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TE Connectivity brings single pair Ethernet to the skies and front lines

TE’s new single pair Ethernet cable delivers smaller, lighter, and faster data transmission

March 30, 2021

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces Raychem Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) cable, which provides faster data rates in a smaller, lighter solution. The SPE cable is designed to be durable and versatile to operate in harsh environments applications such as commercial and military aerospace, defense, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and space. 


“The single pair Ethernet cable allows commercial and defense customers to maintain data rates, while reducing size and weight by up to 75 percent when compared to existing Quadrax systems,” said Lynden Bajus, product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. “TE’s ability to ruggedize an automotive standard to help meet the harsh environment requirements in aerospace, defense and marine markets, has allowed us to focus on improving size and weight parameters for our customers while continuing to maintain critical data rate needs.”


The Raychem SPE cable delivers 100 Mb/s or 1 Gb/s in a single pair construction. The cables are standardized under the ARINC 854 cabin equipment network bus standard and are available in both 24 and 26 AWG, with a temperature range of -65°C up to +150°C. 


The cable complements the previously released 369 shielded connectors and completes the new Mini-ETH single pair ethernet system from TE. This system reduces termination time and simplifies maintenance when compared to standard eight-wire cables and rectangular connectors. The full Mini-ETH system is designed to support In-Flight Entertainment systems, seat power, avionics, lighting controls, and is intended to anticipate the needs of the growing eVTOL vehicle market. 


TE’s Mini-ETH system consists of a range of time-tested TE products, including:

● 369 shielded connectors

● SPE cable

● End-to-end Ethernet assemblies


About TE

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With more than 85,000 employees, including over 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

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