XPort Direct+ - Integrated module with RJ45 and dedicated networking SoC

Embedded device server module delivering high-performance Ethernet connectivity and web server capabilities.

XPortxPico or XPort EDGE recommended for new designs

XPortxPico or XPort EDGE recommended for new designs

The compact XPort® Direct+™ is an embedded device server module delivering high-performance Ethernet connectivity and web server capabilities.

XPort Direct+ acts as a dedicated co-processor module to optimize network activities, permitting the device's host microcontroller to function at maximum efficiency. Serial data from the device microcontroller's CMOS logic-level serial port is packetized and delivered over an Ethernet network via TCP or UDP data packets. Similarly, incoming TCP or UDP packets are unbundled and presented to the attached device over its microcontroller's serial interface.

XPort Direct+ features a built-in web server for communications with a device via a standard Internet browser. Web capability can be used for remote configuration, real-time monitoring, upgrades and troubleshooting. XPort has 512 KB of on module Flash for web pages and firmware upgrades.

This fully-integrated and ready-to-deploy module also includes a 10/100 MAC/PHY, 256 KB of SRAM, and an RJ45 jack with magnetics, and 256-bit AES encryption for secure communications. Easy to embed, this device server module enables engineers to focus on their core competency while reducing development time and cost and increasing product value.

XPort Direct+ features:

  • Powerful and affordable networking for any device with a serial interface on its microcontroller
  • Integrated module with RJ45 and dedicated networking SoC
  • Web server, TCP/IP protocol stack and Windows deployment software
  • Up to 921 Kbps data rate
  • Compact low profile (<12 mm)
  • 2 x 12 pin, 2 mm headers
  • Three GPIO pins
  • RS-232/RS-485 ready
  • 256-bit AES encryption for secure communications

XPort Direct+ is also offered without an RJ45 connector

The XPort Direct+ NC (no connector) is a lower-priced option enabling you to place the connector anywhere on the board, based on your design requirements.

For sales and technical development support from our in-house engineering team, please contact the Alpha Micro team.

Features & Specifications

Serial Interface
Interface CMOS (Asynchronous, 5V Tolerant)
Data Rates 300 bps to 921,600 bps
Characters 7 or 8 data bits
Parity odd, even, none
Stop Bits 1 or 2
Control Signals DTR/DCD, CTS/RTS
Flow Control XON/XOFF, RTS/CTS
Programmable I/O 3 PIO pins (software selectable)
Network Interface
Interface Ethernet 10Base-T or 100Base-TX (Auto-Sensing)
Connector RJ45
Protocols TCP/IP, UDP/IP, ARP, ICMP, SNMP, TFTP, Telnet, DHCP, BOOTP, HTTP, and AutoIP
Indicators (LED)
  • 10Base-T connection
  • 100Base-TX connection
  • Link & activity indicator - Full/half duplex
Management
  • SNMP,Telnet, serial, internal web server, and Microsoft Windows®- based utility for configuration
Security
  • Password protection
  • 256-bit AES Rijndael encryption
Internal Web Server
Storage Capacity 384KB for web pages
Hardware and Firmware
CPU Based on the DSTni-EX enhanced 16-bit, 48MHz or 88MHz, x86 architecture
Memory 256KB SRAM and 512KB Flash
Power Input Voltage 3.3 VDC, 200mA Typical (240mA max)
Firmware Upgradeable via TFTP and serially
Environmental
Operating Temp -40° to 85°C (-40° to 185°F)
Storage (Non-operating) -40° to 85°C (-40° to 185°F)
Packaging
Dimensions 43.3 x 31.75 x 11.76 mm (.702 x 1.25 x .463 in)
Weight 9.6 g (0.34 oz)
Patents
4,972,470 and others
Included Software
Web manager,Windows® 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista-based DeviceInstaller™ configuration software, Com Port Redirector™ software and related utilities
Part Number Description
XPD1001000-01 XPort Direct+ Device Networking Module, Bulk, RoHS
XPD100100S-01 XPort Direct+ Device Networking Module, Sample, RoHS
XPDNC2000-01 XPort Direct+ w/o RJ45 connector, RoHS
XPD100100K-01 XPort Direct+ Demo Kit
  • XPort Direct PCBA (printed circuit board assembly)
  • CD, XPort Direct (CD-XPDP-01)
  • POWER SUPPLY, WALL CUBE, 3.6V, 1.0A, W/4 AC PLUG, ROHS
  • CABLE, NULL MODEM, DB9F TO DB9F, 6FT, WITH LABEL P/N 460-347-054
  • CABLE, ETHERNET, CAT5, 10 FOOT

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Last updated: 21 May 2018