EKF - Short Profile
EKF - Short Profile


CompactPCI® Serial • 5-Port M12 Gigabit Ethernet NIC

HTML documents available here

PDF documents available here

Ordered List
Product Information
Block Diagram
M12 Pin Assignment

General Information
CPCI Serial Concept

M12 Connector

SN2-VIBRATO • 5-Port M12 Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Download area for drivers


Download photos in print quality

Photo Gallery
1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Print Quality 300dpi 10x15cm .JPG ©EKF
If setup for non-tabbed browsing, images are displayed in a secondary browser window


CompactPCI® Serial • 5-Port M12 Gigabit Ethernet NIC

The SN2-VIBRATO is a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI® Serial systems, equipped with five independent Gigabit Ethernet controllers, wired to associated M12 circular front panel connectors, either X-Coded (1000Mbps) or classic D-Coded (100Mbps).

The Intel® I210-IT (I211-AT) Ethernet NICs provide latest networking technology, e.g. power management and Audio-Video Bridging (AVB) for tightly controlled media stream synchronisation, buffering, and reservation.

The on-board PCI Express® packet switch allows for operation of the SN2-VIBRATO either in a CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot, or even a standard peripheral backplane slot. The optimum performance can be achieved with a PCIe x 4 link established via the backplane connector P1.

The SN2-VIBRATO is well suited for high performance industrial and transportation networking applications. Drivers are available for all major operation systems.



The SN2-VIBRATO is equipped with five independent Intel® I210 industrial temperature range Gigabit Ethernet controllers. Each of them requires a PCI Express® x1 lane, which is provided by a PCI Express® Gen2 packet switch. The downstream ports operate at 2.5GT/s, fully sufficient for the 1Gbps Ethernet data transfer speed. The PCIe x 4 upstream port of the PCI Express® packet switch is capable to operate at 4 x 5.0GT/s (Gen2), if supported by the CompactPCI® Serial system slot controller (CPU board) for the chosen SN2-VIBRATO card slot.

The PCI Express® packet switch is a flexible interface between one to four PCI Express® lanes, derived from the CompactPCI® Serial backplane connector P1 (upstream link), and 5 GbE NICs (single lane downstream links). For maximum data throughput the SN2-VIBRATO should be inserted either into a CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot (which provides 8 PCIe lanes), or PCIe x 4 capable standard peripheral slot. For typical applications however, reasonable performance can be already achieved in a PCIe x 1 CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot.

Feature Summary

  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial standard (CPCI-S.0) peripheral slot card
  • Single Size Eurocard 3U 100x160mm2, front panel width 8HP
  • cPCI-S backplane connector P1
  • Suitable for PCIe x 1 or PCIe x 4 standard peripheral slots, and fat pipe peripheral slots
  • PLX PCI Express® Gen2 packet switch for optimum bandwidth distribution
  • 1 x Upstream port PCIe x 4 oder PCIe x 1, Gen2 or Gen1 PCI Express® over backplane
  • 5 x Downstream ports PCIe x 1 to Gigabit Ethernet NICs
  • Five independent Gigabit Ethernet controllers (5 x MAC address) Intel® I210IT
  • Intel® I211-AT Gigabit Ethernet controllers populated as a value alternate (on request only)
  • Integrated PHYs 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T (IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab)
  • IEEE 802.3ab Auto Negotiation for automatic link configuration
  • Auto MDI, MDI-X Crossover at all speeds
  • Full duplex operation at 10/100/1000Mbps
  • 9.5KB Jumbo Frame support
  • Hardware-based time stamping (IEEE 1588) and support for 802.1AS - Precise Timing Protocol
  • Support for Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard of IEEE 802.3az
  • Option IEEE 802.1Qav compliant Audio-Video Bridging (AVB)
  • IPv4, IPv6, TCP/UDP checksum offloads
  • Driver support for all major operating systems
  • Five front panel M12 circular connectors
  • Choice of high performance X-coded or classic D-coded (aka railway) type connectors
  • SN2-0100-VIBRATO: M12 X-coded connectors (8-leads, 1000Mbps Ethernet)
  • SN2-0200-VIBRATO: M12 D-coded connectors (4-leads, 100Mbps Ethernet)
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution
  • Conformal coating (railway applications), not available with I211AT value option
  • RoHS compliant
  • Industrial operating temperature range -40°C to +85°C
  • Commercial operating temperature range 0°C to +70°C (value option w. I211AT, on request only)
  • Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • MTBF 33.6 years
  • EC Regulations EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)

SN2-VIBRATO - Simplified Block Diagram

SN2-VIBRATO - Simplified Block Diagram

SN2-0100-VIBRATO • M12 X-Coded 1000Mbps Connectors

SN2-0100-VIBRATO • M12 X-Coded 1000Mbps Connectors
Ordering Information
Please refer to List 21 for popular SKU
EKF is an ISO-9001 certified company
EKF Elektronik GmbH • Philipp-Reis-Str. 4 • 59065 Hamm • Germany
Phone +49 (0)2381/6890-0 • Fax +49 (0)2381/6890-90 • E-Mail