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M8 Ethernet (D-Code) Connector

World's first M8 D-code connector for 100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet from the cloud to any sensor.

What is M8 Ethernet (D-Code)?

Manufacturers of industrial devices have been following the trend of miniaturization for some time now, but often they can’t make their product smaller because the required connector is too big.  HARTING addresses this problem with its new M8 D-code ethernet product. The connector offers Fast Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) via an individual miniaturized interface directly connected to the circuit board.  This results in big space savings for the end device.

To optimize the benefits of miniaturization, components don’t just need to be smaller – they also need to speak a single language end-to-end, right down to the last sensor. Ethernet and Power are the vital lifelines, but two separate connections are now a luxury from the past. This means that Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) is a critical requirement for smaller devices.  This is one benefit the HARTING M8 D-code offers, Power and Ethernet in a single connection.

The M8 D-Code ethernet connector is IP67 protected making it suitable for harsh environments.  In addition, standardization to PAS IEC 61076-2-114 also makes it a safe investment, as it can be combined with the connectors and sockets of various manufacturers. This means that all users can benefit from a smaller but reliable interface for miniaturization.

What are the Benefits of the HARTING M8 D-Code Ethernet Connector?

The HARTING M8 D-code is more than just a ethernet connector – it is also a complete system for connecting miniature sensor technology to Ethernet networks. It has been designed to handle the high bandwidths and demanding industrial conditions found in Integrated Industry.

 

Benefits at a glance: 

  • 30% smaller than conventional M12 connectors
  • 100 Mbit/s Cat. 5 Fast Ethernet IEEE 802.3
  • Robust design per IP67
  • Shielded solution
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) capable
  • Supports PROFINET
M8 D-Code Ethernet Connector and Cable Assembly
Shielded solution M8 D-Code Ethernet Connector

Continuous Shielding  

The M8 is a common connector at the field level, although to date only for the transmission of signals. The new M8 D-code has a robust metal housing with continuous shielding, which enables it to supply devices with 100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet.

Power over Ethernet (PoE)-Capable  

In order to avoid taking up further space with additional power interfaces, the M8 is also PoE-capable in D-coding and can simultaneously supply data and power to field participants.

M8 D-Code Ethernet Connector is PoE-Capable
30% smaller than conventional M12 ethernet connectors

Smaller Socket  

On the circuit board, the M8 socket is about 30% smaller than the previous solution in M12. This M8 D-Code connector supports the Ethernet protocol standard IEEE 802.3 and is standardized according to PAS IEC 61076-2-114. As such, it can be used in existing active and passive infrastructure and offers you the investment security you need.

IP67 Rating for Harsh Environments   

The M8 D-Code is IP67 protected making it suitable for harsh environments.  In addition, standardization to PAS IEC 61076-2-114 also makes it a safe investment, as it can be combined with the connectors and sockets of various manufacturers. This means that all users can benefit from a smaller but reliable interface for miniaturization.

 

Robust design per IP67
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