The rugged C660 is a single-slot Gigabit Ethernet switch. The 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.16 compatible switch serves as a communications backbone for moving massive amounts of data around tightly coupled processing or I/O data concentrators, typically found in embedded telecom, military, aerospace and spacecraft applications.
This switch can be installed in rack-mounted equipment and backplanes or packaged in stand-alone rugged subsystems. The full wire speed, non-blocking switch provides high-speed connectivity and traffic management for streaming video, audio and data.
Six multi-rate network quad SERDES ports, connected to six quad PHY controllers, support the 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports in 1000Base-T format or 16 1000Base-T format ports plus 8 serial 1000Base-X port formats.
The VPX version comes in 0.8 in., 0.85 in. and 1.0 in. pitch conduction-cooled or 1.0 in. pitch air-cooled form factors as well as in the VITA 48 (VPX REDI) format with ESD covers to support two level maintenance LRM requirements for the 0.85 in. pitch version.
Aitech Defense Systems, Inc.
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