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Ethernet Over Fiber (VL-MPEe-E4)

Ethernet Over Fiber  (VL-MPEe-E4)Ethernet Over Fiber Optic Cable Mini PCIe Module

Ethernet Over Fiber Optic Cable Mini PCIe Module

Mini PCIe module provides Gigabit Ethernet Over Fiber Optic media for embedded systems. Industrial temperature.


  • Network Support
    Bi-directional Gigabit Ethernet port.
  • Ethernet Over Fiber Optics
    Latching multi-mode duplexLC connector.
  • Mini PCIe Module Format
    Small and flexible.
  • Uses Standard Ethernet OS Drivers
    Typically no additional drivers needed.
  • Industrial Temperature
    -40° to +85°C operation for harsh environments.
  • PCIe Signaling
    Compatible with Mini PCIe sockets.
  • MIL-STD-202G
    Qualified for high shock / vibration environments.
  • Latching Connector
    Prevents detachment failures.
  • Class 3 Manufacturing (optional)
    IPC-A-610 Class 3 for applications requiring extreme reliability.
  • 5+ Year production life guarantee

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The VL-MPEe-E4 is an extremely small and rugged module for connecting Gigabit Ethernet Over Fiber optic cables. This industry-standard Mini PCIe module provides an easy and economical way to add a fiber-based Ethernet interface to embedded computer systems.

Ethernet over fiber offers an extremely dependable, highly secure Ethernet connection that operates over a much longer distance than copper. Where security matters, a fiber optic connection excels. Fiber optic cables have no electromagnetic signature, making them very difficult to tap compared to wired connections.

This module supports one bi-directional Ethernet channel using industry standard fiber optic cables with LC connectors. It is designed to be rugged and robust for use in industrial and military applications. The module features a wide operating temperature range (-40° to +85°C) and a metal housing around the transceiver to guard against electro-magnetic interference.

The E4 board is compatible with a variety of popular operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, and Linux.

As with all VersaLogic products, the VL-MPEe-E4 is designed to support OEM applications where high reliability and long-term availability are required. From application design-in support, to its 5+ year production life guarantee, the VL-MPEe-E4 provides a durable I/O expansion with an excellent cost of ownership.

VersaLogic products are designed for use by OEMs working in a variety of market applications: Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Industrial, Security, Medical, Military, Robotics, and Transportation. Anywhere that the need for superb quality and high-performance embedded computing exists, applications include: automation, avionics, gateway, in-vehicle, monitoring, simulation, and vision.

VersaLogic delivers extremely reliable standard and customized embedded computers backed with unsurpassed service and the highest availability in the market. VersaLogic exists to exceed customers' product, service, support and delivery needs - whenever and wherever the need arises.


General Board Size Mini PCIe module (full size): 30 mm x 57.95 mm x 10.2 mm (1.81 x 2.28 x 0.40").
Power Requirements 3.3V 5% @ 0.7W Typical (supplied by the Mini PCIe socket).
Manufacturing Standards IPC-A-610 Class 2 and optional IPC-A-610 Class 3.**
Regulatory Compliance RoHS (2011/65/EU).
Mini PCIe Signal Type PCI Express Base Specification, Rev 2.1.
Environmental Operating Temperature -40° to +85°C Derate -1.1°C per 305m (1,000 ft.) above 2,300m (7,500 ft.).*
The ambient air surrounding the MPEe-E4 must be at or below +85°C.
Storage Temperature -40° to +85°C
Operating* To 4,570m (15,000 ft.)
Storage To 12,000m (40,000 ft.)
Thermal Shock 5C/min. over operating temperature.
Humidity Less than 85%, noncondensing.
Vibration, Sinusoidal Sweep MIL-STD-202G, Method 204, Modified Condition A: 2g constant acceleration from 5 to 500 Hz, 20 min. per axis.
Vibration, Random MIL-STD-202G, Method 214A, Condition A: 5.35g rms, 5 min. per axis.
Mechanical Shock MIL-STD-202G, Method 213B, Condition G: 20g half-sine, 11 msec. duration per axis.
Device I/O Ethernet Interface Intel i210-IS Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controller.
Fiber Optic Connectors Duplex LC fiber optic connector.
Fiber Optic Signaling 850nm multi-mode optical data transceiver, Maximum cable length: OM1 (300 meters) or OM2 (550 meters).
Software Drivers Compatible with most operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, and Linux.
* For extended altitude information contact VersaLogic Sales.
** Contact VersaLogic Sales.
MIL-STD-202G shock and vibe levels are used to illustrate the ruggedness of this product in general. Testing to higher levels and/or different types of shock or vibration methods can be accommodated per the specific requirements of the application. Contact VersaLogic Sales for further information.
Specifications are subject to change without notification. PC/104 and PC/104-Plus are trademarks of the PC/104 Consortium. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Software Support Packages

Windows Win 10

Windows Win 7

Operating System Compatibility

Win 10 - Tested & Compatible
Win 8 - Tested & Compatible
Win 7 - Tested & Compatible
Win XP - Tested & Compatible
Win Std 7 - Tested & Compatible
Win XPe - Tested & Compatible
Debian - Meets Specifications
Ubuntu - Tested & Compatible
Knoppix - Tested & Compatible
VxWorks - Meets Specifications
Neutrino - Meets Specifications

OS Compatibility Notes

  • Advanced WIN 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) drivers available from VersaLogic. Visit the software page to download: https://www.versalogic.com/software/index.asp


Part Number Description Photo
VL-CBR-0204Fiber Optic cable, Duplex - OM1, 5 m
VL-HDW-108Mini PCIe card / mSATA 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon
VL-HDW-110Mini PCIe module 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.0 mm standoffs, Nylon

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VL-MPEu-G3E Precision GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe

Ordering Information

Model Function Operating Temp. Conformal Coating Digi-Key logo
VL-MPEe-E4E Gigabit Ethernet Over Fiber Optic -40 to +85C None
* Special Order Product. Contact VersaLogic Sales for minimum order quantities and lead time.

Export Information

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SCHEDULE B:8517.70.0000