*  Keyed for 3.3V or 5V system boards (PCI or PCI-X)


*  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' Low Profile PCI-X single port 1000Base-SX Gigabit Ethernet card (AEI-1000F) is designed to deliver high performance and high reliability for demanding applications.  It provides a full-duplex Gigabit Ethernet connection on a Low Profile Short Card. 


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-1000F 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-1000F 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.


Moreover, Boot Rom support makes mass integration a snap!


More and more, companies have learned the hard way the advantages of speed and security that fiber optics provide. AEI’s fiber optic network interface cards are a perfect solution for any fiber network.



The Gigabit Ethernet interface provides unparalleled server throughput that helps reduce administrative complexity by replacing multiple slower interface cards with a single Gigabit adapter.  

AEI's adapters are the perfect solution for a cost effective, instant performance boost over existing Category 5 UTP copper cabling.  It also offers scalability for those contemplating future upgrades to Gigabit technology.


  • 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-1000F-SC... PCI-X Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC with standard SC Connector.  MMF 1000Base-SX

AEI-1000F-ST... PCI-X Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC with ST Connector - call for availability. MMF 1000Base-SX


AEI-1000F-LC... PCI-X Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC with standard LC Connector.  MMF 1000Base-SX

AEI-1000F-VF... PCI-X Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC with VF-45 Connector.  MMF 1000Base-SX


AEI-1000FLX-SC... PCI-X Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC with standard SC Connector.  SMF 1000Base-LX

AEI-1000FLX-ST... PCI-X Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC with ST Connector - call for availability.  SMF 1000Base-LX


AEI-1000FLX-LC... PCI-X Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC with standard LC Connector.  SMF 1000Base-LX

*  MMF = Multimode Fiber

*  SMF =  Singlmode Fiber


User Manual


Data Transfer Rate 2000Mbit/s in full duplex mode per port
This model is available in SC, ST, LC, or VF-45

NOTE:  The VF-45 transceiver is not available in singlemode.  If you require a different transceiver receptacle, please contact us for custom pricing.
Distance and IEEE Standards * 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... please, contact us for special pricing.

Controller Intel 82545GM (RoHS)
High performance, high reliability
IEEE Standards IEEE 802.3z (1000Base-SX Ethernet)
IEEE 802.3,clause 38 (1000Base-LX)
IEEE 802.3ad (Port Aggregation)
IEEE 802.1q (VLAN)
IEEE 802.1p (Layer 2 Priority Encoding)
IEEE 802.x (Flow Control)

Fast EtherChannel (FEC) and Gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) supported.
Interface Standards PCI v2.2 32/64 bit, 33/66Mhz
PCI-X v1.0 32/64-bit, 66/100/133MHz
Scalable Bandwidth
  • Adaptive Load Balancing





Intel® Link AggregationFast EtherChannel*Gigabit EtherChannel*IEEE 802.3ad
Duplex Half or Full Duplex operation capable.

Auto-negotiation / NWay

Auto-negotiation between Full duplex and simplex operations AND between 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 1000 Mbps.

Data transfer Mode DMA Bus Mastering
LEDs Activity/Link:
      Link: Turns on
      Activity: Blinks
Slot Type PCI v3.0 32/64 bit, 33/66Mhz
PCI-X v1.0 32/64-bit, 66/100/133MHz
* Backwards compatible to PCI 2.1, 2.2

3.3V or 5V slot compatible
32-bit or 64-bit slot compatible
Interrupt Levels INTA, INTB
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

* PLUG & PLAY - in most operating systems using the Intel 82545GM device Driver.

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
Environment Specs Temperature:
     Operating 0C to 60C

     0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions 2.536" (H) x 6.6" (L)
Universal Low Profile Short Card


Prepare for your Next Generation Network, get ahead of network traffic and add more flexibility, performance, and reliability to your busy servers with AEI Gigabit Ethernet Adapters.

Host Offloading Features

The AEI-1000F incorporates the lastest in Host Offloading Features such as Transmit TCP segmentation, and IP, TCP, and UDP checksum off-loading capabilities on RX and TX.  This feature provides increased throughput and lower CPU utilization. Compatible with large send offload feature found in Windows* 2000 and Windows* XP.  Moreover, Advanced packet filtering supports 16 exact matched (unicast or multicast) and Promiscuous (unicast/multicast) transfer mode.

Design Characteristics

The AEI-1000F supports auto-negotiates between 32/64-bit, and 33/66/100/133 MHz data paths. Built with PCI-X technology, the AEI-1000F supports standard PCI 2.1, 2.2, and 3.0 specifications, and also PCI-X motherboards for clock speeds into the 133 MHz range.  It is uniquely designed with integrated magnetics, 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-1000F is fully interoperable with existing Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet hubs, switches and routers.   


Boot ROM Support

As an option, AEI designs its server class Gigabit adapters with Boot ROM support.  Thus, OEMs can utilize distribution servers to ease installation, and provide seamless integration of the AEI-1000F 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 82545 chipset, which comes with numerous advance server features built into its architecture. 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) )