August 2017 Electronic & Mechanical Components-7

AUGUSTINE, Fla.—Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT) recently announced the launch of its Octax®-Solo 10Gb Ethernet Interconnect System, designed to deliver high-speed data transmission in a compact, lightweight, and field-terminable connector. The interconnect system is best suited for use in rugged-environment applications, according to a release from the company.

The Octax-Solo Interconnect System is compatible with CarlisleIT Gigabit series Ethernet cables, and is well-suited “for any high-speed Ethernet application,” the company said in the release.

Octax-solo augments CarlisleIT’s existing line of Octax solutions by providing a RoHS-compliant, single-port connector series, with a nickel PTFE plating finish and a form factor smaller than 38999 shell size 9 (closer to a shell size 8).

“Paired with CarlisleIT’s MX-10G family of Ethernet cables, the Octax-Solo connector reliably delivers the 10Gbps performance our customers require in their rugged applications,” said Brian Montgomery, director of product management, in the release.

The interconnect system offers Gigabit and 10Gbps Ethernet data transfer speed, allowing for higher quantities of data to transfer at quicker speeds covering a variety of 1Gb applications and emerging 10Gb Ethernet data transfer speeds.

Its small form factor makes it a space-saver for highly dense applications, and its anti-decoupling/self-locking mechanism, well-suited for rugged environments, is said to prevent the connector from disconnecting or uncoupling in a high vibration application.