CONEC M8x1 Shielded Patch Cable

The CONEC M8x1 Shielded Patch Cable offers a high-quality and robust connection for automated technology in an industrial environment. The CONEC M8 connector and patch cable for Industrial Ethernet and EtherCAT applications is the ideal solution for industrial automation applications. The connectors are assembled to a Cat5e 4 x AWG 22 trailing cable with PURRead More

Ethernet Data Rate Progression

The debate continues but it is clear that by 2017, we will have a standard for 400G Ethernet. Lisa Huff does a reality check on Ethernet data rate progression over the next five years and the connector companies building prototypes for possible 400G solutions. Computer networks are on the cusp of a revolutionary change. Software-defined networking (SDN)Read More

Requirements of Ethernet Cable for Industrial Environments

Is an extra layer of protection all you need to make an Ethernet cable industrial-ready? Here, Lu Li of Alpha Wire explains the requirements of Ethernet cable for industrial environments. Moving Ethernet from an office environment into the industrial world is not as easy as one might think. The office environment offers its cabling systemRead More

Problem Solved: Graybar’s Direct Attach Method

The Direct Attach method removes the jack and patch cord from a typical Ethernet connection on the far end and attaches the device directly to a modular plug on the end of the horizontal Ethernet cable. Karl Griffith of Graybar explores the benefits of this solution. Graybar has identified an alternative method for network connectionsRead More

The Future of Copper 40-Gigabit Ethernet

The first standard for 40G structured cabling, IEEE 802.3ba, only covered fiber optics and short-reach copper twinax. Now an active task force is developing a copper twisted-pair standard. Here is a look at the technology and potential market for copper 40-Gigabit Ethernet. While the TIA touts its premise wiring standards as “application non-specific,” the industryRead More

TPC Chem-Gard 200°C CAT6 Industrial Ethernet Cable

The TPC Chem-Gard 200°C CAT6 Industrial Ethernet Cable is built for high performance in the harshest environments. TPC Wire & Cable introduced a new product to its Chem-Gard family of cables. The Chem-Gard 200˚C CAT6 Industrial Ethernet Cable is a 100-Ohm category cable built to perform in the harshest industrial environments while delivering data communicationsRead More

Stewart Connector’s RJ45 Modular Plugs for Large Diameter Cables

RJ45 Modular Plugs for Large Diameter Cables Stewart Connector, a division of Bel Fuse Inc., released a large-diameter Category 6a 8P8C modular plug (SS-39200-027). The new RJ45 plugs are the latest addition to Stewart Connector’s extensive portfolio of connectors designed to support Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBase-T) transfer rates, along with PoERead More

Ethernet Networks Progress to 400 Gb/s

February 5, 2013 – Recently, the IEEE 802.3 Higher Speed Ethernet Consensus Ad Hoc group decided to focus its efforts on the next data rate of 400 Gb/s. The evolution of Ethernet technology hasbeen nothing short of remarkable: The next speed is in development before the current one has even reached the masses.

The Next Industrial Revolution – Driven by a Changing World

The industrial automation market will be driven by high-level trends in energy efficiency, smart grid automation, EV rollout, sustainability, and environmental technologies. Bishop & Associates’ Arthur Visser explains the latest demands from the factory floor and how connector suppliers are meeting those needs.

Ethernet Evolution: To 100 Gb/s and Beyond

Since its development in the early 1970s, Ethernet has constantly evolved to support emerging demands of local area computer networks. Ethernet originally used a shared coaxial cable as its communication media, but migrated to unshielded twisted-pair, point-to-point links that increased bandwidth as well as reach from local area networks (LANs) to wide area networks (WANs).Read More

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