SwitchBlox - Small Ethernet Switch
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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 6 to 60V (tolerant up to 65V).
GigaBlox is an unmanaged switch and works straight out the box with zero setup required. All you need to do is:
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.
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…
Use this cable to connect an external ethernet device with a RJ-45 port.
Use this cable to connect a 5 – 60V DC power supply to power SwitchBlox.
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.
|Input Voltage Range||5.1-60V|
|Power Consumption||400mW (Idle), 800mW (Max)|
|Ports||5 x 10/100/1000Mb ports|
|Operating Temperature||0 to +85°C|
|Maximum Frame Size||1500 Bytes (Not Jumbo)|
|Storage Temperature||-40 to +100°C|
|Dimensions||45mm x 45mm x 25mm|
|HS Tariff Code||8517620000|
GrabCAD 3D Models
3D Printed Case
GigaBlox Dimensional Drawing PDF
GigaBlox Dimensional Drawing DXF
All our boards are shipped with the required 0.3 meter power and data cables included, so you do not need to purchase extra cables. However if you need custom cable lengths for your application, you can order those here.