Kontron, a provider of IoT/Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), has announced the CP6940, a 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switch for CompactPCI and VME embedded systems.

The CP6940, which has been specifically optimised for multicast applications, is designed for long-term programs and use in harsh environments and in an extended temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. It is suited for multi-CPU high-performance servers in the aerospace or defence sector as well as for communication networks of all types.

The design relies on Broadcom's highly integrated single-chip switch technology and an additional high-performance QorIQ microcontroller. This enables higher throughput in multicast traffic through faster data routing setup and significantly higher protocol processing performance. The CP6940 supports QSFP+ modules for high-performance network connections via 2x40G or 8x10G ports, as well as SFP+ modules for different transfer rates of 1, 2.5, 5 and 10GBase-x. The cost-optimised Value version supports Layer 2 for standard environments.

The switch complies with the two conformity standards PICMG 2.16 for CompactPCI and VITA31.1 for VME. It works non-blocking and offers Layer 2 and 3 functionality with fully developed management.

Features such as Hot Swap, Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), SNMP protocol and integrated test options make administration, monitoring and maintenance both simple and time-saving.

A rich feature set includes support for IPv4/IPv6 forwarding and multicast, routing, switching, quality of service, VLANs, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP, RSTP, MSTP), time synchronization via 802.1AS and access control. The switch can be upgraded to a Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) switch with the corresponding software.

CP6940 variants are largely backward compatible to CP6930 and CP6924.