F301 - Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switch (Product Discontinued)

Unmanaged Fast Ethernet Switch

The F301 is an unmanaged 3U Fast Ethernet switch module with a maximum of 8 channels at the front panel (8 RJ45 or 6 D-Sub connectors) and an integrated Fast Ethernet controller. The Ethernet switch is an unmanaged device, meaning that it is not recognized by other CompactPCI devices thereby removing the need for additional software. As an option it is also available as a fixed managed device, with a customized, hardware-coded configuration.

Onboard Ethernet Controller

An onboard Ethernet controller is used to realize the interface to the CompactPCI bus. The F301 also works without the Ethernet controller being assembled. In this case the CompactPCI bus only delivers the power supply. As an option (with the Ethernet controller not being assembled) the J2 connector can be assembled and used to manage the rear I/O Ethernet signals from the ninth Ethernet port.

Compliant to Railway Standards

he F301 is specifically designed for rugged mobile communication systems. It is thus, for example, fully compliant with the EN 50155 railway standard. All components on the board are specified for a -40°C to +85°C operation temperature. The board is ready for coating. The F301 needs one slot on the CompactPCI bus, using a 4 HP or 8 HP front panel.


  • Unmanaged 8+1-Port rugged Ethernet switch
  • 8 HP 32-bit/33-MHz CompactPCI
  • 8 Fast Ethernet ports (front)
  • 1 Fast Ethernet controller (rear J1)
  • Option: 1 Fast Ethernet port (rear J2)
  • -40°C to +85°C with qualified components