Amphenol Aerospace High Speed Solutions Introduces Rugged Copper and Fiber-Optic Based Ethernet Switched and Media Converted Products

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Amphenol now offers rugged switched copper and fiber-optic Ethernet products from 1Gbps to 10Gbps for the military, aerospace, and industrial markets.

CTC & CTF Ethernet Media & Interface Conversion Products

CTC & CTF Ethernet Media & Interface Conversion Products

Amphenol’s Ethernet Interface Products are all about giving customers flexibility in their sub-system architectures as it relates to copper and fiber-optic Ethernet system interfaces.

Amphenol Aerospace, a division of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH), now offers Copper-to-Copper (CTC) and Copper-to-Fiber (CTF) Ethernet Media & Interface Conversion with Switching. These completely sealed and rugged integrated electronic Ethernet devices are designed for harsh environment applications.

Amphenol Aerospace has a long history of providing rugged high-speed copper and fiber optic interconnect products for the military, aerospace, and industrial markets. Such products include: fiber optic termini, high-speed copper contacts, connectors, electronics, and cabling solutions. Amphenol’s Ethernet Media & Interface converters with switching combine our expertise in fiber optics, high speed copper, and electronics packaging to create a new addition to our Integrated Electronic Product Line.

Our CTC/CTF Ethernet Switched Products are designed around 1G and 10G Ethernet and provide the following features fully integrated at the connector interface:

  •     Up to eight channels of 1G and four channels of 10G
  •     For copper based products for 1000Base-T and 10GBase-T, integrated physical interface conversion and embedded magnetic transformers
  •     For fiber optic based products, integrated fiber to copper and copper to fiber transceivers for single and multi-mode applications
  •     For both copper and fiber optic solutions, option for fully integrated Ethernet switch with Layer-3 routing.

Customers now can design their subsystems around Amphenol Ethernet Interface Products and remove complexity from their sub-systems. Amphenol Ethernet Interface Products provide sub-system to system translation (and vice-versa) and direct interfaces from off-the-shell CPUs and FPGAs. The decrease in complexity reduces risk to development programs, lowers cost, and enables customers to bring their products to market quicker.

Jared Sibrava, Business Unit Director of Amphenol Aerospace’s High Speed Solutions Products says, “Amphenol’s Ethernet Interface Products are all about giving customers flexibility in their sub-system architectures as it relates to copper and fiber-optic Ethernet system interfaces. Customers no longer need to integrate their sub-systems with an Ethernet fiber optic transceiver capable of up to 10Gbps, magnetic transformers, physical interface conversion chips, and Layer-3 routing switches. Amphenol’s approach is complete integration and packaging of the functionality into a MIL-DTL-38999 package as well as having the modularity to allow many instantiations of our product. Our parts are rugged, naturally convection cooled, and seamlessly integrated allowing a drop in plug and play experience to customers.”

Ryan Gagnon, Product Manager of Integrated Electronic Products for Amphenol Aerospace says, "Our CTC/CTF Ethernet based media & interface converters with switching are the next logical step in the expansion of our Integrated Electronics Product Line. Ethernet is the most ubiquitous computer networking technology in use today and system architects in the Aerospace & Defense sector are leveraging heavily upon it for their new designs.”

Amphenol Aerospace will continue to develop and customize new integrated electronic products that when combined with our interconnect technology, meet the unique needs and requirements brought forth from the harsh environment market.

Details of each of the new switched Ethernet products are as follows:
CTC-ENET-OCTAL-1G

  •     Supports (8) ports of 1000BASE-T conversion to SGMII or SERDES MAC interfaces
  •     Conversion done via integration of physical interface components as well as magnetic transformers
  •     Can be provided with Layer 3 Ethernet Switching functionality
  •     Compliant with IEEE 802.3ab Ethernet Standards and Specifications
  •     Offers 8 ports of Gigabit Ethernet in shell size 19 D38999 series III connector and is expandable based on customer needs
  •     Utilizes standard size 22 contacts (100)
  •     Utilizes Samtec Q Series® High Speed Cable Assembly for connection to board
  •     Operating temperature of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C (Convection Cooled)
  •     Operates from 3V-50V DC power input and is designed for Electromagnetic Compatibility
  •     Shock & Vibe resistant per MIL-STD-810F
  •     Hermetic option available with a helium leak rate of 10-4 cc/sec

