Hirose supplies a rugged I/O connector which combines a small, robust design with high-speed data- transmission capabilities. Intended for use in industrial automation and manufacturing environments, the IX series combines high-speed performance and a compact design with high reliability and design flexibility.
The compact IX series connector occupies up to 75% less board space than RJ45 connector systems, and up to 28% less than competing snap-in I/O connectors. Supporting CAT5e and CAT6a cabling, the IX series connector integrates shielding against EMI and electro-static discharge to provide for safe and secure transmission at data rates up to 10Gbits/s.
Available with two keying codes for Ethernet and non-Ethernet applications, the IX series is compliant with the IEC PAS 61076-3-124 standard.
Offered in upright and horizontal right-angle versions, the IX series connector has maximum dimensions of 22.9mm x 8.4mm x 14.3mm. The upright right-angle receptacles 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.
Featuring a rugged and reliable design, the snap-in I/O connector has a positive metal lock with a pre-load spring mechanism which provides a clear tactile click and ensures complete, secure mating. The pre-loaded springs prevent unintended cable removal, and extend the operating life to more than 5,000 mating/unmating cycles.
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. 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.
IX series: Provides secure data rates up to 10Gbits/s