Over a billion data connectors known as RJ45 are used in today’s Internet, industrial networks and other installations. Internet data rates are limited to 1Gb/s (or 100 to 250MHz signaling frequency). Industrial networks are limited to 10/100Mb/s. Most of the world is connected to the Internet through copper cables that provide lower cost, secure and reliable communications.
A new connector ARJ45 (Augmented RJ45) developed by Bel Stewart was introduced to support the need for 40Gbs and 100Gbs Ethernet transmission protocol over copper cables, combining standard interface (IEC 61076-3-110) with the performance extended up to 5GHz. It outperforms IEC standard requirements for major transmission parameters such as Near End Cross Talk, Insertion and Return Loss.
The ARJ45 form factor is almost identical to RJ45. ARJ45 takes the same area on the patch panels or network switch PWBs and in the transmission channels as the RJ45 connector. The ARJ45 interface provides similar mechanical robustness and can be handled by ordinary users without special precautions. The ARJ45 cost is comparable to Category 6A RJ45 connectors and ARJ45 plugs employ a system of IDC contacts for stranded or solid wire cables.
Several applications for ARJ45 technology demand greater bandwidth, superior transmission data performance, reliability and ease of use with the traditional form factor including:
- Data centers, Internet equipment ‘farms’, network clusters
- Industrial internet, factory data network and central automation systems
- Military, marine and security installations, ships
- Backbone residential cabling
Backbone residential cabling is a very large application for solid wire cables. UTP and STP systems based on ARJ45 technology make backbone cabling installations future-proof and satisfy data transmission requirements for future years.