Hirose and Harting partner on novel Ethernet interface: ix Industrial

November 14, 2016 // By Julien Happich
During a joint press conference, connector manufacturers Hirose Electric and Harting Electronics presented a miniaturised high-speed connector for robust Ethernet cabling. The ix Industrial miniaturised Ethernet interface's mating face has been standardised in compliance with IEC/PAS 61076-3-124.

Meeting this standard provides for future technologies and applications in IoT (Internet of Things) and others. Mass production of the connector is planned to start in April 2017.
The mission of the ix Industrial is to provide high-speed performance in industrial data traffic while being smaller, more robust and more powerful compared to the RJ45.

With a 70% size reduction compared to a conventional RJ45, the ix Industrial connector provides more connections using less space on the PCB, space that can be utilized more efficiently. The ix Industrial is suitable for the continuous miniaturisation of applications especially in the Industrial communication network (PLCs / Controllers / Motion and Drives / Robotics / FA cameras, etc.).

The socket has 5 THR (Through-hole reflow) shielding contacts for maximum retention on the PCB. The robust structure of the ix Industrial™ ensures stability in harsh environments.

With performance to Cat. 6A, the ix Industrial interface is configured for 1 / 10 Gbit/s Ethernet. High current load capacity accommodates the PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) applications of today and tomorrow.
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