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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.
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.