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Rugged Ethernet Switch and Router

OnTime Networks (Oslo, Norway) is supplying its fully rugged military grade CR-6224F4-MIL series Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet switch and router solution for use in a new wheeled (8x8) ground combat vehicle program. The Cloudberry CR-6224F4-MIL version is a fully rugged layer 2/3 switch combined with a router and an accurate network time server (IEEE 1588 PTP, NTP, IRIG, 1PPS) for military land, sea and air applications. The integrated GbE/10GbE switch provides a total of 24 Ethernet ports, of which 20 ports are 10/100/1000 BASE-T ports and 4 ports are 10/100/1000 BASE-SR. The CR-6224F4-MIL enables secure managed network routing and GbE switching capabilities for the vehicle's onboard communications and computing subsystems.

The CR-6200 Series router implementation is based on a separate router board with an Intel Atom processor and can either be equipped with the OnTime Networks router package providing routing speeds of up to 800 Mbps or with the Cisco® 5921 Embedded Services Router (ESR) Advanced Enterprise router package, providing up to 500 Mbps of routing speed. Its modular rugged design, enclosed in a completely sealed housing against dust and water ingress (IP68), requires no active cooling and provides MIL-DTL-38999 connectors.

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PXI, LXI Switching Solutions

BRIC™ Ultra-High-Density PXI Matrix Modules (model 40-559) from Pickering Interfaces (Clacton-on-Sea, UK) are robust 1Amp/20W switching modules, with up to 4,096 crosspoints. Constructed with Pickering Electronics’ new miniature 4 mm × 4 mm reed relays, these new 1 Amp matrices have similar switch densities compared to 0.25 Amp, 0.3 Amp or 0.5 Amp high-density matrix solutions on the market, providing far more robust and reliable switching in the same footprint. The matrices are available in 2, 4, or 8-slot PXI sizes and are designed for high-performance matrix requirements. With their high level of switching density, these PXI matrices allow a complete Functional ATE system to be housed in a single 3U PXI chassis and allow the use of much lower cost 8 or 14 slot PXI chassis.

Pickering's High-Density Scalable LXI Ethernet Reed Relay Matrix Solution (model 60-2xx) combines their latest LXI Chassis with their new plug-in matrices. The range comprises four models covering matrices of up to 1,536 × 4 in increments of 128, 768 × 8 in increments of 64, 384 × 16 in increments of 32, and 192 × 32 in increments of 32.

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Secure Intel Xeon-based VME Single Board Computer

Mercury Systems, Inc. (Andover, MA) announced the planned availability of the Ensemble® 4000 Series SBC4510 VME single board computer (SBC) module with an Intel® Xeon® E3 v6 processor. The new SBC will enable technology insertion of modern high performance and system security engineering solutions into existing VME-based sensor processing systems.

Based on an open systems architecture and targeted for applications supplying 50W or less, the single-slot SBC is designed to be compatible with all legacy VME64 systems. Together with support for both Linux and VxWorks, an available secure hypervisor further enables legacy applications to run in their own container independent of the underlying system software and hardware. Multiple applications can run in a virtualized environment to take advantage of the increase in performance of the Intel Xeon processor. The Ensemble Series SBC4510 VME SBC features a PMC/XMC mezzanine site for I/O expansion and will be available in air-cooled or conduction cooled versions at various levels of ruggedization.

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