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Kontron AT8910 - 10G ATCA Switch with 320 Gbps Non-Blocking Switching Bandwidth

Versatile design with RJ45 or M12-D front options, -40 to +85°C Operation


The Kontron AT8910 is a second-generation 10GbE switch that supports a wide range of Core, Metro and Carrier Data Center infrastructure applications that require versatile and full wire-line switching performance. Based on Broadcom switching silicon that delivers 320Gps switching capacity on the fabric interface, the AT8910 is also integrated with FASTPATH software featuring a L2, QoS, IPv4 routing/MC and IPv6 routing/multicast module for base and fabric interfaces to develop advanced Layer 2/3/4+ network products.

Kontron also developed several new software feature extensions that include, among others: enhanced Multicast support; provisioning / configuration options; Layer 2 same port bridging; Telecom clocking; IPinIP tunnelling; customizable FASTPATH web interface; and, Hardware Monitoring/Management of local and remote sensors and IPMI information.

The AT8910 has been validated to support Wind River Hypervisor running Wind River Linux as guest OSs on each core of the blade’s dual-core unit processor. Kontron also consolidated System Management functions onto the switch with an optional COMexpress IA-based module.

For rear system access the AT8910 is compatible with the RTM8940 Rear Transition Module, which provides up to 80Gbps uplink capability on the Fabric Interface:

  • 2x QSFP configured as 8x 10G uplinks using 2 active copper cables; or, 
  • 1x QSFP configured as 4x 10G using 1 active copper cable, plus 4x SFP+ uplinks;
  • Telco clocking is standard;
  • Option to remove the QSFP uplinks and/or Telco clocking is available on demand.

The RTM8940 supports 2x SFP 1 GbE uplinks on Base Interface:

  • 1000Base-SX/LX Optical Modules;
  • 10/100/1000Base-T Copper Module.

Master Clock Generator with Stratum 3 accuracy and SyncE support:

  • 2x ETSI T3 E1/T1 BITS input/outputs;
  • 2x ETSI T4 E1/T1 Upstream/Downstream Chassis Clock Support;
  • ATCA Synchronisation Clock Support CLK1 A/B, CLK2 A/B, CLK3 A/B;
  • Clock Synchronisation to MCG of redundant HUB/RTM.


Main Specification

FunctionBroadcom StrataXGS®IV Metro Ethernet Switch Architecture
Broadcom BCM56842 high performance Ethernet Multilayer Switch:
• 320Gbps Switching Capacity;
• Support of up 14 Fabric IF 10GBase-BX4 (XAUI) or 1GBase-BX;
• Support one port 10G HUB interlink to backplane at 10GBase-BX4 (XAUI) or 1GBase-BX.
Support of 4 10G interfaces to RTM
Support of 4 1G/10G SFP+ front uplinks with 10GBase-SR/LR/LRM/ direct attach copper cables
SFP+ monitoring
SyncE and BroadSync(tm) interface connection to FPGA for future usage
Interface(s)Broadcom BCM56334 24-Port GbE Ethernet Multilayer Switch with 4 10GbE Uplinks:
• 14 Base Interface ports running at 10/100/1000Base-T/TX/T;
• One Hub interlink running at 10/100/1000Base-T/TX/T
One port confi gurable either as Hub interlink via Update Channel or IPMC link for IPMI/Serial over LAN
Hub interlink running at 1000Base-BX
ShMC A/B connect running at 10/100Base-T/TX
4 1G/10G SFP+ front uplinks with 10GBase-SR/LR/LRM/ direct attach copper cables
3 RTM uplinks running at 10/100/1000Base-T/TX/T (SGMII) or 1000Base-x (Fiber) SFP/SFP+ monitoring
One port connected to Unit Computer running at 1000Base-BX
One port connected to System Manager running at 1000Base-BX
Controller(s)Broadcom BCM56334


ExpansionPICMG 2.0 Rev. 3.0 compatible, universal 5V and 3.3V PCI signalling voltage supported
CompactPCI® Core Specification PICMG 2.0 Rev. 3.0
CompactPCI® Hot Swap Specification PICMG 2.1 R2.0
CompactPCI® System Management Specification PICMG 2.9 R1.0
Intelligent Platform Management Interface Specifi cation v1.5
IEEE 802.3, 2000
ANSI/Vita 47-2005
ElectricalATCA compliant Power Input System
Total power is below 220 W
TemperatureOperating: 0 to 55°C with 30CFM airflow
Storage and Transit: -40 to +70°C
HumidityOperating: 15% to 90% @55°C
Storage and Transit: 5% to 95% @ 40°C
AltitudeOperating: 4,000 m / 13,123 ft
Storage and Transit: 15,000 m / 49,212 ft
VibrationOperating: 5-200Hz. 0.2G, each axis
Storage and Transit: 5Hz to 20Hz @ 1 m2/s3 (0.01g2 /Hz) (flat), 20Hz to 200Hz @ -3dB/oct (slope down)
ShockOperating: 3G each axis
Storage and Transit: 18G each axis
MTBFMTBF to meet or exceed approximately 280,000 hours
Whole board protected by active breaker
USB voltage protected by an active breakers
Safety/CertificationMeet or exceed: Safety: UL 60950-1; CSA C22.2 No 60950-1-03; EN 60950-1:2001; IEC60950-1;
EMCMeet or exceed: EMI/EMC: FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Class B; CE Mark to EN55022/EN55024/EN300386
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

BoardOn request