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. 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.

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Ordering Information

  • 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet controller
  • RJ45 F/P jacks
  • 5 x I210-IT, -40°C to +85°C


  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial Standard (CPCI-S.0) peripheral slot card
  • Single Size Eurocard 3U 4HP 100x160mm2
  • cPCI-S Backplane Connector P1
  • Suitable for PCIe x 1 or PCIe x 4 standard peripheral slots, and fat pipe peripheral slots
  • PLX PCI Express® Gen2 packet switch for optimum bandwidth distribution
  • 1 x Upstream port PCIe x 4 or PCIe x 1, Gen2 or Gen1 PCI Express® over backplane
  • 5 x Downstream ports PCIe x 1 to Gigabit Ethernet NICs
  • Five independent Gigabit Ethernet controllers (5 x MAC address) Intel® I210-IT
  • Intel® I211-AT Gigabit Ethernet controllers populated as an alternate (depends on SKU)
  • Integrated PHYs 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T (IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab)
  • IEEE 802.3ab Auto Negotiation for automatic link configuration
  • Auto MDI, MDI-X Crossover at all Speeds
  • Full duplex operation at 10/100/1000Mbps
  • 9.5KB Jumbo Frame support
  • Hardware-based time stamping (IEEE 1588) and support for 802.1AS – Precise Timing Protocol
  • Support for Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard of IEEE 802.3az
  • Option IEEE 802.1Qav compliant Audio-Video Bridging (AVB)
  • IPv4, IPv6, TCP/UDP checksum offloads
  • Driver support for all major operating systems
  • Five front panel connectors RJ45 with integrated magnetics
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution (coating, sealing, underfilling available on request)
  • RoHS compliant
  • Designed and manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management
  • Commercial operating temperature range 0°C to +70°C
  • Industrial operating temperature range -40°C to +85°C on request
  • Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% … 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m … +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • MTBF 34.2 years
  • EC Regulations EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)

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