PCI Edge Connector 4-port 10/100BaseTX Ethernet NIC

This product reached the end of its lifecycle (end-of-life) on September 30, 2010

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RM610 is a PCI Ethernet NIC providing four 10/100Mbit Ethernet interfaces. The 10/100BaseTX engines are each capable of full duplex operation in both 10 and 100 Mbit modes. Each of the Ethernet/PCI interfaces includes a powerful DMA engine with very deep FIFO buffers. This assures continuous, full bandwidth operation with minimum PCI overhead. A PCI-to-PCI bridge couples the Ethernet interfaces to the host PCI bus, assuring high performance with minimum PCI loading. The PCI bus can run at 64-bit/66MHz. The RM610 features a full auto-negotiation facility allowing automatic configuration to the highest possible operating mode. This includes the option for automatic determination of both bandwidth and full duplex operation. Two RM610 boards can be directly cabled with a simple "cross-over". This configuration creates a full duplex 800Mbit dedicated data path - delivering high bandwidth at very low cost. More complex, dedicated interconnects can be created using a hub or switch. Both point-to-point and switched hubs, in full duplex mode, remove many determinism concerns raised with traditional Ethernet solutions. This makes the RM610 an excellent candidate for high performance interconnects that require real time determinism. Software drivers are available for most popular operating systems including Windows, Linux, LynxOS, VxWorks and Solaris. These drivers have been carefully designed and implemented to fit within the LAN protocol stack of the host operating system. In this way, all facilities available from the host OS can be utilized across the RM610. The drivers allow for user control over the RM610 auto-negotiation capability.

  • Dual port version available
  • Software support available for Windows, Linux, LynxOS, VxWorks and Solaris
  • Auto-negotiation
  • Full duplex operation in both 10 and 100 Mbit modes
  • 4 independent 10/100BaseTX Ethernet ports
  • PCI 64-bit / 66MHz


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Front Panel I/O Connectors
PCI Controller/ Ethernet MAC
Intel 82559ER



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