ERNI Electronics Inc. has expanded its M12 connector product offerings. Recent additions to this form factor include an enhanced Gigabit Ethernet connector that facilitates 10GbE applications. Providing high-speed data transfer, the M12 X-Code Gigabit Ethernet connectors are designed for industrial data communications applications.
The M12 Gigabit Ethernet connectors feature an 8-pin design and are compatible with RJ45 network cabling. The interface is X-coded according to IEC 61076-2-109. EMC characteristics are supported by the 360° shielding and improved effectiveness that is complemented with shield-to-PCB and shield-to-panel-conductor features. To comply with the requirements as per the IEEE, the new Gigabit Ethernet connectors can withstand a test voltage of at least 1.5 kVAC. In addition, they exhibit a clearance and creepage distance of at least 1.6 mm.
The PCB female connector and screw-locking (panel mount) coupler form a two-part, rugged I/O system with a space-saving and proven SMT termination design. It is supplied in tape-and-reel packaging with suction foil for automatic assembly. Other features include IP65/67-rated protection in conjunction with corresponding cable connectors and a wide temperature range of -55° to +125 °C.
Applications include, but not limited to, the connection of IP cameras, public transport and railway infrastructure, broadcasting systems, industrial machinery and process equipment, automation packaging and encoder solutions.
The future-oriented high bandwidth of these connectors allows customers to benefit from maximum investment security for the next five to ten years, more efficient network utilization and real-time capabilities. Pricing typically starts at $3.00 in low-mid volume with a lead time of stock to eight weeks.