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PXG6BPI

Six Port Copper 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 six independent Gigabit ports on one PCI-X adapter.

Silicom’s Six Port Gigabit Ethernet Bypass server adapter supports Normal , Bypass and Disconnect 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 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 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.

PXG6BPI

Six Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X Bypass Server Adapter Intel® Based

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
  • Emulates standard NIC

Copper Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-T :

  • Independently copper Gigabit Ethernet channels support six, four, two and one 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 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

PXG6BPI

Six Port Copper 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}

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 Mbit/s and 10 Mbits/sec in simplex mode per port.
2000Mbit/s 200 and 20 Mbit/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: 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 Short add in card: 167.64mm x 106.68mm (6.6”X 4.2”)
PCI Card Type: Universal 64 bit Card
PCI Voltage: +12V (Min 11.4, Max, 12.6V)
+3.3V (Min 3.0V, Max, 3.6V)
PCI Connector: Universal 64 bit
Holder: Metal Bracket: Full Height
Weight: 170g gram (5.997 oz)
Power Consumption: Normal mode:
12.99W, 3.90A at 3.3V and 0.01A at 12V :
Typical all ports operate at 1000Mbit/s.
6.62W, 1.97A at 3.3V and 0.01A at 12V:
Typical all ports operate at 100Mbit/s.
4.311W, 1.27A at 3.3V and 0.01A at 12V:
Typical all ports operate at 10Mbit/s.
3.651W, 1.07A at 3.3V and 0.01A at 12V:
Typical No link at all ports.
Bypass mode:
3.651W, 1.07A at 3.3V and 0.01A at 12Vv
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
VCCI 2002, Class B CISPR 22, 1997 Amendment A1 2000, A2 2002
MTBF*: 54 (Years)
*According to Telcordia SR-332 Issue 1
Environmental condition – GB (Ground, Fixed, Controlled). Ambient temperature – 25°C. Temperature rise of 15°C above the system ambient temperature was assumed for the cards components

LEDs

LEDs: (4) LEDs per Bypass pair: ( total of 12 LEDs)
Link / Act: Turns on any link speed, blinks on Activity ( (master port 0, 2, 4) .(green)
Bypass: Turns on Bypass mode (green).
Link / Act: Turns on any link speed, blinks on Activity ( (master port 0, 2, 4) (green)
Disconnect: Turns on disconnect mode ( green)
LEDs location: LEDs are located in the RJ45
Connectors: (6) Shielded RJ-45

PXG6BPI

Six Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X Bypass Server Adapter Intel® Based

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Notes

PXG6BPI-SD-RoHS Six Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X Bypass Server Adapter RoHS Compliant, based on Intel 82546GB, Supports Disconnect

 

Note: Model P/N -SD/-RoHS
-SD: Side Driver
-RoHS: RoHS Compliant / Lead free adapter.

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