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net6501 Product Range

This compact, low-power, low-cost, advanced communication computer is based on an up to 1.6 Ghz Intel Atom E6xx series processor. It has four 10/100/1000 Mbit ethernet ports, up to 2 Gbyte DDR2-SDRAM main memory and uses a USB flash drive or mSATA module for program and data storage. It can be expanded using MiniPCI-Express boards, hard drives and low-power standard PCI-Express boards.

It has been optimized for use as a Firewall, VPN Router, Internet Gateway and Small Server Applications, but has the flexibility to take on a whole range of different functions as a communication appliance. The board is designed for long life and low power.

It is available in any volume in the standard version, and as board only, with a small metal box and power supply (sold separately), or a 1U 19 inch rackmount case and internal power supply. The board can be customized according to requirements when ordering higher volume.

Standard Configurations:

net6501-30: 600 Mhz CPU, 512 Mbyte DDR2-SDRAM, 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
net6501-50: 1 Ghz CPU, 1 Gbyte DDR2-SDRAM, 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
net6501-70: 1.6 Ghz CPU, 2 Gbyte DDR2-SDRAM, 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports

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•  600 Mhz to 1.6 Ghz Intel Atom E6xx single chip processor with EG20T companion chip
•  512 to 2048 Mbyte DDR2-SDRAM, soldered on board
•  8 Mbit BIOS/BOOT Flash
•  Internal Low Profile USB socket, bootable
•  2x SATA 3 Gbit interfaces with +5V and +12V power header
•  4x Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet ports, Auto-MDIX RJ-45, protected to 700W/40A Surge
•  2x Serial ports, DB9 and 10 pins internal header
•  USB 2.0 interface, 2x internal, 1x external port, bootable
•  Power LED, Disk LED, Error LED, Status LED, Network LED's
•  1 Full Mini-PCI Express shared with mSATA socket.
•  1 USB only Mini-PCI Express shared with mSATA socket
•  2x PCI Express Slots, right angle
•  16 bit general purpose I/O, 24 pins header, connected to FPGA
•  Temperature and voltage monitor, fan controller
•  Light Management Microcontroller
•  Board size 5.7" x 5.8"
•  Power using external power supply is 6-25V DC, max 30 Watt, protected with TVS
•  NiMH battery backup connector with charge and monitoring
•  Option for 5V supply using internal connector
•  Operating temperature 0-60 °C

Cases Available

•  Standard case with 1 PCI-Express slot, 11.4"W x 6.11"D x 1.41"H
•  1U 19" rackmount case, 17"W x 6.11"D x 1.69"H


•  comBIOS for full headless operation over serial port
•  PXE boot rom for diskless booting
•  Designed for FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Linux
•  Runs most realtime operating systems

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