FR 331/306-RCx - 3U OpenVPX™ fabric switch

The FR 331/306-RCx is a 3U OpenVPX™ fabric switch board with a x4 PCI Express™ data plane (VITA 46.4) and a 1000 Base-BX control plane (VITA 46.6) per payload board. The FR 331/306-RCx is designed for use in VPX-REDI PCI Express Backplane environments supporting six payload boards, two additional Ethernet ports and a configuration control interface. The FR 331/306-RCx is suitable for use in centralized switching systems as defined in OpenVPX (VITA 65). The FR 331/306-RCS is a VPX-REDI Type 1 Two-Level Maintenance conduction-cooled board and the FR-331/306-RCT is VPX-REDI Type 2. For non-rugged applications a VPX version, the FR 331/x06, is available. Typical applications include networking equipment, data management and blade-based servers in vertical markets such as defense, communications, medical and automation.

Main Features:


  • 3U VPX-REDI (VITA 48.0) RCx-Series switch fabric board:
    • rear I/O compatible with the VPX N-Series
    • conduction-cooled to VITA 48.2
    • conformally coated
    • -40°C to +85°C operating temperature (at card edge)
    • RCS-Series supports VPX-REDI Type 1 Two Level Maintenance in 3U VPX-REDI 0.85 inch slot
    • RCT-Series supports VPX-REDI Type 2 in 3U VPX-REDI 0.8-inch slot
  • 3U OpenVPX™ fabric switch board:
    • for use in PCI Express™ Backplane environments
    • supports six payload boards
    • x4 PCI Express (Gen1 or Gen2) data plane (VITA 46.4)
    • utilizing non-transparent/transparent PCI bridges
    • supports two DMA engines
    • 1000 Base-BX unmanaged control plane (VITA 46.6)
    • compatible with OpenVPX™ (VITA 65) module profiles
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Switch configuration via serial port:
    • used with Fabric Switch Configuration software tool
  • Configuration data EEPROMs for:
    • board configuration data
    • both PCI Express and Ethernet switch configuration data
  • Non-ruggedized air-cooled versions (N-Series):
    • rear plug compatible with the ruggedized versions
    • useful for bench development
    • use in commercial (non-rugged) applications
  • Supports range of Concurrent Technologies Single Board Computers:
    • TR A40/30x-RCx, Intel® Atom™ processor
    • TR 501/36x-RCx, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor
    • TR 80x/39x-RCx, 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor
    • TR 90x/39x-RCx, 3nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor




V3PS 3U OpenVPX 24-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

The V3PS is a high performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch based on the 3U OpenVPX™ (VITA 65) form factor. Offered in both convection cooled and ruggedized conduction cooled variants, the V3PS will meet the needs of numerous commercial and military applications requiring maximum switch flexibility with minimum latency, maximum processing power, and low power consumption, all in a small physical footprint.

Main Features:


  • Fulcrum 'ALTA' fully integrated 24-Port single-chip10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • Includes L2/L3/L4 packet classification, routing, tunneling, class of service provisioning and congestion management
  • Intel© Core™ I7 Arrandale Processor
  • QM57 Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
  • One PMC/XMC site (may require depopulating QFSP capability)
  • Supports the Dynatem Expansion Module (DXM) which provides debug and programming headers as well as front panel I/O expansion
  • OpenVPX™ standard for a 3U Switch Module Profile designated as MOD3-SWH-6F6U-16.4.1-5
    • Available in conduction cooled versions for rugged application



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Cometh 4410a 3U OpenVPX Fabric Switch

ComEth 4410a, provides the OpenVPX hybrid switch
market with all its experience regarding managed Ethernet switches.
Built on the same architecture as the ComEth 40xx family, for the control plan, the Ethernet switch supports full-wire speed L2 bridging and L3 routing with L2-L4 advanced traffic classification, filtering and prioritization. The ComEth 4410a is man- aged by our tried and tested Switchware, regularly enriched with new functionalities.

Main Features:


  • Data Plane : PCI Express interfaces
    • 6 * 4-lanes PCIe ports on P1/P2
  • Control Plane : Ethernet interfaces
    • 6 (or 8) * 1000BASE-BX ports on P2 (8 ports => MOD3-SWH-6F8U version)
    • 2 (or 1) * 1000Base-T ports on P2 (1 port => MOD3-SWH-6F8U version)
    • 1 * front auto media detect Ethernet port, 10/100/1000 Base-T Copper Eth- ernet (RJ45) - 1000 Base-SX (or LX) optical Ethernet (LC)
  • Miscellaneous:
    • 1 * RS232 port, front mini-USB or on P1 connector
    • Status Led indicators (front and onboard)
  • The ComEth 4410a is a VPX board compliant with 3U module defi nitions of the VITA
  • 46.0 standard. It is available in air cooled and conduction cooled versions compliant with VITA 47 classes.





Cometh 4340a VPX 6U Rugged Switch L3 24 * 1000KX

The ComEth4340a is built on the latest generation of Gigabit switch engine and PHY
Its highly integrated chip combines in a single equipment a full layer 3 router with an optimized power consumption.
The ComEth4340a supports full-wire speed L2 bridging and L3 IPV4/V6 Unicast and Multicast routing with L2-L4 advanced traffic classification, filtering and prioritization. For instance, it can provide strict priority traffic and filtering needed for delay-sensitive or critical applications.

