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Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet Express Module Server Adapter

Silicom’s Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule server adapter is a PCI-Express X8 Four Copper Gigabit Ethernet network interface card that can fit into a 3.5” HD form factor. The Silicom Quad Port Copper ExpressModule is the front I/O module in Silicom Server to Network Appliance Converter (SETAC) architecture.

Silicom’s Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule server adapters are based on Intel 82580EB Ethernet controller with quad fully integrated Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Control (MAC) and PHY. In addition to managing MAC and PHY Ethernet layer functions, the controller manages PCI Express packet traffic across its transaction, link, and physical/logical layers.

Silicom’s Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule server adapters are the ideal solution for implementing multiple network segments, mission-critical high-powered networking applications and environments within high performance servers.


Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet Express Module Server Adapter

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.

Performance Features:

  • 8 Transmit and Receive queues per port.
  • Up to 8 queues of Receive Side Scaling (RSS) minimize CPU utilization across multiple processor systems.
  • Support for 8 pools (single queue) of virtual machine Device Queues (VMDq) per port.
  • Support Direct Cache Access (DCA).
  • Support Intel I/O Acceleration Technology v3.0.
  • TSO interleaving for reduced latency
  • Minimized number of device I/O interrupts using MSI and MSI-X
  • UDP, TCP and IP checksum offload
  • UDP and TCP transmit segmentation offload (TSO).
  • SCTP receive and transmit checksum offload.
  • Packet interrupt coalescing timers (packet timers) and absolute- delay interrupt timers for both transmit and receive operation.

Common Key features:

  • PCI Express ExpressModule Electromechanical Specification Revision 1.0
  • Support PCI Express Base Specification 2.0 (5 GTs)
  • High performance, reliability, and low power use in Intel 82580 Quad 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 (9.5KB).
  • 802.x flow control.
  • Multicast/ broadcast Packet replication
  • Statistics for SNMP MIB II, Ethernet like MIB, and Ethernet MIB (802.3z, Clause 30)
  • Supports Vital Product Data (VPD)
  • LEDs indicators for link/Activity Mode status.
  • Hot Plug not supported. Can be supported by assembly change


Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet Express Module Server Adapter

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 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 100m *
100Base-Tx Category 5 maximum 100m *
1000Base-T Category 5E maximum 100m *

Operating Systems Support

Operating system support: Windows

General Technical Specifications

Interface Standard: PCI ExpressModule Specification revision 1.0
Silicom SETAC
PCI-Express Base Specification Revision 2.0 ( 5 GTs)
Board Size: 168.2mm x 98mm (6.62”X3.858”)
PCI Express Card Type: X8
PCI Voltage: +12V ± 15%
PCI Express Connector: Gold Finger: X4
Controller:  Intel 82580
Holder: Not included.
I/O: Quad RJ45 located on edge of the board
Weight: 100 gr (3.88 oz)
Power Consumption: 4.80W, 0.40A at 12V: Typical all ports operate at 1000Mb/s.
3.24W, 0.27A at 12V: Typical all ports operate at 100Mb/s.
3.00W, 0.25A at 12V: Typical all ports operate at 10Mb/s.
4.32W, 0.36A at 12V: Typical all ports Link 1000Mb/s.
1.92W, 0.16A at 12V: Typical No link at all ports
Operating Temperature: -5°C – 40°C (23°F – 104°F)
Storage Temperature: -40°C–65°C (-40°F–149°F)
EMC Certifications: FCC Part 15, Subpart B Class A
Conducted Emissions
Radiated Emissions
CE EN 55022: 1998 Class A 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: 283
*According to Telcordia SR-332 Issue 2
Environmental condition – GB (Ground, Fixed, Controlled).
Ambient temperature 40°C


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


Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet Express Module Server Adapter




M1E2G4I80-SD-R Quad Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule Server Adapter X4, Based on Intel 82580EB, PCI-E ExpressModule, RoHS compliant


Note: Model P/N

-R: RoHS Compliant / Lead free adapter