FACE Modules

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FACE Modules Function And Connectivity Extension

  • Function And Connectivity Extension Module provides extended peripheral and I/O functionality
  • Flexible Host interface design
  • High speed connectivity offers PCI Express, SATA and USB Host interfaces
  • Industry standard LPC Bus, RS232, SMBus/I2C and GPIOs
  • Off-the-shelf popular solutions
  • Application specific 3rd party design

Compatibility Tables

System FM-4U FM-USB 3 FM-SER FM-XTDEU4
FM-XTDEU2 (FM-1LAN)
FM-LANE4U4
FM-LANE4U2 (FM-4LAN)
FM-XTDM2
(FM-2PCIE)
FM-VC FM-POE FM-EBP FM-OPLN
fit-PC2 No No No No No No No No No No
fit-PC2i No No No No No No No No No No
fit-PC3 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes TBD No
fit-PC3i Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes TBD No
fit-PC4 Yes No Yes 9 Yes 1 No No Yes No TBD Yes
fit-PC Intense Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes TBD No
fit-PC Intense 2 No Yes Yes Yes 1 Yes 2 Yes 3 Yes 4 Yes TBD Yes
fit-PC Intense 3 No Yes TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

Operating System FM-4U FM-USB 3 FM-SER FM-XTDEU4
FM-XTDEU2 (FM-1LAN)
FM-LANE4U4
FM-LANE4U2 (FM-4LAN)
FM-XTDM2 / FM-2PCIE FM-VC FM-POE FM-EBP FM-OPLN
Win 7, 64-bit Yes Yes Yes 8 Yes Yes Yes No 6 Yes No Yes
Win 7, 32-bit Yes Yes Yes 8 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Linux, 64-bit Yes Yes Yes 8 Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 Yes TBD Yes
Linux, 32-bit Yes Yes Yes 8 Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 Yes TBD Yes

1 Marked systems support FM-XTDEU2 (former FM-1LAN) with 2 x USB 2.0 ports. Other systems support FM-XTDEU4 (4 x USB 2.0 ports)
2 Marked systems support FM-LANE4U2 (former FM-4LAN) with 2 x USB 2.0 ports. Other systems support FM-LANE4U4 (4 x USB 2.0 ports)
3 fit-PC Intense 2 supports FM-XTDM2 (former FM-2PCIE) with PCI Express interfaces on both mini PCIe slots. USB interface is not supported
4 fit-PC Intense 2 doesn’t support USB ports on FM-VC
5 fit-PC4 doesn’t support FM-XTDM2
6 FM-VC isn’t supported on Windows 64-bit versions
7 FM-VC operates with Linux kernel 3.8
8 FM-SER doesn’t support CAN bus on Linux and Windows
9 FM-SER supported on fit-PC4, fitlet-H/T with a dedicated BIOS image only.

Fibre-Optic LAN Module: FM-OPLN

  • 2 x fiber optics SFP+ GbE LAN 10/100/1000BASE-X (optic) compliant with IEEE 802.3z
  • 2 x USB 2.0 downstream ports, up to 480 Mbps half-duplex

Power-Over-Ethernet Module: FM-POE 1.1

  • FM-POE 1.1 has 4 Gbit Ethernet ports with Power-over-Ethernet. Each port is IEEE802.3af compliant and can supply up to 15.4 W. Each port has a GbE controller (Intel i211) on a dedicated PCIe lane. Multiple PoE ports are useful for IP cameras, IoT devices, IP telephony, thin clients and other scenarios where reducing cabling is desired.
  • IPC3 with FM-POE is one of the smallest integrated PoE PCs. It eliminates the need for an external PoE injector while providing full Gbit Ethernet bandwidth to each of the ports. Two additional GbE ports are built-in the basic configuration of IPC3.

