Abaco NETernity SWE540 Fully Managed 6U VPX 40/10GigE Data Plane Ethernet Switch

Product Overview:

  • 6U VPX form factor
  • VITA 65 OpenVPX Compatible
  • OpenVPX profiles: MOD6-SWH-16U20F, MOD6-SWH- 20U19F and MOD6-SWH-16U16F
  • Four QSFP+ and two 1000BaseT ports on front panel available for aircooled models
  • 720Gbps overall bandwidth
  • Serial Console
  • OpenWare™ Switch Management Software
  • Data switching and routing at fabric speed including IPv6
  • Multicast support: IGMP Snooping Querier and MLD Snooping Querier
  • Allows up to 4,096 VLANS
  • L-3 protocol support including OSPF, RIP and VRRP
  • Precision Time Protocol 1588v2 Transparent Clock Support
  • Air-cooled and conduction-cooled
  • Rugged levels 1 through 5 available
  • Built-in Test
  • Denial-of-service attack prevention
  • Sanitization capability
  • IPMI Controller
  • Spanning Tree and Link Aggregation
  • Remote management via Telnet, SSH and SNMP
  • Support for Jumbo Frames up to 9KB
  • ECC protection management processor memory

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The NETernity™ SWE540 is a fully managed (Layer 2/3) 6U VPX Ethernet switch designed to meet the most demanding requirements for network switching in tactical applications. The SWE540, with its configuration options of up to 20 data plane ports and OpenWare™ switch management software, is designed to support high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications.

The switch is available in both aircooled and conduction-cooled versions, providing multiple OpenVPX configurations supporting a mix of dataplane and control plane ports. In addition, there is an available option to support four QSFP+ and two 1000BaseT ports. ECC protection on the management processor memory offers higher reliability in harsh environments.

Abaco’s patent pending technology for thermal management provides improved product reliability and thermal performance for the SWE540 in a low weight solution.

The SWE540 delivers data switching and routing at fabric speed that can be fully managed and easily deployed. Proven, high-performance architecture and a multilayer switching fabric provide a rich feature set, broad functionality, scalability, and product longevity.

Based on a PowerPC management processor and a leading high-performance switch fabric, the SWE540 has integrated Layer 2/3 switching capabilities as well as the ability to support higher Layer 4-7 functionality when required.

The switch management environment for the SWE540 is Abaco’s in-house developed and supported OpenWare. OpenWare offers comprehensive management features for Layer 2/3 switching and routing, and provides support for a wide range of network protocols and MIBs with extensive capabilities for multicast, Quality of Service, VLANs, and differentiated services.

OpenWare can be modified to meet particular customer requirements, and provides a number of ways to manage the switch via serial console, SNMP, Telnet, SSH or web interface. In addition, OpenWare provides a number of security features including denial of service attack prevention, user password mechanisms with multiple levels of security and authorization schemes including 802.1X and sanitization.

The SWE540 provides a migration path for Abaco’s GBX460 Ethernet switch. The configuration of the SWE540 with 20 40GBASE-KR4/10GBASE-KX4 and 16 1000BaseKX ports offers the same hardware pinouts as the GBX460.

FORM FACTOR VPX 6U

ETHERNET 40 GigE

PORT TYPE 1000BaseT, 10GBASE-KX4, 40GBASE-KR4, 40GBASE-SR4, 40GBASE-CR4, QSFP

MANAGEMENT TYPE Fully Managed Layer-2/3+

PORTS 19, 20, Up to 39

AXIS SUPPORT Yes

FRONT I/O Yes

DATA PLANE 40/10GigE

NETWORK OPERATIONS Fabric speed switching and routing of L2 & L3 packets (including IPv6)

