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New I/O Connector Supports 10 Gbps Cat6A for Industry 4.0

19 January 2018

Source: MouserSource: Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the IX Industrial Series I/O connector from Hirose Electric Company. The small, robust design with high-speed data transmission enables advancements in factory automation, data centers, security systems, programmable logic controllers and transportation applications.

Hirose's IEC PAS 61076-3-124-compliant IX Industrial Series I/O connector consists of a plug and receptacle that supports CAT5e and CAT6a cabling. It provides continuous 360-degree shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electrostatic discharge (ESD). The IX Industrial Series delivers secure high-speed transmission rates up to 10 gigabits per second.

The snap-in I/O connector has a metal lock with a preload spring mechanism that has a clear tactile click and ensures complete, secure mating. The preloaded springs are designed to prevent unintended cable removal and extend the operating life. The connector requires one-fourth of the installation area of RJ45 solutions and saves space up to 28 percent compared to similar snap-in I/O connectors.

The narrow width of the receptacle is beneficial when multiple connectors are positioned side-by-side on a single PCB. The receptacle shell is mounted on the PCB via through-hole solder legs to enhance PCB retention and to resist the wrenching of the cable assembly. This helps to protect the SMT leads. The single plug shell integrates a wire-termination unit and cable clamp, which prevents the connecting part of the cable assembly from being affected by the load on the cable.

The IX Industrial Series I/O connector has a rated current of 0.5A (all pins), 1A (any two pins) and 2A (pin No. 1 and No. 8 only), an operating temperature range of minus 40 to 80 degrees Celsius, and a rated voltage of 30 volts AC.

To learn more about this product, visit Mouser.

To contact the author of this article, email Siobhan.Treacy@ieeeglobalspec.com


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