Small six-port 10/100 Ethernet switch for avionics introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 9 Feb. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraNET 20-12 6-port 10/100 ultra-small-form-factor Ethernet switch for military and civil ground vehicles and aircraft that require extremely small size, weight, power consumption, and cost (SWaP-C).

By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

ASHBURN, Va., 9 Feb 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraNET 20-12 6-port 10/100 ultra-small-form-factor (USFF) Ethernet switch for military and civil vetronics and avionics that require extremely small size, weight, power consumption, and cost (SWaP-C).

The miniaturized and managed carrier-grade Layer 2/Layer 3 switch has a rugged rectangular connector with Quadrax contacts to ensure electromagnetic interference immunity.

The connector also protects other electronics from electrical interference from the network switch, while also delivering signal integrity for the switch's Ethernet signals.

The unit's Quadrax connectors deliver 100 Ohm differential impedance matching for Ethernet signals and integrated EMI/power filtering. Power input voltage, spikes, surges, transients, and EMI/EMC compatibility is provided per MIL-STD-704F, MIL-STD-1275D, and MIL-STD-461F for aircraft and ground vehicles.

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The DuraNET 20-12 has circular MIL-DTL-39999-like connectors instead of Quadrax connectors, and a stacked printed circuit board architecture with system-on-chip (SOC) technology. The switch weighs less than 0.55 pounds, measures 10 cubic inches, and consumes less than 5 Watts of power.

Packaged in a sealed IP67 enclosure, the DuraNET 20-12 had no moving parts, operates in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius, and is resists the effects of exposure to high shock and vibration, humidity, altitude, dust, and water.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at www.cwcdefense.com.

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