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Teardown: Dell Z9100 Network Switch

12 July 2018
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Technology Teardown Services.

The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Technology Teardown Services.

Dell Z9100 Network Switch. Source: IHS Markit.Dell Z9100 Network Switch. Source: IHS Markit.

The Dell EMC Networking Z9100-ON Z-Series switch is designed to be a high-performance, 1U fixed, 10/25/40/50/100GbE network switch. Multiple configurations are possible from the switch’s 128 ports, which can help to consolidate rack space and/or aid in data center migration to 100Gbps. The switch can deliver up to 6.4Tbps of switching I/O bandwidth (full duplex) and features Dell’s ReadyRails system for ease of deployment.

Summary points:

  • 1RU Form Factor 100Gbps Network Switch
  • Broadcom BCM56960 100Gbps Ethernet Switch IC
  • Up to 32x 100-Gbps QSFP28 (zQSFP+) Ports
  • Intel Atom C2538 Processor
  • 32GB (16GB Usable) SSD

Target market: Enterprise

Release date: Dell Z9100 platform announced April 2015

Availability: Worldwide

Total manufacturing cost: $1,976.39 (includes direct materials and manufacturing)

Dell Z9100 Network Switch (main PCB/bottom). Source: IHS Markit.Dell Z9100 Network Switch (main PCB/bottom). Source: IHS Markit.

Major components:

  • Ethernet Switch, 32 x 100 GbE, 64 x 40/50 GbE, 128 x 25GbE Ports, 3.2Tb/s, 28nm - MFR: BROADCOM LTD - MPN: BCM56960B0KFSBG - (Qty: 1)
  • 18-Layer, FR4, Lead-Free - MFR: FOUNDER PCB - (Qty: 1)
  • Switching Power Supply, 750W, Input: 100-240V, 10-5A, 50-60Hz, Output: +12.2VDC, 61.47A; +12VSB, 3A - MFR: DELTA ELECTRONICS INC - MPN: DPS-750AB-35 A - (Qty: 1)
  • Switching Power Supply, 750W, Input: 100-240V, 10-5A, 50-60Hz, Output: +12.2VDC, 61.47A; +12VSB, 3A - MFR: DELTA ELECTRONICS INC - MPN: DPS-750AB-35 A - (Qty: 1)
  • SO-UDIMM DDR3L-1600, 8GB, 1.35V, Contain 18 SKhynix H5TC4G83BFR-PBA Memory ICs, w/ ECC - MFR: SK HYNIX INC - MPN: HMT41GA7BFR8A-PB - (Qty: 1)
  • Fan Assembly, Contains Counter Rotating Fan, EEPROM PCB - (Qty: 5)
  • QSFP Cage Assembly, 1x2, 4 Pieces Stamped / Formed Metal, w/ 2 Heatsinks & 2 Lightpipes - MFR: AMPHENOL CORP - MPN: PU95L2A1104 - (Qty: 8)
  • QSFP Cage Assembly, 1x2, 4 Pieces Stamped / Formed Metal, w/ 2 Heatsinks & 2 Lightpipes - MFR: AMPHENOL CORP - MPN: PU95L2A1104 - (Qty: 8)
  • CPU, Intel Atom Processor C2538, Quad-Core, 2.4GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 15W, 22nm - MFR: INTEL CORP - MPN: FH8065501516762 - (Qty: 1)
  • SSD, 32GB (16GB usable), mSATA, 6Gb/s - MFR: INNODISK CORPORATION - MPN: DHMSR-16GD062C2QC - (Qty: 1)

Dell Z9100 Network Switch (overview). Source: IHS Markit.Dell Z9100 Network Switch (overview). Source: IHS Markit.

To contact the author of this article, email tony.pallone@ieeeglobalspec.com


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