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

The Silicom PX-Series Server Gigabit adapters are 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X network interface cards that contain multiple / single independent Gigabit port/s on one PCI-X adapter. Silicom’s PX-Series Server adapters are based on forth generation of Broadcom BCM57XX PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet controllers that features an industry leading performance for PCI-X server Adapters.

Industry-leading performance

Silcom’s PX-Series Server adapters solution is designed for Servers and high-end appliances. The performance is optimized so that system I/O is not the bottleneck in high-performance networking applications.

Reliability, Availability, Serviceability

PX-Series Server adapters enables fault-tolerant via teaming. Traffic from the failed port is routed through up to seven other members of the team.

PX-Series Server adapters come with software that offers the industry’s best performance and features. VLAN (802.1q) allow traffic segregation and data privacy. Support of 802.1p traffic prioritization gives administrations ability to offer Quality of Service (QOS) on the network. Silicom’s PX-Series 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 PX-Series Server Gigabit Ethernet adapters are the ideal solution for implementing multiple network segments, mission-critical high-powered networking applications and environments within high performance servers.


Six Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X Server Adapter Broadcom® 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 Broadcom 5704 dual integrated MAC + PHY / SERDES chip controller
  • Ultra deep, 64 KB packet buffer per channel lowers CPU utilization, avoids PCI-X congestion
  • Dual high speed RISC processor per channel for advanced packet classification
  • 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 (9KB).
  • 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


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

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.NET
Windows 2000
Windows NT
Windows98 / WindowsXP
SCO Open Server
UnixWare / OpenUnix 8

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 add in card 175mm x 107mm (6.9”x4.2”)
PCI Card Type:+3.3V 64 bit Card
PCI Voltage:+5V (Min 4.75V, Max, 5.25V)
PCI Connector: +3.3V 64 bit
Holder:Metal Bracket
Power Consumption:2.4A at 5V: Typical all ports operate at 1000Mbit/s
1.3A at 5V: Typical all ports operate at 100Mbit/s
1.1A at 5V: Typical all ports operate at 10Mbit/s
1.1A at 5V: Typical No link at all ports
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 A
Conducted Emissions
Radiated Emissions
CE EN 55022: 1998 Class A
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*:97 (Years)
*According to Telcordia SR-332 Issue 1
Environmental condition – GB (Ground, Fixed, Controlled). Ambient temperature - 25„aC. Temperature rise of 10„aC above the system ambient temperature was assumed for the cards components


LEDs:(2) LEDs per port
Link: Turns on any Link speed (green)
Activity: Blinks on activity (green)
LEDs location:LEDS are located in the RJ-45 connector
Connectors:(6) Shielded RJ-45


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



PXG6Six Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X Server Adapter


Note: Model P/N /S/-LP /-RoHs
-RoHS: RoHS Compliant / Lead free adapter
S: Solaris:
-LP: Assemble Low Profile Metal Bracket.


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