CompactPCI® Serial • 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC
The SN1-REVERB is a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI® Serial systems. The board is equipped with five independent PCI Express® based Gigabit Ethernet controllers, wired to associated RJ45 front panel jacks.
The Intel® I210-IT (I211-AT) Ethernet NICs provide latest networking technology, e.g. power management for increased efficiency and Audio-Video Bridging (AVB) for tightly controlled media stream synchronisation, buffering, and reservation.
The on-board PCI Express® packet switch allows for operation of the SN1-REVERB either in a CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe peripheral slot, or even a standard peripheral backplane slot. The optimum performance can be achieved with a PCIe x 4 link established via the backplane connector P1.
The SN1-REVERB is well suited for high performance industrial networking applications. Drivers are available for all major operation systems.
SN1-REVERB • 5-Port GbE NIC
The SN1-REVERB is equipped with five independent Intel I210 industrial temperature range Gigabit Ethernet controllers. Each of them requires a PCI Express® x1 lane, which is provided by a PCI Express® Gen2 packet switch. The downstream ports operate at 2.5GT/s, fully sufficient for the 1Gbps Ethernet data transfer speed. The PCIe x 4 upstream port of the PCI Express® packet switch is capable to operate at 4 x 5.0GT/s (Gen2), if supported by the CompactPCI® Serial system slot controller (CPU board) for the chosen SN1-REVERB card slot.
The PCI Express® packet switch is a flexible interface between one to four PCI Express® lanes, derived from the CompactPCI® Serial backplane connector P1 (upstream link), and 5 GbE NICs (single lane downstream links). For maximum data throughput the SN1-REVERB should be inserted either into a CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot (which provides 8 PCIe lanes), or PCIe x 4 capable standard peripheral slot. For typical applications however, reasonable performance can be already achieved in a PCIe x 1 CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot.