TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, now offers industrial discrete magnetics for Ethernet, complementing existing RJ45 Jacks with integrated magnetics. Industrial discrete magnetics enable extra design flexibility in designing Ethernet Interfaces, with optimizations for improved transmission characteristics and over-voltage requirements.
The new parts meet reflow soldering profiles with temperatures of 260 degrees Celsius. This allows users to shorten their production cycle, since all components in a device can be soldered in a single step. Furthermore, the parts have an extended operating temperature range of minus 40 to 105 degrees Celsius, allowing customers to use them in industrial environments where higher ambient temperatures previously excluded them.
“This product is another example of how TE is helping its customers to build solid solutions for industrial applications and decreasing their get-to-market time,” says Ruud van den Brink, product manager – Industrial Communications at TE Connectivity. “We anticipate applications for these highly cost-effective parts in PLCs, IO modules, servo drives, industrial PCs – in fact, any industrial application requiring Ethernet or RJ45 connectivity. We also think that our industrial system OEM customers will appreciate the fact that they can come to us for a complete range of solutions for Ethernet connectivity.”
The new Discrete Magnetics are available in SMT versions, with variants for different port configurations. Housings are in a UL94 V-0 flame retardant thermoplastic.