Universal Gigabit Ethernet Controller


The UNIGET Family is a Universal Gigabit Ethernet expansion module based on the PCIe/104 standard. It is designed to expand mainly the rugged MPL embedded computers. With a single UNIGET module, a system can be expanded with up to four Gigabit Ethernet controllers!

Rugged Gigabit Ethernet Controller (UNIGET) To support the different requirements of a flexible embedded solution, the UNIGET supports several interfaces like RJ45 connectors, 2mm lockable header, and SFP cages for fiber optical LANs. In addition, the copper ports of the module also facilitate Power over Ethernet (PoE+). Each ethernet port has its own Intel Ethernet controller connected to a dedicated PCI Express x1 lane..

UNIGET Highlights

These features make the UNIGET Family ideally suited for any rugged industrial or defense network applications. Due to the low power consumption, robust and flexible design, the products are well suited for embedded systems even in extended temperature environments. The UNIGET makes it easy to set up a challenging network gateway with all flavors and can also be combined with our rugged Switch Family.
* Typically 10 years or more, 20+ years repair-ability (after first introduction)

[UNIGET-1 with RJ45 copper ports]

 UNIGET-1 with RJ45 copper ports

[UNIGET-2 with lockable headers]

 UNIGET-2 with lockable headers

[UNIGET-3 with SFP slots]

 UNIGET-3 with SFP slots

Technical Features

Board Key Data
Network Controller 4x Intel i210IT or IS GbE LAN controller
Available with 10pin iGrid lockable headers or at standard RJ45 connectors
Status LEDs LAN speed and activity LEDs for each Ethernet port available, either at the RJ45 connectors,
at a 20 pin Molex pClasp connector or directly at the UNIGET PCB (fiber versions)
Host Interface PCIe/104 - Each controller resides on a dedicated PCI Express x1 lane link
(all four PCI Express Gen2 x1 lane links used)
PCIe v2.1 (2.5 GT/s)
optional PCI bus stack through
Management Support
Features Automatic polarity detection
Automatic MDI/MDI-X detection
Advanced cable diagnostics
9.5 kB jumbo frame support
IEEE 802.1q VLAN support
IEEE 1588/802.1as precision time synchronization
IEEE 802.3at PoE+ support on copper type UNIGETs
ESD protected connectors
Copper Ports 2mm lockable header or high quality RJ45 connectors
Up to 4 Fiber Ports supports standard 1Gbit SFP Modules (Single and Multimode)
(Please ask MPL AG for further information about 100BASE-FX fiber or 1000BASE-T copper SFP support.)
Input Voltage 3.3 VDC over PCIe/104 connector
Power Consumption 1.4W without LAN cables / 1.8W with 1 GbE link / 2.2W with 2 GbE links / 2.9W with 4 GbE links
PoE+ Voltage Must be supplied to the PoE+ power connector
+44 .. +57 V (Power Classes 0 .. 3) / +50 .. +57 V (Power Class 4)
PoE+ Power Classes 15.4 W (Class 0) / 4 W (Class 1) / 7 W (Class 2) / 15.4 W (Class 3) / 30.0 W (Class 4)
Storage Temperature -45°C to 85°C (-49°F to 185°F)
Operating Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F) at full operation
optionally -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F) at full operation
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% none condensing
Standard Compliance
The UNIGET is designed to meet or even exceed the most common standard Particular references are:
EMC EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000, MIL-STD-461E
Shock & Vibration EN 60068
Environmental & Safety EN 50155, MIL-STD-810-F, EN 60601, EN 60950
Approval List CE, IEC 60945, IACS E10

UNIGET Versions


Extended Temperature Option

Reference Description
XTEST-1 Extended temperature test, -40°C up to +85°C

For deployment in harsh environments, the UNIGET can be ordered in an extended temperature version. Every system needs to pass various tests in a climate chamber to prove that it will perform flawless over the temperature range indicated.

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