High-Performance Hardware
Fiber Gigabit PCI Express x4 Adapter

ƒ802.3z 1000BASE-SX standard

ƒUp to 550 m in multi-mode fiber cable

ƒPCI-E 1.0a interface with 2.5 GHz

ƒ802.3x Flow Control and Full-Duplex

ƒLaser Eye Safety certified

Advanced Functions

ƒ9 KB Jumbo Frames

ƒ802.1p Priority Queue QoS

ƒ802.1Q VLAN Security

ƒACPI 2.0 Power Management

ƒSimple Network Management Protocol
agent for integration in SNMP

ƒD-Link Network Control Program for
advanced feature configurations
The D-Link DGE-560SX Fiber Gigabit PCI Express x4 of IP headers as well as TCP/UDP checksum for
Adapter is a high-performance network card that lets data received. In turn, these functions free up server
businesses take advantage of the PCI Express (PCI-E) processing power for other applications.
slots of their servers to enhance network performance
with fiber-optic connectivity. The adapter’s dedicated
input/output (I/O) bandwidth PCI-E ensures priority VLAN & QoS Support
performance without bus sharing for Gigabit Ethernet The DGE-560SX adapter provides on-board screening
connectivity in fiber-optic networks.
of VLAN tagged Ethernet frames compliant with IEEE
802.1Q. This allows the server to operate in a flexible
and secure network configuration in a standards-
PCI Express Interface
based environment. It supports 802.1p Priority Queues
The DGE-560SX PCI Express x4 adapter supports for improved delivery of time-sensitive data like voice
2 Gbps data addressing to increase higher throughput and video.
requirements from the adapter’s PC board to the
server host. It provides unsurpassed robustness,
reliability and performance, and is the optimum I/O Advanced Functions
connectivity solution for a wide spectrum of server The DGE-560SX supports other advanced features,
storage devices. As the successor to the PCI and such as Jumbo Frames of up to 9 KB and Promiscuous
PCI-X interfaces, the PCI Express bus architecture mode. It supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and
eliminates many of the inefficiencies of parallel Power Interface) specifications to enable OS-directed
PCI and PCI-X architectures. With lower pin counts configuration and Power Management (OSPM) to
and lower power consumption requirements, the enumerate and configure server motherboards. The
DGE-560SX PCI Express host bus adapter also adapter supports an SNMP agent for management
reduces system-level power requirements. PCI through an SNMP-based platform.
Express is backward compatible with PCI and PCI-X
addressing, which allows all existing applications Hot Swap Capability
and operating systems to function unchanged.
It is often difficult or impossible to schedule downtime
on a server to replace or install peripheral cards. As
Fiber-Optic Connection
a PCI Express card, the DGE-560SX provides native
Delivering network speeds of up to 2000 Mbps support for hot plugging and hot swapping, which
(full-duplex) over fiber-optic cable, the DGE-560SX makes it ideal for installation in a server. This hot-swap
adapter brings ample bandwidth to a server situated capability makes it easy for network administrators
up to 550 m from it. It reduces the host operating to add, change or remove I/O peripherals while
system overhead by providing on-board verification minimizing the server downtime.

Fiber Gigabit PCI Express x4 Adapter
Technical Specifications
802.3z 1000BASE-SX Gigabit
PCI-E 1.0a interface with 2.5 GHz signaling
802.3x Flow Control

Power Requirement
Universal Bus 3.3 V
Data Transfer Rate
Network Operation Mode
Full Duplex (2000 Mbps)
Network Media & Transmission
62.5/125 micron multi-mode fiber cable: transmission distance of up to 275 m
50/125 micron multi-mode fiber cable: transmission distance of up to 550 m
Network Interface Connector
850 nm LC fiber-optical connector
Installable PCI Slot
PCI Express x4/x8/x16
Supported Functions
9 KB Jumbo Frame
802.1p Priority Queue QoS
802.1Q VLAN security, 64 groups
ACPI 2.0 Power Management
Simple Network Management Protocol Agent, SNMP v1

Driver Support
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit / 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit / 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit / 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32-bit / 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit / 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 2000
Linux for Kernel 2.4.x, 2.6.x

Diagnostic LED
113 x 59.2 mm (4.45 x 2.33 inches)
Operating Temperature
0 to 40 ˚C (32 to 104 ˚F)
Storage Temperature
-25 to 55 ˚C (-13 to 131 ˚F)
5% to 90% non-condensing
EMC & Safety
FCC Class B, ICES-003


Auto-Run Installation Program
The Auto-Run Installation Program provides
single-step installation of the DGE-560SX adapter in
a Windows-based network server.
Connecting the Server in the Network
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Release 02 (April 2011)