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(Serial) Boards - Switches

The SL2-BRASS is a 9-port Gigabit Ethernet switch on a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI® Serial systems. The on-board Marvell® 88E6390 GbE switch provides a rich feature set and includes an integrated microprocessor to enable lightly managed switches. While four 1000Base-T GbE ports are wired to associated M12 X-coded front panel receptacles, another four GbE ports are available for backplane communication via the CompactPCI® Serial connector P6. M12 X-coded connectors are optimized for industrial applications, and also for railway usage. X-coded cables and connectors comprise four data signal pairs and comply with Cat6A. Hence, M12 X-coded installations are ready for the forthcoming 2.5/5/10G Ethernet.

As an option, the SL2-BRASS is available with an Intel® I210-IS Gigabit Ethernet controller (NIC) in addition, which is internally connected to an SGMII port of the GbE switch. Usage of the NIC is based on a PCIe Express® enabled CompactPCI® Serial slot (via backplane connector P1). The Gigabit Ethernet switch provides latest features such as 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB/TSN) and Quality of Service (QoS) support. Multiple SL2-BRASS boards on a suitable CompactPCI® Serial backplane can be cascaded to a switch fabric with a scalable number of GbE ports, with or w/o a CPU card on the backplane system slot. When completed with a CompactPCI® Serial CPU board and an LTE module carrier card, a high performance router system can be configured.