The recent growth in voice and data
services has led to a convergence of data and voice networks,
requiring multiple communications services from a single, tightly
integrated platform. The ZNYX Networks ZX4920P Gigabit Ethernet
switch is an integral building block to any PICMG 2.16 design,
delivering Gigabit Ethernet service for up to 19 payload cards in
a 6U CompactPCI form factor.
Designed for PICMG 2.16
The ZX4920P was designed to provide
advanced functionality to standard PICMG 2.16 platforms. The
ZX4920P is PICMG 2.1 HotSwap compliant, allowing for the safe
insertion/extraction of live boards. In addition, the ZX4920P is
PICMG 2.9 IPMI compliant, providing important switch health
information to the host IPMI controller for seamless integration
into existing chassis management frameworks. A rear transition
module (ZXRXG04) is available to route an additional four egress
channels to the rear of the chassis.
management provides a complete Linux Networking Environment that
helps facilitate application development. An embedded Linux kernel
enables the "re-use" of custom networking applications
written for OpenArchitect across multiple switching/routing
devices for a cost-effective return on investment. Another benefit
of the OpenArchitect Linux Networking environment is the vast
amount of open source applications and utilities available.
OpenArchitect® HA Suite
Two ZX4920 switches can be used in
a standard PICMG 2.16 chassis to implement a fully redundant
dual-star network architecture. Each payload slot has two fabric
connections, one to each switch. With the OpenArchitect High
Availability (HA) software suite, the chassis can respond
automatically and recover within 50 ms., while remaining
transparent to applications running on payload boards.