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GigaBlox – Small GigaBit Switch

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  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Resources
  • Dimensional Drawings
  • Five GigaBit Ports. Unprecedented Size.

    GigaBlox is a tiny form factor GigaBit ethernet switch with five 10/100/1000M ports, designed for space, weight and power (SWaP) limited applications.

    We developed it specifically to address the need for high data throughput inside small internal volumes, a common problem for drones and robots.

    GigaBlox has an footprint of 45mm x 45mm, and runs from a very wide input voltage from 5 to 60V (tolerant up to 65V).

    Plug and play GigaBit Connectivity

    GigaBlox is an unmanaged switch and works straight out the box with zero setup required. All you need to do is:

    1. Apply a 5-60V DC supply.
    2. Connect your devices using the included cable set.
    3. GigaBlox will perform auto-negotiation to select the fastest speed for each connected device, then automatically begin switching.

    GigaBlox’s switching engine uses a non-blocking fabric, meaning that all five ports are capable of 1Gbps simultaneously. This is crucial for applications with multiple streams of data, typical in camera-based systems.


    We’ve squeezed all necessary Ethernet circuitry into GigaBlox without making performance compromises. We use magnetics for improved signal integrity and electrical isolation between each ethernet bus.

    Dimensional drawing of GigaBlox, the five port small gigabit network switch


    We use Molex Picoblade connectors on all our boards to keep them tiny, and we include all the cables needed to get started, which are…

    5 x PicoBlade to RJ-45 300mm (SKU: BB-PBRJ1-8-0.3)

    Use this cable to connect an external ethernet device with a RJ-45 port.

    Annotated diagram of the GigaBlox ethernet network cable

    1 x PicoBlade to bare wires 300mm (SKU: BB-PBTL1-4-0.3)

    Use this cable to connect a 5 – 60V DC power supply to power SwitchBlox. 

    Power cable

    Ethernet Pinout

    Below is a handy graphic that shows how we transition from a Molex Picoblade pinout to the standard RJ-45 ethernet cables. Gigabit ethernet uses four differential channels, for a total of eight total conductors.

    Diagram showing the mapping of the 1000BASE-T signals between GigaBlox and the RJ-45 cable

  •  Input Voltage Range 5-60V 
    Power Consumption
    400mW (Idle), 800mW (Max)
    5 x 10/100/1000Mb ports
    Operating Temperature 0 to +85°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to +100°C
    45mm x 45mm x 25mm
    HS Tariff Code 8517620000
  • GigaBlox Datasheet

    GigaBlox 3D CAD (.step)

    GrabCAD 3D Models

    3D Printed Case 

  • GigaBlox Dimensional Drawing PDF
    GigaBlox Dimensional Drawing DXF