Low-Cost Dual Enclave 100G Ethernet Switch Released

Aligned to the U.S. Army’s CMOSS and SOSA Technical Standard, Spectranetix’s SX-153 ruggedized 3U OpenVPX ethernet switch is the industry’s first product to support integration with third-party encryption solutions By DA Reporter / 27 Oct 2021
Spectranetix SX-153 Switch

Spectranetix, Inc. has released the SX-153, a ruggedized 3U OpenVPX high-speed, high-performance system switch solution capable of 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet speeds.

With a support of dual security enclaves, the switch has been developed in alignment with the U.S. Army’s C5ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) and The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Technical Standard. 

With the design centered around two independent Layer 2/3 switch fabric chipsets from Marvell, the SX-153 provides six Data Plane fat pipe ports to the backplane and two to the front panel, as well as seven ultra-thin pipes for Control Plane ports to the backplane and one to the front panel. 

The four Data Plane backplane ports are configured to 100G Ethernet, one to 40G Ethernet, and the last fat pipe is split into four 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet ports to support the secondary Data Plane architecture in the standard CMOSS backplane configuration. All control ports are configured for the 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet. The SX-153 is a fully managed switch operating on standards-based L2/L3 and some L4 network protocols and is complemented with an extensive CLI library for configuration, control, display, and troubleshooting. 

The industry’s first product to support integration with third-party encryption solutions, the SX-153 can be paired with the Government provided crypto modules to support the secure communication between different security enclaves.

“Spectranetix continues to be at the forefront of advanced technology and a market leader of CMOSS products aligned with the SOSA Technical Standard. The 100Gb Ethernet switch demonstrates our ability and commitment to bring the higher performance capabilities to the next generation of electronic warfare and multi-function communication systems for our warfighters,” said Ken Nelson, VP of Business Development at Spectranetix. “Our customers need this technology to preserve its dominance on the battlefield against our adversaries.”

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