a crossed connection loop-back between the Ethernet ports. The connections of the interfaces are left unconnected. (See Figure 2: one Bypass pair illustrated)

Figure 2: Bypass Mode Functional Block Diagram

Figure 2

In Disconnect mode, the connections of the Ethernet network ports are disconnected from the interfaces. (See Figure 3: one Bypass pair illustrated

Figure 3: Disconnect Mode Functional Block Diagram

Figure 1

Silicom’s Quad Port Bypass adapter supports software programmable to select Normal, Bypass or Disconnect modes.

Silicom’s Quad Port Bypass adapter supports Disable Bypass, Disable Disconnected capabilities; hence, if those adapters receive Disable Bypass capability / Disable Disconnect commands, the adapter does not Bypass / does not Disconnect its Ethernet ports, The Disable Bypass Capabilities are reserved also after power off. This feature enables to emulate a standard NIC.

Silicom’s Quad Port Bypass adapter supports Disable supports setting the default mode at power up and power off. Those setting are reserved also after power off.

M1EG4BPi6

Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule Bypass Server Adapter

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M1EG4BPI6-R Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule Bypass Server Adapter RoHS Compliant, X8, based on Intel
82576EB, PCI-E ExpressModule

 

Model P/N -SD

-SD: Side Driver

-R: RoHS Compliant / Lead free adapter

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