Ruggedized high-speed contacts are compatible with Cat 5e, Cat 6A cable systems

May 26, 2021
Amphenol Industrial Operations' Amphe-Lite Quadrax connectors provide high data transfer rates and lower power consumption for critical applications.
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Global interconnect systems specialist Amphenol Industrial Operations now offers a connector with high-speed contacts that provides a datalink solution for critical applications. The company says its Amphe-Lite Quadrax connector provides high data transfer rates, lower power consumption and excellent EMI compatibility.

The new connector, designed for high-speed signal applications in ruggedized and high vibration environments, includes two pairs (4 pins) of high-speed contacts with bandwidth up to 3.125 GHz, Ethernet 10G Base-T-100 Ohm capability, and a data rate up to 6.5 Gbps.

Ideal for use in rail mass transit for WTB, MVB and PIS systems; datalink for network, sensor, audio and video in heavy equipment; as well as datalink and signal in the oil and gas mining markets, the manufacturer says these connectors offer high bandwidth, excellent EMI shielding, a ruggedized shell and robust design for extreme environments.

The versatile Amphe-Lite Quadrax connectors are shock and vibration resistant and can withstand 500 hours of salt spray. The connector is available in size 8 crimp termination or PC tails versions, with high density (up to 99 contacts) hybrid signal and power. 

The connectors are compatible with MIL-DTL-38999 shell specifications and have excellent adaptability in a modified size 8 cavity to accommodate keyed contacts. They are also compatible with Cat 5E or Cat 6A cable systems.

A summary of the Amphe-Lite Quadrax connector's technical specifications, per the manufacturer, is as follows:

  • Bandwidth up to 3.125 GHz.
  • Data Rate up to 6.5 Gbps.
  • 100Ω impedance for Ethernet up to 10GBase-T protocol.
  • Excellent EMI compatibility.
  • Shock and vibration resistant.
  • Available in size 8 crimp termination or PC tails.
  • Can withstand 500 hours of salt spray.

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