Elma Electronic Inc.

4590a SOSA Compliant Ethernet Switch

Compatible Operating Systems: Linux, Windows
Supported Architectures: VPX

Elma, along with partner Interface Concept has introduced the model 4590a 3U OpenVPX Ethernet switch. Compliant to module profile, SLT3-SWH-5F4UG7U, the 4590a is a SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) compliant module in accordance with the CERDEC CMOSS (C4ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards) requirements for the DoD hardware convergence program.

The 4590a is a high-performance layer 3 switch implementing two Ethernet switch matrices that control and physically separate the Control and Data Planes for highly secure network communications. Along with two Ethernet packet processors, managed by a Dual Core ARM processor and industry acclaimed Switchware network management application and graphical user interface, the 4590a offers remarkable switching capabilities plus multiple 10GbE and 40GbE Ethernet configurations in copper and fiber. The 4590a is VITA 46.11 compliant for VPX Chassis Management and includes an IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) micro-controller supporting the VITA 46.11 system management standard. It is available in air-cooled and conduction cooled versions.

The 4590a may be purchased separately or as part of our CMOSS / SOSA Development Platform. The platform is a complete development environment including our award winning CMOSS backplane, open access development chassis, optional CMOSS compliant board payload and VITA 62 power supplies. Elma provides all sales and support services for Interface Concept at our Horsham, PA facility.


  • CMOSS / SOSA Compliant Module Profile
  • Extended temperature conduction cooled and air cooled version
  • 10GbE and 40GbE port configurations in copper and fiber
  • Control plane with 7 x ultra-thin pipe copper ports and 1 x front optical port
  • Data plane with 5 x fat pipe ports, 4 x ultra-thin ports and 2 x front fiber ports


  • The 4590a is part of a legacy of field proven family of Ethernet switch products from Elma and Interface Concept
  • Leverage Elma’s deep technical involvement in the VPX, OpenVPX, CMOSS standards development
  • Work with Elma’s integration team to meet your OpenVPX / CMOSS / SOSA development program requirements
  • Access to Elma’s range of development accessories
  • Leverage Elma’s wide range of field proven chassis and partner payload boards as your program moves to deployment


12 to 16 weeks depending on payload and other accessories

Contact Information

Elma Electronic Inc.

44350 S. Grimmer Blvd.
Fremont, CA, 94538
United States

tele: 510-565-3400
fax: 510-656-3783

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