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The EM100 FX is the first Fast Ethernet PCI adapter to support the IEEE 100BASE-FX ideal for use in 'electrically noisy' environments such as building risers and factory floors, and also in backbone environments where longer cabling distances are required. For maximum throughput, EM100 FX includes Full Duplex Fast Ethernet (FDFE) capability, which doubles the cumulative system throughput rate in switched or dedicated backbone environments. FDFE capability is easily enabled via software configuration.
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Bus System Interface Type

PCI, 32-bit bus master
Data Transfer Rate
100 Mbps
System Requirements
PCI local bus computers based on Intel, DEC Alpha, MIPS, and PowerPC processors
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Interface Connections

Supports 62.5/125 micron multimode fiber SC (push-on)

Ethernet Controller

DECchip LAN coprocessor chip

FIFO Buffer Memory

256 Byte transmit 256 Byte receive

Hardware Interrupts

PCI interrupt A, supports shared interrupts

Base IO or Memory Address

Assigned by BIOS

Diagnostic LEDs

Link Integrity
Network Activity

Board Dimensions

5.075" x 3.9" (conforms to PCI Short Card specifications)

Power Consumption

+5V @0.5A max

Operating Characteristics

32° to 122 °F (0° to 50° C)
5% to 85% non-condensing Relative Humidity