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AL600 • Single Pair Ethernet Switch

7 x 100BASE-T1 • 1 x 1000BASE-T
2-Way Data Latch Locking Connectors IEC 63171-6

Automotive Ethernet • Industrial Ethernet • BroadR-Reach®

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AL600 • Single Pair Ethernet Switch • 7 x 100BASE-T1 • 1 x 1000BASE-T
DIN-Rail Bracket or Wall Mount Plate

The AL600 is a Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) switch designed for rugged industrial applications. The box is provided with seven 100BASE-T1 (IEEE 802.3bw) ports and in addition a 1000BASE-T uplink. The SPE connectors conform to the IEC 63171-6 industrial style mating face. The AL600 is available for DIN rail or wall mount. The M12-A power input accepts 9-57VDC. As an option the box can be equipped with a terminal block power connector.

The AL600 is equipped with the Marvell® 88Q5072 Automotive Ethernet switch and is configured by default for self-managed operation. Its PHYs are fully inter-operable with the Open Alliance BroadR-Reach® (OABR) standard for automotive connectivity. As AL610, the switch box is also available with a mezzanine CPU card (AC370) for additional protocol support and wireless communication.


AL600 • Single Pair Ethernet Switch

Technical Features

  • 100BASE-T1 IEEE 802.3bw Ethernet switch box, for DIN rail or wall mount
  • 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
  • Dimensions: 30mm (W) x 140mm (H) x 70mm (D) w/o DIN rail bracket
  • Metal case, DIN rail bracket or wall mount plate
  • M12-A DC power connector
  • Option terminal block power connector
  • Option desktop power adapter connector
  • 9-57VDC power input operation

Front Panel I/O
  • 1 x RJ45 1000BASE-T GbE connector, integrated magnetics
  • 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 port expansion (16- or 24-port versions)
  • AL610 available (AL600 with AC370 CPU card for 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 (bottom of box) power input
  • Sales option rear power connector (desktop adapter 4-pos. circular connector)

  • 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

AL600 - Simplified Block Diagram

AL600 - Simplified Block Diagram

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