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Customizable 8 port Gigabit Ethernet Switch from LDD Technology

LDD Technology announces the introduction of the LDD-ES8, a Customisable Gigabit Ethernet Switch module for industrial, commercial and building automation data services.

The standard LDD-ES8 module is an 8 port unmanaged Ethernet Switch on a PC/104-Plus form factor intended for use in embedded applications. It features a high performance, low latency, switch able to handle full-rate gigabit packets on all ports simultaneously. Auto-negotiation allows each port to operate at 10/100/1000 Mbits with dual LEDs per port to indicate negotiated speed and link activity. Power is provided from the PC/104 stack or through a Molex Microclasp connector. The LDD-ES8 module is designed for fully independent operation but a USB port is provided to allow monitoring of port performance if required. Power consumption is typically 5W with all ports operating at 1 Gbit/sec.

The LDD-ES8 Gigabit Ethernet switch was developed in response to a number of enquiries for custom designed products from customers who had been unable to find suitable off-the-shelf products which met their performance, footprint and end product life requirements.

LDD Technology is able to offer an efficient and cost-effective customisation service in the event that customers require a design with a different number of ports or in a different form factor. The module has been designed using programmable FPGA technology which offers end users a further range of customisation options not normally found on competitive products based on dedicated devices with limited programmability. This allows customers the option of including the functionality of the standard Ethernet Switch into other designs which may require Ethernet switching as part of a more complex system with additional interfaces or processing being included in the FPGA as required.

“Our LDD-ES8 Gigabit Ethernet Switch is an excellent example of how our extensive custom design experience for many different clients can be used to create a flexible standard solution for many applications” comments Malcolm Locke, Managing Director of LDD Technology.

Established for over 25 years LDD Technology provides a range design services to meet the needs of a wide range of customers from development houses to major international OEMs. LDD have extensive FPGA and programmable logic design expertise and in-depth knowledge of devices from major semiconductor manufacturers including Intel , Xilinx, ARM and Microchip.

LDD Technology has the flexibility to meet customer needs whether that’s providing custom designed cores, FPGA designs or complete integrated solutions including circuit design, board layout and embedded software, from a single board to a complete system. Find out about their other hardware capabilities. Contact LDD Technology for more information or a quote, call 01258 821 222, email info@ldd.technology or visit www.ldd.technology/

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The attached image shows the LDD Technology LDD-ES8 8 port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

About LDD Technology
LDD Technology was founded 1994 with the aim to use the founder’s skills and experience gained whilst working for Marconi to provide an expert electronic engineering and development service to companies in an efficient and flexible way. Initial contracts were sourced from the MoD and Marconi and now include commercial OEMs and the development of general purpose DSP boards for leading COTS suppliers. Over the years LDD have expanded their design team, skills and customer base and the company continues to grow.

As the business has grown LDD have moved premises twice and now have their own spacious premises situated in rural North Dorset providing an ideal environment for the designer team to work on their latest projects

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