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10G/1G Ethernet switch core modules for avionics and military switches introduced by Kontron

ECHING, Germany, 3 Nov. 2012. Kontron in Eching, Germany, is introducing the ESC1600/ESC2404 10G/1G Ethernet switch core modules for the accelerated development of custom-made, high-availability switches. These modules are for deployment in avionics and military switches with individual mechanical system designs and physical network interfaces.

The ESC1600/ESC2404 modules are application-ready Ethernet switching building blocks. The physical footprint is standardized, the number of interfaces and their layout is scalable, and everything is pre-integrated and application-ready even including the management system for the configuration of the switch, Kontron officials say.

The Kontron 10G/1G Ethernet switch core modules footprint is based on the COM Express compact form factor. The management interface is software compliant to the Kontron CompactPCI, AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA Managed Switches. The module operates in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius.

Either via command line or web interface, the switch can be configured for specific network switching and routing requirements. Physical management access is via the serial interface or via the network.

The modules are shock- and vibration-proof and shielded against electro-magnetic interference fields. They offer L2 and L3 management for IPv4 and IPv6 like IP forwarding, L2 and L3 multicast, Quality of Service (QoS) and VLANs.

The ESC provides a USB interface and an I²C bus for various IO's, which can also reflect network errors and status information.

For more information contact Kontron online at

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