G101 - Fully Managed 29 Gbit/s Industrial Ethernet Switch, A-Coded

A Flexible Switch in a Common Modular Format

The G101 is a fully managed 3U flexible multiport Gigabit Switch, with a 29 GBit/s switch matrix, implemented as a CompactPCI Serial board. It occupies one system slot or one peripheral slot using a 4 HP front panel with two Gigabit Ethernet ports on RJ45 connectors and one 2.5 Gb SFP cage. Alternatively, the G101 can be supplied with three M12 A-coded connectors on the front panel. A good alternative for a version with M12 X-coded connectors is the G102. The intelligent backplane concept for duagon switches allows high flexibility in network applications and management.

High Speed, High Efficiency and Extensive Protocols

The G101 guarantees high speed, high efficiency and an extensive firmware supporting various protocols like security, time synchronicity, stability, as well as for temperature needs. The switch supports EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet) and IEEE1588v2 as a standard on all ports.

Various Connection Possibilities due to Various Port Options

The G101 features three Ethernet ports on the front. Alternatively these are available on the rear, where a total of 24 ports is possible. These include 12 ports with integrated 10/100/1000 Mbit/s copper PHYs. For the configuration of additional ports controlled via the backplane duagon offers a number of different line cards. In addition, the G101 features a high performance port with up to 2.5 Gbit/s for an SFP pluggable module to support a high-speed uplink.

Increased Reliability thanks to Built-In Test Mechanisms

The switch is fault tolerant and restores itself on its own: If a link is temporarily unavailable, frames can be sent via backup/redundant links (spanning tree protocol/link aggregation) and no data loss occurs. Its built-in test mechanisms make the G101 an even more reliable component in the communication system.

Rugged and Compliant to Railway Standards

The railway Ethernet switch is specifically designed for rugged rolling-stock communication systems. It is fully compliant with the EN 50155 railway standard and qualified for a -40 °C to +85 °C operating temperature.


  • Fully managed rugged Ethernet switch
  • 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Or 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports plus 2.5 Gigabit SFP port
  • 29 Gbit/s carrier grade switch matrix
  • -40 °C to +85 °C
  • EN 50155 compliant (railways)
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial system slot and peripheral card