New Ethernet Control & Data Plane Switch from Interface Concept
Interface Concept, developer and manufacturer of high-performance embedded boards and systems for Defence and industrial markets introduces the ComEth4510a, a combined Control and Data plane 10/40 Gigabit switch compliant with the OpenVPX profile MOD6-SWH-16U16F-12.4.5-4.
It is a combined Control and Data Plane switch for demanding 6U OpenVPX Ethernet architectures. The Ethernet packet processor of our well-proven ComEth 43xxa range is used for the Control Plane. The Data Plane is implemented thanks to the Second-Generation Marvell Prestera CX platform, offering leading performance and port density with multiple 40 GbE/10 GbE configurations and full duplex line rate switching capability.
The two Ethernet switches are managed by a Multicore 64-bit PowerPC, offering two optional out-of-band 1000Base-T ports (front and rear) and traffic log recording on NAND Flash.
On the Control Plane, 16 x 1000BASE-BX ports are available on P1 connector as well as 4 x 1000BASE-T ports at the front. 4 additional Control Plane ports are also provided either at the front (SFP/copper) or at the rear (1000BASE-T ports).
On the Data Plane, 16 Fat Pipes are available for providing 16 x 10GBASE-KX4, 16 x 40GBASE-KR4, 48 x 10GBASE-KR or 48 x 1000BASE-KX ports or mixed configurations.
Moreover a Mezzanine can be added providing either 2 x 10GBASE-T ports at the front and 2 x 10GBASE-KX4 at the rear as Contol Plane ports, or 4 x 10GBASE-T at the front as Data Plane ports.
The well proven Switchware of Interface Concept is run on the PowerPC processor of the switch providing a lot of management functions: configuration of all the PHY and switch parameters, ports monitoring, static MAC address, QoS policy, Multicast and VLAN control, STP/RSTP protocols, MAC security, monitoring of all statistical counters and an extensive list of RMON counters ….
ABOUT INTERFACE CONCEPT:
INTERFACE CONCEPT designs and manufactures high-performance embedded boards and systems targeted at Defence and industrial markets. The company offers a wide selection of COTS products, based on industrial standards (VPX, cPCI, FMC/XMC/PMC, MTCA.4…), and state-of-the-art technologies, and provides its customers with a high-technical support and custom-design services.
- 10/40 Gigabit, Fast & Gigabit Ethernet switches and IP Routers – ComEth range
- Intel® and Frescale™ based single board computers and Virtex FPGA processing boards– Premium range
- Open Multi-Serial communication platforms – Lines range
- 2D/3D graphics and storage modules – I/O boards range
IC products operate for all types of environment (from standard to the most extreme – thermal and mechanical operating conditions).
Thanks to its strong innovative spirit and expert R&D team, IC devises solutions at the forefront of embedded technologies. By partnering with the major actors such as Intel, Freescale, Xilinx, IC has gained a trustworthy reputation within the embedded marketplace.
IC offers a large array of services in addition to its COTS product ranges such as :
- PREMIUM, COMETH & LINES product range customization
- Specific developments on requirements
- Supply of tested, qualified and supported systems (including software support)
- Industrialisation, production follow-up and product life-cycle management
- Warranty and long-term support (maintaining the platforms in operating conditions)
- Technical expertise
The above IC commitments guarantee our customers :
- Performance while minimizing industrial risks
- Cost containment
- Investment durability