10GBlox - Compact 10GBASE-T Switch
The UbiSwitch Module is a compact, modular high port-count ethernet switch designed for use in automotive, subsea and aerospace applications. This switch aims to be a standard modular component that system integrators can use to easily add ethernet connectivity to their systems, without adding significant size or weight.
UbiSwitch provide eight gigabit ethernet PHY ports and three 10 gigabit MAC ports on a stackable modular header, so that a system integrator can design a daughterboard with a specific combination of connectors. The 10 gigabit MAC ports also allow integration of optical SFP modules on the daughterboard.
This design is the culmination of hours of direct customer feedback, and hence aims to be a universal ethernet switch component that can be integrated directly into customer’s systems.
To achieve the requirements of deep subsea as well as aerospace applications this design will have a focus on pressure tolerance, vibration tolerance and a wide ambient operating temperature. This ruggedness is achieved in the following ways.
This ruggedness will be indepedently verified by way of MIL-STD-810-H testing for Temperature (low, high and shock), Pressure (low and high) and Vibration.
The modular nature of this board will allow a wide variety of daughterboards to be designed, with widely varying combinations of connectors and PHYs to support different ethernet interfaces. In this way, this design aims to provide a ubiquitous solution to high performance, compact, rugged ethernet; addressing the underserved needs of next generation embedded systems.
Everying needed for ethernet connectivity other than the transformers and connectors in included on this board, allowing the customer to implement their own specific baseboard with minimal effort.
To build a deployment ready system, we will be releasing a compact baseboard for UbiSwitch that breaks out all ports and power on easy to Molex PicoClasp connectors. This can be pre-ordered in the link below.
Pre-order UbiSwitch Baseboard
|Low Pressure (Altitude)||MIL-STD-810G, Method 500.6 - Low Pressure (Altitude), Procedure II - Operation:
1 hour, <10m/s, 30,000 ft
|Low Pressure (Decompression)||
Method 500.6 – Low Pressure (Altitude), Procedure III – Rapid Decompression:
Up to 6000PSI for 8 hours
Method 501.6 – High Temperature, Procedure II – Operation, Constant Temperature Exposure:
Method 502.6 – Low Temperature, Procedure II – Operation:
Method 503.6 – Temperature Shock, Procedure I-A – One-way Shock(s) from Constant Extreme Temperature:
Method 507.6 – Humidity, Procedure I – Storage and Transit Cycles:
27°C, 95%, 2 hours
Method 514.7 – Vibration, Procedure I – General Vibration, Category 13 – Fixed Wing Propeller Aircraft:
Vibration Type: Broadband background with superimposed narrow band spikes
This module currently works as an unmanaged plug-and-play ethernet switch that does not require and configuration. Howe Please contact us if you are interested in exploiting the management capabilities of the onboard ethernet chip, this is a feature we are currently working on to implement as a GUI management software.
|Input Voltage Range||5-60V|
|Power Consumption||Less than 6W (not including SFPs)|
|Ports||8 x 10M/100M/1Gb ports + 3 x 10G USXGMII ports|
|Operating Temperature||-40 to +85°C (see our preliminary test results here)|
|Storage Temperature||-55 to +125°C|
|Dimensions||42mm x 42mm|
|Maximum packet size||10240 bytes (Jumbo packets) enabled by default|