3U OpenVPX Fabric Switch PCI Express Data Plane and Ethernet Control Plane
Through the ComEth 4410a, Interface Concept 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 Plane, 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 managed by our tried and tested Switchware, regularly enriched with new functionalities.
For the Data Plane, the ComEth 4410a implements a modular PCI Express Gen2 switch, delivering up to 32GBps of switching capacity and ensuring very low latency thanks to its cut-through architecture.
This switch supports multiple simultaneous peer-to-peer traffic flows in high demanding applications. Each port can be configured as the upstream switch port ; Non-Transparent bridging (NTB mode) feature allows to support multiple NT endpoints (for external PCIe domains or CPUs). Moreover, it is possible to split the switch in independant partitions.
Incorporating a micro-controller dedicated to the management plan (VITA 46.11), the ComEth 4410a represents the most modular and powerful OpenVPX 3U fabric switch solution.
Layer2 Switching capabilities
(16K entries forwarding database, Automatic or controlled learning and aging routing table, Port and MAC access control, Flow control and backpressure, 10 KB Jumbo Frame, IGMPv3 & MLDv2 snooping, Rapid Reconfiguration 802.1w...)
Link aggregation static or LACP
(rate limiting, minimal bandwith guarantee...)
(4K active VLANs, Flexible VLAN assignment 802.1Q port -based, protocol based 802.1v, service VLANs 802.1ad, Policybased VLANs...)
Quality of Service engine
(8 priority queues per port, Flexible bandwidth management with hierarchical shaping...)
Unicast and Multicast routing engine
RIPV2, OSPF V2 Routing, proxy-ARP, DHCP relay...)
(802.1X Port authentication, Multicast/ Broadcast limiting, STP/RSTP protocol, Virtual cable tester...)
PCI Express features
PCIe Gen1 2.5GT/s or Gen2 5.0GT/s (Link speed configurable, Automatic x4, x2, x1 link width negotiation, two consecutive x4 ports can be merged to form a x8 port, automatic lane reversal, automatic differential pair polarity inversion...)
Ports configuration :
Upstream, Downstream, Disabled or Unattached modes
Switch Advanced Features
(switch Partitioning, DMA controllers*, Multicast*, Failover*, Flow control...)
* require additional drivers
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 Ethernet (RJ45) - 1000 Base-SX (or LX) optical Ethernet (LC)
1 * RS232 port, front mini-USB or on P1 connector
Status Led indicators (front and onboard)
The ComEth 4410a is a 3U VPX board compliant with 3U module definitions of the VITA 46.0 standard.
It is available in air-cooled (1’’) and conduction cooled (0.8’’) versions compliant with VITA 47 classes.
The ComEth 4410a is compliant with
the OpenVPX module profiles (VITA 65) :
MOD3-SWH-6F6U-16.4.1 (-2 & -3)
MOD3-SWH-6F8U-16.4.10 (-1 & -2)
|Criterion||Standard||Extended||Rugged||Conduction-cooled 71°C||Conduction-cooled 85°C|
|Operat. Temp.||0 to 55°C||-20 to 65°C||-40°C to 71°C or 85°C (*)||-40°C to 71°C
at the thermal interface (*)
|-40°C to 85°C
at the thermal interface (*)
|Rec. airflow||1 .. 2 m/s||2 .. 3 m/s||2 .. 5 m/s||-||-|
|Oper. HR% no cond.||5 to 90%||5 to 95%||5 to 95%||5 to 95%||5 to 95%|
|Storage Temp.||-45°C to 85°C||-45°C to 85°C||-45°C to 100°C||-45°C to 100°C||-45°C to 100°C|
|Sinusoidal Vibr||2G [20..2000]Hz||2G [20..2000]Hz||5G [20..2000]Hz||5G [20..2000]Hz||5G [20..2000]Hz|
|Random Vibr||0.002g2 /Hz
|Shock 1/2 Sin. 11ms||20G||20G||40G||40G||40G|
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