Würth Elektronik integrates magnetics into industrial Ethernet M12 connector
Connectors from Würth Elektronik now include an industrial Ethernet M12 connector. The sturdy M12 socket integrates a transformer and current-compensated choke. Using the manufacturer’s fitting screw connector, device developers and system builders can use cabling that meets protection class IP67 for harsh environments, provided it is in a mated and secured position. The connector is assembled on the board with through-hole reflow technology which protects the data connection with WE-LANMX against dust and water as well as making it rugged enough to withstand vibrations.
WE-LANMX is easier and more space-saving than a conventional M12 connector, says Würth, because the essential components are already integrated into its housing. The design integrates the small signal transformer WE-STST, the data line filter WE-CNSW featuring high common-mode attenuation, and the ‘Bob Smith’ termination for Ethernet use.
Würth Elektronik has made the through-hole connector reflow-solderable. The operating temperature of the WE-LANMX ranges from -40 to +85 degrees C. The connector is suitable for all types of 10/100Base-T Ethernet connections, such as EtherNet/IP, Profinet, EtherCAT or Ethernet Powerlink.
Würth Elektronik provides free samples for prototyping. WE-LANMX and the corresponding screw connection are available from stock without a minimum order quantity.
Würth Elektronik eiSos Group is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry and a technology company. Würth Elektronik eiSos is one of the largest European manufacturers of passive components and is active in 50 countries. The company has production sites in Europe, Asia and North America.
The company’s product range includes EMC components, inductors, transformers, RF components, varistors, capacitors, resistors, quartz crystals, oscillators, power modules, wireless power transfer, LEDs, sensors, connectors, power supply elements, switches, push-buttons, connection technology, fuse holders and solutions for wireless data transmission.
Würth Elektronik is part of the Würth Group, claimed to be the world market leader for assembly and fastening technology.