Product Announcement from Carlisle Interconnect Technologies


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Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT) is pleased to introduce the Octax™ Ultra High-Speed Ethernet Interconnect Solution, the world's fastest and lightest aerospace Ethernet connectivity system. Capable of operating in data transmission speeds of 10 gigabits/sec (Gb/S) or higher, Octax™ is an innovative, lightweight and cost-effective alternative to satisfy the ever-increasing high-speed data needs of the commercial and military aerospace market.

The patent pending Octax™ Ultra High-Speed Ethernet Interconnect Solution encompasses a newly designed custom cable configuration along with a connector that is compliant with TIA/EIA and ISO CAT6A standards.

The Octax™ connector utilizes innovative inserts to isolate each twisted pair and contacts. Shielding and twisting is able to be maintained extremely close to the contacts to minimize characteristic impedance mismatch and each insert serves as an isolated cell to virtually eliminate near end cross talk.

Available in both plug and socket versions, the Octax™ connector is capable of operating in a standalone connector-connector inline configuration or as an insert in many standard connector platforms. The connector is also capable of being utilized in a panel mount application, joining several Octax together via unique latching hardware to create a complete system solution. The Octax™ utilizes standard M39039 crimp contacts to reduce manufacturing installation time and to provide a field repairable solution.

The Octax™ plug connector part number is UHSOCTAX-8P. The Octax™ socket connector part number without a latching mechanism (for use as an insert or as an integral connector component) is UHSOCTAX-8S-02. The Octax™ socket connector part number with a latching mechanism (for use as a standalone connector component) is UHSOCTAX-8S-02.

The cable for the Octax™ system is available in two versions, 1 Gb/s and 10 Gb/s and in both 24AWG and 26AWG offerings. The CarlisleIT Octax™ Solution cables provide superior performance while maintaining flexibility and minimal diameters. For data transfer speeds up to 1 Gb/s, the 24AWG and 26AWG cable part numbers are NF24GB100 and NF26GB100 respectively. For data transfer speeds up to 10 Gb/s, the 24AWG and 26AWG cable part numbers are 26463/1A042X-8(LD) and 24473/1A042X-8(LD) respectively.

The scalable Octax™ connectivity solution is future-proofed to meet the upcoming demands of the commercial and military aerospace market. Dan Dawson, Engineering Manager - Component Design & IFE for CarlisleIT states: "IFEC suppliers will always create more product content and will need a faster pipeline. The 10 Gb/s option can transmit data at a faster rate than most IFE systems currently need. The scalability of the Octax™ system allows IFEC suppliers the ability to install a price competitive 1 Gb/s solution that is instantly ready to meet the demands of new technology and increasingly higher data transmission requirements without the need for added future replacement costs."

More information on CarlisleIT's Octax™ Ultra High-Speed Ethernet Interconnect Solutions can be found at www.CarlisleIT.com/Octax.

 
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