GraphiteVPX/GbE – Managed Ethernet Switch

  • Conduction cooled or Air cooled Heatsink option
  • 20 x GbE (10/100/1000 Ethernet) Ports – 16 to VPX backplane, 4 to front panel IO
  • Web GUI or CLI Management
  • Carrier Grade Ethernet Switching
  • Available with RJ-45 Front panel for easy interfacing
  • Supports 3U OpenVPX profile: MOD3-SWH-16T-16.4.7-1
  • Extended Temperature Range -40°C to +85°C

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Connect Tech’s GraphiteVPX/GbE Managed Ethernet Switch provides Carrier Grade Ethernet switching capabilities in a small 3U embedded form factor.

Excellent for demanding applications with rugged environments and extreme temperatures, the GraphiteVPX/GbE Managed Ethernet Switch is also a highly reliable way to communicate with 10/100/1000 Base-T devices in an embedded system. Powered by the latest generation Carrier Ethernet Switch engine, the Vitesse 7429 features an embedded MIPS 32-bit CPU, 1Gb external memory and DMA-based frame extraction and insertion support timing over packet, Ethernet OAM, and performance monitoring.

Available in models with VPX backplane and/or 4 port RJ45 on the front panel connectors, making this embedded Ethernet switch ideal for any type of environment.


Ethernet Switch Engine

Microchip VSC7429 Carrier Grade Ethernet Switch Chipset (VPG201)


128Mb Flash, 1GB RAM


20x GbE (10/100/1000 Ethernet) Ports


VPX backplane and/or 4 port RJ45 on front panel

Layer 2 Switching

802.1Q VLAN switch with 8K MACs and 4K VLANs, Hardware and software-based learning, Independent and shared VLAN learning (IVL, SVL), IPv4/IPv6 multicast, Jumbo frame support, Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad), Policing with storm control and MC/BC protection, Push/pop up to two VLAN tags, RSTP and MSTP support

Management Access

RS-232 Serial Interface (CLI), Software API, Web Interface


2 LEDs per port (available on RJ-45 and through external connector), Power Rail LEDs, Status LEDs

Power Consumption

23W Max


1” Pitch VITA 65 Compliant 3U VPX form factor. L x W = 160mm x 100mm

Operating Temperature

-40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F), (chipset rated to +125°C junction temperature)

Ordering Information

Main Products
Part Number Description
VPG201 GraphiteVPX/GbE – Managed Ethernet Switch – Air Cooled 20-port GbE Switch
VPG202 GraphiteVPX/GbE – Managed Ethernet Switch – Conduction Cooled 16-port GbE Switch
Part Number Description
RTG002 3U extended RTM, with 16 RJ45 channels

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