• Host Bus: PCIe x4 Gen 2 (20.0 Gb/s), Low-Profile PCI Form Factor
    • Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 2.0
  • 10GBASE-T RJ45 Ethernet (POE+) ports
    • Provides lock mechanism for screw locking Type Ethernet Cable
    • IEEE 802.3an 10G, 1G and 100M over up to 100m of Cat6a (or better) cables
    • IEEE P802.3bz 10G, 5G, 2.5G, 1G and 100M on Cat5e (or better) cables
  • 16K Jumbo Frames
  • IP, TCP, UDP checksum offloading
  • IEEE 802.1Q Tagged VLAN
  • Virtual NIC support
  • Reduced CPU utilization and improved throughput

GE10-PCIE4XG202P is 10G/ 5G/ 2.5G/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet (POE+) to PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Host Card .

Designed to support high-volume enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) OEM systems requiring multi-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, such as 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points, the GE10-PCIE4XG202P adapter reference design offers a low-power, small form factor and low cost solution enabling pervasive NBASE-T™ connectivity. NBASE-T™ technology boosts the speed of broadly deployed Cat5e twisted pair copper cabling up to 100 meters in length well beyond the designed limits of 1Gbps.

The GE10-PCIE4XG202P design supports auto-negotiation allowing the NBASE-T™ solution to optimally select the best speed: 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), 5 Gigabit Ethernet (5GbE), 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (2.5GbE), 1Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or 100 Megabit Ethernet (100MbE) over Cat5e/Cat6 or better cabling.

Technical Specifications
PCI Express
  • PCI Express Rev 2.0 specification (5 GT/s)
  • PCI Express Gen2 x4 Host Bus interface
Ethernet Feature
  • 10 Gigabit performance
  • Ethernet and Media support
    • Jumbo frame support (16K)
    • Full IEEE Std 802.3ae Compliant
    • 10G/ 5G/ 2.5G/ 1000M/ 100M auto negotiation support
    • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN
    • RFC 2819 RMON MIB Statistics
    • Multicast
    • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation
  • Performance enhancements
    • Microsoft Scalable Networking
    • Receive-side scaling (RSS)
    • MSI
    • IP, TCP and UDP checksum offloading
    • Large Send (up to 64 KB)
    • Low Latency (< 4 uS)
  • 100-meter over Cat 6A at 10G
  • 100-meter over Cat 5e and Cat 6 at 5G/ 2.5G/ 1G/ 100M
POE+ Feature
  • Supports IEEE 802.3at Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE)
  • Operates from a 54 V 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
  • Link / Activity
Number of Port
  • One 10GBASE-T RJ45 Ethernet (POE+) ports with Screw Holes for thumbscrew locking Type Ethernet Cable

Computer Platform
  • Computer with PCI Express slot ( x4, x8, x16)
Operating System Requirements
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 7, Windows 8.
  • Linux 2.6.x, Linux 3.x, Linux 4.x
  • vmware® ESXi 5.x, ESXi 6.0
  • Apple OS X 10.10.3 or later
Physical Dimensions
  • 64mm(H) x 139mm(L)
  • NW: 123g
Kit includes
  • GE10-PCIE4XG202P
Optional Accessories
  • Low Profile PCI Bracket ---BR-00194-31-1020


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