OnTime Networks Introduces New Gigabit Ethernet Solution for Rugged Applications

By Mike Ball / 09 Oct 2015
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OnTime Networks Gigabit Ethernet Board

The CloudberryMIL CM-4012FX-SW

OnTime Networks, a provider of Ethernet solutions for the aerospace and defense markets, has announced the addition to its military-grade Gigabit Ethernet switch portfolio of the new CloudberryMIL CM-4012FX-SW switch/power board solution.

The CM-4012FX-SW switch/power board is a 12-port Gigabit Ethernet solution designed to comply to RTCA-D0-160G and MIL- STD461F/1275E standards, and features low power consumption of 10W and highly reliable extended-temperature operation up to +71 degrees C.

The fully managed, Layer 2+ Gigabit switch provides a comprehensive set of networking features, including support for IPv4 multicast traffic filtering according to static filters or IGMP snooping, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), port control (speed / mode / statistics, flow control), Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization, Link Aggregation (802.3ad), SNMPv/1/v2/v3 management, secure authentication (802.1X, ACLs, Web/CLI), redundancy (RSTP/MSTP) and port mirroring. The switch also supports Transparent Clock operation according to IEEE 1588 Std 2008 (PTPv2).

The unit can be optionally equipped with a 40 pin connector to add four additional ports, expanding the port count to 16 ports. These additional 4 ports can be either SGMII, fiber or copper ports if PHYs are added to the front end board.

28VDC power input is available through a 12 pin ERNI connector and up to 12 x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports are available via two 80pin ERNI connectors. LED, reset and RS232 signals are also available via the ERNI connectors.

Oyvind Holmeide, CEO of the OnTime Networks group said: “The CM-4012FX-SW is particularly geared towards customers that are developing military and civilian embedded network systems that are size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C)-sensitive and require high-reliability in extreme temperature/high-shock/vibration environments. We provide a solution for ground vehicles, unmanned air systems (UAS) and fixed-or rotary-wing aircraft that require Ethernet connectivity for their on-board devices.”

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact