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Quad/dual 10/100BaseTX Ethernet NIC PMC
• PCI 66 MHz capable
• Front I/O
• Quad or dual 10/100BaseTX ports
• Full duplex operation in both 10 and
100 Mbit modes
• TCP/UDP checksum off loading
• Fully supports IP Security (IpSec)
• Versions supporting wide operating
temperature range available
• RoHS versions available – meet European
Union (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substance
Directive (2002/95/EC) current revision
The PCM610 family of Ethernet NICs provides
two or four 10/100BaseTX engines on a PMC.
Each engine is capable of full-duplex operation in both 10 and 100 Mbit modes. A PCI to
PCI bridge couples the Ethernet interfaces to
the host PCI bus, ensuring high performance
with minimal PCI loading.
A full auto-negotiation facility allows automatic configuration to the highest possible
operating mode. This includes the option of
automatic determination of both bandwidth
and full-duplex operation.
Low Cost, Effective Interconnect
Two PMC610 boards can be directly cabled
with a simple “cross-over”. This configuration creates a full-duplex 800 Mbit dedicated
data path - delivering high bandwidth at very
low cost. More complex, dedicated interconnects can be created using a hub or switch.
Both point-to-point and switched hubs, in
full-duplex mode, remove many determinism concerns raised with traditional Ethernet
solutions. This makes the PMC610 an excellent
candidate for high performance interconnects
that require real time determinism.
Software Support
Software drivers are available for most popular
operating systems such as VxWorks®, Linux®,
LynxOS®, Windows® NT and Solaris. These
drivers have been carefully designed and implemented to fit within the LAN protocol stack of
the host operating system. Thus all facilities
available from the host OS can be used across
the PMC610. These drivers allow user control
over the PMC610 auto-negotiation capability.
PMC610 10/100BaseTX Ethernet NIC PMC
Block Diagram
• Intel® 82551ER chipset
Power Requirements
• 3.3 V
R J45
Intel 82551ER
PMC Expansion Site Connector
• 3.3 V and 5 V signaling
• Types 1 and 2, 32-bit PCI bus, 66 MHz maximum
R J45
Intel 82551ER
Ethernet Characteristics
• Ports: two or four 10/100BaseTX
• Port routing: front
R J45
Intel 82551ER
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
• 281,000 hours
R J45
Intel 82551ER
Form Factor
Local PCI Bus
Host PCI Bus
Standard Temperature
• Operating: 0 to +55 °C
• Storage: -40 to +85 °C
Wide Temperature Range
• Operating: -20 to +70 °C
• Storage: -40 to +85 °C
• Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
• Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Other Options
• Conformal coating: polyurethane or acrylic
Operating System Support
• Windows®
• Linux®
• VxWorks®
• LynxOS®
Regulatory Compliance
• European Union (CE Mark)
• EN55024
• EN55022 Radiated Emissions Class A
• EN61000-4-2 (ESD)
• EN61000-4-3 (Radiated Immunity)
• EN61000-4-4 (EFT)
• EN61000-4-5 (Surge)
• EN61000-4-6 (Conducted RF)
• EN61000-4-8 (Power Frequency Magnetic Fields)
• EN61000-4-11 (Voltage Dips)
• EN61000-3-2 (Harmonic Emissions) (PMC610RC only)
• EN61000-3-3 (Flicker) (PMC610RC only)
• United States FCC Part 15, Class A
• Canada ICES-003, Class A
• UL60950-1
• CSA C22.2, No. 60950-1-03
• EN60950-1 (Low Voltage Directive)
Ordering Information
10/100BaseTX PMC; four ports; front I/O; standard operating temperature range
PMC610RC 10/100BaseTX PMC; four ports; front I/O; standard operating temperature range; RoHS
PMC610RC-2 10/100BaseTX PMC; two ports; front I/O; standard operating temperature range; RoHS
PMC610RC-WT 10/100BaseTX PMC; four ports; front I/O; wide operating temperature range; RoHS
PMC610RC-2-WT 10/100BaseTX PMC; two ports; front I/O; wide operating temperature range; RoHS
- CC may be applied to any part to indicate polyurethane conformal coating
- CCA may be applied to any part to indicate acrylic conformal coating
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