Cat.6a Ethernet connector reduces required space

16th November 2020
Alex Lynn

Hirose has enhanced its high-speed ix Industrial connector family to include a horizontal mount PCB connector which supports space-constrained applications that require Cat.6a Ethernet cabling. The IX60G Series has reduced mounting requirements offering a space saving of up to 75% compared to other Ethernet solutions like RJ45 connectors.

Compliant to IEC PAS 61076-3-124, the IX60G Series offers low-inductance, high EMC resistance and superior EMI shielding to deliver secure, safe and stable data transmission. The rugged, vibration resistant connector is commonly used as a next generation standard connector in equipment such as factory automation controllers, human machine interfaces, industrial robotics, programmable logic controllers, security systems, servo amps, servers, robotics and more.

Now available in upright right angle, horizontal right angle, and vertical mount options, the IX60G Series has a positive metal lock for secure connectivity in harsh environmental conditions. A plug spring and lock pin reduce rattling for superior vibration resistance. The lock pin also prevents scraping of the contact area. A robust shell design prevents solder wicking and allows through-hole mounting close to the mating area for firm PCB retention.

"Hirose continues to revolutionise the industrial market with new miniaturise standard ethernet connectors that meet Industry Cat6a (10Gbps) requirements," said Mark Kojak, VP of Sales and Marketing for Hirose Electric USA. "The ix Industrial connector has already established a track record of success in the industrial market, and Hirose aims to further expand its ix Industrial product offering to serve a wide array of industrial devices and equipment."

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