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MPR-ES-1 Ethernet Switch PMC

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Rugged PMC Design.

The MPR-ES-1 is a full-featured Ethernet switch implemented on a rugged PMC card. It is ideal for embedded networking applications in both conduction and convection cooled systems.

10-port Ethernet switch.

The switch features 8 fast switch ports and one GigE switch/uplink port brought to the card's P14 rear I/O connector. A second GigE port provides a direct host connection through an on-board Ethernet controller (NIC).

Ethernet Switch with Gigabit Host Port

Managed or unmanaged.

The MPR-ES-1 operates as a simple unmanaged switch by default, or can be fully managed to control complex switch operations and gather detailed stastical data.

More Ethernet switches.

View other available Ethernet switch products:

AB2-ES rugged Ethernet switch box using the MPR-ES-1.

AB2000 Avionics BusBox enhanced with the MPR-ES-1 Ethernet switch.

AB3000 Rugged Computer enhanced with the MPR-ES-1 Ethernet switch.

Features at a Glance

  • Managed or unmanaged operation
    (unmanaged by default)
  • On-board magnetics
  • 8 - 10/100/Auto (external)
  • 1 - 10/100/1000/Auto (external)
  • 1 - 10/100/1000/Auto (host)
  • 8K MAC address table
  • Full/Half duplex
  • Auto crossover detection
  • Independent MAC per port
  • IPv4 and IPv6 operation
  • IEEE 802.3 compliant


  • Layer 2/3 support
  • Onboard management processor
  • Multiple management interfaces
  • VLAN
  • Quality of Service (QOS)

Health Monitoring

The switch collects information about card and network health, along with temperature data, and makes it available through the host or external GigE ports. Features include:

  • BIT (Built-In Test)
  • Temperature monitoring
  • RMON statistics counter
  • Port mirroring
  • Virtual Cable Tester

Easy Integration

The CCPMC form factor allows easy integration with modern embedded computers, including VME, VME-64, cPCI, and VPX systems. Low power consumption and high MTBF ratings make the MPR-ES-1 an ideal choice for rugged, high-availability systems.



This MPR-ES-1 is a fitting choice for new system designs, or as a low-cost way to upgrade or expand existing systems.

It provides reliable performance in applications such as:

  • High reliability/high throughput switching
  • Network bridging/segmentation
  • Red/Black network segmentation
  • VoIP and digital video
  • N-redundant network
  • Ethernet expansion for embedded systems
  • "In-chassis" or external networking

System Diagram


  • Universal PCI interface
    3.3V or 5V I/O
    33 or 66 MHz, 32 bit
  • Component temperature: -40 to +85 deg C
  • Storage temperature: -55 to +100 deg C
  • I/O connectors: P14 (rear I/O)
  • Dimensions: 2.91 x 5.66 inch
    (74 x 143.75 mm)
  • Weight: 2.3 oz. (65 g)
  • Power
    5 V @ 1.5 A (idle)
    5 V @ 2.2 A (typ)
    5 V @ 2.7 A (max)
  • MTBF: 1,680,000 hours
  • IPC class III design and manufacture
  • RoHS 6/6 compliant

Host Ethernet Controller

  • 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Dedicated PCI interface
  • IPv4 and IPv6 operation


  • None required for unmanaged switch operation
  • API and examples for management functions
  • Drivers for NIC available for most operating systems

Ordering Information

Part No. MPR-ES-1
Includes manual and software CD


Conformal coating is available.
Contact factory for more information


Complimentary Products

MPR-ES-1: Ethernet switch PMC card described in this section.

AB2-ES: Rugged Ethernet switch box using the MPR-ES-1.

AB2000 Avionics BusBox enhanced with the MPR-ES-1 Ethernet switch.

  Datasheet MPR-ES-1 Ethernet Switch PMC Datasheet 6/10/2011
X Product Manual Ethernet Switch Manual 12/12/2012
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