ESC1600 / ESC2404 Module

Fully managed Layer 2/3 Ethernet Switching Core Module
  • Reliable: Based on the well established and reliable COMExpress compact form factor (95x95mm)
  • Flexible, Easy to use: Up to 24x1G ports plus 4x10G ports, command line and web management
  • Rugged: High temperature range, high shock and vibration robustness
  • Single supply voltage 12VDC
  • Designed to meet industrial, naval and military norms
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10G managed switching core module for individual Ethernet switching devices.

The 1/10G non blocking fully managed L2/L3 Ethernet Switching Core Module (ESC) is designed for individual Ethernet switching devices. It is ideally suited for harsh military and avionics applications, where longevity and reliability is needed. Based on the well established and reliable COMExpress compact form factor (95x95mm) Kontron’s switching module is the perfect basis for customized Ethernet switch board & system solutions.

The ESC module is available in two versions:

  • ESC 1600: 16 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, SGMII standard for direct connection to physical layer
  • ESC 2404: 24 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, SGMII and XAUI for 1/10G Phys.

Due to the extensive technical know-how and existing building blocks, Kontron also realizes your custom baseboard and system design according to your special requirements.


Connection SGMII, XAUI, MII, USB, serial, 10/100/1000 BASE-T, I²C
Dimensions (H x W x D) 15mm x 95mm x 95mm incl. heat spreader
Ethernet/Bridging Protocols IPv4/IPv6 support including VLANs (802.1Q), Link Aggregation (802.3ad), Spanning Tree (802.1D, 802.1w),QoS(802.1p), Flow Control (802.3x), GVRP, GMRP
Function managed Ethernet Switch Core module
Operation Temperature -40°C to +85°C surface temperature
Ports 16 GbE (ESC1600) or 24GbE + 4x 10GbE (ESC2404) + management
Power Consumption max. 18W (ESC1600); max. 25W (ESC2404)
Routing Protocols IPv4/IPv6 support including OSPFv2, RIPv2, VRRP, IGMP Snooping, DiffServ, ARP, ICMP



Datasheet ESC1600/2404
[ ds-esc-1600-2404_2012-12-10.pdf, 0.93 mb, 2014/11/11 ]


Quick Start - Fastpath Configuration Guide
[ fastpath-configuration-guide-v1.1.pdf-3, 4.74 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Technical Info

ESC Integrator package Rev14 [restrictions apply]
This download contains the necessary documentation to design an carrier for the ESC switch module series.
- Reference carrier schematics
- Design data
- Design and Integrator guide ESC
- Design Guide ESC Addendum Cotsworks RCP
- ESC Board specification
- ESC STEP model
- CPLD reference firmware

md5sum: d37be51cf91be1479d5473917e77d823
[, 67.17 mb, 2016/06/06 ]


ESC Firmware download [restrictions apply]
This package contains the firmware files in order to update the ESC variantes to GA 3.01
- Switching firmware
- MIB files
- Product documentation
- Update instructions

md5sum: fb69c8b3f759ae7ff333d4190fd3b182
[, 40.53 mb, 2015/05/06 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 0.37 mb, 2015/11/19 ]


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