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AL100 - AL110 • Industrial Gigabit Ethernet Switch

5 to 15 Port 1000BASE-T Ethernet • M12-X Connectors

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AL100 • Industrial GbE Switch

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AL100 - AL110 • Industrial Gigabit Ethernet Switch • 4 to 12 Port M12-X • 1 to 3 Port RJ45
DIN-Rail Bracket or Wall Mount Plate

The AL100 is a five to fifteen port industrial Gigabit Ethernet switch box. The self managed solution is provided with up to twelve M12-X connectors, and up to three RJ45 jacks. The AL100 is available for DIN rail or wall mount. The M12-A power input accepts 9-57VDC. As an option the box can be equipped with a terminal block power connector.

The AL100 is based on the Marvell® 88E6390 Ethernet switch. Supported speeds on the M12-X and RJ45 ports are 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and 10BASE-T.
As AL110, the switch box is also available with a mezzanine CPU card (AC370) for additional protocol support such as AVB/TSN, and Wi-Fi wireless communication.


AL100 • 5 to 15 Port GbE Switch

Feature Summary

  • 1000BASE-T Ethernet Switch box, for DIN rail mount
  • Intended for industrial use
  • Self-managed operation
  • Scalable 5 to 15 ports (stacked construction)
  • Dimensions AL100: 30/60/90mm (W) x 140mm (H) x 70mm (D) w/o DIN rail brackets
  • Dimensions AL110: 45mm (W) x 140mm (H) x 70mm (D) w/o DIN rail brackets
  • Metal case
  • M12-X Gigabit Ethernet connectors, 4 to 12 ports
  • RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connectors 1 to 3 ports
  • M12-A Front power connector
  • Terminal block power connector (option)
  • Option desktop power adapter connector
  • Wide DC power input operation 9-57V

Front Panel I/O
  • M12-X front panel GbE receptacles, rail approved connector system, Cat6A, IEC 61076-2-109
  • 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T compliant data transfer rate front ports
  • Future proof investment into cabling infrastructure - up to 10Gbps with M12 Cat6A
  • M12 X-coded to RJ45 connector Cat6A cable assemblies available from several suppliers
  • Additional RJ45 connector(s), for general usage
  • M12-A 5-position male connector for DC power input
AL110 only (CPU)
  • M12-A five pin male power connector
  • USB 3.0 Type-A
  • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
  • SD Card
  • USB 2.0 Type-B (Programming/Debug)
  • 2 x SMA RF (Wi-Fi & Bluetooth)

Power Requirements
  • DC Input, 9-57V (12VDC, 24VDC, 48VDC)
  • Power consumption 3W/6W/9W max. (5 - 10 - 15 ports, AL100)
  • Fast acting chip fuse (PCB soldered type - no replacement on-site)
  • Protected against reverse polarity
  • TVS ESD protection
  • Common mode input filter
  • M12-A 5-position male connector for DC power input
  • Pigtail cable assemblies available M12-A 5-pos. female plug
  • Option 4-position terminal block power connector, 3.50mm pitch, screw lock removable cable plug
  • Option rear power connector (desktop supply 4-pos. circular connector)

Gigabit Ethernet Switch(es)
  • Marvell® 88E6390 based Gigabit Ethernet switch(es)
  • 1 to 3 switches for 5 - 10 - 15 front ports
  • Switches connected via 2.5Gbps SERDES (stacking connectors)
  • In use 5 (10 - 15) x front port GbE MAC/PHY 1000BASE-T
  • 1 (2 - 3) x RJ45 connector(s) w. integrated magnetics
  • 4 (8 - 12) x M12 X-coded connectors (isolated by magmods)
  • High performance, non-blocking, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Support for up to 16K MAC addresses, 10KByte Jumbo Frames
  • Supports 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) Gen 2 *
  • Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) Standards *, IEEE 1588v2 one-step PTP
  • Synchronous Ethernet *
  • Quality of Service (QoS) support with 8 traffic classes
  • Supports 4096 802.1Q VLANs, three levels of 802.1Q security
  • Unmanaged solution (protocol support with additional mezzanine CPU card)
  • Up to two internal mezzanine stacking connectors for communication to adjacent internal switch (10 - 15 port solutions)
  • Internal switch communication via SERDES 2.5Gbps ports
  • Two and three internal switch versions (10 - 15 ports) are virtually combined into a single switch with aggregated performance
  • Internal communication via SERDES 2.5Gbps port and MDI to optional stacked processor (AL110, required e.g. for AVB/TSN *)
  • AL110 Box available (AL100 with AC370 CPU for protocol support)
* AVB/TSN protocols require additional CPU support (AL110), please refer also to AC370 product information

  • Industrial networks - IIoT
  • Rugged environments
  • Transportation vehicles
  • Construction and harvesting machinery
  • Railway
  • Customized design on request

Environmental, Regulatory
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • Certified quality management according to ISO 9001
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution
  • RoHS compliant
  • Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C (industrial temperature range)
  • Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • EC Regulatory EN55035, EN55032, EN62368-1 (CE)
  • MTBF 216.8 years (AL100 5-port switch) MIL-HDBK-217F
  • Weight 0.35kg
all items may be subject to changes w/o further notice

AL100 - Simplified Block Diagram

AL100 - Simplified Block Diagram