Fischer Connectors releases SPE and USB 3.2 Gen 2 models for IIoT

Robust single pair Ethernet (SPE) and USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectors by Fischer Connectors meet the specific requirements of industrial IoT (IIoT) applications in rugged environments.

According to Fischer Connectors, the increase in sensor density, actuators and controllers in industry 4.0 and IIoT operational settings, high power levels and massive amounts of data must be securely and efficiently managed through fast transmission lines with cables running over long distances. Miniature connectors and cables interconnect smaller devices and sensors in areas that are sometimes constrained and hard to access. They must be ruggedised to resist shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, water and corrosion while operating in demanding environmental and chemical conditions, both indoors and outdoors.

Fischer Connectors has developed high speed data and power connectivity combining single pair Ethernet (SPE) and USB 3.2 Gen 2 high-speed protocols with the rugged, high density and miniature features of its flagship product lines. The connectors enable space-saving and cost-efficient integration in industrial automation and robotics, chemical plants, food processing, automotive production lines, outdoor sensing and unmanned systems.

The SPE range from the Fischer Core and Fischer UltiMate series allow for 1Gbit pre second data transfer per IEEE 802.3bp-1000Base-T1. The connectors are rugged and outperform other suppliers’ SPE solutions in terms of security, durability, as well as environmental and mechanical performance, said Fischer Connectors. The Fischer UltiMate SPE connectors are compliant with MIL-STD norms and offers 10,000 mating cycles, three locking mechanisms (push-pull, screw, quick-release), and hermetic sealing in addition to IP68/ IP69 ratings. SPE is also featured in the miniature Fischer MiniMax connector in size 06 (Ø 10mm receptacle).

The demand for USB 3.0+ protocol offers high data transfer rates with low latency for IIoT control applications, which is nearly twice the power output of USB 2.0 (900mA compared with 500mA). It also offers better power efficiency due to lower consumption in idle state, and larger bandwidth. Fischer MiniMax connectors with USB 3.2 Gen 2 allow for 10Gbit per second data transfer and offer additional power contacts up to 8A. In addition they are half the size of competing connectors with similar speed but no power.

Founded in 1954, Fischer Connectors designs, develops and deploys end-to-end interconnect solutions for ecosystems requiring local transfer and management of data, signals and power. Its tailored electronic solutions, connectors and cable assemblies are used in demanding environments such as test & measurement, industrial IoT, robotics, medical, defence and security.

Fischer Connectors is part of Conextivity Group, a global technology group offering high-performance connectivity solutions that manage power and data flows seamlessly from sensors and devices to the cloud and AI.

The Swiss-headquartered group is a full-service connectivity partner Fischer Connectors and Wearin’, which creates IoT wearable solutions enhancing the safety and efficiency of connected humans.

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