Contacts, Connectors, and Jumpers for High-Speed Ethernet and other Datalink Protocols
High-speed data transmission protocols may be organized into three broad categories: 1) Mil-Aero data bus protocols such as ARINC 1553 and CAN bus, 2) Networking protocols such as 10, 100, and 1000BASE-T Ethernet, and 3) Peripheral and display protocols such as USB 3.0 and SATA. Generally speaking, standard mil-aero connector packages and contact layout densities are appropriately applied for category 1) Mil-Aero protocols. Higher density contact layouts with or without shielded contacts are appropriately applied for the Ethernet/networking category protocols up to 1000BASE-T. Finally, special high-performance and high-density solutions such as El Ochito octaxial contacts, Octobyte™ 10 Gigabit industrial connectors, and Glenair Speed-Master™ 10G+ Ethernet solutions are best applied for the highest data rate peripheral and display protocols.