Main Features:


  • 24 * 1000KX compliant ports routed on rear I/O (P2 & P3 connectors).
  • 2 * 10GKX4 ports available on P1 rear connector.
  • 2 * 10Gigabit ports available on the front panel (XAUI/10GB-CX4).

Thanks to software configuration, up to 16 * 1000KX ports can be used in 1000BT
mode and routed on P5 & P6 connectors.

ComEth4340a models are also available with 4 * 1Gbe on the front panel (4 * 1000SX/ LX fiber channels or 4 * 1000BT copper ports). In these configurations, 20 * 1000KX ports remain available on the backplane (12 of them configurable as 1000BT).

Management Capabilities :

The ComEth4340a can be monitored from a browser, a CLI or SNMP. The whole sys- tem can be easily managed and handled. A comprehensive Built-in test makes easier the maintenance of this switch. Many additional functions are provided on this full- managed version :

  • 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

ComEth4340a is available in 6U 0.8” Pitch form factor, from Standard to Conduction-
Cooled grade.






IC-FEP-VPX6a VPX 6U Virtex®-6 & QorIQTM

The IC-FEP-VPX6a is a VPX hybrid processing engine coupling the latest generations of FPGAs and processor, both of them delivering a very high level of performance per watt.
With its QorIQ™processor for system management and a PCIe advanced switch for a versatile coupling between the processing nodes, the IC-FEP-VPX6a board expands the flexibility of the two Virtex-6 FPGAs and the VPX high bandwidth serial interfaces.
Two FMC mezzanine sites enlarge the adaptability of the board to connect ADC, DAC, general IOs, video, sFPDP or additionnal FPGA FMC modules.
With this combination of high performance CPU, dual FPGAs and FMC sites, the IC-FEP-VPX6a provides the ideal platform for radar, sonar, electronic warfare and other very high demanding digital signal processing applications.

Main Features:



Processing Units

  • One QorIQ processor P2020, 1GHz, e500 v2 core with :
    • 1 GB of DDR3 with ECC
    • 256 or 512 MBytes of NOR Flash
    • optional Nand Solid-state Disk (eUSB module)
  • two Xilinx Virtex-6 : SX315T (-1 or -2) or SX475T (-1 only)
  • or LX550T, both offering
    • two banks of DDR3 : 40-bit wide, 1.25 GBytes each
    • one SRAM DDRII : 18-bit wide / 9 MB
    • one SPI flash (16 MBytes)
  • one Spartan®-6 LX-45T (control Node)
    • one NOR flash (128 MBytes, for bistreams)

VPX Interfaces

  • 4 * PCIe x4 port (from PCIe switch)
  • GTX ports (1 or 2 * GTX x8 from each FPGAs)
  • 2 * GTP (from Ctrl node FPGA)
  • General purpose IOs
    • 2*16LVDS (16 from each FPGAs)
    • 2*16 differential pairs (16 from each FMC IOs connector)
    • GPIOs (from ctrl node FPGA)
  • 2 * Ethernet ports (1000BT or 1000BX - from P2020)
  • 1 * RS485/RS232 port
  • 2 * USB 2.0 ports
  • PIC μ-controller for System Management (per VITA 46.11)

FMC interfaces (for each site, from FPGAs)

  • 80 LVDS
  • 4 reference clocks
  • 1 * GTX x4 link
  • Front panel interfaces
  • 1 * USB 2.0, 1 * Ethernet 1000BT and 1 * console port





TR MS1/321-RCx 3U VPX-REDI Mass Storage Module

The TR MS1/321-RCx mass storage module provides a flexible solution for designers wishing to add a 2.5-inch SATA300 mass storage drive to a 3U VPX-REDI system. The carrier accommodates a single 2.5-inch SATA300 solid-state drive and includes support for a CompactFlash™ Type-I card. The TR MS1/321-RCx is designed to work with a range of 3U conduction-cooled VPX-REDI systems. The module is capable of operating in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +85°C where it is suitable for a range of applications within the defense, industrial control, telecomms, telemetry and aerospace markets. The TR-MS1/321-RCS is a VPX-REDI Type 1 Two Level Maintenance conduction-cooled board and the TR-MS1/321-RCT is VPX-REDI Type 2. For non-rugged applications a VPX version, the TR MS1/321, is available.

Main Features:



  • 3U VPX-REDI based Mass Storage Module supports a single 2.5-inch SATA300 solid-state drive as well as a CompactFlash™ site
  • 3U VPX-REDI (VITA 48.0) RCx-Series Mass Storage Module:
    • conduction-cooled to VITA 48.2
    • conformally coated
    • -40°C to +85°C operating temperature
    • RCS-Series supports VPX-REDI Type 1 Two Level Maintenance in 3U VPX-REDI 0.85-inch slot
    • RCT-Series supports VPX-REDI Type 2 in 3U VPX-REDI 0.8-inch slot
  • P1 VPX interface compatible with OpenVPX module profiles
  • Supplied with a 2.5 inch SATA300 solid-state drive
  • CompactFlash™ Type-I site available
  • Non-ruggedized air-cooled VPX versions (N-Series):
    • rear plug compatible with the ruggedized versions
    • useful for bench development
  • Concurrent Technologies also provide a range of 3U VPX-REDI single board computers supporting Intel® Core™ i7, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo and Intel® Atom™ processor.




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