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Connector modules aim at 100Base-T

Posted: 15 Jan 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:bel fuse? belmag? gbe icm? integrated connector module? rj 45 jack?

Bel Fuse Inc. has expanded its BelMag RJ-45 family of integrated connector modules (ICMs) for 10/100Base-T applications. Available in single and multiport components, the GbE ICMs feature USB connections and LEDs.

By integrating magnetics within a RJ-45 housing, the ICMs are said to provide high signal integrity while reducing component counts as well as board space requirements.

Meeting or exceeding IEEE 802.3ab and ANSI X3.263 standards, the ICMs are available in a variety of packages, including belMag (single-port), belStick (single-height 1x4 ports), belStack (dual-stacked up to 2x8 ports), and belCombo (single ports, up to two USB connectors).

Suitable for Cat.5 or Cat.6 Fast Ethernet cables, the ICMs can be used in such equipment as switches, network interface cards and hubs, servers, motherboards, bridges and routers. For design and manufacturing flexibility, many of Bel's single-port gigabit devices are pin-compatible with their 10/100Base-T counterparts.

The gigabit ICMs offer magnetic options, including transformers, chokes, termination resistors, and capacitors.

Key specs include 350?H minimum OCL with 8mA bias current and a minimum 1.5kVrms isolation. The devices are shielded and are said to provide maximum EMI suppression. Available with or without single- and bicolored LEDs, Bel's UL- and CSA-approved ICMs come in through-hole and SMT packaging.

Prices for GbE ICMs start at $3.35 each in quantities of 10,000 for single-port devices. Delivery is from stock to eight weeks.

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