PRODUCT TYPE 40 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

REAR I/O Yes

SOFTWARE OpenWare Switch Management

ROHS Yes

RUGGEDIZATION Level 1-5 Air, Conduction Cooled

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More Product Information

  • 3U VPX form factor
  • VITA 65 OpenVPX compliant
  • OPenVPX profiles:
    • MOD3-SWH-6F6U-16.4.1-n
    • MOD3-SWH-8F-16.4.2-n
    • MOD3-SWH-2F4T16U-16.4.12-n
    • MOD3-SWH-32U
  • Supports connectivity and performance options for 40GBase-KX4, 10GBase‑KR, 10GBase-KX4, 10GBase-T and 1000BaseKX.
  • Two SFP+ and two 1000BaseT ports on front panel available for air-cooled models
  • Serial Console
  • OpenWare™ Switch Management Software
  • Wire speed Layer 2/3 switching including IPv6
  • Multicast support: IGMP Snooping Querier and MLD Snooping Querier
  • Allows up to 4,096 VLANS
  • L-3 protocol support including OSPF, RIP and VRRP
  • Precision Time Protocol 1588v2 Transparent Clock Support
  • Air-cooled and conduction-cooled
  • Rugged Levels 1 through 5 available
  • Built-in Test
  • Denial-of-service attack prevention
  • Sanitization capability
  • Board Management Microcontroller (BMM)
  • Spanning Tree and Link Aggregation
  • Remote management via Telnet, SSH and SNMPv3
  • Support for Jumbo Frames up to 9KB
  • Five levels of ruggedization available

  • 6U VMEbus form factor
  • Available in 12 or 24 ports and multiple copper/fiber combinations
    • 12-port switch is single slot
    • 24-port switch is dual slot
  • Front I/O
  • Optional removable Flash memory
  • Hardware enabled IPv6 and IPv4 support
  • 100BaseFX port option
  • Fully managed solution
  • L-2 and L-3 switching at wire-speed
  • L-3 protocol support including OSPF,RIP and VRRP
  • OpenWare Switch Management Environment
  • Multicast support: IGMP Snooping Querier and MLD Snooping Querier
  • Allows up to 4096 VLANS
  • Onboard management processor
  • Industrial temperature version available
  • Polyurethane and acrylic conformal coating available

  • 6U VME form factor
  • 24 port Gigabit Ethernet switch
  • Rear I/O 
  • One 10/100BaseT Ethernet management port and one serial console port accessed from either front or rear I/O
  • Hardware enabled IPv6 and IPv4 support
  • Fully managed solution
  • L-2 and L-3 switching at wire-speed
  • L-3 protocol support including OSPF, RIP and VRRP
  • OpenWare Switch Management Environment
  • Allows up to 4096 VLANS
  • RoHS compliant
  • Onboard management processor
  • Supports copper media

  • 3U CompactPCI form factor
  • 10-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • Rear I/O
  • Hardware enabled IPv6 and IPv4 support
  • Fully managed solution
  • L-2 and L-3 switching at wire-speed
  • Wire-speed IPv6 switching and routing
  • L-3 protocol support including OSPF, RIP and VRRP with IPv6 support
  • OpenWare™  switch management environment
  • Allows up to 4096 VLANs
  • Available in standard air-cooled, rugged air-cooled, and conduction cooled versions
  • Onboard management processor
  • Supports copper media
  • Extensive Built-in-Test (BIT)
  • RoHS compliant

  • 3U VPX form factor
  • VITA65 OpenVPX Compatible
  • OpenVPX profiles (see datasheet for full specs)
  • Optional configurations (see datasheet for full specs)
  • Two SFP + 10GBASE fiber ports on front panel available for air cooled models
  • Serial Console
  • OpenWare Switch Management Software
  • Wire speed Layer 2/3 switching including IPv6
  • Multicast support: IGMP Snooping Querier and MLD Snooping Querier
  • Allows up to 4096 VLANS
  • L-3 protocol support including OSPF, RIP and VRRP
  • Precision Time Protocol 1588 Transparent Clock Support
  • Air cooled and conduction cooled models

