Embedded Switch Technology

The Embedded Switch Technology embeds Ethernet switch features into your hardware to support high performance applications. Our dual-port products with the embedded switch feature let you connect devices directly to your network, without a separate Ethernet switch, helping to reduce overall cost and simplifying system configuration. These products support linear and device-level ring (DLR) topologies for EtherNet/IP™ applications.


  • Includes embedded Ethernet switch technology in selected components—such as taps and communication interface modules—that communicate over an EtherNet/IP™ network
  • Enables greater topology configuration choices for EtherNet/IP applications, such as linear and device-level ring (DLR)
  • Makes it possible to connect to a linear or ring topology without additional hardware
  • Allows for a high-performance ring capability (make/break < 3 ms), complete with diagnostics and fast recovery to lower downtime
  • Supports IEEE 1588 precision time protocol (PTP) for precise time synchronization and Quality of Service (QoS) to help prioritize data transmission
  • Includes open standard technology which is available to 3rd party vendors and allows EtherNet/IP interoperability

Product Selection


  • c-UL-us
  • CE
  • C-Tick
  • Ex
  • KC
  • EtherNet/IP
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Resource Publication Number Language
Stratix Ethernet Device Specifications Technical Data 1783-TD001
EtherNet/IP Industrial Protocol White Paper ENET-WP001
EtherNet/IP Device Level Ring Application Technique ENET-AT007
Bulletin 1783 Ethernet TAP Product Information 1783-PC011
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