3U conduction cooled VPX Switch with 40 100GbE Ports

3U VPX 1/10/25/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2/3 switch with up to 40 ports that integrates two sets of independent Layer 2 (Ethernet) and Layer 3 switches and control processors to support physically separate control and data planes for highly secure 3U VPX systems. The ComEth4690e provides with its dual Ethernet packet processors, managed by ARM based processors, and comprehensive software management stack a state-of-the-art solution for 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G and 100G Ethernet switching requirements.

The ComEth4690e offers 6x 100GbE/40GbE ports or up to 24x 25GbE/10GbE/1GbE ports (one 100GbE/40GbE port can be split into 4x 25GbE/10GbE/1GbE ports) and optionally 2 optical 100GbE/40GbE ports or up to 8x 25GbE/10GbE/1GbE ports (one 100GbE/40GbE port can be split into 4x 25GbE/10GbE/1GbE ports). The switch also has 7x 25GbE/10GbE/1GbE ports and an optional optical 100/40GBase-SR4 front panel port. The switch is also SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) compatible. The switch is aligned 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. Interface Concepts 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 ComEth4690e is available as a conduction-cooled type 1 plug-in unit compliant with the VITA 48.2 standard (version without front panel optical ports). It includes a secondary side cover and supports 2 Level Maintenance (2LM) environments.


Technical Description

  • 3U VPX Switch, VITA 46.0, VITA 46.11, VITA 48.2, VITA 65.0 and SOSA compliant
  • SLT3-SWH-6F1U7U-14.4.14 slot profile
  • 100GbE, 40GbE, 25GbE, 10GbE and GbE Layer 2/3 switch
  • Up to 40 ports:
    • 6x fat pipe 40GBase-KR4/100GBase-KR4 ports via P1/P2, each fat pipe can be split into 4x 25/10GBase-KR/1000Base-KX ports
    • Optional 2x 100/40GBase-SR4 front panel ports, each port can be split into 4x 1000Base-SX or 25/10GBase-SR ports
    • 7x 25/10GBase-KR or 1000Base-KX ports via P2
    • Optional one 100/40GBase-SR4 front panel port
  • 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
  • Conduction cooled (-40°C .. +85°C) operating temperature range
  • 2 years warranty

Order Information


3U VPX 100 GbE Switch, conduction-cooled -40°C .. +85°C


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Technical Documentation

ComEth4690e Data Sheet

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