Kontron XMC-ETH2 Gigabit Ethernet Mezzanine Board

The Kontron XMC-ETH2 is a dual Gigabit Ethernet mezzanine board. The Kontron XMC-ETH2 enables all VPX, VME, CompactPCI, and custom boards offering a PMC or XMC slot to be extended by two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, which can be individually routed to the front or to the backplane. The new board features the Intel 82571 Dual Channel Ethernet Controller. The Kontron XMC-ETH2 dual Gigabit Ethernet mezzanine board supports Linux, VxWorks and Windows XP. The board is available now.

Kontron XMC-ETH2 PMC/XMC Gigabit Ethernet mezzanine board

Kontron XMC-ETH2 PMC/XMC Gigabit Ethernet Mezzanine Card Features

  • x4 PCI Express XMC and PCI PMC interface to Host
  • Standard Air Cooled version (0 to 55°C)
  • Rugged Conduction Cooled version (-40 to 85°C)

The XMC-ETH2 mezzanine board comes in two versions: air-cooled (Standard Commercial (SA)) or conduction-cooled (Rugged Conduction Cooled Version (RC)) in order to suit the individual needs of different system environments. The SA version is ideal for air-cooled system designs in a temperature range of 0 °C to 55 °C (VITA 47-Class AC1) and the RC version is good for robust conduction-cooled systems in the extended temperature range of -40 °C to 85 °C (VITA 47-Class CC4).

Because the Kontron XMC-ETH2 mezzanine board supports both XMC and PMC extension slots, it can be used universally in different system designs. Designed as a Plug and Play solution, the Ethernet mezzanine board automatically selects the data bus according to whether the power supply is present on the P5 connector (x4 PCI Express). Otherwise, it switches to 32 bit PCI 33 MHz or 66 MHz on the PMC connectors. An integrated micro DIP switch allows for manual override of the host bus selection. Another micro DIP switch controls Ethernet channel routing to the front panel (RJ-45) or to the backplane (P4). Each channel can be routed separately.

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