CTC-ENET-QUAD-10G

  •     Supports (4) ports of 10GBASE-T conversion to XAUI interface
  •     Conversion done via integration of physical interface components as well as magnetic transformers
  •     Compliant with IEEE 802.3an Ethernet Standards and Specifications
  •     Can be provide with Layer 3 Ethernet Switching functionality
  •     Offers 4 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet in shell size 25 D38999 series III connector and is expandable based on customer needs
  •     Utilizes split pair Quadrax contacts capable of 6.25Gbps
  •     Utilizes Samtec Q Series® High Speed Cable Assembly for connection to board
  •     Operating temperature of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C (Convection Cooled)
  •     Operates from 3V to 50V DC input power, Designed for Electromagnetic Compatibility
  •     Shock & Vibe resistant per MIL-STD-810F
  •     Hermetic option available with a helium leak rate of 10-4 cc/sec

CTF-ENET-OCTAL-1G

  •     Supports (8) ports of 1000BASE-SX fiber media conversion to SGMII or Serdes MAC interfaces
  •     D38999 Series III Shell Size 21-16 and is expandable based on customer needs
  •     Can be provided with Layer 3 Ethernet Switching functionality
  •     Standard M29504/5 Fiber Termini Interface
  •     Support for single mode and multi-mode fiber
  •     Utilizes Samtec Q Series® High Speed Cable Assembly for connection to board
  •     Operating temperature of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C (Convection Cooled)
  •     Operates from 3V to 50V DC input power, Designed for Electromagnetic Compatibility Shock & Vibe resistant per MIL-STD-810F
  •     Hermetic option available with a helium leak rate of 10-4 cc/sec
  •     Pin out on the Samtec connector is identical to the CTC-ENET-OCTAL-1G

CTF-ENET-QUAD-10G

  •     Supports (4) ports of 10GBASE-SR fiber media conversion to XAUI subsystem interfaces
  •     D38999 Series III Shell Size 17-8 and is expandable based on customer needs
  •     Can be provided with Layer 3 Ethernet Switching functionality
  •     Standard M29504/5 Fiber Termini Interface
  •     Support for single mode and multi-mode fiber
  •     Utilizes Samtec Q Series® High Speed Cable Assembly for connection to board
  •     Operating temperature of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C (Convection Cooled)
  •     Operates from 3V to 50V DC input power, Designed for Electromagnetic Compatibility Shock & Vibe resistant per MIL-STD-810F
  •     Hermetic option available with a helium leak rate of 10-4 cc/sec
  •     Pin out on the Samtec connector is identical to the CTC-ENET-QUAD-10G

Contact Information
Ryan Gagnon
Product Manager, Integrated Electronic Products - Amphenol High Speed Solutions
(607) 643-8411
rgagnon(At)amphenol-aao(Dot)com

Mike MacBrair
Business Development Manager – Amphenol High Speed Solutions
(607) 643-3122
mmacbrair(At)amphenol-aao(Dot)com

Jared Sibrava
Business Unit Director – Amphenol High Speed Solutions
(607) 643-1845
jsibrava(At)amphenol-aao(Dot)com

About Amphenol Aerospace
As one of the largest developers of interconnection technologies for the military and commercial aerospace industries, Amphenol Aerospace Operations (AAO) provides OEMs worldwide with rugged, high quality products that withstand the harshest environments.

AAO provides complete interconnect solutions for a wide array of markets. AAO designs, manufactures, and supplies circular and rectangular, electronic, board level, fiber optic, EMI/EMP filter connectors, as well as cable assemblies and integrated systems.
AAO is headquartered in Sidney, N.Y. with other facilities located in New Hampshire, Toronto, Mexico and China. AAO is a division of Amphenol Corporation, which is headquartered in Wallingford, CT. Amphenol Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with 2013 sales topping $4.6 billion.

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