3U VPX 14 Port 40GbE and 12 Port PCIe Gen3/4 Switch

3U VPX 1/10/40GbE Layer 2+/3 hybrid managed switch with up to 14 ports and 12 PCIe Gen3/4 ports. Powered by the latest highly integrated Marvell System Chip (SoC) with programmable packet processors and controlled by Switchware, Interface Concept's field-proven network management application, the ComEth4420e series offers a high number of 1/10/40GbE ports. Four 40GbE ports, nine 10GbE ports, one GbE port and up to 12 PCIe ports or four 40GbE ports, seven 10GbE ports, two GbE ports and up to 12 PCIe ports are available. Switchware supports a wide range of Layer 2/3 functions that can be managed via an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI), command line interface (CLI) or SNMP (v2c or v3). The switch supports partitioning, upstream, downstream and non-transparent port modes.

The ComEth4420e was developed in alignment with the SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) technical standard. The SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) consortium is a voluntary, consensus-based member consortium of the Open Group, a vendor-neutral technology standards organization that develops an open technical standard for sensors. The switch also supports VPX System Management as defined by VITA 46.11 and based on the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI v1.5) for sensor management (temperature, voltage, current), inventory management, system configuration, recovery and diagnostic management. It supports IEEE 1588 PTP (Precision Time Protocol) for precise network timing and provides non-volatile memory protection (NVMRO).

The ComEth4420e series is for five different environmental specifications: standard operating temperature range (0°C .. 55°C), extended operating temperature range (-20°C .. +65°C), rugged operating temperature range (-40°C .. +75/85°C), conduction cooled (-40°C .. +71°C) and conduction cooled (-40°C .. +85°C).


Technical Description

  • 3U VPX Switch, VITA 46.11, VITA 65.0 and SOSA compliant
  • OpenVPX VITA 65.0 slot profiles:
  • 40GbE, 10GbE, GbE and PCIe Layer 2+/3 switch
  • Up to 14 Ethernet and 12 PCIe ports:
    • 8x 10GBASE-KR/1000BASE-KX ports and one 1000BASE-T port on P2 or 6x 10GBASE-KR/1000BASE-KX ports and two 1000BASE-T ports on P2
    • 1x QSFP+ (4x 10G Ports or 1x 40G Port) front panel port
    • 1x 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M/10M BASE-T (RJ45) front panel port
    • 8x PCIe 8-lane ports or 8x PCIe 2-lane ports or 4x PCIe 4-lane ports or 1x PCIe 16-lane ports Gen1/2/3 on P1
    • 4x PCIe 2-lane ports or 2x PCIe 4-lane ports or 2x PCIe 8-lane port Gen1/2/3 on P1
  • Speed, duplex, auto-negotiation, flow control and power management on all ports
  • QoS on all ports
  • VLAN support / 802.1Q tagging
  • Port mirroring and port rights management
  • Static MAC address list and static IPM address list
  • Port static authentication
  • IEEE 802.1X port-based authentication
  • Ingress filtering
  • Storm prevention
  • Ingress / egress access lists
  • Static trunking / LACP
  • STP / RSTP
  • Secure switch management by HTTPS, SSH or SNMPv3
  • Login/password, key or certificate authentication
  • IGMP snooping (v1, v2, v3) and MLD snooping (v1, v2)
  • Layer3: ICMP, Proxy-ARP, DHCP-Relay, NAT, IPv4 routing (unicast/multicast), static IP routing (unicast and multicast), RIPv1, RIPv2 (IPv4), RIPng(IPv6), OSPFv2 (IPv4) / OSPFv3(IPv6)
  • PBIT results
  • Available for five different environment classes: Standard operating temperature range (0°C .. 55°C), extended operating temperature range (-20°C .. +65°C), rugged operating temperature range (-40°C .. +75/85°C), conduction-cooled (-40°C .. +71°C) and conduction-cooled (-40°C .. +85°C)
  • 2 years warranty

Order Information


3U VPX PCIe and 40GbE Switch, 0°C .. +55°C


3U VPX PCIe and 40GbE Switch, -20°C .. +65°C


3U VPX PCIe and 40GbE Switch, -40°C .. +75/85°C


3U VPX PCIe and 40GbE Switch, conduction-cooled -40°C .. +71°C


3U VPX PCIe and 40GbE Switch, conduction-cooled -40°C .. +85°C

Technical Documentation

ComEth4420e Data Sheet