10 Gigabit Ethernet: Ensuring High Speeds in Harsh Environments

Press Office, VersaLogic Corporation, 06/05/24

In the interconnected world of industrial automation, military operations, and advanced medical equipment, the need for high speed data transfer and reliability is paramount. That’s where 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) comes into play. 10GbE connections offer high-speed network communication of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps). But why is this important, and what does it mean for embedded systems in challenging environments?

Speed and Reliability: Harnessing 10 GbE
The pace of data creation and the ever evolving need for real-time processing have skyrocketed, making 10GbE an essential feature for modern embedded systems. Whether it’s video streaming from a high-definition camera in a surveillance system, rapid data acquisition from sensors on a manufacturing line, or quick transmission of medical imaging, having 10Gbps speed ensures that large amounts of data can be moved swiftly and efficiently.

However, speed is not the only requirement in environments where temperature fluctuations or vibration and shock are the norm. On the factory floor, in the field, or aboard an aircraft, standard networking equipment can fail, leading to costly downtime or critical data loss. This is why a rugged 10GbE solution is critical.

VersaLogic’s EPM-E9E: 10 GbE with a Rugged Edge
VersaLogic’s EPM-E9E expansion board isn’t just any embedded interface; it’s built to not only support 10GbE but to excel in extreme conditions where traditional systems would fail. With its rugged construction, the EPM-E9E is designed for industrial and military applications, ensuring that data flows uninterrupted even during the toughest challenges.


VersaLogic’s EPM-E9E expansion module in PCIe/104™ (3-bank) format

This system’s mechanical design accounts for the challenges of shock and vibration, while its thermal management ensures it operates across the industrial temperature range (-40° to +85°C). Such resilience means that whether it’s situated in a scorching desert or the cold vacuum of space, the EPM-E9E maintains its integrity and performance.

Why Rugged 10GbE Is Essential
A rugged 10GbE board, like the EPM-E9E, is crucial for mission-critical applications where data integrity and uptime are vital. Imagine a defense scenario where surveillance data transmission can mean the difference between safety and peril, or an offshore rig where sensor data dictates operational efficiency and safety. The EPM-E9E’s reliability ensures continuous operation, maintaining communication and control loops essential to these scenarios.

If your application requires a complete rugged embedded computer with 10GbE capability, VersaLogic’s “Sabertooth” computer is available with the EPM-E9E pre-installed for full 10GbE performance!

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The demand for high-speed communication isn’t slowing down, and neither should your operations due to equipment that can’t handle environmental stressors. VersaLogic’s EPM-E9E is a testament to the fusion of speed and ruggedness, providing an embedded system solution that stands firm when the going gets tough. With VersaLogic, 10GbE is both fast, and built to last.

For more information about integrating the EPM-E9E into your rugged environment, or to explore how its 10 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities can serve your application’s needs, start a conversation with VersaLogic’s technical experts. Ensure that your data not only moves fast but does so reliably, regardless of environmental challenges.