TE Connectivity (TE) has launched a new range of RJ-45 jacks with integrated magnetics, specifically for industrial applications.
TE’s standard portfolio includes 1×1 straight and R/A, 1×2, and 2×1 form factors, tab up and tab down, and jacks with and without LEDs. These new RJ-45 jacks support voltage mode as well as current mode PHY chips, providing customers with solutions for almost every industrial Ethernet application, like programmable logic controllers (PLCs), motion controllers and high-end industrial computers.
TE’s RJ-45 jacks with integrated magnetics are made specifically for the industrial market and have a product lifecycle aligned with the industrial applications, lowering maintenance costs drastically.
Improved reliability results from the jacks’ ability to endure continuous operating temperatures up to 85°C, which is normally out of scope for RJ-45 connectors (which usually cap out at 70°C). Increased gold plating thickness limits contact corrosion over the connector’s lifetime, increases the vibration resistance and improves the number of mating cycles.
TE’s RJ-45 jacks with integrated magnetics support a cost effective, infrared-reflow PiP (pin in paste) soldering process with high temperature LCP (liquid crystal polymer) material, eliminating the need for an extra assembly step when compared to wave solderable RJ-45s. Tray packaging and tape and reel packaging for automatic pick-and-place handling are available.
Ruud van den Brink, product manager at TE, explains: “As automation and the need for connectivity increases in factories worldwide, our engineers continue to develop reliable solutions for industrial Ethernet applications that help customers improve connectivity, reduce downtime and are more cost effective. TE’s RJ-45 jacks with integrated magnetics along with our field installable industrial RJ-45 cable plugs offer customers an integrated solution that is engineered for that harsh industrial environment.”
For full product details visit: www.te.com/rj45magnetics
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