Ultra compact, fully-rugged 100G/10G Intelligent Ethernet Switch


4x 100GigE ports
8x 10GigE ports


Ultra-low Latency
Ultra-high Badwidth


Standard +20VDC


GigE, COM, USB, Video
and Configuration port


  • Highest SWaP high-performance rugged Ethernet Switch

  • Only 6” x 4.75” x 2” @ 2lbs.

  • Ultra-fast, low latency, 12 port intelligent Layer 2/3 switch

  • Up to 880Gbps bandwidth switching via non-blocking,
    enterprise-class Broadcom 56760 Switch

  • Four native 100G Fiber Ethernet ports

  • Eight 10GBase-TX Ethernet ports

  • Quad core Intel CPU for packet operations and configuration

  • Configured via Cumulus® Linux for advanced top-of-rack data center IP processing

  • Up to 32GB DRAM for packet and routing table processing

  • High-performance stacking; fast failover within 100ms

  • Supports MLPS for short-path routing on WANs

  • Unicast, multicast and spanning tree capabilities

  • Advanced SmartHash for load balance across trunk groups

  • Very low latency, VLAN support, QoS/differentiated services

  • Internal shared memory buffer (8 queues per port)

  • Security features for authentication and authorization

  • Jumbo frame support

  • High-speed frame processing via onboard
    416MHz MIPS processor

  • 128MB of DDR2 memory for large frame buffering

  • 16MB of flash NVRAM for system configuration

  • SmartBuffer memory supports lossless performance, high burst, traffic control, dynamic allocation

  • ContentAware™ engine for scalable, high-density packet classification

  • DHCP client and server support, plus SNMP

  • Web GUI and SNMP management interfaces

  • Service port with Gigabit Ethernet, Video, USB and COM ports

  • Power surge and spike power conditioners

  • Voltage, Shock and Temp sensors

  • Eight tri-color LEDs for Status and Messaging 

  • Single +20VDC power operation

  • Works with GMS X9 SPIDER products or standalone


  • Fully-sealed, submersible and conduction cooled

  • Stackable, modular, interlocking enclosures (pat. pending)

  • Rugged “QuadroLock™” wedgelocks secure systems together or in a separate chassis (pat. pending)

  • Ultra-small, fully rugged “Smart” 100W power connector with ultra-low EMI (pat. pending)

  • Connectors for quad 100Gb fiber, eight MIL-circular
    10GBase-TX Ethernet

  • Self-retaining dust caps for each I/O connector


  • Segment routing for service chaining in NFV applications 
  • Standards-compliant 10GbE/100GbE switch 
  • Advanced SmartHash engine for optimal and resilient load distribution across HiGig™, LAG, and ECMP trunk groups 
  • Smart-NV technology featuring support for VxLAN, NVGRE overlays, IEEE 802.1Qbg Edge Virtual Bridging, IEEE 802.1BR Bridge Port extension and per-virtual machine traffic-shaping 
  • RIOT for VxLAN and SPB tunnels in a single pass 
  • Integrated SmartBuffer supporting lossless performance and high burst absorption using innovative traffic-load awareness and dynamic allocation schemes 
  • Layer 2 switching including 802.1Q VLAN support and QoS/differentiated services
  • Layer 3 unicast and multicast routing, with hardware and software based learning 
  • Shortest path forwarding, providing very low latency
  • Congestion management avoids bandwidth waste
  • Web GUI and SNMP management interfaces
  • Switch programmable via COM port or Ethernet LAN


  • Bridge management with STP (IEEE 802.1d),
    RSTP (IEEE 802.1w), PVRST, PVST, bridge assurance, BPDU guard, BPDU filter
  • VLANs, VLAN trunks (IEEE 802.1q), LACP (IEEE 802.3ad), LACP bypass, unicast/broadcast storm control, LLDP, CDP, IPv6 neighbor discovery, IPV6 route advertisement
  • MLAG (clagd daemon)
  • IGMPv2/v3 snooping, MLDv1/v2 snooping.
  • Virtual Router Redundancy (VRR - Active-active first hop redundancy protocol)


  • Enhanced Quagga IPv4/v6 routing suite including OSPFv2,
    OSPFv3, BGPv4/v6, Equal-Cost Multi-Path (ECMP)
  • ECMP Resilient Hashing for IPv4 and IPv6 traffic
  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) across all platform & interface types, IPv4 and IPv6, BGP and OSPF, VXLAN


  • VXLAN support
  • L2 gateway services integration with VMware NSX
  • VXLAN Head End Replication
  • VXLAN Active-Active bridging with MLAG
  • Controller-less Network Virtualization with LNV


  • Native Linux management tools such as OpenSSH,
  • Automated install and provisioning: zero touch install and zero touch provisioning
  • Management VRF
  • DHCP, v4/v6 DHCP relays
  • Authentication with LDAP, authorization with sudo NTP
  • Interface configuration management (ifupdown2)
  • Advanced management/orchestration through third party add-on packages


  • Access control lists (ACLs) L2-L4 classification through IP/EPtables, CPU protection through hardware enforced
    ACL-based rate limiting , DoS control
  • QoS
  • Link PAUSE
  • Classification based on Class of Service (CoS) (IEEE 802.1p) or DSCP (queuing, scheduling (DWRR and Strict Priority), buffer allocation)*
  • Ingress ACL-based classification/policing


The X9 Intelligent Switch is an essential function in any rugged system. The X9 Intelligent Switch provides an astounding level of performance and bandwidth that is not even found in rackmount switches, yet it fits in the palm of a hand! It is fully sealed, rugged and battlefield-ready with no compromise to performance.

The X9 Intelligent Switch provides an incredible four 100Gb Ethernet ports, at a full data rate, as well as eight 10GBase-TX Ethernet ports via rugged mil-circular connectors or RJ-45 for lab use or industrial applications.

The heart of the switch is a Broadcom Ultra Low Latency, high bandwidth enterprise-class switch with up to 880Gbps core switching bandwidth. This Layer 2/3 deployed switch architecture and Cumulus® Linux control software is well supported via GMS’s quad core Atom processor with 32GB of DRAM and 1TB of SSD. The host processor is responsible for configuring the switch and provides a browser user interface for control and programming. To facilitate the user interface a service port is provided with video, dual USB and a 1Gb Ethernet port for remote access.

All the connectors for power, 100Gb Ethernet, Service and 10Gb Ethernet ports are fully rugged, waterproof (IP67) and have covers to prevent damage when no cables are connected.

The X9 Intelligent Switch opens up rugged applications which have never before been possible due to size restrictions, speed or power requirements. X9 Intelligent Switches may be cascaded for unmatched performance at any size or cost.


  • SWaP-E:

    World’s smallest, fully-rugged Intelligent Switch

  • Size:

    6” x 4.75” x 2”

  • Weight:

    2.1 lbs.

  • Power:

    Configurable to 100W or less “no Power Delivery”
    110/220 VAC (60 Hz) option available

  • MIL-STD:

    MIL-STD: MIL-STD-810, MIL-S-901, MIL-STD-461, 
    DO-160, optional MIL-STD-704

  • Temperature:

    Operates over extended temp -40°C to +85°C


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