Connect Tech Inc.

GraphiteVPX/GbE – Managed Ethernet Switch

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 Vitesse 7429 Carrier Ethernet Switch engine, this product 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. 3U VPX Extended RTM is available for engineering integration.

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.


  • Conduction Cooled or Air-Cooled Options
  • 20 x GbE (10/100/1000 Ethernet) Ports – 16 to VPX backplane, 4 to front panel IO
  • Web GUI or CLI Management
  • Available with RJ-45 Front panel for easy interfacing
  • Temperature Range -40°C to +85°C


  • Ethernet Switch Engine: Vitesse VSC7429 Carrier Grade Ethernet Switch Chipset (VPG201)
  • Memory: 128Mb Flash, 1GB RAM
  • Layer 2 Switching: 802.1Q VLAN switch with 8K MACs and 4K VLANs, Push/pop up to two VLAN tags, IPv4/IPv6 multicast, Hardware and software-based learning, Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad), Independent and shared VLAN learning (IVL, SVL)
  • Input Voltage: 5V only (VS3) and 3.3V Aux required; Power Consumption: 23W Max
  • Dimensions: 1” Pitch VITA 65 Compliant 3U VPX form factor. L x W = 160mm x 100mm

Military, Avionics, Vetronics

Contact Connect Tech for pricing and availability.

3U VPX Extended RTM is available for Engineering integration. (Part #RTG002)

Contact Information

Connect Tech Inc.

42 Arrow Road
Guelph, Ontario, N1K 1S6

tele: 519.836.1291
fax: 519.836.4878

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