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F301 - Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switch

3U CompactPCI

This product has been discontinued.

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.

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Main Features

  • 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
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Technical Data

Key Features
  • High-speed non-blocking, store-and-forward switching
  • Up to eight 10/100Base-T ports at front panel
  • One 10/100Base-T port at rear connector (J1 or J2)
  • Port configuration: copper, 10/100 Mbit/s
  • Auto-negotiation / Auto MDI/MDIX crossover on all ports
  • 1K MAC address lookup table with automatic learning and aging
  • Nine MAC units with integrated Layer 2 switch
  • Port speed autodetection (10/100Mbit/s)
  • Fixed managed operation via strapping or EEPROM at system reset time (option)
    • 802.1p priority and port based priority
    • Port based VLAN
    • Individual port forced modes (full duplex, 100Base-TX) when auto-negotiation is disabled
Supported Protocols and Standards
  • Ethernet flow control (IEEE 802.3x)
  • TCP/IP v4
  • Port-based VLANs
Front I/O
  • Up to eight Ethernet ports via RJ45 connectors or up to six ports via D-Sub connectors
  • Up to 18 link and activity Ethernet status LEDs (two per channel, incl. nineth port)
Rear I/O
One 10/100Base-T port via J2 (option)
CompactPCI Bus
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Specification 2.0 R3.0
  • Only one slot required on the 3U CompactPCI bus
  • Peripheral slot
  • Compliance with PCI Specification 2.1
  • 32-bit/33-MHz PCI-to-PCI bridge
  • V(I/O): +3.3V or +5V (Universal Board)
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +5V (-3%/+5%), 1200mA max., 3W
  • +3.3V (-3%/+5%), 400mA max.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Weight: 200g
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C
    • Airflow: min. 10m³/h
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300m to + 3,000m
  • Shock: 15g/11ms
  • Bump: 10g/16ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 2g/10..150Hz
442 000 h @ 40°C (derived from MIL-HDBK-217F)
Flammability (PCBs)
  • PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
EMC Conformity
  • EN 55022 (radio disturbance)
  • EN61000-4-2 (ESD Immunity)
  • IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
Software Support
No software required except driver for 82551ER Fast Ethernet controller (9th port at rear J1)


Ethernet Switch
  • Channels:
    • 3 or 6
    • 4 or 8
    • 9th port
  • No Ethernet controller
    • CompactPCI bus only used for power supply
  • Fixed managed version
    • With fixed configuration according to customer requirements
CompactPCI J2
  • For 9th Ethernet port
  • Without use of Ethernet controller
Front Connectors / Mechanical
  • RJ45 connectors
    • 8 HP (2-slot) front panel with 8 channels or 4 HP (1-slot) front panel with 4 channels
  • 9-pin D-Sub connectors
    • 8 HP (2-slot) front panel with 6 channels
Cooling Concept
Also available with conduction cooling in MEN CCA frame
Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.
Please ask our sales staff for more information.



For a comprehensive driver package supporting the 82551ER controller, please refer to www.intel.com.


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