CompactPCI® Serial • Dual Port RJ45 10 Gigabit Ethernet NIC

The SN3-GONG is a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI® Serial systems. The board is equipped with an Intel® X540 10GBASE-T Ethernet controller, and two RJ45 front panel jacks for attachment of Cat 6 or Cat 6A cables up to 100m length. The ability to auto-negotiate between 100Mbps, 1Gbps, and 10Gbps speeds provides the backwards compatibility for a smooth transition and easy migration to 10GbE. The X540 is based on PCI Express® 2.1 (up to 5GT/s) and supports x1, x2, x4 and x8 link widths. For optimum performance, the SN3-GONG should be installed in a CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot.
The SN3-GONG is well suited for high performance industrial networking applications. Drivers are available for all major operation systems.

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General Information


  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial Standard (CPCI-S.0) peripheral slot card
  • Single Size Eurocard 3U 4HP 100x160mm2
  • cPCI-S Backplane Connectors P1 & P2
  • Suitable for PCIe x 1 to PCIe x 8 standard peripheral slots, and fat pipe peripheral slots
  • Gigabit Ethernet controller Intel® X540
  • Link modes 10GBASE-T, 1000BASE-T, and 100BASE-T (IEEE 802.3an, 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab)
  • IEEE 802.3an auto-negotiation for automatic link configuration (speed, duplex, flow control)
  • Automatic cross-over detection function (MDI/MDI-X)
  • Automatic cable diagnostics
  • IEEE 802.3x and 802.3z compliant flow control support
  • Data Center Bridging (DCB) support 802.1Qaz, 802.1Qbb>
  • IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN), IEEE 802.1ad (Double VLAN)
  • 15.5KB 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
  • Rich feature set security functions and I/O virtualization
  • Comprehensive offload and performance features e.g. iSCSI, FCoE
  • Driver support for all major operating systems
  • Two front panel connectors RJ45 with integrated magnetics and echo circuit for noise and EMI cancelling
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution (coating, sealing, underfilling available on request)
  • RoHS compliant
  • 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 47 years (MIL-HDBK-217F, SN29500 @+40°C)
  • EC Regulatory EN55035, EN55032, EN62368-1 (CE)

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