Connect Tech GraphiteVPX/GbE

20x GbE (10/100/1000 Ethernet) Ports - 16 to VPX backplane, 4 to front panel

Manufacturer: Connect Tech Inc
Connect Tech GraphiteVPX/GbE

Connect Tech’s GraphiteVPX/Gbe 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. 


  • 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


FunctionLayer 2 Switching
• 802.1Q VLAN switch with 8K MACs and 4K VLANs
• Push/pop up to two VLAN tags
• IPv4/IPv6 multicast
• Policing with storm control and MC/BC protection
• RSTP and MSTP support
• Hardware and software-based learning
• Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad)
• Independent and shared VLAN learning (IVL, SVL)
• Jumbo frame support
Interface(s)20 x GbE (10/100/1000 Ethernet) Ports
- 16 to VPX backplane
- 4 to front panel IO
Controller(s)Vitesse VSC7429 Carrier Grade Ethernet Switch Chipset (VPG201), 1Gb SDRAM, 128Mb Flash
Connection(s)VPX backplane and/or 4 port RJ45 on the front panel

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


ExpansionSupports 3U OpenVPX profile: MOD3-SWH-16T-16.4.7-1
Electrical5V only (VS3) and 3.3V Aux required
Power Consumption 23W Max
Mechanical1” Pitch VITA 65 Compliant 3U VPX form factor. L x W = 160mm x 100mm.
SoftwareManagement Access
• Web Interface
• RS-232 Serial Interface (CLI)
• Software API
TemperatureOperation: -40 to +85°C (chipset rated to +125°C junction temperature)
Warranty1 Year



BoardVPG201 GraphiteVPX/GbE – Managed Ethernet Switch – Air-Cooled 20-port GbE Switch
VPG202 GraphiteVPX/GbE – Managed Ethernet Switch – Conduction-Cooled 16-port GbE Switch
Accessories: RTG002 3U extended RTM, with 16 RJ45 channels
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