ALLOY-1440 Fibre Family Adapters

ALLOY-1440 Fibre Family Adapters

The ALLOY-1440 is a 100Mbps PCI fibre optic network card designed for modern high reliability managed fibre networks. The adapter is compliant to PCI 2.2 and will support PCI buses with either 5V, 3.3V or dual voltage standard PCI, 64Bit PCI or PCI-X slots. 5 fibre termination types are supported, ST, STR, SC, MT-RJ and VF-45. The Alloy-1440 uses a low profile PCB and can be supplied with either a full height or a low profile (half height) brackets to ensure support for the vast majority of workstations and servers. A wide range of fibre termination options are supported with SC, ST and Ruggedised ST in Multimode, and several variations in single mode. The Alloy-1440 is based on the Via 6105M Rhine chipset which provides Advanced Management and Power Conservation Features. The Via Rhine Chipset enables configuration of advanced features such as Priority Queuing to increase multimedia transfer speeds, VLAN tagging for security, TCP/UDP checksum offloading from the host CPU and adaptive interrupt handling to handle heavy network loads more efficiently. Advanced power management features include low power consumption from the 0.22 micron designed Via 6105M controller. The adapter also supports a remote BootROM socket which can be use with an optional PXE rom for remote booting from Windows based RIS servers. Wake on LAN (WoL) support is provided via the PCI bus as per PCI 2.2 specification, or via a provide cable for motherboards of PCI 2.1 or older specification.


  • Various Fibre Optic Interface Options
  • Low profile PCB, supplied with Full height and Low profile (Half height) interchangeable brackets
  • Dual Voltage 3.3V/5V PCI support. Supporting PCI-32bit, 64bit and PCI-X slots.
  • Single chip 100Mbps Fast Ethernet Management Controller (VIA 6105M)
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-FX Standards Compliant
  • 32bit PCI Bus-Master Interface
  • VIA Rhine based CSR definition provides efficient PCI bus-mastering
  • Enhanced MAC functions for 802.3 networking
  • 802.1 Priority Transmit with maximum of eight programmable priority queues
  • 802.1q Multiple VLAN support includes VLAN long frames support (1518+4bytes), VLAN tag auto inserting and extracting on TX and RX side and Optional auto filtering on VLAN ID
  • IP header Checksum Offload supported on IPv4 frames. Support both of TCP and UDP protocols
  • Support Physical, Broadcast, and Multicast address filtering using both, hashing table look-up and perfect-match mechanisms
  • 12 sets of hardware 16 bit MIB counters
  • WFM 2.0 compliant
  • DMI 2.0 (H/W)


Standards: IEEE802.3u Fast Ethernet; IEEE802.3x Flow Control
Bus Type: PCI-Bus Revision 2.2; Compatible to PCI-X Revision 1.0
Connector: ST, SC, Ruggedised ST
Full Duplex Speed: 200Mbps
I/O Address: Automatically determined by PCI Bus
Interrupt (IRQ): INTA on PCI slot pin assignment
Driver Support:

  • All 32bit Windows Operating Systems and WFW311

BootROM Size: 32K, 64Kbyte EPROM/FLASHROM
Bus Access Method: Bus Master
Dimension: 120mm(L) x 56.5mm(H)
Temperature: 0°C to 55°C (Std Operating); 32F to 104F
Humidity: 10% to 90% non condensing
EMC Compliance: C-Tick, FCC Part 15 Class A, CE