Not Recommended For New Designs
The Stellaris® Serial-to-Ethernet Reference Design Kit(RDK-S2E) offers a complete, open-tool, and ready-to-implement solution designed to add web connectivity to any serial device. Included in the RDK-S2E is the tiny-footprint Stellaris® Serial-to-Ethernet Module (MDL-S2E).The most common application for the MDL-S2E is for augmenting legacy products that only contain a serial port for a configuration or control interface. In addition, newer computers, especially laptop computers, do not necessarily have serial ports, and a serial connection is limited by cable length (typically 10m). Simply installing a Stellaris® Serial-to-Ethernet Module into the legacy serial device provides many benefits including no major board redesign or software changes, easy sharing on a network other than Ethernet, tinyform-factor for unobtrusive implementation, and 10-meter maximum cable length for serial connections is no longer a limitation.
The MDL-S2E is the first serial-to-Ethernet converter available with a highly integrated ARM® Cortex™-M3 microcontroller with 50 MHz of performance and ample single-cycle, on-chip Flash and SRAM memory for efficient network traffic handling. For maximum space savings, the Stellaris® microcontroller is offered in a small BGA package and integrates the 10/100 Ethernet MAC and PHYon-chip.
The RDK-S2E ships with the MDL-S2E module. The MDL-S2E is aready-for-production serial-to-Ethernet module with the following features:
While the MDL-S2E is ready out-of-the-box for immediate integration in a system, complete software source files are included for simplified customization.