MEN Micro introduces 3U CompactPCI managed Ethernet switch board

AMBLER, Pa., 18 Jan. 2009. MEN Micro Inc. in Ambler, Pa., is introducing the F302 3U CompactPCI managed Ethernet switch with eight Fast Ethernet channels on the front via RJ45, M12 or D-Sub connectors, depending on the application, and an optional channel accessible through the rear J1 connector for communication within an embedded system.

Jan 18th, 2009

AMBLER, Pa., 18 Jan. 2009.MEN Micro Inc. in Ambler, Pa., is introducing the F302 3U CompactPCI Ethernet switch with eight Fast Ethernet channels on the front via RJ45, M12 or D-Sub connectors, depending on the application, and an optional channel accessible through the rear J1 connector for communication within an embedded system.

A special service interface at the front configures the Ethernet channels individually via a hardware key, a Telnet command line interface, or SNMP, without opening the system itself.

The F302 complies with the EN 50155 railway standard and offers an operating temperature of -40 to 85 degrees Celsius, as well as soldered components to resist the effects of shock and vibration. The switch uses a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) that integrates the configuration firmware and keeps the entire board's power consumption to less than 7 Watts.

Front panel width is either three-slot (12 HP) with the standard RJ45 connectors or four-slot (16 HP) with M12 or D-Sub connectors. In either configuration, the card requires one CPCI backplane slot.

The device has built-in self-test mechanisms to increase the card's reliability. The switch restores itself on its own: if a link is temporarily unavailable, the F302 resumes operation after the disturbance without any restart or reset. For more information contact MEN Micro online at www.menmicro.com.

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