The XChange3012 is a conduction- or air-cooled 3U VPX module that provides both PCI Express and Ethernet switches. The PCIe and Gigabit Ethernet fabrics provide switching for a star topology. The Ethernet fabrics allow VPX cards within the system to communicate and also have access to an outside local area network.The XChange3012 supports an XMC interface via a PCI Express link capable of supporting up to eight lanes. Dual 10/100/1000BASE-T rear I/O from the XMC can be routed to the XChange3012's Gigabit Ethernet switch. XMC RS-232 rear I/O can be brought out the P1 connector.