Flexible and rugged four-channel gigabit Ethernet interface help reduce SWaP

14-11-2019 | Abaco Systems | Subs & Systems

Abaco Systems has released the XMC477RC Four-Channel SFP Gigabit Ethernet Interface, expanding the company’s range of network interface card options. The new XMC is characterised by its support for four SFP modules for maximum flexibility, enabling customers to select between 1000BASE-X optical or 1000BASE-T copper connectivity. When paired with one of the company's single-board computer, the device provides a high degree of functional density that can lessen the number of cards in a chassis removing, for example, the need for a dedicated Ethernet switch, that can help reduce the SWaP of a subsystem.

The device also offers a simple and cost-effective form, fit and function-compatible upgrade for current users of the PMC676RC or PMC677RC who will gain from a more configurable product with higher throughput. Fully rugged, with the capability to run in temperatures between -40C to +85C, the XMC477RC is created for naval/marine, land and air platforms within defence and aerospace markets including fire control systems, airborne mission computers, radar systems and flight control. It supports a high-speed link to the host via an x4 PCIe connection, enabling all front I/O ports to run at full line rate.

“Minimising size, weight and power is becoming increasingly important to our customers as military platforms become smaller while incorporating increasing functionality – and the XMC477RC can play a key role in helping them achieve that,” said Peter Thompson, Vice President, product management at Abaco. “The XMC477RC further broadens our already-extensive product offering, enhancing our ability to provide customers with a complete, single-source solution.”

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