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Innovative Connector Series for Tight Spaces

A new series of industrial high-speed connectors is set to revolutionise space-constrained industrial applications. The innovative development of robust ix Industrial™ connectors will support high-speed signal transmission up to 10G and will reduce installation space by up to 75%.

PIF spoke to HIROSE Electric Co. Ltd; a leading world-class Japanese manufacturer of high-quality connectors, to get more information on this new innovation.

Robust, Compact and High-speed I/O Connectors for Small Spaces

HIROSE has developed the robust ix Industrial™ series of connectors specifically for space-constrained industrial applications, in order to support high-speed signal transmission and reduce installation space – estimated to be up to 75% compared to RJ45 solutions.

The manufacturer generates sales of 115 billion Yen (866 million euros) worldwide and has recently expanded with a new development in Milan, Italy. The expansion allows for stronger relationship building and a greater integration into the European market.

The ix Industrial™ series I/O connector development supports CAT5e (1Gbps) and CAT6A (10Gbps) cabling. It also features an optimised EMI/ESD shielding design for safe and secure data transmission up to 10Gbps.

Reliable and Efficient Installation with a snap-in Connector

Featuring a rugged and reliable design, the snap-in I/O plug connector has a positive metal lock that provides a clear tactile click and ensures complete, secure mating. Compliant with IEC/ PAS 61076-3-124, the ix Industrial™ I/O connector is available with two keying codes for Ethernet and non-Ethernet applications, allowing for a smooth installation.

The receptacle can be mounted in parallel with a pitch distance of only 10mm. The narrow width of the receptacle is particularly beneficial when multiple connectors are positioned on a single PCB side-by-side. Particularly good for space-constrained applications.

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, protecting the SMT leads. The wire-termination unit and cable clamp are integrated into a single plug shell, which prevents the connecting part of the cable assembly from being affected by the load on the cable.

Connectors for Industry

Key Features of the ix Industrial™ Series

  • Number of contacts: 10
  • Current rating: 1.5A (all pins) / 3A (pin No.1, 2, 6 and 7 only)
  • Voltage rating: 50V
  • Mating cycles: 5000
  • Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • RoHS Compliant

The ix Industrial™ Series I/O connectors are suitable for the following applications: factory automation controllers, servo amplifiers, industrial robotics, servers, programmable logic controllers and security systems.

For more information about the ix Industrial™ Series I/O connectors contact HIROSE today.

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