Fischer Connectors Launches MiniMax Series with AWG24
- High-speed AWG24 Ethernet data transfer
- Enhanced IP68 sealing down to 20m/24h
- Hexagonal body style
- Anthracite coating with <5mΩ panel grounding
Building on the success of the USB 3.0 contact block introduced last year, Fischer Connectors has released another data-speed focused extension to the company’s high-density miniature Fischer MiniMax Series.
of eight AWG24 pins in a receptacle of only 12 mm diameter enables fast Ethernet data transmission over longer distances. The new configuration can help move Ethernet connectivity into more rugged environments, protected from the elements with enhanced IP68 ratings.
Advances in design and production processes have also enabled Fischer Connectors to increase the depth that all Fischer MiniMax Series connectors can safely achieve, providing enhanced reliability for extreme environments. The more stringent IP68 sealing level ensures all MiniMax connectors and cable assembly solutions now go even deeper than ever before – achieving a new standard of 20 meters for 24 hours. This is an exceptional IP rating test for such a small connector, opening new opportunities for the miniaturization of underwater devices.
The Fischer MiniMax Series receptacles now also come in a hexagonal body style, making integration into small housings easier and more robust. As customers do not need to rely on the flat of the panel cut,
they can instead include a hexagonal recess on the backside of the panel in which the receptacle will fit.
grounding as required in MIL standards while still being non-reflective and stealthy.
Wim Vanheertum, Director of Product Management at Fischer Connectors, explains: “The MiniMax connector aims to increase the performance of miniature rugged devices, handling more mixed signal and
power connections in a unique combination. Our highly-engineered miniature signal & power connectivity solution is ideally suited for applications where Space, Weight and Power (SWaP) is critical, increasing
portability and resisting water, corrosion, vibration, shock and extreme temperatures – for device manufacturers looking for ruggedized, sealed and shielded connectors, with reduced weight and size
combined with optimal usability and performance. MiniMax is also a solution to wearable (handheld, body-worn) and mobile equipment challenges, and it provides more functionality in smaller devices, lowering
the total cost of ownership.”
The popular Fischer Rugged Flash Drive – an extremely tough memory stick specially designed for storage and transportation of sensitive data in harsh environments – also offers improved performance with the new MiniMax USB 3.0 connector interface as standard. With nine contacts in optimized positions, it delivers high-speed data transmission and better mobile data storage in a virtually indestructible housing.