The compact XPort® Direct+™ is an embedded device server module delivering rapid and affordable high-performance Ethernet connectivity and web server capabilities, web-enabling virtually any device with a serial interface on its microcontroller. This ready-to-use solution is built on the same time-tested and market-proven technology offered in the successful XPort. With its low cost and powerful functionality, XPort Direct+ is ideal for high-volume product deployments.
XPort Direct+ acts as a dedicated co-processor module to optimize network activities, permitting the device’s host microcontroller to function at maximum efficiency. Serial data from the device microcontroller’s CMOS logic-level serial port is packetized and delivered over an Ethernet network via TCP or UDP data packets. Similarly, incoming TCP or UDP packets are unbundled and presented to the attached device over its microcontroller’s serial interface. XPort has 512 KB of on module Flash for web pages and firmware upgrades. This fully-integrated and ready-to-deploy module also includes a 10/100 MAC/PHY, 256 KB of SRAM and an RJ45 jack with magnetics. Easy to embed, this device server module enables engineers to reduce development time and cost and increase product value.