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VersaLogic announces rugged Ethernet Over Fibre Mini PCIe expansion module

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Sept 12, 2017 - Tualatin, OR.

VersaLogic announces rugged Ethernet Over Fibre Mini PCIe Expansion Module

VersaLogic, the embedded industry’s most trusted computer company, today announced the “E4”, a new Ethernet Over Fibre Mini PCIe expansion module for embedded computer systems.

Ethernet over fibre offers an extremely dependable, highly secure Ethernet connection that operates over a much longer distance than copper. Where security matters, a fibre optic connection excels. Fibre optic cables have no electromagnetic signature, making them very difficult to tap compared to wired connections.

VersaLogic’s Ethernet Over Fibre Mini PCIe Module:
  • Allows cable runs 5 times longer than Ethernet over copper!
  • Protects against external electromagnetic interference and electrical surges
  • Provides extreme security by removing the electro-magnetic signature from the connecting cables
  • Full industrial temperature rating (-40° to +85°C)
  • 1 Gigabit/sec speed with full duplex support

The rugged E4 module provides a standardised way to add a bi-directional gigabit channel of Ethernet over fibre to an embedded computing solution. Utilising latching multi-mode LC type connectors, the E4 can transmit and receive data up to 550 metres.

More info - VL-MPEe-E4

The E4’s extremely small Mini PCIe format allows it to be added to an embedded computer board with very little impact to the overall size of the system. Compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, and Linux, the E4 uses standard Ethernet software drivers.

“This Ethernet over fibre is an important add-on product, especially in defense and medical applications.” said Kerry Howell, VersaLogic Product Manager. “By transmitting Ethernet signals over fibre optic cabling, users are able to drastically extend the distance that Ethernet signals will reach, protect against external interference, and increase the privacy and security of the connection.”

Designed, Manufactured and Tested for Extreme Environments
Designed and tested for extended temperatures (-40° to +85°C), the E4 also meets MIL-STD-202G specifications to withstand high impact and vibration. The latching LC fibre optic connector provides additional protection within harsh environments.

Additional Product Information
This new product is RoHS compliant, and includes VersaLogic’s 5+ year production life guarantee. The E4 is customisable, even in low OEM quantities. Customisation options include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labelling, customised testing and screening, etc.

Pricing and Availability
The VL-MPEe-E4E is available in the UK from Sarsen Technology. Pricing is £215 in OEM quantities. Contact for more information.

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