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GigCPCI-3U Switch Model C5468 8-port hybrid L2+ switch
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Gig-CPCI-3U-Switch Model C5468

Online Documentation Please see our Gigabit Ethernet Driver page for more information on our drivers for this controller.
  • Available in RoHS or non RoHS compliant models
  • 3U CPCI card with four RJ-45 ports and four host/backplane ports with onboard 8-port Gigabit Ethernet L2+ switch
  • Easily supports trunking, link aggregation and failover as standard switch capabilities
  • Ruggedized models available with extended temperature (-40C - +85C) and MIL-SPEC conformal coating (-R1, -R2)
  • 4-ports routed to ganged RJ-45 connector, 2-ports routed to host via 64-bit PCI/PCI-X bus interface
  • Two ports routed to CPCI J2 connector for backplane/rear I/O
  • Hardware switch features include filtering, 802.1Q VLANs, link-aggregation, port mirroring, protected ports, trunking, fail-over, jumbo frames and 802.1p QOS/priority
  • Support for STP/RSTP protocol (runs on extermal/host processor)
  • Support for redundant dual-ring topologies
  • Onboard FPGA for switch control and management
  • Switching in hardware provides high performance, wire speed transmissions - 16Gb aggregate
  • Host PCI-X bus throughput to 490MB/sec (3.92Gb)
  • Operates in standalone, unmanaged or managed modes (managed mode requires OEM software)
  • Multifunction link/activity LED for each port
  • Tornado 2.2 vxWorks 5.5/Workbench vxWorks 6.x, Linux (2.4/2.6) and Windows (2000, XP) driver support available
  • Tornado 2.2 vxWorks 5.5/Workbench vxWorks 6.x support includes PowerPC and Intel pcPentium4 / Xeon BSP(s)

Model C5468 8-port Gig-3U-CPCI Switch

DSS Network's Gig-3U-CPCI Switch Model C5468 is a compact 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switch on a highly integrated 3U Compact PCI card form factor. It features a innovative "4+2+2" switching design that is both unique and highly functional. It is designed to be used to provide add-on Gigabit Ethernet switching, trunking and failover capabilities in a compact space. It has an integrated 8-port layer-2 device as the central switching function, a 2-port PCI-X MAC host interface, an onboard control FPGA and transceivers for the interconnect. The total of 8-ports are routed as follows -- four ports to RJ-45's on the CPCI front panel, two ports to the host via the Gigabit MAC's PCI/PCI-X bus interface and the remaining two ports routed as 1-gigabit Serdes to I/O pins on the CPCI J2 connector.

The Model C5468 can be used a multiport switch or front-end network processor and is fully IEEE 802.3 compliant. As a 3U CPCI add-on option card, it can be used to add advanced networking capabilities to any system with 3U CPCI slots. The bus interface operates in 133/100/66 PCI-X mode and is also backwards compatible with PCI. It has a recessed quad-port shielded RJ-45 connector for connecting directly to CAT5 twisted pair cabling and multifunction Link/Activity LEDS. It uses advanced hybrid switch/interface technology -- a Broadcom BCM5388 integrated 8-port layer-2 switch and an Intel 82546 dual port integrated PCI-X MAC-PHY. In addition, a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet Serdes transceiver from PMC-Sierra and a Lattice FPGA are used to provide interconnect and control functions. Advanced features including trunking, link aggregation, failover, VLANs and protected ports are supported by the onboard switch and are easily configured and managed from the host interface.

The Model C5468 8-port GGig-3U-CPCI Switch is targeted for OEMs, VARs and Systems Integrators and is well suited for support of embedded Military, Aerospace, Telecom and Industrial applications. Ruggedized models including extended temperature and conformal coating are available.

This product is available with an OEM Developers Kit containing onboard firmware, Linux (2.4/2.6), VxWorks (5.4/5.5/6.x) and Windows (2000, XP) device drivers, library functions, frame generators, loopback tests, benchmark programs, performance statistics, management utilities and documentation.

  • 4th generation BCM5388 layer-2 switch
  • Intel 82546 dual-port PCI-X MAC host interface
  • 133/100/66 MHZ - 32/64 bit PCI-X bus interface
  • PMC-Sierra PM8363 quad gigabit serdes transceiver
  • Onboard FPGA for management, control and routing functions
  • High performance wire speed on all ports - 16Gb aggregate total
  • Up to 16M frames per second maximum switching rate
  • Onboard firmware for configuration, management and health monitoring
  • 1.5Mb of onboard memory for packet buffering
  • Extended ethernet frame sizes to 9KB
  • Fully compliant to IEEE 802.3 specifications including auto negotiation
  • Link/Activity LED for each port
  • Fully shielded CAT5 RJ-45 Connectors and Aluminum Front Panel
  • Utilizes existing CAT5 and CAT5e cabling for increased investment protection
  • PCI Rev 2.2 and PCI-X 1.0 compliant
  • VxWorks 5.5/6.x, Linux 2.4 and 2.6 driver support
  • FCC compliant
  • Available with OEM Developer Kit

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