NETernity™ RM981RC Ethernet Switch

6U VME 12- or 24-port unmanaged Layer-2 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

NETernity™ RM981RC Ethernet Switch

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Gigabit Solution for VME Systems

The RM981RC is a full wire speed, non-blocking Layer 2 switch providing Gigabit solutions for VME systems. It provides 12- or 24 ports of Gigabit Ethernet routed to the front panel.  The ports can be 10/100/1000BaseT, 1000BaseSX or 1000BaseLX, and can be a mix of media types to support a variety of customer connectivity requirements.  The RM981RC is available to support industrial temperatures as an option and can be conformal coated.

Support for copper, fiber or both

All 8, 12 or 24 ports are routed to front panel I/O and can be 10/100/1000BaseT, 1000BaseSX or 1000BaseLX. Mixing and matching of fiber and copper media in groups of four is supported.


The RM981RC offers flexibility for system designers. Configuration options include port number, interface type and media, and front panels and conformal coating. In addition, some models can support industrial operating temperatures from -40C to +85C.





Block Diagram


Form Factor
Port Type
10/100/1000BaseT, 1000BaseLX, 1000BaseSX
Management Type
Unmanaged Layer-2
8, 12 or 24

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