PCI Bus 100Mbps Fast Ethernet adapter with Fibre Interface

DFE-550FX

  • Product Status: Live
Ideal for workstations and servers, this Optical Fiber Fast Ethernet Card supports advanced features and transfer speeds of up to 200Mbps in full duplex mode.

The DFE-550FX is a 100Base-FX Multimode fiber based network card supporting transfer speeds of up to 200Mbps in full duplex mode and cable distances up to 2km. It can be used in either workstations or servers and supports advanced features such as WOL (Wakeon- LAN management), 802.3x Flow control, 802.1Q VLAN support, and 802.1p priority tagging.

High Performance

With 32-bit bus master operation, the DFE-550FX guarantees the highest level of performance. Bus mastering guarantees data is passed directly between the card and the host bypassing the host CPU and reducing added workload and CPU overhead. This in turn improves network and host performance.

Wake-on-LAN Power Management

The DFE-550FX supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) Wake-On-LAN (WOL), which allows your computer to be powered ON/OFF from a remote location. Providing a great utility for power management, this function allows the administrator to send a ‘wake-up’ signal to a computer or server to initiate a power-up sequence.

802.3x Flow Control to Minimize Packet Loss

The DFE-550FX supports 802.3x flow control. This provides a means to protect against possible data loss during transmission on the network. When connected to a Fast Ethernet switch that also supports flow control, the card receives signals from the switch regarding buffer overrun during peak usage periods. The card then delays transmission until the switch is ready again to accept new data.

802.1Q VLAN to Improve Performance and Security

The DFE-550FX supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging, allowing you to segment the network into smaller domains to improve performance and security. The DFE-550FX provides a VLAN table for the following functions: filtering packets by recognizing VLAN Tags, stripping VLAN Tags on receive, and inserting VLAN Tags on transmit.

IEEE 802.1p Priority Queues Support

With packet prioritization capability, the DFE-550FX allows traffic to be queued as critical and non-critical, permitting your computer to run Voice over IP (VoIP), video-conferencing/ multimedia applications and other time-sensitive traffic with higher priority than non-critical data. This in turn helps to eliminate jitter and lag in multimedia streams.

RPL and PXE Remote Boot Options

With RPL (Remote Program Load) and PXE (Pre-boot Execution Environment) support, administrators can choose to set up a security scheme for diskless workstations to boot from. Stations with boot ROMs installed on the on-board socket can boot from NetWare, NT and other servers to run applications designated by the administrator.

Technical Specifications

Standards
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet (twisted-pair copper)
  • PCI local bus 2.2 specifications
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
  • IEEE 802.1p priority tagging
  • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) v.1.0  

Topology
  • Star

Protocol
  • CSMA/CD

Network Data Transfer Rates
  • 100Mbps (half-duplex)
  • 200Mbps (full-duplex)

Network Cable
  • 62.5/125 micron multimode fiber-optics  
  • (2km at full-duplex, 412m at half-duplex)  

Fiber Connector
  • SC

Diagnostic LED Report
  • Link  
  • Activity (Tx/Rx)
  • Full duplex

Cache Buffer
  • 2K bit receive FIFO
  • 2K bit transmit FIFO

Flow Control
  • IEEE 802.3x flow control per for full duplex
  • Back pressure in half duplex


IRQ
  • Allocated by system

I/O Address
  • Allocated by system

Full/half Duplex
  • Auto-detected upon connection to network device
  • User-selectable through software


Power Consumption  
  • 1.5 watts (maximum)

Dimensions
  • 120 x 73 mm (4.73 x 2.88 inches)

Weight
  • 120g (0.26 lb.)

Operating Temperature
  • 0° -   50°C (32°C  -   122°F)     

Storage Temperature
  • -25° -   55°C (-13° -   131° F)

Humidity
  • 10%  -  90% non-condensing

Emission (EMI)
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • C-Tick  
  • BSMI Class B     

Network O.S. Support
  • Novell NetWare Client ODI
  • Novell NetWare Server 3.12, 3.2, 4.1x, 5.x
  • Microsoft NDIS drivers 3.x, 4.x, 5.x
  • Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000
  • Microsoft NT 4.0
  • Linux kernel 2.0.x, 2.2.x

Remote Boot (Optional)

Boot ROM Address
  • Searched by system BIOS

Boot ROM Flash Memory
  • RPL boot ROM: 2KB
  • PXE boot ROM: 2KB

Boot Servers Supported  
  • Novell RPL Boot ROM code
  • NetWare 3.x, 4.x RPL server
  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.51, 4.x RPL server
  • Intel PXE 2.0



DFE-550FX
  • 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet fiber PCI card (SC connector)

Remote Boot ROMs

DFE-554FR
  • RPL boot ROM for DFE-550FX

DFE-554FP
  • PXE boot ROM for DFE-550TX
Versie Datum Type Bestandsgrootte
Datasheet (English) - PDF 0.28mb Download
Versie Beschrijving Datum Type Bestandsgrootte
Manual (English) Manual (English) 1-4-2000 PDF 0.12mb Download
Versie Beschrijving Datum
DEU_Drivers_Linux_dlh5x_22_RevAll Linux dlh5x-2.2 driver 1-11-2009 Download
DEU_Drivers_Linux_rev_2560_RevAll Linux driver v2.5.6.0 8-10-2002 Download
DEU_Drivers_Linux_dlh5x_24_RevAll Linux dlh5x-24 driver 9-11-2001 Download
Versie Beschrijving Datum
CE declaration CE declaration 20-10-2014 Download
DEU_License_EN_RevA GNU General Public License 1-6-1991 Download
DEU_GPL_Source_All_RevA GNU Public License Source - Download