WILDSTAR 100GbE 6E10 6U OpenVPX Switch – WP6E10

WILDSTAR 100GbE 6E10 6U OpenVPX Switch is a rugged 6U board that provides switching between backplane slots of multiple channels of 100Gb Ethernet. It also has front panel I/O which can be used to connect the system to external data sources.

This high-performance Switch is readily integrated into a vendor-neutral 6U VPX system, or deployed within Annapolis' proven WILD100 EcoSystem for 6U OpenVPX.

Looking for a 6U Switch that supports InfiniBand? See our WILDSTAR 6B10 InfiniBand Switch.

This next-generation 6U Switch supports 1/10/25/40/100 GbE, with up to 6.4 Tb/s of switching capability.

It features 7 optional 40/100GbE optical interfaces to VITA 66 and 4 optional 40/100GbE optical interfaces to the front panel.

The rugged board is available in industrial temperature grades, via air, conduction or liquid cooling.

It is VITA 65-compliant, and aligns with the SOSA™ Technical Standard.

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General Features

  • Separate Data and Control plane switches and control processors
  • Developed in alignment with the SOSA™ Technical Standard
  • Up to 26 40/100Gb Ethernet ports
  • Supports encrypted secure communication utilizing two Zynq UltraScale+ processors

40/100Gb Ethernet Data Plane Switch

  • Supports 10/40/100 Gb Ethernet to backplane
  • Supports 1/10/25/40/50 and 100Gb Ethernet to optical interfaces
  • Based on Mellanox Spectrum Switch silicon
  • Industry leading, true cut through latency
  • Optimized for Software Defined Networking
    • Support for OpenFlow Switch Specification Version 1.0 to 1.4 and beyond
    • Remote configurable routing table
  • 6.4Tb/s switching capacity delivering wire speed performance at all packet sizes and traffic patterns
  • Dynamically shared, flexible packet buffering
  • Overlay and tunneling support including VXLAN, NVGRE, Geneve and MPLS
  • Data Center Bridging (DCB)
    • PFC, DCBX, ETS

1/10/25/40/100Gb Ethernet Control Plane Switch

  • Supports 1/10/25Gb Ethernet to backplane
  • Supports 1/10/25/40/100Gb Ethernet to backplane and optional front panel optical interfaces
  • Based on Marvell Prestera-DX Switch silicon
  • Layer-2 Wire-Speed Switching Engine
    • IEEE 802.1Q-compliant bridging
    • Large Forwarding Database (FDB) providing exact-match lookup for MAC entries, IGMPv3/MLDv2 IP Multicast, FCoE entries, and Router Host entries
    • Learning and forwarding based virtual ports (ePorts) and virtual bridge domains (eVLANs) for L2/VSI overlay services
    • L2 ECMP and Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs) for load sharing and fast failover
    • IEEE 802.1w (RSTP) and 802.1s (MSTP)
  • Virtual Overlay Network supporting NVGRE, VXLAN-GPE, GENEVE, SPB, and 802.1BR port extender
  • Supports two-step and one-step Transparent Mode Precision Time Protocol (PTP) per IEEE 1588v2 standard

Two Xilinx® Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC Motherboard Controller (XCZU5EG)

  • Quad-core 64-bit ARM® Cortex-A53 running up to 1.2GHz
  • Dual-core 32-bit Cortex-R5 real-time processor running up to 533MHz
  • 16nm FinFET+ programmable logic
  • 4 GB 32-bit DDR4 memory running up to 1200MHz
  • Multiple levels of hardware and software security

Optional Board Support Package (BSP)

  • Enables user customization of Zynq+ design
  • Includes HDL reference design for HPEs and PetaLinux project including necessary software source
  • Includes Ubuntu Linux v18.04 file system and v5.4 kernel with required patches
  • Requires Xilinx 2020.2 tools
  • Order separately using P/N S00000-1G

Optional Front Panel I/O

  • Individual RJ45 and USB UART for Control and Data Plane processors
  • Three Data Plane 1/10/25/40/50/100Gb Ethernet optical connections
  • One Control Plane 1/10/25/40/50/100Gb Ethernet optical connection
  • Status LEDs

Optional VITA 66.5 Optical I/O

  • Six Data Plane 1/10/25/40/50/100Gb Ethernet optical connections
  • One Control Plane 1/10/25/40/50/100Gb Ethernet optical connection

System Management

  • System Management using Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
  • Diagnostic monitoring and configuration
  • Current, Voltage and Temperature Monitoring Sensors
  • Hot Swappable with air cooled variants (exclusive to WILDSTAR OpenVPX EcoSystem)

Mechanical and Environmental

  • 6U OpenVPX (VITA 65) Compliant 1.0″ spacing
  • Supports new SOSA/VITA 65 switch profile SLT6-SWH-14F16U1U15U1J-10.8.1
  • Integrated Heat Sink and Board Stiffener
  • Available in Industrial Temperature Grades
  • Air, Conduction or Liquid Cooled
  • Only requires +12V and +3.3VAUX from backplane
  • RT3 backplane connectors for 100G support

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