Innodisk claims world-first for M.2 10GbE LAN module

Claimed to be the first 10GbE LAN designed in M.2 form factor, the EGPL-T101 M.2 2280 10GbE LAN module has been released by Innodisk. It is compatible with existing network infrastructure for backward compatibility, in applications as far ranging as surveillance to gaming, networking and industrial uses. All are application areas where demand for high-speed LAN is growing. 

Additionally, interference issues are also occurring more often as the size of the PCIe form factor cannot fit in the smaller design of IPC platforms, observes the company. The EGPL-T101 is the first M.2 2280-to-single 10GbE Base-T Ethernet module, claims Innodisk and is also believed to be the smallest 10GbE expansion available today. It is 10 times faster than standard Ethernet. Its support for PCI Express Gen 3×2 enables the EGPL-T101 module to provide sufficient bandwidth for one 10GbE LAN port, making it suitable for server and industrial applications’ high-speed network demands.

It has a standard RJ45 LAN port on a tiny daughterboard so users can upgrade to a 10GbE network using existing Cat6/6A copper cables. The EGPL-T101 is also compatible with the six network standards supported in 10 / 5 / 2.5 / 1Gbits per second and 100 / 10Mbits per second, for backward compatibility with existing network infrastructure. It also has high performance computing (HPC) which is 10 times faster than Gigabit Ethernet with low power consumption. 

Suitable scenarios that could benefit from the EGPL-T101 include machine vision in industrial applications. It offers high throughput network data transmission, high resolution imaging for surveillance systems and low latency for gaming applications.

Mass production of the EGPL-T101 is expected to begin in December 2021.

Innodisk is a service-driven provider of flash memory, DRAM modules, and embedded peripheral products for industrial and enterprise applications.

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