A 6U CompactPCI Gbit Ethernet switch developed by Kontron, targeted at high-end communication solutions, is now available in three rugged levels. The CP6923 is a PICMG 2.16-compliant, 6U CompactPCI-managed Ethernet switch with 24 link ports and two 10GbE XFP uplink connections.
The switch’s three rugged levels are defined as R1, R2, and R3. The R2 and R3 versions come with E2 capabilities (extended temperature range from -40°C to + 85°C).
The R1-version is designed for standard application requirements in air-cooled environments. The R2-version is ruggedised for higher shock and vibration environments in accordance with the EN60068-2-27/64 (similar to VITA 47’s EAC6) specification. And the R3-version is fully conduction-cooled and meets VITA 47’s ECC4 requirements.