The new fanless μMAXBES comes with eight 1Gbit header and two 10Gbit fibre or copper ports. All ports have status LEDs, indicating activity and speed. The device conforms to MPL’s high standards such as long-term availability, extended temperature, flexibility, and low power requirements.

The new μMAXBES solution is a ten-port Open Frame Switch that includes two 10Gbit ports with either copper or fibre. The solution is extremely compact and dimensions are only 115 x 95 x 34mm, with a weight of 237 grams (including a cooling plate and two SFP carrier boards). The managed switch can be used as an open frame solution or in MIL housing with connectors of your choice. Supply power to the unit is 5V-36VDC and it uses less than 6W when fully operational. The μMAXBES can be operated at -20°C up to +60°C. Optionally, the product is available for extended temperature ranges (-40°C to 85°C).

The two 10Gbit ports of the μMAXBES can be equipped with SFP or copper carrier boards ( RJ45) and can even be mixed. For the fibre ports, most Ethernet compatible transceivers (10Gbit SFP+ and 1Gbit SFP, acc. MSA) can be used. It allows the users to select the appropriate transceiver for each link. The 10Gbit copper ports with RJ45, support auto crossover (Auto MSDI/MDIX) and polarity correction. The μMAXBES comes with a high-performance Switch lookup engine, supporting up to 1024 MAC entries with automatic learning and ageing. Jumbo frames up to 10k Byte are also supported.

As a managed switch, the product gives access to various switch settings to configure features like quality of service, VLAN, rapid spanning tree, and much more. To adjust these switch settings, MPL provides an easy-to use web interface.

The key features of the new managed ten-port switch are:

  • Two 10Gbit ports
  • Ports are on headers
  • Wide input range of 5V-36VDC
  • Fully manageable over a web interface or Telnet
  • Copper or mixed copper/fibre versions
  • Fanless operation
  • IEEE802.1AS gPTP support
  • Optional CLI via USB

These and several other functionalities make μMAXBES the ideal candidate for any rugged, industrial, and secure network applications in industry, defence, avionics, railways, and more. Due to the low power consumption, and the robust and flexible design, the product is well suited for embedded systems and solutions. For depopulated versions, please contact MPL directly.

The μMAXBES ten-port Switch is 100% designed and manufactured by MPL AG in Switzerland. This guarantees the best quality, long-term availability and repair, and gives you security you can trust.

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