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Connect One launches new embedded LAN module

Connect One, a developer of semiconductors, has released Nano LANReach, an embedded LAN module. Based on Connect One’s CO2144 chip, Nano LANReach is claimed to offer plug-and-play serial-to-LAN functionality enabling full-featured LAN connectivity by connecting an ethernet cable to the onboard RJ45 connector. In addition, Nano LANReach includes a full suite of internet protocols, applications, and security engines.

As part of the Nano Reach product family, the Nano LANReach uses the same pin-out as the Nano WiReach WiFi module. This is expected to enhance the customer’s flexibility in production planning, allowing for a single PCB design which supports either LAN or WiFi connectivity, depending on the module added during assembly.

According to the company, Nano LANReach includes USB, SPI and fast UART interfaces for integration into existing or new designs. In addition to SerialNET, it supports 10 simultaneous TCP/UDP sockets; two listening TCP sockets; SMTP, MIME, POP3, FTP, Telnet, and HTTP/HTTPS clients; an HTTP/HTTPS embedded web server with a website for the host application and one for configuring the module. Nano LANReach also supports AES-128/256, SHA-128/192/256, 3DES, the SSL3/TLS1 protocol for a secure client socket session, and a secure FTP session.

Ariel Shulman, vice president of sales for Connect One, said: Nano LANReach offers an immediate solution, reducing time to market and allowing customers to launch cost-effective LAN-enabled products. Since Nano LANReach is based on Connect One’s iChip, customers can easily switch to a chip-based implementation embedded on their own PCB, which typically reduces the complete solution cost to under $10.

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