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GL600 • Single Pair Ethernet Switch

7 x 100BASE-T1 • 1 x 1000BASE-T
Automotive Ethernet • Industrial Ethernet • BroadR-Reach®

Embedded Gold



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GL600 • Single Pair Ethernet Switch • 7 x 100BASE-T1 • 1 x 1000BASE-T

The GL600 is a Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) switch board designed for rugged industrial applications. The card is provided with seven 100BASE-T1 (IEEE 802.3bw) ports and in addition a 1000BASE-T uplink. The SPE receptacles conform to the IEC 63171-6 industrial style mating face.

The GL600 is equipped with the Marvell® 88Q5072 Automotive Ethernet switch, and is configured by default for self-managed operation. Its SPE PHYs are fully inter-operable with the Open Alliance BroadR-Reach® (OABR) standard for automotive connectivity.


GL600 • Single Pair Ethernet Switch

The GL600 is provided with a wide range DC/DC converter for an input voltage of 9-57VDC. Power can be applied via an M12-A connector, or screw locking terminal block.

In order to increase the port count, several boards can be stacked via 5G SerDes. For protocol support, the GL600 can be combined with the GC370 CPU.

Technical Features

  • 100BASE-T1 IEEE 802.3bw Ethernet switch card
  • PCB assembly, intended for rugged applications, ready-for-use (Embedded Gold)
  • 7 x T1 industrial jacks IP20 according to IEC 63171-6
  • 1 x RJ45 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet connector
  • Intended for industrial and automotive use
  • Self-managed operation
  • PCB Dimensions: 133mm (W) x 58mm (D) w/o connector overlap
  • M12-A DC power connector
  • Sales option terminal block power connector
  • 9-57VDC wide range power input operation
  • GL600 Boards can be stacked for switch expansion
  • GC370 CPU card can be stacked for protocol support

Front I/O
  • 1 x RJ45 connector1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T compliant
  • 7 x 100BASE-T1 SPE front ports IEC 63171-6, Hi-Pot isolated by transformers
  • 1 x M12-A 5-pin DC power input

Single Pair Ethernet Switch
  • Marvell® 88Q5072 11-port Automotive Ethernet switch AEC-Q100 Grade 2 qualified
  • 802.1Qat SR Aware 20Gbps switching engine
  • 2 Mbit packet memory +16 MAX addresses
  • Queue controller 8-Level QoS per port
  • 256 entry TCAM (ingress & egress)
  • 3 color ingress policy
  • Hardware support for Layer 3 static routing
  • AVB/TSN per queue shaping 802.1Qav/Qbv
  • 802.1AS & IEEE 1588/PTP
  • Advanced security features including deep packet inspection engine (DPI)
  • DoS (Denial of Service engine)
  • On-Board EEPROM up to 512kb for switch configuration
  • Integrated high-performance ARM® Cortex® M7 CPU 350MHz w. 1MB SRAM
  • Integrated IEEE 802.3bw 100BASE-T1 PHYs Single Pair Ethernet SPE
  • SPE PHYs configured as Master by default
  • Fully inter-operable w. Open Alliance BroadR-Reach® (OABR) PHYs
  • 1 x front port RJ45 connector 1000BASE-T (88EA1512 RGMII PHY)
  • 7 x front port connectors 100BASE-T1 SPE IEC 63171-6 (88Q5072 integrated PHYs)
  • 2 x 5Gbps SERDES internal mezzanine connectors for custom specific hardware expansion
  • Stacking of GL600 boards via SerDes connectors (increases port count), or GC370 CPU protocol support

Power Requirements
  • DC Input, 9-57V (12VDC, 24VDC, 48VDC)
  • Absolute maximum input voltage 65VDC
  • Power consumption 2.5W max.
  • Fast acting chip fuse (PCB soldered type)
  • Protected against reverse polarity
  • ESD protection (TVS)
  • Common mode input filter
  • Sales option terminal block 3.5mm pitch 4-position screw lock power input

  • Industrial networks - IIoT
  • Automotive gateway
  • In-vehicle networking
  • Automotive test equipment
  • Rugged environments
  • Edge computing
  • Transportation
  • Construction vehicles
  • Harvester

Environmental, Regulatory
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • Certified quality management according to ISO 9001
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution
  • RoHS compliant
  • Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C (industrial temperature range)
  • Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • EC Regulatory EN55035, EN55032, EN62368-1 (CE)
  • MTBF 134.4 years
all items may be subject to technical changes

GL600 - Simplified Block Diagram

GL600 - Simplified Block Diagram

GL600 w. AVB Stack CPU

GL600 w. GC370 CPU for AVB Stack

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