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Innodisk expands embedded peripheral series with communication modules, for IoT and embedded applications
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Innodisk expands embedded peripheral series with communication modules, for IoT and embedded applications

Posted by Anita PodsiadloNovember 19, 2014

Innodisk, the service driven flash provider, announces the newest additions to its Embedded Peripheral line of expansion modules for embedded systems. Both using an mPCIe interface, the EMPL-G201 adds up to 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports and the EMP2-X401 adds either 4 or 8 serial ports independently selectable by software to communicate in either RS232, RS422 or RS485 mode. These modules allow system designers to easily expand Ethernet or serial connectivity of embedded systems for IoT and Industrial applications.

“The new communication-oriented Embedded Peripheral Modules are the next step in our E.P. line of expansion modules for embedded systems, allowing us to better serve our industrial and embedded customers,” said Chico Hsiao, the product manager of Embedded Peripherals Division. “With the EMPL-G201 and EMP2-X401, customers can easily add communication ports to their embedded systems for IoT, M2M or industrial applications.”

Single and Dual-port Gigabit Ethernet

With an mPCIe interface, the EMPL-G201 adds one or two isolated Gigabit Ethernet ports to any embedded system. Besides basic Gigabit Connectivity, more GbE ports allow system for Link aggregation (a.k.a Port Trunking) which can give 2x or 3x Gigabit speeds. Advanced networking features such as load-balancing, failover, or multiple IPs are also made possible by more GbE connectivity. A daughter board with cable offers 2 standard RJ45 Ethernet jacks and accommodates a variety of embedded system form factors.

Multi-Port RS232/422/485

Innodisk’s EMP2-X401 is a multi-port serial module that supports RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 communication. Offering either 4 or 8 ports, each serial port can be independently configured by software to use any of the 3 serial communication protocols. A flexible cable connects the peripheral module with up to 8 daughter boards each with a DB9 serial port and power output selectable for 5V or 12V. This module also offers 8 sets of GPIO on expansion board for users as an optional purchase.

LAN Power Isolation

The EMPL-G201 Ethernet module features a LAN isolation circuit design to protect the system from power transients unexpectly.

15kV ESD Protection

Both the EMPL-G201 and EMP2-X401 feature ESD surge protection on both cards which can handle electrostatic shocks up to 15KV.

Ruggedised

The connector interfaces of both the EMPL-G201 and EMP2-X401 feature 30 nanometer “golden finger” connectors for a robust connection. Wide operating temperature from -40° to 85°C is also available as an option.

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