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RUGGED: CloudberryAERO CM-1600-LP-RJ45 Series

Product Description

The CloudberryAERO CM-1600-LP-RJ45 Series - 8-Port Managed Airborne Gigabit Ethernet Switch with PTP GMC, TC/SC and RJ45 Connectors

 The CloudberryAERO CM-1600-LP-RJ45 Series is a rugged, Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) 8 port (10/100/1000BASE) Gigabit Ethernet switch with a built-in high time accuracy GPS receiver (optional) as time base for Grand Master Clock operation, in accordance with the IEEE 1588 standard. The platform is optimized for aircraft and military network systems applications.

Designed to meet civil aviation and military specifications, the CloudberryAERO CM-1600-LP-RJ45 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 CloudberryAERO CM-1600-LP-RJ45 Series enables end-nodes to operate with a synchronization accuracy better than 20ns across a wide operating temperature range [-15 to +80C] and extreme shock/vibration conditions. 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.

This rugged version features RJ45 connectors in an aluminum chassis and serves as an ideal solution for connecting IP-enabled embedded devices deployed in demanding environments.

The CloudberryAERO CM-1600-LP-RJ45 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-LP-RJ45 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.

To enhance reliability, the unit features military temperature grade components, an isolated power supply that protects against voltage surges, spikes and transients and no moving parts.

Key Features

The CloudberryAERO CM-1600-LP-RJ45 Series offers switches with and without time synchronization support for in-flight data communication.

Time Distribution The CM-1600-LP-RJ45 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-1600-LP-RJ45 Series with PTP Grand Master Clock capability contains a built-in high accuracy GPS receiver.
Interoperability The CM-1600-LP-RJ45 Series supports all relevant IEEE Ethernet standards. Interoperability with other PTP devices are ensured based on extensive testing.
Version Translation The CM-1600-LP-RJ45 Series with its unique embedded PTP version translator feature, allows Slave Clocks of both PTPv1 and PTPv2 to co-exist in the same network.
Management The CM-1600-LP-RJ45 Series offer full management based on HTTP, telnet, CLI or SNMP v1/v2/v3
Version Translation The CM-1600-LP-RJ45 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-B The CM-1600-LP-RJ45 Series with Grand Master Clock capability provides GPS emulation (NMEA and PPS), IRIG-B 002 and IRIG-B 122 outputs
Compliance The CM-1600-LP-RJ45 series is ready and compliant to current integrated Network Enhanced Telemetry (iNET) standards
VLAN 802.1Q Port based VLAN (static) or dynamic VLAN according to IEEE802.1Q are supported.
Security Security 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-LP-RJ45 Series product comparison chart

Temperature [-15..80]°C [-15..80]°C [-15..80]°C [-15..80]°C
Hold up up to 0,3s up to 0,3s up to 0,3s up to 0,3s
Built in GPS receiver Y    
External GNSS time base support Y   
Transparent Clock Y Y Y 
Slave Clock Y Y  
Delay mechanism (E2E & P2P) Y Y Y  
1-step or 2-step clock support Y Y  
Translation PTP V1 to PTP V2 Y Y  
PTPv2 management Y Y Y 
iNET compliant Y Y Y 
PPS output Y Y  
GPS emulation Y Y  
IRIG-B-122 Y Y  
IRIG-B-002 Y Y  
Static Multicast filtering and IGMP Y Y Y Y
Broadcast Filtering based on UDP Y Y  

Product Versions

CloudberryAERO CM-1600-LP-RJ45 series products

Product NameDiscription
CM-1608F0-LP-GMC-AERO-RJ45Managed Aircraft Ethernet switch with PTP GMC and TC support, 8 x 10/100/1000BASE-TX RJ45
CM-1608F0-LP-TC-AERO-RJ45Managed Aircraft Ethernet switch with PTP TC support, 8 x 10/100/1000BASE-TX RJ45 with full PTP stack
CM-1608F0-LP-TC-STND-AERO-RJ45Managed Aircraft Ethernet switch with PTP TC support, 8 x 10/100/1000BASE-TX RJ45 with reduced PTP stack
CM-1608F0-LP-AERO-RJ45Managed Aircraft Ethernet switch, 8 x 10/100/1000BASE-TX RJ45
OPTION: OCXO - CM1600OCXO for CM1600 series
OPTION: HUPower hold up option for CM1608F0

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