Curtiss-Wright rugged Ethernet switches are specifically designed for the unique requirements of aerospace networks. These airborne Ethernet switches are deterministic, reliable and fast due to their hardwired switching design and have a rugged compact form to survive the extreme conditions of the aerospace environment. Live at power-up deterministic functionality eliminates boot-up delays and minimizes data loss from power outages. The Xbar architecture facilitates flexible forwarding and filtering configurations to send data to multiple destinations for real-time monitoring, recording and transmission.
Curtiss-Wright also uses standard networking protocols such as the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), IEEE 1588 PTP, Unicast Datagram Protocol (UDP) and the Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP). Selected Ethernet switches have embedded IEEE 1588v1 and 1588v2 PTP Grandmasters which support the use of a GPS input, a digital IRIG-B input, an analog IRIG-B input, or the internal free-running clock to provide the time source. Bridging between PTP v1 and v2 domains is supported using a boundary clock meaning our switches can work with both PTP v1 and v2 devices in a network.