PCB adaptor provides Ethernet straight to the circuit board
The new interface is designed to address the challenge provided by the fact that field components such as sensors, actuators, cameras and switches are getting smaller as they follow the trend for miniaturisation in industry. At the same time, smaller and smaller field components need to be able to communicate via the Ethernet.
The M8 D-coded interface carries power and 100 Mbit/s Ethernet straight down to the circuit board in the smallest field applications. In line with Harting’s larger circular connectors, the new device is IP67 protected, and can also carry the necessary power to small field components via PoE.
Harting – www.harting.co.uk