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GE2U3-PCIE1XG211

2-port 10/100/1000M Ethernet & 2-port USB 3.0 (Internal) to PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Host Card

Highlights
  • Supports PCI Express Specification Revision 2.1 at 5GT/s
  • Single (x1) PCI Express Lane, Low-Profile Form Factor
  • Compliant with USB 3.0 Specification 1.0
  • Compliant with Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) Specification revision 1.0
  • 4 downstream USB ports (2 for 10/100/1000M Ethernet Bridges + 2 Internal) support SS/HS/FS/LS data rates (5Gbps/480Mbps/12Mbps/1.5 Mbps)
  • GoXtream™ Architecture
    • Switching fabric to sustain full bandwidth simultaneously for each USB3.0 port
    • No firmware necessary
  • WHQL certified USB 3.0 driver support for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
  • Linux xHCI support under Linux kernel version 2.6.31 and after
  • Supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol)
  • Two 10/100/1000M Ethernet to USB 3.0 Bridge Controllers
    • Supports jumbo frame to 9K bytes
Introduction

The GE2U3-PCIE1XG211 is 2-port 10/100/1000M Ethernet & 2-port USB 3.0 (Internal) to PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Host Card.

GE2U3-PCIE1XG211 is designed with Two key components.

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

It fully integrates an Extensible host Controller Interface (xHCI) engine, a 4-port (2 for 10/100/1000M Ethernet Bridges + 2 Internal) 5Gbps USB 3.0 transceiver, a PCI Express endpoint controller and a 5Gbps PCI Express transceiver. GE2U3-PCIE1XG211 implements the Universal Serial Bus 3.0 Specification Revision 1.0 and the Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) Specification Revision 1.0, and complies with the PCI Express Rev 2.1 Specification at 5Gbps data rate, and the PCI Local Bus Specification Revision 2.2. GE2U3-PCIE1XG211 is backward compatible for operation with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices.

The GE2U3-PCIE1XG211 features GoXtream™ xHCI Accelerator Engine, which maps the xHCI standard directly into a set of parallel functional units, providing acceleration of all xHCI operations while maintaining compatibility with existing software driver models.

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.

GE2U3-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)
USB Features
  • Compliant with USB 3.0 Specification Revision 1.0
  • Compliant with Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) Specification revision 1.0
  • 4 downstream USB ports (2 for 10/100/1000M Ethernet Bridges + 2 Internal) support SS/HS/FS/LS data rates (5Gbps/480Mbps/12Mbps/1.5 Mbps)
  • Supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol)
  • Supports xHCI debug capability
  • Support for Ultra High-performance isochronous applications
  • Support for Latency Tolerance Tolerance Messaging (USB)
Ethernet Feature
  • Integrated 10/100/1000M transceiver
  • Auto-Negotiation with Next Page capability
  • Supports USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1
  • Supports CDC-ECM
  • 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
Advanced Power Saving
  • Support all USB 3.0 Power States: U0, U1, U2 and U3
  • Support USB 2.0 Link Power management (LPM)
    • USB-IF LPM PDK Standard
  • PCIe Active State Power Management (ASPM) L0s and L1

Bus Power Input for USB 3.0 2-in-1 Internal Port

GE2U3-PCIE1XG211A: USB bus power is from the Big IDE 4-pin Power Connector

GE2U3-PCIE1XG211S: USB bus power is from the SATA15pin Power Connector

Number of Ports:
  • Two Ethernet connectors with Screw Holes for thumbscrew locking Type Ethernet Cable

  • USB 3.0 2-in-1 Internal Port (USB 3.0 internal cable connector A, or USB3 ICC A)
Remote wake-up

No

Available Models

GE2U3-PCIE1XG211A From Big IDE 4-pin Power Connector

GE2U3-PCIE1XG211S From SATA 15pin Power Connector

Applications
  • Application 1: For four GigE Cameras

  • DU3-GE11-P: USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000M Ethernet Bridge Board with PCI Bracket
  • Application 2: For Two GigE Cameras & Two USB Cameras

Computer Platform

Note: For the best performance (5.0 Gbps), GE2U3-PCIE1XG211 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
  • USB 3.0 Host Drivers x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit)
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8 and 8.1
Certifications
  • CE Test: Pass
  • FCC Test : Pass
  • VCCI Test: Pass
Physical Dimensions
  • 64mm(H)x93mm(L)
  • NW: 50.7g
Kit includes
  • GE2U3-PCIE1XG211
  • Driver CD
  • Driver Installation Guide
Optional Accessories
  • Low Profile PCI Bracket (BR-00194-09-1020)
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