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

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

Silicom Gigabit Ethernet Server adapters are the ideal solution for implementing multiple network segments, mission-critical high-powered networking applications and environments within high performance servers.

Silicom Gigabit Ethernet 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.

Advanced Network Software Features

Silicom Gigabit Ethernet Server adapters supports advanced Networks software suite. The software suite includes increased fault tolerance, bidirectional load balancing, port aggregation, Jumbo Frame support, VLAN and server management Software for increased bandwidth, scalability, reliability and network availability.


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

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 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
  • Boot ROM embedded or optional can be used for Boot ROM applications
  • 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 status


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

Copper Gigabit Ethernet Technical Specifications - (1000Baes-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 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 v2.2 32/64 bit, 33/66Mhz
PCI-X v1.0 32/64-bit, 66/100/133MHz
Board Size: PCI Short add in Card 168mm x 64mm (6.6”x2.5”)
PCI Card Type:Universal 64 bit Card
PCI Voltage:+5V (Min 4.75V, Max, 5.25V)
PCI Connector: Universal 64 bit
Controller: Intel 82546GB
Holder:Metal Bracket
Weight:80 gram (2.82 oz)
Power Consumption:1.6A at 5V: Typical all ports operate at 1000Mbit/s
0.5A at 5V: Typical all ports operate at 100Mbit/s
0.4A at 5V: Typical all ports operate at 10Mbit/s
0.3A at 5V: 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
Conducted Emissions
Radiated Emissions
CE EN 55024: 1998
Immunity for ITE Amendment A1: 2001
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
MTBF*:196 (Years)
*According to Telcordia SR-332 Issue 1
Environmental condition – GB (Ground, Fixed, Controlled). Ambient temperature - 25°C. Temperature rise of 10°C above the system ambient temperature was assumed for the cards components


LEDs:(3) LEDs per port
Link Activity: Turns on any link speed, blinks on activity (green)
100Mbits/s: Turns on 100 Mbit/s link (green)
1000Mbit/s: Turns on 1000 Mbit/s link (green)
LEDs location:LEDs are located on the PCB, visible via holes in the metal bracket holder
Connectors:(2) Shielded RJ-45


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




PXG2I-RoHSDual Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X Server AdapterRoHS Compliant, 82546GB controller,
6.6” lenght


Note:Specifications are based on PXG2I-RoHS
Model P/N /-LP /-RoHs
-RoHS: RoHS Compliant / Lead free adapter.
-LP: Assemble Low Profile Metal Bracket.


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