Dual 2-Port Fiber Optic
Gigabit Ethernet NIC Card
32/64-bit, 33/66/100/133 MHz
Server Class Adapter

*  Keyed for 3.3V or 5V system boards

*  High Performance Server Class

  • Greater distances and noise resistance enabled through fiber optic connection.
  • High network performance and flexibility via PCI-X bus at 64 bit/133 MHz.
  • Alleviate server bottlenecks while increasing uptime through advanced server features.
  • Ideal for noisy or secure environments.
  • DMA Bus Mastering for lower CPU utilization.
  • Cross Platform support for a broad range of operating systems and architectures.

AEI Intelligent Technologies' PCI-X dual port Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet card (AEI-1200F) is designed to deliver high performance, and high reliability for demanding applications.  It provides a 1000 Mbps connection on a Low Profile PCI-X card .  The Gigabit Ethernet interfaces provides unparalleled server throughput that helps reduce administrative complexity by replacing multiple slower interface cards with a single Gigabit adapter.  


Our line of Fiber Optic Adapters offer a cost effective solution for high performance fiber optic networks.  It is an ideal answer for high electro-magnetic environments; for time-sensitive transmissions, such as voice and video; or where cable lengths exceed 100 meters. Moreover, fiber optic networks offer resistance to tapping.


The AEI-1200F offers significant performance and power improvement over media converters.  According to David Pacifico with the US Navy, "We were able to significantly improve network performance by eliminating media converters and installing AEI Ethernet Adapters.


Additionally, since the AEI-1200F is powered by the PCI-X Bus (3.3V or 5V), power consumption is dramatically reduced when compared to media converters that use double or more the power.  From an integration perspective, the necessity to power-up a media converter using wall-power or hardwiring is eliminated.

Design Characteristics

The AEI-1200F supports and auto-negotiates between 32/64-bit, and 33/66/100/133 MHz data paths. Built with PCI-X technology, the AEI-1200F supports standard PCI 2.1 and 2.2 specifications, as well as PCI-X motherboards for clock speeds up to 133 MHz.  It is uniquely designed with low profile surface mount resistors and capacitors, high precision oscillator, and other high-end discrete components.  The result is a card that is highly reliable, resistant to damage, fault tolerant, and performance that is unparalleled.  The AEI-1200F is fully interoperable with existing Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet hubs, switches and routers.   


Boot ROM Support

AEI designs its server class Gigabit adapters with Boot ROM support, and offers embedded programming services (no charge) for all popular operating systems.  Thus, OEMs can utilize distribution servers to ease installation, and provide seamless integration of the AEI-1200C into its designs.


Jumbo Frame

The Gigabit adapter is configurable to support Jumbo Frame (9KB)


Advanced Server Features
AEI's Gigabit adapters utilize the popular Intel 82546 chipset, which comes with numerous advance server features built into its architecture. Hardware acceleration offloads tasks from the host processor including TCP/UDP/IP checksum calculations and TCP segmentation.  Link aggregation, failover, and load balancing are offered, and the adapter is also fully compliant with Gigabit EthernetChannel and Fast EtherChannel trunking algorithms.   (switch dependant 802.3ad (LACP) )



  • Ten times the throughput of standard Fast Ethernet cards.

  • Boot ROM programmable

  • Easy to install and configure.

  • Cross Platform support for a broad range of operating systems and architectures.

  • DMA Bus Mastering for lower CPU utilization.


  • Firewalls and other Internet Security Appliances

  • Internet Service Providers and Web Hosting Servers.

  • Proxy, application, file, and print servers.

  • SOHO to Enterprise network environments.

  • Storage Area Networks (SAN)

  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)

  • Network segmentation (for network security purposes)

  • Gateways and routers.



AEI-1200F-LC... PCI-X Dual Port Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC with standard LC Connectors.
MMF 1000Base-SX

AEI-1200F-VF... PCI-X Dual Port Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC with VF-45 Connectors - call for availability.
MMF 1000Base-SX


AEI-1200LXF-LC... PCI-X Dual Port Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC with standard LC Connectors.
SMF 1000Base-LX

*  Other SMF options maybe available.   Please, contact us for details.


User Manual


Connector Dual Fiber Optic Ports, LC standard or VF-45
IEEE Standards IEEE 802.3 Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-SX
IEEE 802.3,clause 38 (1000Base-LX)
IEEE 802.3ad (Port Aggregation)
802.1q (VLAN)
802.1x (Flow Control)
802.1p (Layer 2 Priority Encoding QoS)

Fast EtherChannel (FEC) and Gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) supported.

Speeds, Cable & Distance * Fiber adapter cables available.

850nm Duplex multimode
Distance up to 275m, 62.5/125 µm fiber
Distance up to 550m, 50/125 µm fiber

1310nm duplex singlemode
5 km over 9/125 µm singlemode fiber

10km over 9/125 µm singlemode fiber
call us for special pricing

Duplex Half or Full Duplex operation capable.

Auto-negotiation / NWay

Auto-negotiation between Full duplex and simplex operations

Data transfer Mode DMA Bus Mastering
LEDs Activity/Link:
      Link: Turns on
      Activity: Blink
      Link @ 100 Mbps: Turns on
Slot Type PCI v2.2 32/64 bit, 33/66Mhz
PCI-X v1.0 32/64-bit, 66/100/133MHz
3.3V or 5V slot
Interrupt Levels INTA, INTB
Bus Type PCI-X 1.0 compliant, backwards compatible to PCI 2.1 & 2.2
Driver Support

ODI, NDIS, Packet driver for various network operating systems including:
LANtastic,  LAN Server, NetWare, OS/2, Windows and Linux.

Device Drivers

  • Microsoft Windows

  • Solaris 2.7 and higher (x86)

  • Linux 2.2.x and 2.4.x kernel

  • DOS, OS/2, ODI

  • Novel NetWare 4.11 and higher

  • UnixWare 7.x and OpenUNIX 8

  • FreeBSD 4.5 kernel

  • VxWorks Tornado Rev. x.x

Certifications FCC Part 15, Subpart B 
RoHS Compliant
Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF): 197 (Years) - According to Telcordia SR-332 Issue 1.
Environmental condition – GB (Ground, Fixed, Controlled).
Ambient temperature - 25C. Temperature rise of 10C above the system ambient temperature was assumed for the cards components.
Environment Specs Temperature: operating 0C to 50C
Humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
Certifications FCC Part 15, Subpart B - Class A; CE; CISPR-22-A; CISPR-22-B, VCCI-A; CSA 22.2 No. 950-95; and CE compliant to: EN55024, EN50082-1, EN60950
Dimensions 6.9" (L) x 2.60" (H)
Low Profile Card comes with standard PCI bracket.
Low Profile Bracket requirements, please contact your Sales Rep.
Power Consumption 0.7A at 5V: Typical all ports operate at 1000Mbit/s.
0.7A at 5V: Typical No link at all ports