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ENSEMBLE® 8000 Series SFM8104 Switch Fabric Module AdvancedTCA 40Gb/s

Product Description

The Ensemble SFM8104 next-generation secure ATCA switch fabric module (SFM) supports either 40Gb/s Ethernet or InfiniBand™ and uses advanced signal routing techniques that enable switch fabric speeds unrestricted by bit error rates. Mercury’s secure ATCA Ensemble portfolio leverages best commercial technology from the industrial base to support the U.S. Department of Defense's Better Buying Power requirements for open system architectures, affordability and exportability. 
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  • Full 40 Gigabit Ethernet or InfiniBand high bandwidth switching:
    • Ethernet ecosystem; 40GBASE-KR4 and 10GBASE-KX4
    • Or InfiniBand ecosystem; FDR-10, QDR, DDR and SDR
  • Scalable with 2-, 5-, and 14-slot AdvancedTCA chassis options
  • Single point chassis management


  • Designed for commercial and rugged environmental requirements
  • Next-generation Ensemble secure AdvancedTCA is the union of the best commercial and embedded processing technologies that delivers affordable cloud processing for the tactical edge with system integrity
  • Ideally suited to compute-intense sensor processing chain applications in the radar, EW, mission systems and EO/IR domains

Data Plane PCIe to Switched Fabric Bridge 

  • Mellanox 6th generation SwitchX®-2 VPI with
    • Ethernet - 10GBASEE-KX4, 40GBASE-KR4
    • Or InfiniBand - FDR10, QDR, SDR
  • Up to 14 payload slots



  • 2GB DDR3-1333 with ECC


Front-panel I/O 

  • One RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet for fabric manager, firmware/software updates
  • Two RJ45 1000 Ethernet ports to control plane
  • Eight QSFP Ethernet ports to control or data planes

AdvancedTCA System Management 

  • IPMI-A and B bus, Intelligent Platform Management Controller (IPMC) protocol enables:
  • Sensor value reading and recording (thermal, voltage, etc.)
  • Remote monitoring and alarm management
  • Health status and threshold setting
  • Reset/power-up/down system/module
  • Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) information retrieval


Mechanical, compliance and power 

  • 8U AdvancedTCA (PICMG 3.0)
  • 1.2” slot pitch
  • Power consumption ~120W