3U VPX switch has simple command line configuration

October 14, 2020 //By Nick Flaherty
3U VPX switch has simple command line configuration
The FR 342/x06 from Concurrent Technologies supports six payload boards in a 3U VPX rack with PCI Express Gen 3 connections

UK developer Concurrent Technologies has launched a PCI Express switch for 3U VPX systems with simple command line configuration options.

The FR 342/x06 supports six payload boards and is based around a Broadcom PEX9700 series device for high bandwidth PCI Express Gen 3 data plane connections.  

The switch provides 1000BASE-BX to each payload slot for control plane connections with an optional Gigabit Ethernet management port on the front panel.  An optional XMC site is available to add system storage capability or extra front I/O. 

The FR 342/x06 is available in both air and conduction-cooled variants for use in challenging thermal and shock/vibration environments and provides a technology refresh for customers using the earlier FR 341/x06 switch.

“FR 342/x06 will complement our processor products, including the recently released TR E8x/msd and assist our customers to build long life and differentiated solutions. Our strategy is to make it easier to architect VPX based solutions by offering a portfolio of products including development boxes, processors, switches and storage with high integrity security features suitable for the defense, exploration, energy transmission and industrial markets,” said Jane Annear, Managing Director of Concurrent Technologies.


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