GE3 - 4-Port Gigabit Copper Ethernet Line Card with PoE (Product Discontinued)

The GE3 is a 3U Gigabit Ethernet line card, with optional PoE support, implemented as a CompactPCI Serial board. It occupies one peripheral slot using a 4 HP front panel with four Gigabit Ethernet ports on M12 X-coded connectors. Alternatively, the GE3 can be supplied with four RJ45 connectors.

The GE3 is designed to work in combination with various Ethernet switches, routers and CPU boards available from duagon, including the G101 CompactPCI Serial managed industrial Ethernet switch. A special backplane is required which is available from duagon.

The GE3 features four connectors on the front panel, which can also be used to create 4 ports of copper Gigabit Ethernet, and one Gigabit Ethernet connection directly to the backplane. In addition, the card can act as Power over Ethernet (PoE) Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), supplying other devices on all ports with power. Each interface supports a data transfer rate of 1 Gbit/s, and provides two LEDs to indicate the link and activity status.

The GE3 operates with a primary voltage supply of +12 V, which is provided via the rear CompactPCI serial connector. All additional required voltages are generated onboard. It is fully compliant with the EN 50155 railway standard, qualified for a -40 to +85°C operation temperature and ready for coating.


  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet on M12 X-coded connectors
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE+) PSE (all ports)
  • LEDs for link and activity status
  • -40°C to +85°C
  • EN 50155 class Tx (railways)
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial peripheral card (limited mechanical compliance)
  • IEEE 1588v2 supported (together with G101)