Ethernet Bypass Module: FM-EBP

  • 2 x GbE LAN 10 / 100 / 1000 BASE-T compliant with IEEE 802.3
  • Ethernet bypass circuits for 2x GbE LAN ports
  • 2 x (optional) USB 2.0 downstream ports, up to 480 Mbps half-duplex
  • IPC3 with FM-EBP is a stand-alone PC with integrated Gigabit Ethernet bypass switching. It enables both passive and active switching without the need for heartbeat packets. Ethernet bypass can be directed to an in-line backup PC.
  • FM-EBP is useful for ensuring continuous network integrity, even in scenarios such as system crash or hardware malfunction.

Serial Module: FM-SER

  • 6 x ports supporting RS232/RS485/RS422 operation via RJ11 connectors
  • PLX UART controller featuring PCI Express host interface
  • 6 x high performance UARTs
  • Asynchronous baud rates up to 15 Mbps
  • 2 x CAN bus ports via RJ45 connectors
  • 2 x CAN bus controllers and isolated line drivers
  • 2 x FTDI controllers enabling USB to UART bridge and featuring USB 2.0 host interface
  • Automotive / Instrumentation applications

Four USB2.0 Module: FM-4USB

  • 4 x USB 2.0 downstream ports, up to 480 Mbps half-duplex
  • Basic FACE Module for general purpose applications requires USB2.0 connectivity

Two USB3.0 Module: FM-USB3

  • 2 x USB 3.0 downstream ports, up to 5 Gbps full-duplex
  • 2 x USB 2.0 downstream ports, up to 480 Mbps half-duplex
  • 1 x mSATA SSD storage via mini PCIe slot, half / full size form factors
  • General purpose applications requires medium to high bandwidth connectivity solutions

Two Mini PCI Module: FM-XTDM2

(formerly FM-2PCIE)

  • 2 x mini PCIe slots supporting mini PCI express modules, featuring PCI Express Gen2 Host interface up to 5 Gbps full duplex
  • Full / half size modules form factor
  • General purpose applications requires medium to high bandwidth connectivity solutions
  • Systems requires flexible and modular design in the form of mini PCI Express

Video + Audio Capture Module: FM-VC

  • 8 x Real time capture Composite Analog Video NTSC/PAL/SECAM channels
  • 16 x Non-real time capture Composite Analog Video NTSC/PAL/SECAM channels
  • 8 x Real time capture Analog Audio channels
  • 2 x DB15 female connectors for AV capture
  • 2 x USB 2.0 downstream ports, up to 480 Mbps half-duplex
  • 1 x Serial port supporting RS232/RS422/RS488 communication via RJ11
  • Security applications, video capture and surveillance, CCTV, video Analytics

Single LAN Module: FM-XTDEU4

(formerly FM-1LAN)

  • 1 x GbE LAN 10 / 100 / 1000 BASE-T compliant with IEEE 802.3 / u /
  • 4 x USB 2.0 downstream ports, up to 480 Mbps half-duplex
  • 2 x mini PCIe slots supporting half size FF featuring PCI Express Gen2 Host interface, up to 5 Gbps full duplex
  • Networking / Telecom applications

Four LAN Module: FM-LANE4U4

(formerly FM-4LAN)

  • 4 x GbE LAN 10 / 100 / 1000 BASE-T compliant with IEEE 802.3 / u / ab
  • 4 x USB2.0 downstream ports, up to 480 Mbps half-duplex
  • Networking / telecom applications

Power-Over-Ethernet Module: FM-POE

  • 4 x GbE LAN 10 / 100 / 1000 BASE-T compliant with IEEE 802.3 / u / ab
  • 4 x PSE ports compliant with IEEE 802.3af 1
  • 2 x USB 2.0 downstream ports, up to 480 Mbps half-duplex
  • Applications require Power over Ethernet capabilities (IP Telephony, IP Cameras, WLAN access points)
  • Networking / telecom applications

Note that HW Rev 1.0 supports PSE Class 0 (15.4 W max) per port when 2 ports populated with PD Class 0 devices (12.95 W max)

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