• Upstream: PCIe x8 Gen 3 (8.0 GT/s)
    • Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 3.0
  • Downstream:
    • One PCIe Expansion Port (PCIE1)
      • One SFF-8654 4x 38pin connector
        • Two PCIe x2 --- PORT1 (x2) & PORT2 (x2)
    • Two independent 10Gbps/ 5Gbps/ 2.5Gbps/ 1Gbps/ 100Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (POE+) ports
      • Support IEEE 802.3at for PoE+ (Power over Ethernet Plus)
      • IEEE 802.3an 10G, 5G, 2.5G,1G and 100M over up to 100m of Cat6a (or better) cables
      • Typical Power Consumption: 6 W at 10 Gbps, 4W at 5 Gbps full length 100 m Cat6a
      • Standard compliance: IEEE 802.3bz – NBASE-T, IEEE 802.3x – flow control, IEEE 802.1P – quality of service, IEEE 802.1QAV – AVB
      • Jumbo frame support up to 16 KB
  • Form Factor: Standard Height PCIe Half-Length Add-in Card Form Factor (100mm x 167.64mm )

DGEAP2X-PCIE8XG302 is Dual 10G/ 5G/ 2.5G/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet (POE+) & Two PCIe x2 to PCI Express x8 Gen 3 Host Card.

DGEAP2X-PCIE8XG302 provides a PCIe Gen 3 expansion connector (PCIE1) to support more PCIe Add-in cards installation.
PCIE1 connector supports two PCIe x2 ports (PORT1 & PORT2).

DGEAP2X-PCIE8XG302 supports 10GBASE-T Ethernet in compliance with the IEEE 802.3an standard, as well as 5 Gbps and 2.5 Gbps Ethernet speeds over standard Cat 5e and Cat 6 copper cables. Compliant to the IEEE 802.3bz standard ratified in September 2016, the DGEAP2X-PCIE8XG302 is also backwards-compatible with legacy 1000BASE-T Ethernet.

The DGEAP2X-PCIE8XG302 is dual-chip, dual-port, high-performance PCIe 3.0 Multi-Gig 10GBASE-T/ 5GBASE-T/ 2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet adapter. It incorporates Aquantia’s AQrate PHY technology to deliver 1 GbE and 2.5 GbE network connectivity speeds over 100 m with zero change required for legacy cabling. Speeds ranging from 5 GbE to 100 M are supported by Cat 5e cabling while 10GbE requires a minimum of Cat6 with Cat 6a running up to 100 m.

DGEAP2X-PCIE8XG302 is designed with Two key components.

  • 16-Lane, 5-Port PCI Express Gen 3 Switch.
  • PCI Express to 10G/ 5G/ 2.5G/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Single Chip Host Controller

Technical Specifications
PCI Express
  • Standards Compliant
    • PCI Express Base Specification, r3.0 (compatible w/ PCIe r1.0a/1.1 & 2.0)
    • PCI Power Management Spec r1.2
    • Microsoft Windows Logo Compliant
    • Supports Access Control Services
    • Dynamic link-width control
    • Dynamic SerDes Speed Control
  • High Performance
    • performancePAK
      • Multicast
      • Dynamic Buffer/FC Credit Pool
    • Non-blocking switch fabric
    • Full line rate on all ports
    • Cut-Thru packet latency of less than 100ns between symmetric (x4 to x4) ingress and egress Ports
    • 2KB Max Payload Size
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Traffic Class Queuing
    • Eight Traffic Classes per port
    • Weighted round-robin source port arbitration
  • Large Send Offload (LSO), Receive-Side Scaling (RSS), Direct Cache Access (DCA) header checksum
    • Increased network performance and lower host CPU utilization
  • WoL power management
    • Supports low power modes
  • On-chip CPU DASH
    • Desktop management
  • MACsec
    • Secured traffic over Ethernet links
  • Quality of Service (QOS) support
    • Up to eight traffic classes and Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Jumbo frames (up to 16Kbytes)
    • Improves network performance with reduced CPU utilization
  • IPv4, IPv6/TCP and IPv6/UDP checksum offload
    • Offloading calculations and improved CPU usage
  • Integrated Aquantia AQrate PHY featuring NBASE-T technology
    • 100 meters over Cat 6a at 10Gbps
    • 100 meters over Cat 5e (or better) at 5Gbps/ 2.5Gbps/ 1Gbps/ 100Mbps (Does not require any change in the existing infrastructure or cabling)
  • Advanced cable diagnostics
    • On-chip high resolution cable analyzer
  • Audio Video Bridging (AVB) and 1588v2
    • Management of time-sensitive traffic packets
  • EEE support
    • PHY power savings mode
  • Supported Data Rates
    • 10G/ 5G/ 2.5 G/ 1G/ 100 Mbps
  • Standard compliance
    • IEEE 802.3bz – NBASE-T, IEEE 802.3x – flow control, IEEE 802.1P – quality of service, IEEE 802.1QAV – AVB
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 the following source (A, B, C)

  • A. From PCIe Slot (25 W or 75 W depends on mainboard design)
  • B. From  IDE Big 4 pin Power Connector or/and SATA 15pin Power Connector
  • C. From Mini-Fit Jr. Dual Row 6pin Power Connector
Ethernet port status LEDs
  • Left LEDs (Green & Orange)
    • Oragne: 5G/2.5G/1G/100M Link
    • Green: 10G Link
  • Right LED  (Green)
    • On: with POE
    • Off: without POE

PCIe Lane Status LEDs

  • OFF: Link is Down
  • Slow Blink: Gen 1 (2.5GT/s)
  • Fast Blink: Gen 2 (5.0GT/s)
  • Solid: Gen 3 (8.0GT/s)


  • Upstream Lane Status LED
    • PORT0 LED
  • Downstream Lane Status LEDs (PORT1 & PORT2 & PORT3 & PORT4 LED)
    • PORT3 LED (CON2) & PORT4 LED (CON1)
Number of Port
  • Two 10GBASE-T RJ45 Ethernet (POE+) ports with Screw Holes for thumbscrew locking Type Ethernet Cable
  • One SFF-8654 4x 38pin connector ( PCIe x2, PCIe x2)
  • One JST Compatible 2pin Wafer (Supply 3.3Vaux Power)
Computer Platform
  • Computer with PCI Express slot ( x8, x16)
Operating System Requirements
  • This driver supports in the following operating systems
    • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2012/2016
    • Linux kernels 3.10 and later, includes support for x86_64 and ARM Linux system
Physical Dimensions
  • 100mm(H) x 167.64mm(L)
  • NW: 238.3 g
  • CE Test: Pass
  • UKCA Test: Pass
  • FCC Test : Pass
  • VCCI Test: Pass
  • RCM Test: Pass


Kit includes
  • Driver CD
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