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Metromatics develops new 3U CompactPCI(R) Gigabit Ethernet switch

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The 3U CompactPCI(R) Gigabit Ethernet switch from Metromatics can be used in rugged, heat-sensitive environments. The CP3-GESW8 and CP3GESW8N 8-port switches offer cost effective high-speed network connectivity for both military and commercial applications.

Designed for no-hassle Layer-2 Ethernet switching, these unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switch boards require no host intervention or software or drivers, resulting in lower cost and easy installation and use. These switches have low power requirements and their 8 ports, accessed through the rear panel (J2 connector), make them ideal for applications requiring rear I/O. 

One Ethernet port can be accessed via a front panel RJ-45 connector if both front and rear I/O are Designed for no-hassle Layer-2 Ethernet switching, these unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switch boards require no host intervention or software or drivers, resulting in lower cost and easy installation and use. These switches have low power requirements and their 8 ports, accessed through the rear panel (J2 connector), make them ideal for applications requiring rear I/O. One Ethernet port can be accessed via a front panel RJ-45 connector if both front and rear I/O are needed.

On-board serial EEPROM is used for configuration of the switch's registers during power on initialisation. The switch's advanced address management features include address learning and aging which allows high-speed non-blocking switch operation. 


Compatible with 32-bit wide 3U CompactPCI buses, the CP3-GESW8 is designed to "keep it simple", giving a developer connect-and-go functionality. It does not require host CPU drivers, and because it connects only to the power and PCI reset signals, it is operating system independent and does not require host CPU drivers or host intervention. Ethernet 10BaseT, 100BaseTX and 1000Base T protocols are supported.

The CP3-GESW8N delivers the same ease-of-use, features and functionality as the CP3-GESW8 plus enhanced environmental protection with conduction cooling and conformal coating. This switch has an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.


 8-port 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet with Layer-2 connectivity


 Unmanaged switches offer lower cost and easy installation


 Conduction-cooled version with enhanced temperature protection


 Economical air-cooled version for non-rugged applications

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