Abaco Systems announces SWE540 Ethernet switch

  • February 22, 2017
Abaco Systems announces SWE540 Ethernet switch
Abaco Systems announces SWE540 Ethernet switch

February 22, 2017 - Abaco Systems announced the SWE540 6U OpenVPX 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch. It provides Ethernet connectivity for Abaco’s latest generation of computing solutions such as the SBC627 single board computer and the DSP282A digital signal processor. These solutions target embedded computing (HPEC) applications requiring the transfer of large amounts of data with low latency such as radar, surveillance, situational awareness and imaging.

The SWE540 supports full Layer 2/3  features including hardware Layer 3 forwarding at fabric speed rates. Layer 3 switching and routing is a critical requirement for advanced security and complex networks. It provides dynamic routing over standard routing protocols, enabling a range of network/fabric configurations and applications.  

The SWE540 supports multiple OpenVPX profiles and uses the switch silicon technology to support 40 Gigabit Ethernet performance across 20 ports, allowing configuration within HPEC systems and a range of Abaco’s mission ready systems. It also provides an upgrade for existing users of Abaco’s GBX460 switch. 

The switch features Abaco’s OpenWare switch management software, allowing it to be customized for specific customer requirements.  OpenWare provides support for a range of network protocols and MIBs (management information bases) with extensive capabilities for multicast, Quality of Service, VLANs, and differentiated services. The OpenWare management interface may be accessed via serial console, SNMP, Telnet, SSH or web interface.

The combination of the SWE540’s hardware and the OpenWare switch management software delivers security capabilities. Designed for deployment in security-sensitive mission critical applications, SWE540 features include denial of service attack prevention, user password mechanisms with multiple levels of security and military level authorization schemes including 802.1X and sanitization to allow the overwrite of non-volatile storage if a system is compromised. Survivability is also enhanced by ECC protection on the management processor memory.

The SWE540 is available in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions, and can optionally support four QSFP+ and two 1000BaseT ports on the front panel.  Rear transition modules are available to enable access to 40 Gigabit and one Gigabit ports off the backplane. 

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