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Ethernet switch requires no additional chassis slot

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 11:36am

ASHBURN, VA  – June 7, 2012 – Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions has announced that it is currently shipping the XMC-651, the embedded military market’s first managed XMC Ethernet Switch. The XMC-651, a 12-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch, is the latest in CWCDS’s broad line of high-performance rugged network switch and routing products. The XMC-651 can be mounted on virtually any VPX or VME module supporting the XMC mezzanine standard and uniquely enables designers of rugged embedded systems to integrate high-speed Ethernet switching functionality on space, weight and power (SWaP) optimized systems, as the 651 mezzanine module 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.

The XMC-651 supports full line-rate non-blocked Ethernet switching and the in-field management of a broad range of networking features including VLANs, multicast, and Quality of Service. Designed for use in rugged military environments, the module is available in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled variants and consumes under 7.5 watts with all 12 ports active.

The 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
•     No software required, only power and I/O from basecard
•     Range of air and conduction-cooled ruggedization level packages


Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions
www.cwcdefense.com
defensesales@curtisswright.com.

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