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ENSEMBLE® 6000 Series SFM6100 Switch Fabric Module OpenVPX Ethernet

Product Description

The Ensemble® 6000 Series OpenVPX (VITA 65) SFM6100 Module is designed as a VITA 46 VPX-compliant module in a 6U form factor, also compatible with OpenVPX™ system architecture design principles. This switch module provides full inter-board serial RapidIO and Gigabit Ethernet connections in a VPX system. The SFM6100 has seven 8-port serial RapidIO crossbars in a two-level hierarchy, providing full connectivity for up to 18 VPX payload modules at up to 1.25 GB/s per link in both directions simultaneously. 

The SFM6100 module provides Gigabit Ethernet switching for up to 18 VPX payload slots via the on-board Broadcom Level 2 managed switch. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports are available, allowing external Ethernet traffic to access the backplane Ethernet links. The SFM6100 module also implements system management capabilities, allowing the switch module to intelligently manage the entire system from a single point.

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  • Seven Tundra Tsi578™ serial RapidIO crossbars used to create dual-star switching hierarchy among payload modules
  • All crossbars with full-duplex 4x link on each of eight ports
  • Crossbars configurable to operate at 3.125 or 2.5 Gbaud
  • Full connectivity for up to 18 payload modules in a VPX chassis
  • First VPX switch module to provide Gigabit Ethernet switching in addition to RapidIO switching
  • Versatile switching, system management, and front-panel I/O in a single slot
  • High-bandwidth serial RapidIO switch fabric at 3.125 Gbaud data rates
  • Intelligent system manager / chassis manager
  • Control plane Ethernet switching
  • Air-cooled and conduction-cooled variants available
  • Architected to meet OpenVPX™ design principles

Supports up to 18 VPX payload modules
Data plane (per VITA 46.20)
   18 4x serial RapidIO links at either 3.125 or 2.5 Gbaud
   to payload slots
1 inter-switch serial RapidIO link
Control plane
   18 Gigabit Ethernet links to payload slots
   2x Gigabit Ethernet inter-switch link
Management plane
   I2C bus between all switch and payload slots
Front panel I/O via two Gigabit Ethernet ports
   (air-cooled configurations)
Single port routed to backplane on conduction-cooled assemblies
Dual-sided PCB assembly
Designed for installation in VITA 46 VPX compliant chassis

Standard 6U VPX: 0.8” or 1.0” pitch
Double-height 6U form factor
160 mm x 233.3 mm

Power Requirements
Input voltage: 12V from backplane