Electronic Design

ATCA Switch Blade Supports 13 GbE Ports

The aTCA-3150 24-port GbE AdvancedTCA multilayer base switch blade employs Broadcom’s BCM56312 switch chip and supports up to 13 GbE ports for a 14-slot PICMG 3.0 ATCA system with six egress GbE ports and two 10GbE SFP+ uplink ports. It also uses Broadcom’s FASTPATH networking software. The unit provides a COM Express Type 2 site for expansion with a processing sub-system, allowing users to tailor processing power to application demands. In addition, two mid-sized AMC bays for I/O expansion are also supported to suit the needs of different applications. Price starts at $3,815. ADLINK TECHNOLOGY AMERICA INC., Irvine, CA (866) 423-5465.

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