Rugged 10-port Gigabit Switch

with two 10Gbit ports, copper and/or fiber (µMAXBES)

Manageable 10-port GigaBit Ethernet Switch (µMAXBES)

The fanless µMAXBES comes with 8-ports 1Gbit and 2-ports 10Gbit speed. The open frame version offers for the 1Gbit ports lockable headers. The 10Gbit ports can be equipped with RJ45 or SFP connectors. All ports have status LEDs, indicating the activity and speed of each port.

The µMAXBES solution is extremely compact, its size is only 115 x 95 x 30mm (237 gramm) and can be used as open frame solution or in a MIL housing with connectors of your choice. Supply power is 5–36VDC and uses less than 6W (8x 1Gbit copper links and 2x 10Gbit SFP+ fully operational). The product can be operated at -20°C to +60°C and optionally an extended temperature -40°C to +85°C version is available

For the fiber ports, most Ethernet compatible transceivers (acc. MSA) can be used. It allows the users to select the appropriate transceiver for each link. In the same size as the SFP+ carrier, a copper RJ45 carrier is available. The copper carrier support 100Mbit, 1Gbit, 2.5Gbit, 5Gbit and 10Gbit. The SFP+ carrier supports 1Gbit and 10Gbit SFP.

As managed switch, the product gives access to various switch settings to configure features like: Quality of Service, VLAN, Rapid Spanning Tree,... To adjust these switch settings, MPL provides an easy to use web interface.

µMAXBES Highlights

These features make the µMAXBES ideally suited for any rugged or industrial network applications. Due to the low power consumption, robust and flexible design, the products are well suited for any embedded system. It is the perfect fit, whether they are used in a rugged, hot or other harsh environment. The µMAXBES makes it easy to set up a challenging network!

Technical Features

Board Key Data
Switch lookup Engine High performance lookup engine supports up to 16k MAC entries
IEEE 802.3x flow control, back pressure flow control
Status LED 1 dual color LED for each copper port (Link, Activity and Speed indicators)
1 LED for each SFP (Link and Activity indicators)
External Status LED All LED for remote indication are available over lockable header
Ports 8x 1Gbit copper, 2x 10Gbit ports for SFP+ and copper RJ45
  Copper ports Auto crossover (Auto MDI/MDIX) support, auto polarity correction, auto negotiation
  10Gbit SFP ports (2x) Supports all 10Gbit SFP+ and 1Gbit SFP which are MSA compliant and Ethernet compatible
Support for direct attached cable SFP+ (DAC)
Support for digital diagnostics monitoring
  10Gbit copper (2x) Supports 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T, 2.5GBASE-T, 5GBASE-T, 10GBASE-T
Management Software
MPL developed and maintains a management SW with easy to use web interface.
Management supports: • Accessible via https, Telnet or serial • DHCP Client
  • SNMPv1, v2c and v3 support • Port Based VLAN
  • Switch statistic • Quality of Service
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN • IEEE 802.1D RSTP support
  • IEEE 802.1X MAC Address Checking • Firmware Update via HTTP or TFTP
  • Port monitoring • Trunking support
  • IGMPv3 support • gPTP IEEE802.1AS
Input voltage 5VDC- 36VDC Input range
Power consumption 6W fully operational with SFP+ module
9W fully operational with copper module
Storage Temperature -45°C up to +85°C (-49°F to +185°F)
Operating Temperature -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F) at full operation
-40°C to +85°C optional ( fiber version only)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% non condensing
Standard Compliance
The µMAXBES is designed to meet or even exceed the most common standard Particular references are:
EMC EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000, MIL-STD-461E
Shock & Vibration EN 60068
Environmental & Safety EN 50155, MIL-STD-810-F, EN 60601, IEC / EN 62368
Approval List CE, IEC 60945, IACS E10


Chassis version width x depth x height comment
Open Frame 115 x 95 x min. 30mm custom cooling plate available

Order Information

µMAXBES-A8OH Open Frame 10-port manageable Ethernet Switch with 8x 10/100/1000 copper ports on headers and
2x 10Gbit interfaces for SFP+ or copper carrier, all built on universal cooling plate, 8 -36VDC
µMAXBES-SFP1 SFP+ 10Gbit carrier module (max 2 modules (SFP1 or RJ1) per µMAXBES)
µMAXBES-RJ1 RJ45 10Gbit copper module (max 2 modules (SFP1 or RJ1) per µMAXBES)

Accessories for the µMAXBES Family

µPOWER-KIT1 Power cable (10 cm)
µSerLED-KIT1 Multicolor LED panel PCB for all 10 ports, power, Reset and Status LED
µCLI-KIT1 CLI Interface for µMAXBES
COAT-1 Critical components are being bonded and coated
XTEST-1 Extended temperature test -40°C up to +85°C for the µMAXBES solutions (fiber configurations only)

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