Networking

Rugged Ethernet Switch

Curtiss-Wright switches enable the vision of inter-networked military and aerospace systems by providing systems integrators with a fast and powerful way to interconnect chassis, cards, and CPU´ through switched Gigabit Ethernet links. Operating at wire-speed, Gigabit Ethernet switching can be used to architect the infrastructure for unified (GbE only) or hybrid (GbE and other switched fabric) networks for transferring IP-based control and data packets within advanced military systems.

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Ethernet Rugged Switch Systems

Product Port Options Interface Software Ruggedization
Digital Beachhead 16 ports GbE 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, 1000Base-T Managed Layer 2 with Layer 3 static routing Natural Convection -40 to +71C, cold-plate to +85C
SwitchBox SMS-652 16 ports GbE 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, 1000Base-T Managed Layer 2 with Layer 3 static routing Natural Convection -40°C to +75°C, cold plate to 85°C
SwitchBox SMS-684 28 ports (20 GbE + 4x FE or 4 GbE or 4x FO-SX + 4x 10 GbE Copper or 4x 10GbE Fiber) 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, 1000Base-T, 1000Base-SX, 10GBase-CX4 (XAUI), 10GBase-SR/LR Managed or unmanaged + security (Layer 2/3+, IPv4/v6, multicast, QoS, “de-class” security memory erase) Natural convection, -40 to +55°C

 

Ethernet Switches/Routers

Product Type Functionality GbE Ports 10 GbE Ports
DBH-670 Digital Beachhead Ethernet Switch & Vehicle Management Computer Stand-alone Gigabit Switch/Router 16x Base-T NA
VPX6-6902 SRIO/Ethernet Switch 6U VPX Gigabit Ethernet and Serial RapidIO Switch Up to 20x SerDes + 3x Base-T 2-ports XAUI (CX4)
VPX6-6802 Ethernet/InfiniBand Switch 6U VPX Gigabit Ethernet & InfiniBand Switch Up to 20x  
VPX3-685 14/17/20 Port Secure Router 3U VPX Gigabit Switch/Router 12x Base-T + up to 8x SerDes Up to 2-ports XAUI (KX4)
VPX6-684 Ethernet Switch/Router 6U VPX Gigabit Switch/Router Up to 24x Base-T + up to 4x optical 4-ports XAUI (KX4)
VPX3-683 Ethernet Switch/Router 3U VPX Gigabit Switch/Router 24x SerDes 2-ports XAUI (KX4)
VPX3-652 Ethernet Switch 3U VPX Gigabit Switch Up to 20x on AC; 12x Base-T + 8x SerDes OR 16x Base-T  
SVME/DMV-682 Ethernet Switch/Router 6U VME Gigabit Switch/Router Up to 24x Base-T + up to 4x optical 2-ports XAUI (KX4)
SCP/DCP-681 Compact Switch/Router 3U CPCI Gigabit Switch/Router 10x Base-T NA
SVME/DMV-680 Ethernet Switch/Router 6U VME Gigabit Switch/Router Up to 24x Base-T NA
XMC-651 Rugged Ethernet Mezzanine Switch XMC Managed Gigabit Switch Up to 8x Base-T + 4x SerDes NA
PMC-650 Rugged Ethernet Mezzanine Switch PMC Unmanaged Gigabit Switch 8x Base-T NA
PMC-110 Secure Network Mezzanine PMC Ethernet Security Processor for 682 or 684 1-port Base-T in and out NA

 

Physical Layer Switches

Curtiss-Wright scalable, versatile, multi-purpose Physical Layer Switches, ideal for test labs, media conversion and a variety of other applications, provide protocol transparent, low-latency switching for digital signals up to 4 Gb/sec.

Product Form Factor Interface Type Number of Ports Ruggedization
VLX2500 6U VME, Optional 19" 1U chassis Any digital signal up to 2.5Gbps 8 or 16 ports AC 0, 100
GLX4000 4U chassis Any digital signal up to 4.25 and 8Gbps FC, 10Gbps Ethernet 144 ports (48 ports per port card) AC 0
SLX4000 1.5U chassis Any digital signal up to 4.25 and 8Gbps FC, 10Gbps Ethernet 48 ports AC 0
VPX2500 6U VPX slot Any digital signal up to 2.5Gbps 18 ports on backplane CC 200
VXS3200 6U VXS Any digital signal up to 3.2Gbps 18 ports on backplane (4 lanes each)
12 front panel ports (1 lane each)
4 backplane interswitch links (4 lanes each)
AC 0, 100
CLX2500 6U CompactPCI Any digital signal up to 1.0625Gbps 16 ports on backplane CC 200
Port Cards Port cards for use with GLX4000 and SLX4000      

 

High-speed Data Plane Switches

Product Type & Function SRIO Ports Ethernet Ports Ruggedization
VPX6-6900 SRIO Switch 6U VPX Serial RapidIO Switch 24 ports SRIO Gen-1 NA AC L0
VPX6-6902 SRIO/Ethernet Switch 6U VPX Gigabit Ethernet and Serial RapidIO Switch 19, 20, or 24 ports SRIO Gen-1/2 16 or 20 ports 1000Base-X (SerDes) + 2-ports 10GbE XAUI (CX4) + 3 ports 1000Base-T AC L0, AC L100, CC L200, AFT
VPX6-6802 InfiniBand/Ethernet Switch 6U OpenVPX 40 Gigabit Ethernet & InfiniBand Switch 19 or 20 ports InfiniBand or Ethernet up to 40G, +2 x front-panel ports 16 or 20 ports 1000Base-X (SerDes) + 2-ports 10GbE XAUI (CX4) + 3 ports 1000Base-T  AC L0, AC L100, CC L200, AFT

 

StarFabric Switches

Product Interface Type Number of Ports Port Options Ruggedization
PSTN/RN PMC StarFabric Switch PMC StarFabric Up to 6 links Each point-to-point link provides 2.5 Gbps full duplex transfers in each direction

 

VXS Switches

Product Interface Type Number of Ports Ruggedization Additional Information
CSW1 VXS Circuit Switch VXS/VITA 41 Up to 12 front panel fiber optic, 56 1x (14 4x) backplane links up to 3.2Gbps   Supports hardware broadcast, Supports different signal rates across different channels concurrently
VXS3200 Physical Layer Switch VXS/VITA 41 18 ports on backplane (4 lanes each); 12 front panel ports (1 lane each) and 4 backplane interswitch links (4 lanes each) AC 0, 100 Meets the MIL-STD-167-1 for type 1 vibration, and withstands a 15g lab shock test