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Digi Launches Industry's First Flexible Ethernet Networking Module

- ConnectCore™ 9P 9215 only module configurable for application-specific interfaces -

MINNETONKA, Minn. (Feb. 7, 2008) - Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced the ConnectCore 9P 9215, the industry’s most flexible ARM9-based Ethernet networking module. It features two Flexible Interface Modules (FIMs) built into Digi’s new ARM9 microprocessor that will allow customers to load and use application-specific interfaces such as Secure Digital, Controller Area Network (CAN), 1-Wire, additional UARTs and others. This enables users to custom configure the ConnectCore 9P 9215 for the specific needs of an application. Adding interfaces in the FIMs reduces complexity and overall product cost by minimizing the number of components necessary for a design.

The ConnectCore 9P 9215 also features advanced networking protocols like IPv6, SNMPv3 and SSL. This allows customers to easily upgrade protocols over time without having to replace hardware.

“This module provides the perfect combination of flexibility and longevity,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International. “The FIMs mean customers can adapt the module to meet their specific needs, and the advanced protocols coupled with the Digi brand mean customers can safely build it into long life cycle products.”

The ConnectCore 9P 9215 is also the only Ethernet networking module to offer on-chip AES encryption for secure, fast network communications. The on-chip AES encryption engine provides 10 times the secure data throughput of comparable software-based solutions. Additionally, it features low power consumption and advanced power management features including Digi patented switchable processor speed. Digi’s switchable processor speed allows customers to change processor speed from an application or shut down selected features to reduce power use. This makes the ConnectCore 9P 9215 ideal for portable/mobile devices.

The ConnectCore 9P 9215 is based on the new Digi NET+ARM NS9215 microprocessor. Because the module is designed with Digi’s own microprocessor, long-term availability is guaranteed, and an easy conversion path to a cost reduced chip-based design with minimal changes to software is ensured. It is ideal for industrial automation, medical device networking, transportation, security/access control and numerous other applications.

Easy-to-use and cost-effective Digi JumpStart Kit™ development solutions are available. Digi JumpStart Kits minimize product design risks and dramatically shorten time-to-market by providing all the hardware, software and development tools necessary for design engineers to begin embedded product development right out of the box. Digi JumpStart Kits are compatible with all Microsoft Windows operating systems including Microsoft Vista.

The ConnectCore 9P 9215 Digi JumpStart Kit is available now for an introductory price of $399. The ConnectCore 9P 9215 module is available for $59 in quantities of 1,000. For more information, please visit www.digi.com/cc9p9215.

 

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Digi International
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