X-ES Unveils Deployable 40 Gigabit Ethernet Switches Designed for Rugged Networking Applications

July 3, 2023
Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) continues to push the boundaries of embedded computing with the introduction of two cutting-edge, 40 Gigabit 3U VPX Ethernet switches: the XChange3030 and XChange3031.

Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) continues to push the boundaries of embedded computing with the introduction of two cutting-edge, 40 Gigabit 3U VPX Ethernet switches: the XChange3030 and XChange3031. These switches provide unparalleled data transmission speeds while maintaining a power-balanced design, ensuring efficient cooling and remarkable versatility to meet the demands of modern networking solutions.

With an unwavering focus on maximizing data throughput, the XChange3030 and XChange3031 provide configurable 40 Gigabit Ethernet processing options, significantly enhancing the capabilities of any system they are integrated into. Additionally, a range of configurable 10 Gigabit and Gigabit Ethernet options, along with a front panel optical Ethernet port, facilitate robust communication. For select designs, an optional XMC site is also available to accommodate diverse requirements, including hosting the XChange6300 Embedded Services Router.

Elevate deployable systems with these fully ruggedized and configurable switch solutions, guaranteeing reliability and performance even in the harshest environmental conditions. Built to withstand temperatures ranging from -40°C to +85°C, as well as enhanced vibration, shock, and humidity tolerances, X-ES embedded switches have undergone rigorous testing and proven themselves as a robust solution for mission-critical applications. Moreover, these switches offer Layer 2 switching and optional Layer 3 routing, enabling seamless networking within a single system.

Fully Managed Layer 2 Switching with Optional Layer 3 Routing

As fully managed Layer 2 switches, the XChange3030 and XChange3031 support a comprehensive set of IETF RFCs and IEEE protocols such as:

•          VLANs (IEEE 802.1Q)

•           LACP

•           STP

•           RSTP

•           PVRST

•           MSTP

•           SNMP

•           Flow control

•           Port mirroring

•           Port authentication (IEEE 802.1x)

•           Quality of Service (QoS)

•           ACL

•           IGMP

•           LLDP

They can also optionally host an XChange6300 Embedded Services Router (ESR) for Layer 3 routing. The XChange6300 is X-ES’ fully rugged solution for Cisco IOS-XE® networking and communications with Mobile Ready Net capabilities.

Offering Configurable Options for Ethernet I/O

The XChange3030 and XChange3031 both deliver full wire-speed switching and support jumbo frames up to 10 kB but offer varying different Ethernet port capabilities for different project needs:

* Can also be configured as 24 10GBASE-KR

** Can also be configured as 4 10GBASE-KR or 4 1000BASE-X

*** Can also be configured as 6 1000BASE-X

The XChange3030 also features a front-panel optical Ethernet port.

Development Platforms and Deployable System Options

X-ES offers two development platform options to support the XChange3030 and XChange3031. The XPand1007 is a low-cost system supporting up to two conduction-cooled 3U VPX cards and utilizes RTMs to simplify I/O access and support rapid system prototyping. The XPand1205 is a 3U VPX development platform for up to eight conduction-cooled modules, providing a feature-rich solution for comprehensive system development.

The XChange3031 can be installed in the second slot of the XPand6240 rugged system, where it can optionally host the XChange6300 Embedded Services Router in order to provide secure communications to deployable networking applications.

Both the XChange3030 and XChange3031 can support an optional XMC site on configurations utilizing an integrated mezzanine card, offering a J16 RS-232 serial port routed to P1, one 2500BASE-X Ethernet port, and two 1000BASE-X Ethernet ports from J16 when paired with the XChange6300 ESR. The XChange3031’s XMC site also supports up to two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet ports from J14 to P2 or the switch.

About X-ES — Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES), a 100% U.S.A.-based company, designs and builds single board computers, I/O boards, power supplies, backplanes, chassis, and system-level solutions for embedded computing customers. X-ES offers cutting-edge performance and flexibility in design, plus an unparalleled level of customer support and service. For further information on X-ES products or services, please visit our website at www.xes-inc.com or call (608) 833-1155.

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