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ix Industrial™ Has Been Added to the CC-Link IE TSN Specifications.
August 14, 2023

ix Industrial™ Has Been Added to the CC-Link IE TSN Specifications.

The CC-Link Partner Association (based in Nagoya Japan), the organization promoting the Ethernet-based integrated network CC-Link IE, has revised the CC-Link IE TSN Specifications for March 2023, adding ix Industrial™ (10-pin rectangular connector compliant with IEC 61076-3-124) to the list. This is the third time that ix Industrial has been added to the Industrial Ethernet specification, following GigE Vision and PROFINET.

CC-Link IE TSN Specifications (Overview)

Source: CC-Link IE TSN Specifications (Overview)

● About CC-Link IE TSN

“CC-Link IE TSN” specification has been completed by the CC-Link Partner Association in 2018. This is a next generation network that further strengthens the performance and functionality of current CC-Link IE by adding Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) technology, additional standards related to gigabit Ethernet bandwidth. In the network communication specifications in the CC-Link IE TSN Specifications revised in February 2023, a 10-pin rectangular connector compliant with IEC 61076-3-124 is added along with RJ45 and M12 connectors.

● Features: IEC Standard Compliant, Next-Generation Industrial Equipment Network Connector: the ix Industrial™

- IEC standard compliant (IEC 61076-3-124)
- The ix Industrial™ offers a reduced size of 75% compared to conventional RJ45 modular solutions. The receptacles allow 10mm parallel pitch mounting.
- Unique shell design withstands shock and vibration. It offers 5,000 mating cycles to ensure excellent durability.
- High EMC resistance for high speed, Cat.6A (10Gbps) Ethernet transmission.
- Varieties Under Mass Production:
 Key varieties: 2 types
 Receptacle: Upright Right Angle, Right Angle, Vertical
 Plug: Straight, Right Angle (Cable Assembly: IDC, Solder)
 In-line Jack (Cable Assembly: Solder*)

Suitable applications: Factory automation controllers, servo amplifiers, industrial robotics, servers, programmable logic controllers, security systems and many more.

● Future Development

Hirose is currently taking the CC-Link IE TSN recommended network wiring component test for our connectors in order to obtain certification from the CC-Link Partner Association. We will make an announcement as soon as the test is passed and certification is completed.

● Corporate Profile and Related Information

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. Corporate Profile

■About CC-Link Partner Association
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■About CC-Link IE TSN
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*"Cable Assembly: IDC, Solder" has been corrected to "Cable Assembly: Solder" on August 15, 2023.