A managed Layer 2 managed Ethernet switch module offering eight 10/100/1000Mbps copper twisted pair ports on a PC/104 form-factor board.
Epsilon can be used standalone, without any connection to a single board computer, or in conjunction with a host CPU. The module’s built-in microcontroller handles configuration and management. On-board memory holds dual application images, boot code, MAC addresses, and other parameters, and can also be used for program execution.
An RS-232 serial port enables communication between the module’s on-board management microcontroller and a host processor. Epsilon’s built-in microcontroller is also accessible via a web management interface over one of the Ethernet ports.
Epsilon provides a full PC/104 stackthrough bus interface, allowing it to be integrated into any PC/104 stack. However, the module does not interface to the PC/104 bus and does not require it for its operation. The PC/104 stackthrough connectors are not installed in the standard version, but are available as a special-order option.