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TE Connectivity’s Raychem Cat 5e Ethernet cable has the ability to support 1 Gb/s speeds while maintaining data integrity and quality, needed for high data rate communications in harsh environments

ethernet cableTE Connectivity (TE) has recently introduced its Raychem Cat 5e cable that offers high-performance Ethernet connectivity at speeds up to 1-Gb/s in harsh military, marine and aerospace environments.

The company said that the Cat 5e cable makes use of high-temperature fluoropolymers that are designed to perform under extreme temperature fluctuations from -65°C to +200°C.

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Designed in accordance with ANSI/TIA-568-C.2, the cable is both lightweight and easy to terminate. TE’s waterblock variation uses super absorbent tapes and yarns that further help reduce weight, increase flexibility and lower installation costs when compared to silicon-filled waterblocks.

“TE’s variety of in-house jacket materials helps give customers the flexibility to design the solution that’s right for their application. Whether it’s a marine environment that requires zero halogen materials or small, tight spaces that call for flexible materials, TE’s diverse portfolio of materials provide customers the ability to design Cat 5e cables that meet their needs”, the company noted in the product announcement.

“The ability to support 1 Gb/s speeds while maintaining data integrity and quality is critical for high data rate communications in harsh environments,” said Lynden Bajus, specialty cable product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. “We believe the Raychem Cat 5e cable is an important complement to our expansive line of high-speed connectors, contacts, backshells and terminals.”

Applications of Raychem Cat 5e Ethernet Cable

TE’s Raychem Cat 5e cables can be used in a variety of applications, including shipboard, satellite, missiles C4ISR, weapons systems, avionics, soldier systems and IFE (In Flight Entertainment) systems.

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For more information on TE’s Raychem Cat 5e cable, click here.

 

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