TE Connectivity (TE) and OnTime Networks (OnTime) have announced their collaboration in the release of OnTime’s new Cloudberry MIL/AER CM/CR-6200 series rugged ETHERNET switch, router and network time server. Each CM/CR-6200 switch/router/network time server uses up to 12 CeeLok FAS-T connectors from TE, providing either 12 10/100/1000BASE-TX ports or eight 10/100/1000BASE-TX ports and four 10GbE ports along with router and IEEE 1588 PTP GMC capability. The 10GbE ports can be either 100/1000/10000BASE-TX or 10GBASE-SR.
TE’s CeeLok FAS-T connector uses a rugged, small form factor design and supports speeds of 10 Gigabit Ethernet for copper connections. With its field terminable I/O, it meets the high-speed signal requirements of modern aerospace and defense applications.
The CeeLok FAS-T connector features an integral backshell with 360-degree shielding to reduce weight and space while improving the overall system performance. This connector’s small form factor utilizes a panel cutout of 0.698 in. in diameter and maintains outstanding signal integrity due to its patented T-shaped pin pattern that provides noise cancellation and decoupling to minimize crosstalk.
“At the end of last year, OnTime Networks launched the new Cloudberry MIL CM/CR-6200, which combines the features of a Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet switch, router and network time server, allowing the unit to be deployed in a wide variety of applications in military vehicles, submarines, helicopters and unmanned vehicles that need the ability to interconnect a large number of nodes,” said Markus Schmitz, managing director of OnTime Networks in the U.S. “An important factor in 10 Gigabit Ethernet copper designs is the selection of the right connector for high-speed performance in a variety of rugged applications. OnTime Networks relies on TE Connectivity’s CeeLok FAS-T connectors for its 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in the Cloudberry product lines.”
“The CeeLok FAS-T connector enables 10 Gigabit Ethernet in a very small form factor that meets diverse harsh environment demands for aerospace, defense and marine applications,” said Steve McIntire, senior manager of product management at TE Connectivity. “It was this combination of high speed, small size, and harsh environment performance that led OnTime Networks to select our CeeLok FAS-T connector.”