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Smiths Interconnect releases PCB Ethernet connector

Smiths Interconnect has released the Intercompact Series, a light weight, compact signal and ethernet PCB connector solution that's been designed and qualified to provide a stable connection in demanding rail and industrial applications.

The Intercompact Series is the company's response to the rail and industrial markets growing demand for compact, high-speed, and reliable connectivity for ECU boxes that require a sophisticated interconnect solution that is able to support steadily all I/O signals that the advanced devices handle.

The Intercompact Series has been designed to offer a dependable interconnect solution that is more compact, offering significant space and weight savings.

The Series is intended for PCB to PCB and floating mounted rack and panel applications currently offered in both signal and Ethernet versions.

Designed to meet the requirements of the rail and industrial environments, it is also suitable for other demanding markets such as defence, space and test & measurement.

The Intercompact Series offers:

  • 60 and 41 way signal configurations with Hypertac Hyperboloid contacts.
  • 42 ways signal and 1 or 2 high speed quadrax 100 Ohm contacts as Ethernet versions. Additional contact positions can be offered depending on the specific application requirements.
  • Compliance with the main European Railway standards (EN45545-2, NF F61030, EN50155:2017, STM-S-001ind.D and more).
  • Compliance with MIL-C-28748 and MIL-STD-202-301 standards and EIA and IEC standards for Contact Resistance and Environmental testing.
  • Insulators in Liquid Cristal Polymer material for an optimized insulation resistance in severe environmental conditions.

Neil Tyler

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