Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) has introduced what it claims is the embedded military market’s first managed XMC Ethernet Switch.
The XMC-651, a 12-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch, is designed for use in rugged military environments. It can be mounted on virtually any VPX or VME module supporting the XMC mezzanine standard and enables designers of rugged embedded systems to integrate high-speed Ethernet switching functionality on space, weight and power (SWaP) optimized mezzanine module that requires no additional chassis slot to deploy. The module is also available in a PMC mezzanine configuration (PMC-651) that provides up to 8 ports of managed GbE switching.
CWCEC's XMC-651 implements Ethernet switching functions via Broadcom 10th generation switching technology. Eight of the module’s ports support 10/100/1000Base-T with auto-negotiation. An additional 4 ports support SerDes (1000Base-BX) Gigabit Ethernet, offering flexibility in connecting in-chassis devices. The XMC-651 implements Layer-2 Ethernet switching with full wire-speed performance on all ports and features an 8K entry MAC address table, with automatic learning, advanced flow-control and head of line blocking prevention.
XMC-651 performance features:
• 12-port Gigabit Ethernet switch
• 8-ports auto-negotiating 10/100/1000Base-T
• 4 ports SerDes (1000Base-BX) interface
• Non-blocking, full line-speed Ethernet switching
• Fully IEEE 802.3 compliant
• Supports jumbo packets
• Configurable Layer-2 features include VLAN, L2 multicast, QoS services
• Supports port mirroring and link aggregation
• Flexible I/O on Pn4 and Pn6
o XMC or PMC with Pn4 I/O supports 8-ports Base-T
o XMC with Pn6 I/O supports 5 ports Base-T
o XMC with Pn4 and Pn6 I/O supports 8-ports Base-T on Pn4 plus 4-ports SerDes on Pn6
• No software required, only power and I/O from basecard
• Range of air and conduction-cooled ruggedization level packages
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