High Speed & Flexible Connectivity – New CompactPCI Serial Board for Network Applications

EKF announces its latest CompactPCI Serial peripheral board, SN9-CAPO, suitable for various networking applications. It comes with four 2.5 Gbps Ethernet ports on front RJ45 sockets. Each port is connected to an Intel® I226-IT network controller, allowing each network adapter (NIC) to operate at speeds of 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T, and 2.5GBASE-T.

This real-time capable board is the perfect companion for data-intensive IIoT applications in industrial automation or transportation applications. It can be used for router and gateway functions, data acquisition, and edge computing. Additionally, it provides an easy upgrade path for outdated 1000Base-T solutions that may no longer meet the performance requirements.

Each connector is connected to a separate Intel® I226-IT network adapter, allowing for a highly flexible and customized networking solution. The SN9-CAPO supports full-duplex transmissions, enabling simultaneous transmission and reception of data. Galvanic isolation using transformers, per the IEEE standard, protects the devices from damage caused by high voltage on the line and avoids potential voltage offsets that may arise from differences in potential between the devices. 

Like all EKF solutions, the SN9-CAPO is 100% made in Germany and is long-term available. The network card operates within an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and can be expanded with 4 X-coded M12 connectors at the front upon request.

The SN9 is delivered in conformity with EN 50155 with a protective coating for use in rail applications. With the SN9-CAPO, EKF provides its customers with a powerful and highly flexible CompactPCI Serial solution for modern networking requirements.

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