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Product Description

The CloudberryAERO CM-1608FC4 Series – 19” Rack Mounted 8 Port Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch with PTP GMC, TC/SC and RJ45 Connectors

 The CloudberryAERO CM-1600FC4 Series is an Industrial Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) 8 port (4 x 10/100/1000BASE-TX (RJ-45) and 4 x 10/100/1000BASE-X combo ports) Gigabit Ethernet switch with a built-in high time accuracy GPS receiver (optional) as time base for Grand Master Clock operation, according to the IEEE 1588 standard. The platform is optimized for System Integration Laboratory (SIL) and Industrial network systems applications and is available in a number of different versions.

The CloudberryAERO CM-1600FC4 Series offers advanced Layer 2 networking capabilities with 8 ports of non-blocking wire-speed 10/100/1000Mbps connectivity, an integrated management processor and a FPGA. The CM-1600-AERO Series enables end-nodes to operate with a synchronization accuracy better than 20ns across a wide operating temperature range [-15 to +70C]. The unit provides packet extraction/inspection/insertion capabilities, as well as programmable or data driven discrete outputs, which can be used to control end node devices on or off the network. The CM-1600-AERO series implements the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) according to IEEE 1588 Std 2002 (PTPv1) and IEEE 1588 Std 2008 (PTPv2). With its unique PTP implementation and embedded PTP version translator, the CM-1600-AERO Series as a Grand Master Clock (GMC) version allows PTP Slave Clocks of either PTPv1 or PTPv2 to co-exist in the same network.

This fully managed, Layer 2 Gigabit switch provides a powerful set of networking features, including support for IPv4 multicast traffic filtering according to static filters or IGMP snooping, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), port control (speed / mode / statistics, flow control), Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization, Link Aggregation (802.3ad), SNMPv/1/v2/v3 management, secure authentication (802.1X, ACLs, Web/CLI), redundancy (RSTP/MSTP) and port mirroring.

Key Features

The CloudberryAERO CM-1608FC4 Series offers switches with and without time synchronization support for in-flight data communication.

Time DistributionThe CM-1608FC4 Series is available as a reliable and accurate (< 20 nanosecond) PTP Grand Master Clock and Transparent/Slave Clock according to IEEE 1588 Std 2002 (PTPv1) or IEEE 1588 Std 2008 (PTPv2) standards
The CM-1608FC4 Series with PTP Grand Master Clock capability contains a built-in high accuracy GPS receiver.

The CM-1608FC4 Series supports all relevant IEEE Ethernet standards.  Interoperability with other PTP devices is ensured based on extensive testing.

Version Translation

The CM-1608FC4 Series with its unique embedded PTP version translator feature, allows Slave Clocks of both PTPv1 and PTPv2 to co-exist in the same network.


The switches in the CM-1608FC4 Series offer full management based on HTTP, telnet, CLI or SNMP v1/v2/v3. 

Version Translation

The CM-1608FC4 Series offers advanced filtering capabilities. Multicast filters can be set on the switch either based on IGMP snooping or by manual configuration of static filters. Layer 4 filtering can be done based on UDP destination or source port numbers of UDP/IP packets.

IRIG-BThe CM-1608FC4 Series with Grand Master Clock capability provides GPS emulation (NMEA and PPS), IRIG-B 002.

The CM-1608FC4 Series is ready and compliant to current integrated Network Enhanced Telemetry (iNET) standards

VLAN 802.1QPort based VLAN (static) or dynamic VLAN according to IEEE802.1Q are supported.
SecuritySecurity according to IEEE802.1x is supported.


This fully rugged version features Terrapin SCE2 connectors in a sealed IP68 (EMC/water proof) aluminum chassis and serves as an ideal solution for connecting IP-enabled embedded devices deployed in harsh environments.

Product Comparison

CloudberryAERO CM-1600-FC4 Series product comparison chart

Built in GPS receiverY   
External GNSS time base supportY   
Transparent ClockYYY 
Slave ClockYY  
Delay mechanism (E2E & P2P)YYY 
1-step or 2-step clock supportYY  
Translation PTP V1 to PTP V2YY  
PTPv2 managementYYY 
iNET compliantYYY 
PPS outputYY  
GPS emulationYY  
Static Multicast filtering and IGMPYYYY
Broadcast Filtering based on UDPYY  

Product Versions

CloudberryAERO CM-1600FC4 Series products

Product NameDiscription
CM-1608FC4-GMCManaged Ethernet switch with PTP GMC and TC support, 4 x 10/100/1000BASE-TX (RJ-45) and 4 x 10/100/1000BASE-X combo ports
CM-1608FC4-TCManaged Ethernet switch with PTP TC support, 4 x 10/100/1000BASE-TX (RJ-45) and 4 x 10/100/1000BASE-X combo ports
CM-1608FC4Managed Ethernet, 4 x 10/100/1000BASE-TX (RJ-45) and 4 x 10/100/1000BASE-X combo ports

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