Physical layer switches are scalable, versatile, multi-purpose devices that provide protocol-transparent switching for Fibre Channel (FC), Serial FPDP, shared-memory communications and other high-speed digital signals, up to 3.2 Gbps. They enable users to easily and quickly change network and system configurations with an easy-to-use interface, to significantly reduce time and costs.
Curtiss-Wright, the originator of the Physical Layer Switch (PLS), offers a variety of scalable, versatile, multi-purpose PLS solutions, ideal for test labs, media conversion and a variety of other applications.
Curtiss-Wright’s Physical Layer Switches include:
- VPX2500 6U VPX Crosspoint Switch/Media Converter – Supports multiple data rates up to 2.5 Gb/s, featuring rear I/O. It is a managed, non-blocking cross-point switch implemented on a VITA 46-compliant 6U, 0.8" VPX single-slot, conduction-cooled rugged card. It provides 18 ports with rear I/O backplane connections.
- VLX2500 VME Physical Layer Switch – The base VLX2500 switch is a single 6U VME64x card with eight ports. An 8-port expansion card is available to expand capacity to 16 ports in two VME slots. Each port input provides an option of clock reconditioning to reduce jitter.
- VXS3200 VXS Crosspoint Fabric Switch – Implemented on a 6U VXS air-cooled module, this PLS is a managed, non-blocking crosspoint fabric switch. It meets the MIL-STD-167-1 for type 1 vibration, and withstands a 15g lab shock test. The front panel includes 12 full duplex optical interfaces and one 10/100 Ethernet system communication port.
|Product Name||Form Factor||Standard||Type||Interface(s)|
|VLX2500 6U VME-based Physical Layer Switch||6U||VME||Physical Layer||Any digital signal up to 2.5Gbps|
|VPX2500 6U VPX Physical Layer Switch||6U||VPX||Physical Layer||Any digital signal up to 2.5Gbps|
|VXS3200 VXS Physical Layer Switch||6U||VXS||Physical Layer||Any digital signal up to 3.2Gbps|
|CSW1 VXS Circuit Switch Card||6U||VXS||Physical Layer||Any digital signal up to 3.2Gbps|