  • 6U OpenVPX compliant (VITA 65.0)
  • VITA 48 (REDI)
  • VITA 46.0-2007 (VPX Baseline Standard)
  • Switch Profile:  MOD6-SWH-16U20F-12.4.2-5
    • Data Plane: 20 10GBase-KX4 ports
    • Control Plane: 16 1000Base-KX ports
    • (interoperates with 1000Base-KX)
  • Optional Profile: MOD6-SWH-24F-12.4.3-5
    • - Data Plane: 24 x 10GE Ports
  • Non-Blocking
  • Front I/O: Up to two 10GigE Fiber Ports available for slot profile SLT6-SWH-16U20F-10.4.2
  • Full wire-speed 10GE performance
  • Ruggedization build levels:
    • - Level 1, 2 & 3 Air Cooled
    • - Level 4 & 5 Conduction Cooled
    • - Option to support VITA 48.5 Air Flow Through
  • RoHS 2002/95/EC compliant
  • Based on high performance low latency, Etherent switch fabric from Intel Fulcrum
  • Option for Unmanaged operation
  • Hardware enabled IPv6 and IPv4 support
  • OpenWare Switch Management environment
  • Multi-cast Support: IGMP Snooping Querier and MLD Snooping Querier
  • Allows up to 4096 VLANS
  • L-3 Protocol support including OSPF and RIP


  • Fully, rugged standalone Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • 12-port fully managed 10/100/1000BaseT (Gigabit) Ethernet Switch
  • 1 x 10/100BaseT management port
  • Layer 2/3 switching with advanced support fo VLANS, QoS and IPv6
  • 24 Gbits/sec non-blocking switch fabric with full wirespeed performance
  • Configuration through Web interface
  • Unmanaged version also available
  • Conduction cooled
  • Supports IPv6 switching/routing
  • Remote management support (Telnet, SSH and SNMP)
  • 2 x RS232 communication ports
  • Onboard Built-in-Test (BIT)
  • MIL-D38999 series 3 connectors
  • RoHS compliant
  • Includes Real-Time-Clock (RTC)
  • Power supply meets MIL-SPEC 1275 for land applications
  • Optional power supply to support MIL-SPEC 704F PSU for Airborne applications requiring 50ms Hold Up
Key Specifications
  • IEEE 802.3-2005
    • IEEE 802.3ad (Link aggregation)
  • IEEE 802.1D (Prioritization)
  • IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN tagging)
  • IEEE 802.1D (Spanning Tree Protocol)

  • 16-port fully managed Gigabit Ethernet switch
  • Twelve 10/100/1000BaseT GigE ports via the backplane
  • Four 1000BaseSX or 1000BaseLX ports via the front panel
  • Two 10 Gigabit uplink ports for expansion
  • Expands to 32-port non-blocking switch fabric with full wirespeed performance
  • 10G uplink ports can be XAUI
  • Configuration through Web Interface
  • Unmanaged version also available
  • Supports IPv6 switching/routing
  • Support of Jumbo frames of up to 10 KB
  • Remote management support (Telnet, SSH and SNMP)
  • Built-in-Test (BIT) software
  • RoHS compliant
  • OpenVPX compatible

  • 6U VME form factor
  • 12- or 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch
  • L-2 switching at wire-speed
  • Rear ports are 10BaseT, 100BaseTX and 1000BaseT
  • 22 rear ports + 2 front ports optional
  • Auto address learning
  • Auto address aging
  • Auto MDI/MDIX support
  • 10BaseT, 100BaseTX and 1000BaseT auto-negotiating, supports full or half-duplex
  • Support for Jumbo Frames
  • Front panel Link and Activity status LEDs
  • RoHS compliant
  • Polyurethane or acrylic conformal coating optional
  • 12-, 22- or 24-port rear transition modules available

Abaco Systems (formerly GE Intelligent Platforms)

For 12 years, we were the embedded computing business of GE Intelligent Platforms - itself formed from a series fo acquisitions of market-leading embedded computing companies. 

The entire GE Intelligent Platforms team, around 700 people - made the transition from GE, meaning that our customers continue to deal with people with whom they've had relationships for years and in some cases, decades. 

Also making the transition from Ge are the robust, repeatable business processes for which the company is renowned - but these are now finely-tuned to the specific needs of our embedded computing customers.

We have brought with us from GE an absolute, all-overriding commitment to ethics. That commitment is fundamental and central to all our interactions with you. Trust is paramount to all our relationships. 

Abaco Systems products and solutions can be found in many high profile military/aerospace sea, land and air programs, as well as in commercial and industrial organizations in which rugged reliability is mission-critical. 

Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture rugged embedded systems. Spun out of GE in 2015 we combine the attitude and customer focus of a startup with 30 years of experience delivering rugged embedded computing products and solutions. 

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