The EPM-NET-100 module combines a high-performance 10/100 Megabit per second (Mbps) Ethernet interface with an on-board DiskOnChip nonvolatile storage site. It features a high-speed PC/104-Plus PCI system interface to support high network data rates. The Ethernet section, based on the AMD 79C973 controller, provides a standard 10BaseT and 100BaseTX network interface. Software drivers are available for a wide variety of operating systems to provide a complete high-performance networking solution. The Ethernet controller features auto-negotiation for standard twisted-pair (10T/100TX) operation using a modified 10BaseT link integrity test pulse sequence. It automatically configures to match the speed of the connected hub without the need for jumper or software configuration. An optional Ethernet boot-ROM site allows the system to automatically boot from a server at power-up, eliminating the need for a local hard or floppy drive.