PCI Express and Ethernet switch with simple command line configuration options

20-10-2020 | Concurrent | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Concurrent Technologies has released the FR 342/x06, a new 3U VPX switch. The switch supports six payload boards and is based around a Broadcom PEX9700 series device for high bandwidth PCI Express Gen 3 data plane connections. Also, the device gives 1000BASE-BX per payload slot for control plane connections with an optional Gigabit Ethernet management port on the front panel. An optional XMC site is offered to add system storage ability or extra front I/O. The device is offered in both air and conduction-cooled variants for usage in challenging thermal and shock/vibration environments. It delivers a technology refresh for customers employing the earlier FR 341/x06 switch.

Jane Annear, managing director of Concurrent Technologies, commented: “FR 342/x06 will complement our processor products, including the recently released TR E8x/msd and assist our customers to build long life and differentiated solutions. Our strategy is to make it easier to architect VPX based solutions by offering a portfolio of products including development boxes, processors, switches and storage with high integrity security features suitable for the defence, exploration, energy transmission and industrial markets.”