Innodisk Introduces M.2 Module Network Adapters

You might know Innodisk as a storage and memory manufacturer, but that isn’t the only thing that this company creates. They also produce a lot of embedded solutions and modules and the newest in this range is also a world’s first: A new M.2 form factor Single and Dual Gigabit Ethernet Module that doesn’t require extra drivers.

The single port module is called the EGUL-G101 and the dual port module that supports port trunking and link aggregation is called the EGUL-G201. The modules are built-in a 22×60 (60mm long) form factor which could be an issue with some boards that only take 2280 modules, however, newer boards take 40, 60, and 80mm modules.

The EGUL modules use the USB 3.0 standard that provides up to 5Gb/s throughput, plenty for even the dual EGUL-201 that only needs 2Gb/s. Unlike PCI-express based network cards, the EGUL modules can be used on both Windows and Linux platforms without the need for extra drivers and provide flexible network expansion for all kinds of embedded systems.

The modules use an industrial grade design, suitable for use in commercial systems. The EGUL-G101 and EGUL-G201 are built with strong electrical isolation and 30 micro-inch gold interface connectors for a robust connection. The ethernet modules feature 15kV ESD, 2kV HiPot and 2kV surge protection, preventing electrical damage to the system and connected components from potential differences or dirty electrical conditions while also maintaining signal integrity.

There are multiple daughterboards available, allowing you to set the actual RJ45 ports where you need them and where your case or rack allows you to mount them.

The new EGUL-G101 and EGUL-G201 modules should be available now, meaning they will arrive at resellers very shortly. It is really nice to see some available options in the M.2 form factor that previously was known as the next-generation form factor (NGFF). For a next generation, there have been way too few options for too long.

Features

  • Single/Dual isolated GbE LAN ports
  • Complies with EN61000-4-5 2kV Surge protection
  • Complies with IEC 60950-1:2005 + A1: 2009 + A2:2013 2kV HiPOT protection
  • Complies with EN61000-4-2 (ESD) Air-15kV, Contact-8kV
  • Flexible daughter board with cable to fit into different system
  • Optional terminal mounting hole or bracket for daughter board
  • Support native CDC-ECM driver in Linux
  • Support driver auto-install mode in Windows
  • 30µ ” golden finger, 3 years warranty
  • Industrial design, manufactured in Innodisk Taiwan

Innodisk Announces New High IOPS Industrial SSDs

Innodisk, the service-driven flash provider, announces a new series of high performance industrial SSDs. Available in standard 2.5″ SATA III as well as SATA Slim formats, the 3MG2-P series uses a custom new ID201 controller, synchronous NAND flash and 19nm manufacturing process to produce high sequential speeds and random IOPS, while preserving industrial level reliability, power protection, and ruggedness.

Industrial no longer means slow. Innodisks’ 3MG2-P SSDs use a new generation of flash technology to combine reliable and rugged design with superior performance. The use of select synchronous NAND flash, with a custom ID201 flash controller and on-board- DRAM mean the 3MG2-P series achieves 530/460 Sequential Read/Write speeds and 80/76K random IOPS performance. The use of a smaller 19nm process not only helps performance but also allows the 3MG2-P to be offered in a 1TB capacity.

The new 3MG2-P SSDs are designed and rigorously tested to ensure industrial-grade reliability. Featuring Evergreen L2 architecture, the life span of the SSD is maximized by an evolved wear levelling algorithm. Tested by JEDEC 218, write amplification has been reduced while strong error correction ensures reliable performance for the life of the SSD. Shock and vibration resistance is built in, and the 3MG2-P SSDs have been rigorously power cycle tested at -40℃ and 85℃  to ensure normal operation at a wide temperature range.

Better power management than ever is available with the 3MG2-P series. Lower power consumption is achieved with DEVSLP support, meaning longer battery life in the field and lower running costs in the data center. The new SSDs also feature Innodisk iData Guard to protect against unexpected power failures. When the SSD detects power is lost, a special power protection algorithm uses onboard power to save volatile data to non-volatile storage.

Not just a product spec, iData Guard on the 3MG2-P has been rigorously tested under diverse power conditions, including being power cycled on and off while writing data. Even after thousands of power cycles the SSD can function normally. iData Guard ensures data stored on the 3MG2-P is reliable even when power is not.

The 3MG2-P SSDs will be offered in capacities from 8GB to 1TB. The 8GB to 256GB versions are currently available while the 1TB model will become available in September 2014, along with a M.2 2280 form factor version. With both industrial grade and standard versions offered, the 3MG2-P series of SSDs from Innodisk gives enterprise users the reliability they’ve been looking for, and industrial customers the performance to handle more demanding applications.

Thank you Innodisk for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Innodisk.