NIAGARA 42284 | Quad Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC with Bypass | PCI-e Server Adapter Card

  NIAGARA 42284
Quad Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC with Bypass
PCI-e Server Adapter Card



Niagara 42284 | Quad Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC with Bypass | PCI-e Server Adapter Card


  • Niagara 42284 Quad Port Gigabit Ethernet Server Adapter is built on Intel's 82580 Gigabit technology & Interface Masters' sterling design and customer service.
  • Niagara 42284 is designed with a built-in programmable bypass circuit to provide maximum uptime for the network. The bypass circuit takes the Niagara 42284 ports offline in case of either power or software failure. The bypass circuit works in absence of power.
  • Niagara 42284 Quad Port Ethernet NIC is designed to integrate with PCI Express compatible servers and high-end appliances providing high speed networking and bypass/failover capabilities for any mission-critical application.



  • Intel 82580EB Quad MAC & PHY controller
  • Peak bandwidth 5 Gb/s in each direction per PCI Express lane
  • 8 Gigabit per second of traffic when fully utilized
  • PCI-E x4 (Gen 2.0) compatible
  • Multi Mode Fiber (SX), Single Mode Fiber (LX)
  • Full Height form factor
  • Passive Bypass which is essential during power loss or software failure
  • Link Fault Detection (LFD) support
  • Programmable "Fail-Closed" or "Fail-Open" while in the power-off state
  • Programmable independent mode to function as a dual port gigabit copper card
  • Integrated PHY for full and half-duplex 10/100/1000 Base-T Support
  • TCP/UDP/IP checksum offload and TCP segmentation
  • IEEE 802.1q, 802.3ab, 802.3u, 802.3x compliant
  • Layer 2, 3 and 4 Advanced packet filtering capabilities (IPv4, IPv6)
  • Efficient form factor – 6.7 in length and 4.2 in height
  • Low power consumption (13W maximum power)
  • Full RoHS compliance
  • FCC Class A and CE certification

Component Specifications

The Intel 82580 provides support for:

  • PCI Express rev2.0 Gen 2
  • Transmit and receive IP, TCP and UDP checksum offloading capabilities
  • Transmit TCP segmentation
  • IPv6 Offloading
  • Advanced packet filtering
  • IEEE 802.1q VLAN support with VLAN tag insertion, stripping and packet filtering for up to 4096 VLAN tags
  • IEEE 1588 (Pre standard) per packet time stamping
  • Supports multiple TX & RX queues, Virtual Machine Data queues (VMDq)
  • Supports jumbo frame size of 9.5 KB
  • IEEE 802.3ab, 802.3u, 802.3x compliant
  • Extensive power management



  • Length: 6.732" (171mm)
  • Height: 4.17" (106mm)



  • Operating Temperature: 0 to 55 ºC or 32 to 131 ºF
  • Operating Humidity: 5 to 95%
  • Max power consumption: 13W
  • Airflow: 200 lf/m


Ordering Part Number

Part Number Description
Niagara 42284-SX Quad Port Multi Mode fiber Gigabit NIC with Bypass
Niagara 42284-LX Quad Port Single Mode fiber Gigabit NIC with Bypass



  NIAGARA 42284 Datasheet

  Intel 82580 Datasheet



Additional Specifications / Certifications

FCC Certification CE Certification RoHS Certification