Military Embedded Systems

Kontron announces 10 GbE Switch VX3920 at DSEI


September 11, 2013

Amanda Harvey

Assistant Editor

Military Embedded Systems

LONDON. Kontron has announced a 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch VX3920 that is designed to enhance data throughput in network-centric OpenVPX applications, at the Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) 2013 conference in London, UK.

The fully managed Layer 2/Layer 3 Switch Kontron VX3920 has 24 high-throughput 10 Gbit/s ports to the data plane, which can be scaled through channel bundling up to 40 Gbit/s bandwidth. The Kontron VX3920 switch is available as an air-cooled version for environmental temperatures of 0°C up to +55°C and as a rugged-condition cooled (RC) version for the extended temperature range (-40°C up to +85°C).

The non-blocking L2/L3 gigabit switch Kontron VX3920 offers 24x 10 Gbit/s ports to the backplane. These can also be bundled in groups of four on data leads with 40 Gbit/s. For system interconnection 2x SFP+ cages for 10 GbE are offered on the front. These can be used with cost saving copper cables or fibre-optic cables for long distance networking. An optional rear transition module conducts a 40 Gbit/s Ethernet QSFP+, two 10 Gbit/s SFP+ and one RJ45 1000Base interface. On the front side, there is a separate 1000 base RJ45 port available for switch-management via SNMP, telnet and command line interface. For management and debugging there is an EIA-232-port, which can also be routed to the backplane.

The Kontron VX3920 is available now. For more information, visit


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