Wildcat 4+1 Port Ethernet Switch

Wildcat 4+1 Port Ethernet Switch

Moog Protokraft Wildcat series panel mounted Ethernet switches consist of 4x1000Base-SX or 4x100Base-FX fiber optic switch ports plus 1x10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet switch ports integrated into a panel mounted MIL-DTL-38999 optical connector assembly. 

The electrical interface to the Wildcat series panel mounted Ethernet switches is a Samtec® high density ribbon coax cable assembly enabling SMT interconnection to a customer’s backplane, motherboard or daughtercard.


  • 4x1000Base-SX or 100Base-FX switched optical Ethernet ports with D38999 interface
  • Unmanaged Ethernet switch for 4x1000Base-SX or 100Base-FX switched interface ports
  • 1x10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet internal connection through Samtec® SMT connector
  • Compliant with IEEE-802.3:2005 100Base-FX, 1000Base-SX and 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Optical fiber link distances up to 2 km (@ 100Base-FX)
  • Operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C
  • Shock, vibration and immersion resistant per MIL-STD-810
  • Olive drab cadmium, nickel and zinc-nickel plating meets stringent corrosion resistance performance specifications
  • Aluminum housings are strong, durable and lightweight
  • MIL-T-29504 compliant optical fiber connector interface
  • MIL-DTL-38999 fiber optic insert per MIL-STD-1560
  • Samtec® EQCD series electrical connector for SMT interface
  • Samtec® SMT connector for simple attachment to motherboard or backplane
  • Compact size and lightweight for simple mounting and installation
  • MIL-DTL-38999 size 23-21 with 4x fiber optic switch port
  • 5 or 12 VDC power supply input - maximum 5 W
  • External interface is sealed against liquid and solid contaminants
  • Shock and vibration resistant

Note: Other wavelength, mounting and port count options are available.

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Typical Applications

Wildcat series panel mounted Ethernet switches enable high speed network communications over long distances in harsh environments.

  • Fast or Gigabit Ethernet computers and peripherals
  • Telecom and datacom switch / router rack-to-rack links
  • Storage or computation clusters
  • UAV
  • Turret applications