North Atlantic Industries (www.naii.com) has unveiled its rugged 12-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module that supports 802.1P QoS or DiffServ/ToS priority queues, 16 KB jumbo frames, Port Aggregation, 802.1Q VLAN, Rapid & Multiple Spanning Tree, Spanning Tree, Port Forwarding, NAT, DHCP, DNS and Firewalling.
This high performance, extremely low power Ethernet switch can be mounted on a 6U VME or 3U cPCI rugged board. When fitted on a 6U VME board, additional I/O functions and/or single board computer can be integrated to support system level demands for sensor and processing interfacing.
Implementing standard Ethernet switching functions through Broadcom technology, the H2 features IPv4 and IPv6 traffic class support, 6.6 W (12 x Gig-E ports active) at 85°C, automatic learning and aging tags, high performance look-up engine that can support up to eight K unicast MAC addresses and non-blocking Gig-E integrated switch fabric that comes with four Mb packet buffer memory.
“The H2 module switch enables system integrators to link Ethernet-based communications, control systems and sensor data across a broad range of application-ready subsystems,” remarked Lino Massafra, VP Sales and Marketing.
“Customers looking forward to the next generation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and other autonomous robotic systems will take advantage of the high channel density and extremely low power features our H2 has to offer.”
Moreover, based on the company’s COTS, multi-function, processor platforms and high-density I/O, multi-board systems can also be configured combining application specific processing and I/O with H2 multi-port Gig-E switch capability.