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Dual 10/100/1000M Ethernet (POE+) to PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Host Card

GEPX2-PCIE1XG201|Dual 10/100/1000M Ethernet (POE+) to PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Host Card
  • Supports PCI Express Specification Revision 2.0
  • Single (x1) PCI Express Lane, Low-Profile Form Factor
  • Two 10/100/1000M Ethernet ports
    • Support IEEE 802.3af & IEEE 802.3at for PoE (Power over Ethernet)
    • Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) design, provides data and up to 30W of power on two ethernet ports
    • Isolated Flyback Design
      • DC-DC Converter is Isolated flyback design so that it's power output is electrically isolated from the power input
    • Supports jumbo frame to 9K bytes

The GEPX2-PCIE1XG201 is 2-port 10/100/1000M Ethernet (POE+) to PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Host Card.

The 10/100/1000M Ethernet controller combines an IEEE 802.3u compliant Media Access Controller (MAC), USB 3.0 bus controller, and embedded memory. With state-of-the-art DSP technology and mixed-mode signal technology, it offers high-speed transmission over CAT 5 UTP cable or CAT 3 UTP (10Mbps only) cable. Functions such as Crossover Detection and Auto-Correction, polarity correction, adaptive equalization, cross-talk cancellation, echo cancellation, timing recovery, and error correction are implemented to provide robust transmission and reception capabilities.

GEPX2-PCIE1XG201 is fully compliant with Microsoft NDIS5, NDIS6 (IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP) Checksum features, and supports IEEE 802 IP Layer 2 priority encoding and IEEE 802.1Q Virtual bridged Local Area Network (VLAN). The above features contribute to lowering CPU utilization, especially benefiting performance when in operation on a network server.

Technical Specifications

PCIe Host Bus

  • Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 2.0
  • Supports PCI Express Card Electromechanical Specification Revision 2.0
  • Compliant with Intel’s eXtensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) Specification Revision 1.0
  • Supports PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification Revision 1.2
  • Operational registers are direct-mapped to PCI memory space
  • Supports Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) type ROM
Ethernet Feature
  • Integrated 10/100/1000M transceiver
  • Auto-Negotiation with Next Page capability
  • Supports LPM (Link Power Management)
  • Supports pair swap/polarity/skew correction
  • Crossover Detection & Auto-Correction
  • Supports ECMA-393 ECMA ProxZzzy Standard for sleeping hosts
  • Supports power down/link down power saving
  • Supports hardware CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) function
  • Software
    • Microsoft NDIS5, NDIS6 Checksum Offload (IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP) and Segmentation Task-offload (Large send v1 and Large send v2) support
    • Supports jumbo frame to 9K bytes
    • Driver-less Design
      • Windows 8.1 inbox driver
      • Auto-Installation for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 drivers
  • IEEE
    • Supports Full Duplex flow control (IEEE 802.3x)
    • Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u
    • Supports IEEE 802.1P Layer 2 Priority Encoding
    • Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
    • Supports IEEE 802.3az-2010 (EEE)
  • Microsoft AOAC (Always On Always Connected)
    • Supports Microsoft WPD (Wake Packet Detection)
    • Supports Protocol Offload (ARP & NS) at all speeds
POE & POE+ Feature
  • Supports IEEE 802.3af & IEEE 802.3at Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE)
  • Power Delivery Max. 30W for two Ethernet Ports
  • Isolated Flyback Design
    • DC-DC Converter is Isolated flyback design so that it's power output is electrically isolated from the power input
  • Operates at 54 V isolated supply
  • Provides PD real-time protection through the following mechanisms: overload, under-load, over-voltage, over-temperature, and short-circuit.
  • Auto mode – allows turning PDs on and off automatically.

Power Input for POE

Step-Up 12V from either PCIe Slot or auxiliary SATA power connector
  • From PCIe Slot
    • 25 W Slot (Max. 25W)
    • 75 W Slot (Max. 30W)
  • From SATA Power Connector
    • SATA Power (Max. 30 W)
LED Indicators
  • Power LED
    • On: Port Power On
    • 0.4Hz Blink: Power Management event
    • 0.8Hz Blink: Port Over Load / Port Short Circuit / Port failed at Startup
    • 3.3Hz Blink: Vmain_Out of Range or Over Temp
    • Off: Port Off
  • Link Status LED
Number of Ports:
  • Two 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet ports with Screw Holes for thumbscrew locking Type Ethernet Cable

Computer Platform

Note: For the best performance (5.0 Gbps), GEPX2-PCIE1XG201 should be installed in a PCIe Gen 2 compliant slot in the host computer.  Most computers have PCIe Gen 2 (5.0 Gbps) throughput on x8 or x16 slots. A PCIe Gen 1 compliant slot reaches up to 2.5 Gbps throughput.

  • Computer with PCI Express slot (x1, x4, x8, x16)
Operating System Requirements
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Linux xHCI support under Linux kernel version 2.6.31 and after
  • Host Drivers x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit)
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8 and 8.1
  • CE Test: Pass
  • FCC Test : Pass
  • VCCI Test: Pass
  • RCM Test: Pass
Physical Dimensions
  • 64mm(H) x 125mm(L)
  • NW: 85g
Kit includes
  • GEPX2-PCIE1XG201
  • Driver Installation Guide
Optional Accessories
  • Low Profile PCI Bracket (BR-00194-09-1020)
Version: Date: 2015/4/22
Content: USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver Kit (x86 and x64) For Windows XP, VISTA, 7 and Server 2008 Download