The new dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet Kontron XMC401 mezzanine board extends all CompactPCI, VME, VPX, and custom boards offering a XMC slot by two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Based on the Intel 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller, Kontron’s next-generation Ethernet Switched Mezzanine Card (XMC) provides more than sufficient data throughput for the Ethernet networks of today and tomorrow.
In addition to advanced processing performance, the new dual 10 GbE controller, which connects to the host computer via PCIe x8, efficiently reduces CPU load. Combined with the new capabilities and enhancements of the Intel 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller such as checksum offload, TCP segmentation offload, and reduced interrupt operations, the Kontron XMC401 mezzanine boards help release processors from network I/O bottlenecks to unleash blazing performance in a variety of usage models.
By supporting the latest Intel VT technologies, Kontron provides the platform foundation for virtualisation and storage over Ethernet and opens up new possibilities for efficiently utilising network connections. Offering the possibility of either one or two SFP+ channels as well as support for copper and/or optical transmission, the Kontron XMC401 mezzanine boards allow for maximum flexibility. Furthermore, it has intelligent behaviour through the operation of 1GbE direct attached copper or 1/10 GbE fibre network configurations.
The Kontron XMC401 dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet mezzanine board is available now from Dedicated Systems Australia . It supports Linux as well as the latest Windows operating systems.