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3U VPX Switch Provides 10 Gbit Ethernet and PCI Express Gen3

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Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) has made available its newest 10 Gbit Ethernet switch module from the XChange3021. This 3U VPX switch provides both 10 Gbit Ethernet and PCI Express Gen3 (backwards compatible with Gen2 and Gen1) functionality, which allows the XChange3021 to serve as the heart of inter-board communications inside a high-end OpenVPX system. The XChange3021 was designed to provide the Ethernet switching capability needed for the next generation of 3U VPX systems, such as within X-ES' own 3U VPX rugged, embedded systems. This 3U VPX switch module features a managed 10 Gbit Broadcom BCM56450 Ethernet switch, including 102.5 Gb/s 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 feature-rich packet processing engine, all within a single 40 nm device.

The XChange3021 is unique in that it also includes a PCI Express switch that increases throughput by supporting PCI Express Gen3 technology. The integration of a PCI Express switch allows the XChange3021 to support X-ES' latest 3U VPX modules, such as the XPedite767x family of single board computers, and consequently provides our customers with a higher bandwidth for both the data plane and control plane. With one 10-port, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch, up to eight 10BASE-KR or 1000BASE-BX/KX Ethernet ports, and up to 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.

Extreme Engineering Solutions
Middleton, WI
(608) 833-1155
www.xes-inc.com

 

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