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Dual Gigabit Ethernet (VL-MPEe-E5)

Dual Gigabit Ethernet  (VL-MPEe-E5)Two Channel Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Two Channel Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

The VL-MPEe-E5E is an extended temperature Mini PCIe module supporting two channels of Gigabit Ethernet on a single module.


The Dual Gigabit Ethernet is a newly released product. Please contact VersaLogic's sales department for availability details on this product.


  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
    Two 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT ports.
  • Uses Standard Ethernet OS Drivers
    Supported by industry-standard operating systems including Windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu.
  • On-board magnetically coupled isolation
    No need for off-board magnetics with custom cables.
  • PCIe Signaling
    Compatible with most Mini PCIe sockets.
  • Network Boot Capability
    Can eliminate local data drives.
  • Industrial Temperature
    -40° to +85°C operation for harsh environments.
  • MIL-STD-202G
    Qualified for high shock and vibration environments.
  • Latching Connector
    Prevents detachment failures.
  • Class 3 Manufacturing (optional)
    IPC-A-610 Class 3 for applications requiring extreme reliability.
  • 10+ Year Production Lifecycle

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The 'E5' expansion module is extremely small and rugged. It provides an easy way to add Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports to most embedded computer systems.

The E5 module is completely self-contained with on-board magnetic isolation. There is no need for off-board magnetics or special cabling. The placement of the on-board magnetics isolators has been designed to be compliant with the Intel Ethernet Controller design guidelines to assure proper operation and full data throughput.

For environments with high temperature challenges, the E5 is designed and tested for full speed operation from -40° to +85°C. The miniature on-board heat sinks provide the needed thermal dissipation for uncompromised throughput even at the top of the operating range.

The E5 board uses a 16 pin Clik Mate™ latching connector to provide a mechanically secure connection. The module and cabling is tested for shock and vibration to MIL-STD-202G to ensure performance in demanding environments.

The E5 board is compatible with a variety of popular operating systems including Windows and Linux. Additionally it supports network boot capability.

Like other VersaLogic products, the VL-MPEe-E5E is validated for operation in unforgiving environments. Each component has been carefully sourced to ensure reliable operation in the field.

VersaLogic products are designed for use by OEMs working in a variety of market applications: Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Industrial, Security, Medical, Military, Robotics, and Transportation. Anywhere that the need for superb quality and high-performance embedded computing exists, applications include: automation, avionics, gateway, in-vehicle, monitoring, simulation, and vision.

VersaLogic delivers extremely reliable standard and customized embedded computers backed with unsurpassed service and the highest availability in the market. VersaLogic exists to exceed customers' product, service, support and delivery needs - whenever and wherever the need arises.


General Board Size Mini PCIe module (full size): 30 mm x 50.17 mm x 10.48 mm (1.81 x 2.01 x 0.67”).
Weight 11 grams (0.41 oz.).
Power Requirements 3.3V 5% @ 2.2 W Typical (supplied by the Mini PCIe socket).
Manufacturing Standards IPC-A-610 Class 2 and optional IPC-A-610 Class 3.
Regulatory Compliance RoHS (2011/65/EU).
Mini PCIe Signal Type PCI Express. Gen 1 and Gen 2.
Environmental Operating Temperature -40° to +85°C Derate -1.1°C per 305m (1,000 ft.) above 2,300m (7,500 ft.).*
The ambient air surrounding the MPEe-E5E must be at or below +85°C.
Storage Temperature -40° to +85°C
Operating* To 4,570m (15,000 ft.)
Storage To 12,000m (40,000 ft.)
Thermal Shock 5C/min. over operating temperature.
Humidity Less than 85%, noncondensing.
Vibration, Sinusoidal Sweep MIL-STD-202G, Method 204, Modified Condition A: 2g constant acceleration from 5 to 500 Hz, 20 min. per axis.
Vibration, Random MIL-STD-202G, Method 214A, Condition A: 5.35g rms, 5 min. per axis.
Mechanical Shock MIL-STD-202G, Method 213B, Condition G: 20g half-sine, 11 msec. duration per axis.
Device I/O Ethernet Interface Two autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT.
Connectors 16-pin Clik-Mate, latching.
Network Boot Option Via on-board BIOS extension.
Software Drivers Compatible with most operating systems including Windows and Linux.
* For extended altitude information contact VersaLogic Sales.
MIL-STD-202G shock and vibe levels are used to illustrate the ruggedness of this product in general. Testing to higher levels and/or different types of shock or vibration methods can be accommodated per the specific requirements of the application. Contact VersaLogic Sales for further information.
Specifications are subject to change without notification. PCI Express is a registered trademark of the PCI-SIG. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Software Support Packages

Windows Win 10

Windows Win 7

Operating System Compatibility

Win 10 - Tested & Compatible
Win 8 - Tested & Compatible
Win 7 - Tested & Compatible
Win XP - Tested & Compatible
Win Std 7 - Tested & Compatible
Win XPe - Tested & Compatible
Win CE - Meets Specifications
Debian - Tested & Compatible
Ubuntu - Meets Specifications
Knoppix - Meets Specifications
VxWorks - Meets Specifications
Neutrino - Meets Specifications
DOS - Not Compatible


Part Number Description Photo
VL-CBR-1604Dual Ethernet adapter cable, latching, 12"
VL-HDW-108Mini PCIe card / mSATA 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon
VL-HDW-110Mini PCIe module 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.0 mm standoffs, Nylon

Expansion Modules

Part Number Description Form Factor
VL-EPM-P2E PC/104-Plus Mini PCIe socket x2 adapter, industrial temperaturePC/104-Plus
VL-EPMp-P2E PCI-104 Mini PCIe socket x2 Adapter, industrial temperaturePCI-104

VersaLogic Mini PCIe Modules

Part Number Function Form Factor
VL-MPEe-A1E Analog Input Module, x8 channels single ended (12-bit resolution), industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-A2E Analog Input Module, x8 channels single ended (16-bit resolution), industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-E3E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-E4E Gigabit Ethernet Over Fiber Optic media (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-FW1E 1394 Firewire Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-U2E RS-232/422/485 x4 + GPIO x12 Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-V5E VGA and LVDS Interface, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEs-F1E32 32 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-F1E16 16 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-F1E4 4 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-S3E SATA Adapter, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEu-G2E GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G2E-Z GPS Receiver, no battery, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G3E Precision GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G3E-Z Precision GPS Receiver, no battery, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe

Ordering Information

Model Function Operating Temp. Digi-Key logo
VL-MPEe-E5E Two Channel Gigabit Ethernet Adapter -40 to +85C

Export Information

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SCHEDULE B:8517.70.0000