CompactPCI Serial Board Delivers Four Gbit Ethernet Channels

MEN Micro has announced the G211X Ethernet interface card. It ensures fast data transmission with four X-coded M12 connectors connected to the backplane via an x4 link. The G211X is a new quad Ethernet card based on CompactPCI Serial. It can be used in combination with a CompactPCI Serial or CompactPCI PlusIO CPU board in a CompactPCI Serial or hybrid system. The four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on the front panel are accessible via robust, X-coded M12 connectors.

All four interfaces are controlled by an Ethernet controller connected to the backplane via an x4 PCI Express connection. Each interface also supports a data transmission rate of 1 Gbit/s—even if all four channels are used simultaneously. For better control, two LEDs each indicate the connection and activity status of the interfaces. The G211X is designed for the extended operating temperature and prepared for conformal coating for use in harsh and mobile environments, in particular for rolling stock applications.

  • Four 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet channels
  • Intel i350 Server chipset with support for 8 virtual machines
  • Full-duplex or half-duplex
  • X-coded M12 connectors
  • 500 V insulation voltage
  • -40°C to +85°C operating temperature
  • Based on PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial

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Industrial Ethernet Switch on 3U cPCI

MEN Micro has announced the G102, a fully managed 3U flexible multiport Gbit switch, with a 29 Gbit/s switch matrix, implemented as a CompactPCI Serial board. It occupies one system slot or one peripheral slot using a 4 HP front panel with three Gbit Ethernet ports on M12 X-coded connectors on the front panel. The new backplane concept for MEN routers and switches allows high flexibility in network applications and management.

02g102-03_rightThe G102 guarantees high speed, high efficiency and an extensive firmware supporting various protocols like security, time synchronicity, stability, as well as for temperature needs. The switch supports EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet) as a standard on all ports, IEEE1588v2 on ports 1 to 12 and SyncE (synchronous Ethernet) as an option.

The G102 either features three Ethernet ports on the front and up to 22 ports on the rear, or alternatively all 25 ports on the rear. These include 12 ports with integrated 10/100/1000 Mbit/s copper PHYs.

The switch is fault tolerant and restores itself on its own: If a link is temporarily unavailable, frames can be sent via backup/redundant links (spanning tree protocol/link aggregation) and no data loss occurs. Its built-in test mechanisms make the G102 an even more reliable component in the communication system. The railway Ethernet switch is specifically designed for rugged mobile communication systems and fully compliant with the EN 50155 railway standard, qualified for a -40 to +85°C operation temperature and ready for coating.

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