ComEth 4515a

6U OpenVPX Gigabit & 10/40Gigabit L3+ IP Router

The ComEth4515a is a fully managed Layer 2/3 6U OpenVPX Ethernet switch for high-speed data communications applications.
Based on two Marvell highly integrated system-on-chips (SoCs) with programmable packet processors, the ComEth4515a enables Data plane and Control plane interconnections in VPX 6U centralized systems.

These packet processors are controlled by a dual-core ARMv7 processor and managed by the well proven Interface Concept switchware that supports a huge array of Ethernet protocols with an optimal ergonomics to the user.

Interface Concept’s ComEth4515a turns out to be a powerful and versatile switch with easy software-configurable physical interfaces.

Interface Concepts ComEth 4515a


Control Plane:
16 * 10GBASE-KR or 1000BASE-KX ports (on the rear P1 VPX connector)
4 * SFP+ cages, (on the front) and
4 * 10/100/1000BASE-T ports (RJ45, on the front)

Data Plane:
28 * 10GBASE-KR or 1000BASE-KX ports (on rear VPX connectors)
One custom slot to support mezzanines offering on the front either:
4 * 1G/10GBASE-T, or
4 * SFP+ cages, or
1 * QSFP cage

On both Control and Data Planes, 4 ports of a same Fat Pipe can be merged to offer 1*10GBASE-KX4 or 1*40GBASE-KR4 port.

Complying with the OpenVPX standard, the ComEth4515a implements a Board Management Controller dedicated to the system management plan as per the
VITA46.11 and complies with the 1’’ VITA48.1/48.2 6U module definition.

The ComEth4515a is partialy compliant with the OpenVPX slot profile (VITA 65)