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The versatile, high-performance VPX3-6826 Ethernet switch provides rugged Ethernet switching for the next generation of 3U systems. It is developed in alignment with the Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) Technical Standard to ensure interoperability with today’s latest VPX systems.

Backplane copper connectivity provides up to 24 ports of Data Plane and 7 or 8 ports of Control Plane Ethernet. Optional front-panel network ports add Control and Data Plane optical interfaces for simplified external connectivity. The VPX3-6826 high-performance architecture is suitable for low-latency, time-critical, and high-throughput data-centric applications.

The VPX3-6826 supports a complete suite of Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) features on its Control Plane, ideal for time-sensitive and deterministic traffic.

A fully managed multi-layer Ethernet switch and router, the VPX3-6826 supports an extensive range of network services including efficient multicast, flexible quality of service (QoS) and a range of security features. On-board management software provides a powerful command line interface (CLI), SNMP, and web-based options for configuration and monitoring.

Validated for deployment in the harshest environments, the VPX3-6826 is available in conduction-cooled L300 ruggedization with 2LM covers and is suitable for high-reliability embedded ground, naval, airborne, and commercial/industrial applications.

Key Features

  • Developed in alignment with the SOSA Technical Standard as a 3U Data/Control Plane (6F) Ethernet Switch
  • Fabric100 Ecosystem Support for 100G Ethernet in a SOSA-aligned form factor
  • Independent Data Plane and Control Plane switches for dual-domain security separation
    • Data Plane support for 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G, and 100G Ethernet
    • Control Plane support for 1G and 10G Ethernet ports
  • Optional front-panel optical ports for both Data and Control Planes
  • Multi-layer L2 switching and L3 routing
  • TSN support on Control Plane



  • High-density MOSA/SOSA standards-based Ethernet connectivity for HPEC and sensor processing systems
  • Deterministic and time-sensitive 10 GbE Control Plane switch with TSN switching support
  • High-throughput 100 Gbps Data Plane fabric
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