GEN2: Ruggedized 12-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
The Aeronix Gigabit Ethernet Switch (GES) Gen2 provides twelve Tri-speed Ethernet ports for use in commercial, industrial, and military applications that require ultra-high data transfer rates in a self-contained ruggedized package. The rugged design requires no forced air or conductive cooling, allowing operation in a broad range of harsh environments including operation in uninhabited aircraft bays.
Each of the twelve IEEE 802.3ab ports can individually auto-detect data rates of 10, 100, or 1000 BASE-T, or can be managed externally. The PHY’s in the Gen2 offer extensive built in test utilizing Time Domain Reflectometry to detect problems in the platform wiring during Startup BIT.
The GES Gen2 is a lightly managed Layer 2 switch with the capability of customer specific configurations. The management functions are stored in non-volatile memory for fixed configurations, or loaded at startup for application specific requirements. The Gen2 utilizes a small footprint OS which is advantageous for security conscious applications. No Ethernet data is stored in onboard processor RAM.