Talon 3008

Low Profile
Tiny NIC

  • Lowers overall network cost
  • 4 bi-directional ethernet ports
  • Increases throughput in existing systems
  • Better reliability, less downtime
  • Non-intrusive to system hardware and software
  • Easy plug-n-play installation
  • Performs 8Gbps full duplex
  • Low Power consumption
  • Supports fail-over protection (alternate pathing)
  • Supports port aggregation, bonding
  • Qualified across multiple host platforms from DellTM, HPTM, SUNTM, TYANTM, and others
  • Supports all CPU types: OpteronTM, PentiumTM, XEONTM, PowerPCTM, SPARCTM, MIPSTM, and others
  • Board size: Low profile PCIe HBA (2.535" x 6.6")



LeWiz's TALON3008TM is a PCI-Express (PCIe) network interface card (NIC) with 4 ports of 1Gbps Ethernet but in a PCIe low profile form factor. It's designed to target the small space, heat sensitive servers, storage and security systems markets. This quad port board is suitable for high performance high connectivity networked systems such as blade servers, storage and networked appliances. The TALON3008TMplugs directly into the systems x1, x4, x8, or x16 PCIe slot. With all 4 ports active in bi-directional mode, LeWiz's Talon3008TM PCIe board can transmit and receive up to 8Gbps or 4Gbps in each direction. The board has TCP/IP assist functions to reduce the work load for the system CPUs. Both low profile and standard height PCI-Express brackets are available.

The 4 independent ports allow users to implement fail-over fault-tolerant capability using quad redundancy or dual redundancy that can be switched over 2 different networks ensuring the system can always be up and running even during an outage of the primary network. For higher performance, the 4 GigE ports can also be bonded together to form a single pipe achieving the performance of most 10Gbps HBA cards in the market but at a fraction of the cost -- yet still allowing the users to use the proven, low cost GigE network equipments.

The board is a plug-n-play for many systems. It readily supports Windows2000/2003 Server, Solaris10/Express, Linux2.4/2.6, and Redhat or SuSE Enterprise operating systems. It has been tested on both AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon platforms both in 32 and 64 bit configurations.

Storage application such as iSCSI stack, and Web server Apache applications are readily available. Existing applications would run on this board without modification or recompilation.

Designed for maximum wirerate throughput across the ports. The TALON3008TM is ideal for network intensive environments such as file serving, network attached storage (NAS), high performance technical computing, high-end backup and restore, IP storage, and video serving.


  • Server (application servers, Web/DNS/e-mail/file servers, etc.)
  • Storage (iSCSI, SAN/NAS, etc.)
  • iSCSI NIC, initiator or target
  • Security appliances (firewalls, load balances, etc.)
  • Network appliances
  • Compression systems
  • Streaming Multimedia
Ordering Part#:
(Please specify your specific OS version when ordering)
Talon3008-S (standard PCI-e bracket)
Talon3008-L (low profile PCI-e bracket)
Talon3008SN-S (standard height PCI-e bracket for Sun Systems)
Talon3008SN-L (low profile PCI-e bracket for Sun Systems)

Operating systems supported by LeWiz's Talon3008 4-port GigE, low-profile PCI-express card:
We continue to add more OS support to this list.
Please contact LeWiz at info@lewiz.com if you do not see your OS listed. In addition to the device driver, port teaming, bonding, fail-over, and other useful software are also available. Contact LeWiz for more information.

OS AMD/Intel (32 bit) AMD/Intel (64 bit) SPARC Comments
Window Support
Windows XP-pro yes yes
Windows XP - embedded yes
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise yes
Windows Server 2003 Standard yes yes
Windows Server 2003 yes
Windows 2000 Server yes
Windows 2000 Advanced Server yes
Windows 2000 yes
Windows NT Terminal Server yes
Windows NT 4.0 yes
Windows NT 3.51 yes
Windows CE 5.0 yes
Windows CE yes
Windows 98 SE yes yes
Linux Support
Redhat AS 4.0 yes yes
Redhat ES yes yes
SuSE 9.0 (LES) yes yes
SuSE pro 9.3 yes yes
Fedora Core 4 yes yes
Fedora Core 3 yes yes
Solaris Support
Solaris 10 (1/06) yes yes
Other OS
FreeBSD yes yes
OpenBSD yes yes
Netware 6.5 yes
Netware 6.0 yes
Netware 5.1 yes
Unixware 7.x yes