Kontron VX3908 Ethernet L2/L3 network switch
Kontron has announced the VX3908, a fully managed 3U VPX Layer2/3 Gigabit Ethernet switch design to meet the demands of modern networking applications in harsh environments.
Based on the same architecture as the VX3940 with lower power consumption, the VX3908 features 1/10/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth, ensuring exceptional versatility for bandwidth-intensive applications. Its support for up to 12x 10GBASE-KR ports on the VPX backplane with a standard configuration of 6x 10GBASE-KR and 1x 1000BASE-T ports. Additional multiple ports combinations are available, providing unmatched networking flexibility.
The switch offers remote monitoring and configuration through SNMP and a comprehensive command line interface, enabling seamless management via serial or network interfaces. Supporting IPv4/IPv6 forwarding, time synchronisation per IEEE802.1AS and IEEE1588 standards, and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) readiness, the VX3908 ensures low latency, low delay variation, and extremely low data loss for time and/or mission-critical traffic, while providing reliable communication.
The VX3908 guarantees communication safety with features such as VLANs, Quality of Service, and extensive Ethernet bridging and routing protocols. Its egress ACLs, intelligent health management via IPMC, and a powerful QorIQ LayerScape family processor ensure security and also scalability and responsiveness for management systems.
Designed for long-term programs and harsh environments, the VX3908 is well-suited to transportation, military and aerospace applications. Its outstanding bandwidth and secure communication capabilities makes the VX3908 an ideal gateway for network-centric warfare (NCW) applications.
Available immediately in an air-cooled version, meeting VITA 47 standards for up to 55°C card edge temperature, the VX3908 includes a front QSFP28 cage supporting up to four 25GbE or two 50GbE links (also supporting 40GbE, 10GbE, and 1GbE links). Designed and technically supported by Kontron in France, the VX3908 is free from International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions.