10-Gigabit Ethernet switch module for vetronics and other military uses introduced by X-ES

MIDDLETON, Wis., 30 Jan. 2017 – Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is introducing the XChange3021 3U VPX 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch module for aerospace and defense applications, such as vetronics.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

MIDDLETON, Wis., 30 Jan. 2017 – Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is introducing the XChange3021 3U VPX 10 Gigabit Ethernetswitch module for aerospace and defense applications, such as vetronics.

This switch provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express Gen3 (backwards compatible with Gen2 and Gen1) functionality, which enables the XChange3021 to serve as the heart of inter-board communications inside a high-end OpenVPX system.

The XChange3021 was designed for the next generation of 3U VPX systems. It has a managed 10 Gigabit Broadcom BCM56450 Ethernet switch, including 102.5 gigabits per second of non-blocking switching, an on-chip ARM A9-based CPU, an integrated hierarchical traffic manager to reduce overall board complexity and power, and a have-rich packet processing engine, all within one 40-nanometer device.

The XChange3021 includes a PCI Express switch that increases throughput by supporting PCI Express Gen3 technology. The integration of a PCI Express switch enables the XChange3021 to support the latest 3U VPX modules, such as the XPedite767x family of single board computers.

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With one 10-port, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch, as many as eight 10BASE-KR or 1000BASE-BX/KX Ethernet ports, and as many as three 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet ports connected to the XMC site, the XChange3021 is capable of switching some of the largest 3U VPX backplanes.

Compliance with a variety of VITA 65 OpenVPX switch slot profiles enables for integration of the XChange3021 into ready-made backplanes. XChange3021 can optionally include VITA 48.2 Type 1 Two-Level Maintenance (2LM) REDI support.

The XChange3021 has offers IEEE protocol and IETF RFC support, VICTORY Infrastructure Switch support, advanced cable open/short detection, IPv4 and IPv6 support, Energy Efficient Ethernet support, and a Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation (REDI) per VITA 48.

For more information contact X-ES online at www.xes-inc.com.

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