Frontgrade's Crosspoint Switch Receives QML-V Rating

ARLINGTON, Va. – CAES, a leading provider of mission critical electronics for aerospace and defense, has attained the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Qualified Manufacturers List Class V (QML-V) rating for its Crosspoint Switch. The QML-V qualification assures customers that it has been through the harshest and most rigorous testing standards that the space industry requires.

The fully duplex 8x8 RadHard Crosspoint Switch is highly reliable, versatile and protocol agnostic. This serial data switch can support any serial communication protocol with signaling ranges from 100 Mbps through 3.125 Gbps such as XAUI, SpaceFibre and serial RapidIOTM.

“CAES is committed to offering the most reliable and quality assured products for space. Our goal is to strengthen the CAES QML product offerings, designed with 40+ years of dependability and performance,” said Mike Elias, Senior Vice President, Space Systems Division, CAES. “Our new Crosspoint Switch is the latest addition to our QML portfolio and is proven for mission readiness.”

The Crosspoint Switch offers independent power control for each transmit and receive port. Depending on the application, users have the ability to power down unused channels, contributing to spacecraft power reduction and thermal management challenges. These features are configurable through the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI). In addition, the device also features receiver equalization capabilities to restore some of the energy that is lost as the data is transferred across the channel. Fully SpaceVPX-compatible, the non-blocking crosspoint switching architecture provides a highly flexible solution for cross-strapping, multiplexing and demultiplexing data communication applications.

About CAES
CAES is a pioneer of advanced electronics for the most technologically challenging military and aerospace trusted systems. As the largest provider of mixed-signal and radiation-hardened technology to the United States aerospace and defense industry, CAES delivers high-reliability RF, microwave and millimeter wave, microelectronic and digital solutions that enable our customers to ensure a safer, more secure planet. On land, at sea, in the air, in space and in cyberspace, CAES’ extensive electronics and enhanced manufacturing capabilities are at the forefront of mission-critical military and aerospace innovation.

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