Overview for XPort
Build Serial to Ethernet Connectivity and Control into Your Products, Quickly and Simply
XPort is a compact, integrated solution to web enable virtually any device with serial capability. By incorporating XPort into a product design, device manufacturers can quickly and easily offer network connectivity as a standard feature — so equipment can be accessed and controlled over the network.
Full Networking in a Tiny Package
XPort embedded Ethernet device server removes the complexity – of designing network connectivity into a product by incorporating all of the required hardware and software inside a patented innovative package. Smaller than your thumb, it includes all essential networking features, including a 10Base- T/100Base-TX Ethernet connection, proven operating system, an embedded web server, e-mail alerts, a full TCP/IP protocol stack, and 256-bit AES encryption for secure communications.
Integrated Network Communications Module
XPort is powered by our DSTni network processor SoC, which includes a 10/100 MAC/PHY and 256 KB of SRAM. It 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 or troubleshooting. XPort has 512 KB of onmodule Flash for web pages and software upgrades. It acts as a dedicated co-processor that optimizes network activities permitting the host microprocessor to function at maximum efficiency.
Robust, Feature-Rich Software Suite
Eliminating the need to develop or license a networking stack, XPort incorporates:
- Robust Real Time Operating System (RTOS)
- Full-featured network protocol stack
- Built-in web server for device communication and configuration via a standard browser
The Windows-based DeviceInstaller tool makes configuring one or more XPorts in a subnet quick and easy.
- Install and configure XPort and load firmware
- Assign IP & other network specific addresses
- Load custom web pages and view specific device data
- Enable web-based configuration of the device
- Ping or query the attached device(s) over the network
- Allow Telnet communication with the device(s)