The FX 322/0xx is a Gen1/Gen2, 4-Lane PCI Express® Switch Board for use in VXS VITA 41.4 Switched Serial Backplane environments. It provides a data plane with up to eighteen x4 PCI Express payload boards, a control plane with up to eighteen 1000-Base-BX ports (as per VITA 41.6) and an inter-switch interface.
This VXS fabric switch gives the end-user higher bandwidth and lower latency while maintaining backward compatibility within a VME ecosystem. The PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet fabrics provide switching for a dual star topology allowing boards within the system to communicate. The Ethernet fabric also enables interconnection between legacy VME boards. Options for extended temperature boards or ruggedised boards are available. It is suitable for a range of applications within the defence, industrial control, telecomms, telemetry, scientific and aerospace markets.