Kontron introduced the VX3905 3U OpenVPX PCI Express and Ethernet hybrid switch. The VX3905 features up to 4 x 6 Gen1/Gen2 PCIe backplane ports for the data plane and up to 24 PCI Express Gen 1/Gen 2 ports for up to 32 lanes which can be configured (x8, x4, x2 and x1) depending on the required bandwidth. The Kontron VX3905 PCI Express and Ethernet hybrid switch is available now in an air-cooled (0°C to +55°C) and conduction-cooled version (-40°C to + 85°C).
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced their ADG4612 and ADG4613 power-off protection switches. Standard switches can be either open or closed when no power supply is present. The ADG4612 and ADG4613 guarantee an off-state in the absence of a power supply. This prevents potentially damaging current from flowing to circuit boards. The ADI DG4612 and ADG4613 switches also feature overvoltage protection, which can block signal levels up to 16 V in the off state. The switches are ideal for applications where analog signals may be present at the switch inputs before the power supply voltage is on, or where the user has no control over the power supply sequence. They are priced at $1.87 (each per 1,000).
Analog Devices announced the ADG5412 and ADG5413 switches that can prevent latch-up in high-voltage industrial applications operating up to ±20 V. The ADG5412 and ADG5413 are ideal for instrumentation, automotive, and other harsh environments that are prone to latch-up, which is an undesirable high-current state that can lead to device failure and persist until the power supply is turned off. The high voltage switches feature a 8-kV HBM (human body model) ESD (electrostatic discharge) rating. This helps shield equipment from excess current and eliminates the need for designers to install additional protection circuitry. The ADG5412 and ADG5413 switches are available now for $2.18 (price each per 1,000).
The AXIOMTEK iCON-33000 are hardened managed Ethernet switches with up to sixteen 10/100Base-TX ports and two combo Gigabit ports (copper or fiber optic ports). The rugged and intelligent Ethernet switch supports multi-mode or single-mode fiber or WDM fiber for customer selections. The iCON-33000 series supports α-Ring technology, which provides fast network recovery within 15mS. The IP30 aluminum housing with DIN-rail or panel mounting helps dissipate heat efficiently and is ideal for space restricted applications. The RoHS compliant products are available now.