|Up to 8 nodes can be connected to the EtherSwitch8 via RJ45 cables. The card has an automatic MDI/MDIX recognition so that no crossover cables are required. Each channel can be driven at 10/100 Mbps in full duplex as also in half duplex mode. Also this recognition is done automatically.
The EtherSwitch8 has a GLink Expansion Bus, allowing the cascading of two EtherSwitch8 cards. So it is possible to build an Ethernet Switch with up to 16 nodes.
The EtherSwitch8 can be used in ISA96/AT96 systems as also in ECB systems. It is also possible to use the EtherSwitch8 standalone. For this operating mode, an additional connector clamp is integriated to feed voltages from 5V DC to 24V DC.
The EtherSwitch8 is available as 3U Euro-size board, or in a steel-case for installation on mounting plates or for top hat rail installations.