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PXG4BPFI

Quad Port Fiber Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X Bypass Server Adapter Intel® Based

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Silicom Gigabit Ethernet Bypass server adapters are 64-bit/133Mhz PCI-X network interface cards that contain four/ two independent Gigabit ports on one PCI-X adapter.

Silicom’s Gigabit Ethernet Bypass server adapters are designed with optical or copper bypass circuitry in order to provide maximum up time for the network.

Silicom’s Gigabit Ethernet Bypass server adapters can Bypass its Ethernet ports on a host system failure, power off, or upon software request. 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.

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.

Silicom’s Gigabit Ethernet 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 Gigabit Ethernet Bypass server adapters have an integrated hardware acceleration that performs TCP/UDP/IP checksum offload and TCP segmentation.

The host processing offloads accelerators frees CPU for application processing.

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

PXG4BPFI

Quad Port Fiber Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X Bypass Server Adapter Intel® Based

Bypass:

  • Bypass Ethernet ports on Power Fail, System Hangs or Software Application Hangs
  • Software programmable Bypass 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
  • Programmable state (Bypass mode or Normal mode) at Power up
  • Emulates standard NIC
  • Independent Bypass operation in every two ports

Fiber Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-SX:

  • Independently Fiber Gigabit Ethernet channel/s support Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-SX
  • Small Form Factor (SFF) LC Connectors

Common Key features:

  • Host Interface standard support:
    • PCI v2.2 32/64 bit, 33/66Mhz
    • PCI-X v1.0 32/64-bit, 66/100/133MHz
  • High performance, reliability, and low power use in Intel 82546 dual integrated MAC + PHY / SERDES chip controller
  • Ultra deep, 64 KB packet buffer per channel lowers CPU utilization, avoids PCI-X congestion
  • 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
  • Priority queuing – 802.1p layer 2 priority encoding
  • Virtual LANs –802.1q VLAN tagging
  • Jumbo Frame (16KB)
  • 802.x flow control
  • PCI Power Management Interface. (v1.1)
  • PCI Hot Plug. (IBM, Compaq, Dell, and Microsoft)
  • Statistics for SNMP MIB II, Ethernet like MIB, and Ethernet MIB (802.3z, Clause 30)
  • LEDs indicators for link/Activity/Speed/Bypass status

PXG4BPFI

Quad Port Fiber Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X Bypass Server Adapter Intel® Based

Bypass Specification:

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}

Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Technical Specifications – (1000Base-SX) Adapters:

IEEE Standard / Network topology: Fiber Gigabit Ethernet, 1000Base-SX (850nM)
Data Transfer Rate: Support both Simplex & Full duplex operation in all operating speeds
Cables and Operating distance: Multimode fiber:
137m maximum at 62.5 um **
** PXG2BPFI Theoretical Distance – Defined as half a distance as stated by the IEEE 802.3 standard
Optical Output Power: Normal Mode (Bypass Off):
Typical: -6.8 dBm (TX –Switch Norma – Fiber – LC/LC)
Minimum: -10.9 dBm
Optical Receive Sensitivity: Normal Mode (Bypass Off)
Typical: -19.7 dBm
Maximum: -15.6 dBm
Insertion Loss: Bypass Mode:
Insertion loss (Optical Power attenuation between TX to RX)
Typical: 0.79 dB (From RX to TX)
Maximum 1.9 dB

Operating Systems Support

Operating system support: Windows
Linux
FreeBSD
VMware

General Technical Specifications

Interface Standard: PCI v2.2 32/64 bit, 33/66Mhz
PCI-X v1.0 32/64-bit, 66/100/133MHz
Board Size: PCI Long add in card: 241.3mm x 106.68mm (9.5”X 4.2”)
PCI Card Type: Universal 64 bit Card
PCI Express Voltage: +12V (Min 11.4, Max, 12.6V)
+5V (Min 4.75V, Max, 5.25V)
+3.3V (Min 4.75V, Max, 5.25V)
PCI Connector: Universal 64 bit
Holder: Metal Bracket
Weight: 120 gram (4.2 oz)
Power Consumption: Normal Mode:
0.5A at 5V and 1.34A at 3.3V: Typical all ports operate at 1000Mbit/s.
0.5A at 5V and 1.14A at 3.3V: Typical No link at all ports
Operating Humidity: 0%–90%, non-condensing
Operating Temperature: 0°C – 50°C (32°F – 122°F)
Storage: -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: Amendment A1 2000, A2 2003
Conducted Emissions
Radiated Emissions
CE EN 55024: 1998 Amendment A1: 2001, Amendment A2: 2003
Immunity for ITE
CE EN 61000-3-2 2000
Harmonic Current Emissions
CE EN 61000 3-3
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

LEDs

LEDs: (2) LEDs per port:
Link: Turns on link (yellow)
ACT: Blinks on activity (green)
(1) LED per Bypass pair:
Bypass: Turns on Bypass (green)
LEDs location: LEDs are located on the PCB, visible via holes in the metal bracket holder
Connectors: (4) LC connectors

PXG4BPFI

Quad Port Fiber Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X Bypass Server Adapter Intel® Based

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