Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pulse Announces Compact JKM Gigabit Ethernet Connector Platform

Pulse Electronics, a worldwide leader in electronic component and subassembly design and manufacturing, introduces
its new compact JKM platform, a 10-pin 1x1 gigabit RJ45, used for connecting a transceiver to an Ethernet cable. Pulse's compact footprint design allows for a 38% savings of circuit board space compared with existing gigabit JK0 platforms. This new platform was designed for OEMs that need compact components for low-end Ethernet applications such as set-top boxes.

Electrically, the JKM has been tested to comply with IEEE specifications and standards, such as IEEE802.3. The platform is backward-compatible to 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps data throughputs and is configurable to the latest core topologies so that it performs optimally with many voltage/current mode PHYs (transceivers) available today. Mechanically, the footprint is similar to most 10/100 1x1 RJ45s for easy board re-spin to enable migration of future products into the gigabit arena. It is also configurable with or without LEDs and EMI-fingers.

"This new JKM platform is a great addition to the LAN product families here at Pulse," said Rowan Noble, Pulse field application engineer. "We are excited to offer it to our customers needing compact solutions for their projects."

The JKM platform is packaged in trays. Lead time is 6-8 weeks. The JKM-0001NL datasheet can be found on the Pulse website.

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