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GEX3-PCIE1XG211

3-port 10/100/1000M Ethernet to PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Host Card

Highlights
  • Supports PCI Express (x1) Specification Revision 2.1 at 5GT/s
  • Three 10/100/1000M Ethernet ports
    • Screw Holes for thumbscrew locking Type Ethernet Cable
    • Supports jumbo frame to 9K bytes
Introduction

The GEX3-PCIE1XG211 is 3-port 10/100/1000M Ethernet to PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Host Card.

GEX3-PCIE1XG211 is designed with Two key components.

  • PCI Express to USB 3.0 Single Chip Host Controller (FRESCO FL1100; USB IF TID 380000026).
  • Three 10/100/1000M Ethernet to USB 3.0 Bridge Controllers (Realtek RTL8153-VB; USB IF TID 310000126).

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.

GEX3-PCIE1XG211 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

  • Single (x1) PCI Express Lane
  • Supports PCI Express Specification Revision 2.1 at 5GT/s
  • Supports PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification revision 1.2
  • Support for Latency Tolerance Reporting (PCIe)
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
      • Support CDC-ECM for Linux/Android/MacOS
  • 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
Number of Ports:
  • Three Ethernet connectors with Screw Holes for thumbscrew locking Type Ethernet Cable

Remote wake-up

No
 

Computer Platform

Note:
For best performance, GEX3-PCIE1XG211 should be installed in a PCIe Gen 2 compliant slot in the host computer.

  • 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
  • USB 3.0 Host Drivers
    x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit)
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8 and 8.1
Physical Dimensions
  • 93mm(H)x87mm(L)
  • NW: 58.5g
Kit includes
  • GEX3-PCIE1XG211
  • Driver CD
  • Driver Installation Guide
Drivers
Version: 3.6.8.0 Date: 2015/8/4
Content: USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver Kit (x86 and x64) For Windows XP, VISTA, 7, 8 and 8.1 Download
Drivers
Version: 3.6.4.0 Date: 2015/1/7
Content: USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver Kit (x86 and x64) For Windows XP, VISTA, 7, 8 and 8.1 Download