The two 10GE ports are fully independent on the module. Monitoring and control signals are mapped to the FMC interface for detection, lossof-signal, rate and device control.
The FMC-10GE is not VITA 57 compliant. The FMC-10GE is compatible with the Innovative ePC-K7 FMC site 1 only. Use on any other carrier will require mechanical, thermal and electrical
- Mechanical: The height of the module exceeds the FMC specification to accomodate the Intel X540 network controller (NIC) and RJ45 ethernet connectors. The FMC connector used on the module is .378″ rather than .245″ in height.
- Thermal: The module dissipates up to 13.5 W necessitating use of a heat spreader capable to conduct heat to the host carrier or chassis.
- Electrical: Eight high-speed serial lanes on the FMC connector connect to the X540 NIC, which requires PCIe protocol and signal levels. The X540 must be enumerated and controlled as a slave PCIe device.
The FMC-10GE works with legacy Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches and Cat 6A cabling. Install into an ePC-K7 and the auto-negotiation between 1 GbE and 10 GbE provides a smooth transition and easy migration to 10 GbE. When time and budget allows, 10GBASE-T switches can be added to your network to experience the full benefits of 10 GbE.
Software libraries and examples for C host development are provided. Application examples demonstrating the module features are provided for Innovative Integration platforms in for Windows and Linux.