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GL100 • Industrial Gigabit Ethernet Switch

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

Embedded Gold • Ready-for-Use Industrial PCB Assembly



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GL100 • Industrial GbE Switch

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Embedded Gold Ready-for-Use Industrial PCB Assembly

GL100 • M12-X Gigabit Ethernet Switch

The GL100 is a five port Gigabit Ethernet switch board designed for rugged industrial applications. The self-managed solution is provided with four M12-X Ethernet connectors and one RJ45 jack. Up to three GL100 boards can be stacked for switch expansion to 15 ports.
The GL100 has a wide-range 9-57VDC power input, via either an M12-A style or terminal block power connector.

The GL100 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 GL110, the board is also available with a mezzanine CPU card (GC370) for additional protocol support such as AVB/TSN, and Wi-Fi wireless communication.


GL100 • 5 to 15 Port Stackable GbE Switch

Feature Summary

  • 5-Port 1000BASE-T Ethernet switch, basically self-managed operation
  • Intended for rugged industrial applications, ready-for-use (Embedded Gold)
  • Industrial PCB Assembly
  • PCB Dimensions 133.0mm x 58.0mm
  • M12 X-coded Gigabit Ethernet connectors, 4 ports
  • RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connector
  • M12-A Power connector
  • Terminal block power connector (option)
  • Wide DC power input operation 9-57V
  • Option scalable 5 to 15 ports (stacked construction up to three GL100 PCBs)
  • Option CPU board GC370 stacked (for AVB/TSN protocol software)

   I/O Connectors
  • M12-X GbE receptacles, rail approved connector system, Cat6A, IEC 61076-2-109
  • 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T compliant data transfer rate
  • Future proof investment into cabling infrastructure - up to 10Gbps with M12 Cat6A
  • M12-X to RJ45 connector Cat6A cable assemblies available from several suppliers
  • Additional RJ45 connector, for general usage
  • M12-A 5-position male connector for DC power input

   Gigabit Ethernet Switch(es)
  • Marvell® 88E6390 based Gigabit Ethernet switch
  • Up to 3 PCBs can be stacked for 5 - 10 - 15 ports (option)
  • Switches connected via 2.5Gbps SERDES (mezzanine stacking connectors)
  • Integrated GbE MAC/PHY 1000BASE-T
  • RJ45 Connector w. integrated magnetics
  • M12-X 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 (managed solution with additional mezzanine CPU card GC370)
  • Up to two mezzanine stacking connectors for communication to adjacent switch PCB or CPU (option)
  • PCB inter-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
  • Stacked PCBs (10 - 15 ports) are virtually combined into a single switch with aggregated performance

   Power Requirements
  • DC Input, 9-57V (12VDC, 24VDC, 48VDC)
  • Rated power consumption 3W
  • Fast acting chip fuse
  • 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

  • For easy system integration
  • Industrial networks - IIoT - TSN/AVB *
  • Transportation vehicles
  • Construction and harvesting machinery
  • Railway
  • Rugged environments
  • IP67 Environment with respect to M12 connectors
  • Customized connector loading
  • Customized board design

   Environmental, Regulatory
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • Certified quality management according to ISO 9001
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution
  • Conformal coating, sealing, underfilling on request
  • 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
  • MTBF 216.8 years MIL-HDBK-217F
* AVB/TSN protocols require additional mezzanine CPU card support
items may be subject to changes

GL100 - Simplified Block Diagram

GL100 - Simplified Block Diagram

GL100 w. AVB Stack CPU

GL100 w. GC370 CPU for AVB Stack