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Innodisk Launches New Generation M.2 LAN Card

The EGPL series with PCIe interface expands dual Gigabit Ethernet for increased flexibility.

Innodisk, the service-driven provider of flash, memory and peripheral module for industrial and embedded systems, launches a new generation M.2 LAN card.

M.2 (known as the NGFF - Next Generation Form Factor) is a new generation of specifications for embedded extensions designed to support PCIe and USB 3.0 interface. High-speed bandwidth comes as a standard specification of mini-STX and NUC. It may be used on type 2280, 2260 and other various modules.

Innodisk announced the world’s first M.2 LAN card EGUL series at the end of last year and was awarded Electronic Design’s "Product of the Week." We launched its extension line EGPL series to support PCIe, type 2280 and additional operating platforms such as Linux, FreeBSD, Android and VxWorks.

Dual Gigabit LAN for Various Applications

The demand for bandwidth and connectivity capabilities is increasing significantly as the Internet of Things (IoT) and the demand for networking devices across the world grows. The M.2 LAN card provides dual Gigabit Ethernet to expand bandwidth and supports the following three functions: link aggregation, which combines two Ethernet links to improve speed; failover, which switches to a redundant network when the failure of one network occurs providing a backup mode; and load balancing, which optimizes resource use and avoiding the overload of any single resource and ensuring quality of work.

M.2 LAN Card Product Information

Innodisk’s M.2 LAN card complies with both 2000V surge protection and 2000V HiPOT protection, offering high voltage isolation protection in order to prevent electrical damage to the system. Additionally, it features ESD (±8/15KV) to ensure the system’s dependability within unstable environments.

There are two series of M.2 LAN cards with 1 or 2 ports selections for different applications. EGPL series supports the M.2 2280 and PCIe interface, and EGUL series supports the M.2 2260 and USB 3.0 interface. All of them feature a wide-temperature range and an optional terminal mounting hole or bracket for daughterboard installation.