XMC Mezzanine Module • Dual Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller

The DN3-SHARK is a is a XMC standard mezzanine card, equipped with a dual port 10Gbps Ethernet controller. Both ports are available via SFP+ front bezel connector cages, suitable for attachment of either optical cables via SFP+ transceivers or SFP+ twinaxial copper cables. The Intel® 82599ES Ethernet NIC is known for its high performance, low latency, reliability, and flexibility. The DN3-SHARK is backward compatible to 1Gbps and 100Mbps speeds. The optimum performance can be achieved with a Gen2 PCIe x 8 link established to the XMC carrier. Intel® networking drivers are available for all major operating systems.
The DN3-SHARK is a perfect solution for applications with demand for high throughput industrial networking.

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  • Form factor XMC single-width mezzanine card 139mm x 74mm
  • Stack height 10mm XMC to host (module PCB to carrier card PCB)
  • Host I/F Connector P15 XMC (black housing)
  • Option P15 connector according to XMC 2.0 (white housing)
  • PCI Express® Gen2 PCIe x 8 (PCIe x 4, PCIe x 2, PCIe x 1 fall-back)
  • Power consumption VPWR (5V or 12V) 8W max.
  • Intel® 82599ES (aka X520 Niantic) dual port 10G Ethernet controller
  • SFP+ interface compatible to 100Mbps/1Gbps/10Gbps speeds
  • Auto negotiation for automatic link configuration
  • IEEE 802.3ab Auto Negotiation for automatic link configuration
  • IPv4, IPv6, TCP/UDP checksum offloads
  • Integrated LinkSec and IPsec security engines, IPv4 and IPv6 end-to-end layer 2/3 data protection
  • Support for jumbo frames of up to 15.5 KB
  • 802.1AS – Precise Timing Protocol
  • IEEE 802.1q virtual local area network (VLAN) support , VMDq, VMDc
  • Unified networking support (IEEE 802.1az, IEEE 802.1Qbb, FCoE, iSCSI)
  • Driver support for all major operating systems
  • Front bezel receptacles SFP+
  • Front LEDs 1G, 10G, Link, Activity

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