The P602 is a Gigabit Ethernet XMC mezzanine card suitable for any XMC compliant single-board computer or host carrier board in any type of bus system, i.e. CPCI, VME or on any type of stand-alone SBC. Compared to PMC, the XMC standard defines a different board-to-board connector for support of PCI Express®.
The four Ethernet channels on the P602 are provided by two Ethernet controllers with two lines each. Each of the two XMC connectors supports one link with up to four lanes. With a specific set-up the two lines inside each Ethernet controller can be used as a redundant channel pair. In this mode one line is monitored by the other line and the controller recognizes when an error occurs.
The P602 is typically suited as an extension for Windows® and Linux based systems with a heavy demand for multiple and ultra-fast communication requirements. As such it is used in high-bandwidth multi-channel communication applications in networked appliances such as base stations, routers, switches, gateways, residential gateway controllers, etc. Main target markets comprise telecom, medical engineering and transportation.
For use in rugged environments the mezzanine module P602 is delivered with a passive heat sink and is prepared for conformal coating. Equipped with Intel® components that come exclusively from the Intel® Embedded Line, the P602 has a guaranteed minimum standard availability of 5 years.