The Aeronix Gigabit Ethernet Switch (GES) AB12EXT provides twelve Tri-speed Ethernet ports for use in commercial, industrial, and military applications that require ultra-high data transfer rates in a self-contained ultra-ruggedized package. The rugged design requires no forced air or conductive cooling, allowing operation in a broad range of harsh environments including operation in uninhabited aircraft bays, or even mining operations close to the drill head.
The fundamental difference between the AB12EXT and the AB12 is the AB12EXT is designed to survive in extreme shock and vibration environments up to 20,000 cycles at 150g.
Each of the twelve IEEE 802.3ab ports can individually auto-detect data rates of 10, 100, or 1000 Base-T, or can be managed externally. The PHY’s in the AB12EXT offer extensive built in test utilizing Time Domain Reflectometry to detect problems in the platform wiring during Startup BIT.
The AB12EXT is a fully managed Layer 2 switch with the capability of customer specific configurations. The management functions are stored in non-volatile memory for fixed configurations, or loaded at startup for application specific requirements.