MPR-ES-1 - PMC Rugged Ethernet Switch Cards

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.

Key Features

  • 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
MPR-ES-1 Ethernet PMC

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).

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.


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


  • 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.

System Diagram

MPR-ES-1 System Diagram


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PCI Interfaces

  • Universal PCI interface:
  • 1. 3.3V or 5V I/O
  • 2. 33 or 66 MHz, 32 bit


  • 5 V @ 1.5 A (idle)
  • 5 V @ 2.2 A (typ)
  • 5 V @ 2.7 A (max)

Host Ethernet Controller

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


  • Component temperature: -40 to +85 deg C
  • Storage temperature: -55 to +100 deg C
  • RoHS 6/6 compliant


  • Dimensions: 2.91 x 5.66 inch
    (74 x 143.75 mm)
  • Weight: 2.3 oz. (65 g)
  • I/O connectors: P14 (rear I/O)
  • IPC class III design and manufacture
  • MTBF: 1,680,000 hours


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

Ordering Information

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Part Number Description 
MPR-ES-1 Ethernet Switch PMC
Includes manual and software CD 


  • Conformal coating is available.