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Kontron CP342 - 3U cPCI/CompactPCI® Dual Independent Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Copper with RJ45 or Fiber with SFP connection, up to -40 to +85°C Operation

Kontron CP342 - 3U cPCI Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet
Key Features
3U CompactPCI® Industrial Gigabit Dual NIC
4HP 32-bit/33-MHz CompactPCI®
2x RJ45/SFP (front) or rear IO versions
10/100/1000 Mbit/s with auto-negotiation
Intel® 82546GB Ethernet controller
Optional flash socket for PXE boot
0 to 60°C or -40 to +85°C operation


Kontron's CP342 is a Dual Gigabit Ethernet controller board, based around Intel 82546GB chip, designed for operation in CompactPCI systems offering versatile connectivity to your application either on copper with RJ45 or Rear I/O or on Fibre with SFP.

The optional flash device provides CP342 with the ability to boot remotely via PXE-boot from another system's OS over the connected network. The used controller supports Jumbo frames with up to 16KB for large data transfers and high throughput. IP, TCP and UDP checksum off-loading capabilities increase the throughput even more and lowers CPU utilisation. The CP342 is capable of adapter teaming using the appropriate driver software.



FunctionBoot Flash: Flash memory socket (PLCC32) available for up to 1 MB of removable Flash memory for user-installed and programmed boot chip (Flash memory is optionally available with the product)
Interface(s)Number of Ports: 2 ports with Gigabit Ethernet
Transfer rate: 10/100/1000 Mbit/s (only 1000 Mbit/s for SFP); ull IEEE 802.3 x compliance
Ethernet: 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, 1000Base-TX and; 1000Base-FX operation
Controller(s)Intel® 82546GB Ethernet controller
Connection(s)CP342: 2x RJ45
CP342-E2: 2x RJ45
CP342-SFP: 2x SFP
CP342-RIO: RJ45 via Rear I/O


ExpansionPICMG 2.0 Rev 3.0 compatible, 32 bit/33 MHz, DMA bus master
VI/O: universal (3.3V/5V)
Version with Rear I/O on J2
Electrical5.6 W (typ.) @ 3.3 V
MechanicalMain board: 100 x 160 mm, 3U/4HP
Rear I/O: 80 mm L x 100 mm W (single height)
Conformal CoatingOptional
SoftwareWindows®, Linux®, VxWorks® driver packages

Windows® driver package with Adapter Teaming providing:
• Adapter Fault Tolerance
• Adaptive Load Balancing
• Static Link Aggregation
• IEEE 802.3ad Dynamic Link Aggregation
• Switch Fault Tolerance
TemperatureTemperature range (operation, standard): 0 to +60°C
Temperature range (operation, extended E2): -40 to +85°C
Temperature range (storage): -55 to +125°C
HumidityNon condensing 93% at 40 °C (acc. to IEC60068-2-78)
WeightMain board: 145 g (with heatsink)
Rear I/O: 100 g
MTBF148,000 h
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

CP342 Dual Gigabit Ethernet NIC on 3U CompactPCI with 2x RJ45 to the front panel

CP342-SFP Dual Gigabit Ethernet NIC on 3U CompactPCI with 2x SFP to the front panel

CP342-RIO Dual Gigabit Ethernet NIC on 3U CompactPCI with Rear I/O support

CP342-E2 Dual Gigabit Ethernet NIC with 2x RJ45, for usage in E2 (-40°C to +85°C) temp. range
CP-RIO3-42 Rear I/O module for CP342-RIO with 2x RJ45