The Road To Category 8.1 RJ45 Connectivity
- HESS consists of the PCB Jack, Jack Inserts, Tunable PCB’s and Plug/Cable Assemblies
- Over three (3) Years in Research and Development – Multiple Patents Pending
- Multiple PCB Iterations were made to Compare then Customize S Parameter Characteristics to the customer requirements
- PCB traces can be made 50 Ohm single ended or 100 Ohm Differential Pair
Category 8.1 PCB Jack
The need for a 2 gigahertz broadband I/O connector for Category 8.1 was met with a different approach to manufacturing.
Traditionally, RJ45 jacks were manufactured using a wire or stamped lead frames to connect the input to output pins of the jack. In our patent pending design, we used a multi layer PCB to connect input to output. The ground layers in the PCB are used for isolation of critical pairs for crosstalk reduction while allowing space to add compensation circuits to tune electrical parameters. Compensation can now be closer to the source of the signals, allowing a broader bandwidth. This is not possible with traditional manufacturing technologies.