Uses 38% less board space than JKO configuration

May 10, 2010–Pulse Electronics, a worldwide leader in electronic component and subassembly design and manufacturing, introduces
its new compact JKM platform, a 10-pin 1×1 gigabit RJ45, used for connecting a transceiver to an Ethernet cable. Pulse’s compact footprint design allows for a 38% savings of circuit board space compared with existing gigabit JK0 platforms. This new platform was designed for OEMs that need compact components for low-end Ethernet applications such as set-top boxes.

Electrically, the JKM has been tested to comply with IEEE specifications and standards, such as IEEE802.3. The platform is backward-compatible to 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps data throughputs and is configurable to the latest core topologies so that it performs optimally with many voltage/current mode PHYs (transceivers) available today. Mechanically, the footprint is similar to most 10/100 1×1 RJ45s for easy board re-spin to enable migration of future products into the gigabit arena. It is also configurable with or without LEDs and EMI-fingers.

“This new JKM platform is a great addition to the LAN product families here at Pulse,” said Rowan Noble, Pulse field application engineer. “We are excited to offer it to our customers needing compact solutions for their projects.”

The JKM platform is packaged in trays. Lead time is 6-8 weeks. The JKM-0001NL datasheet can be found on the Pulse website.

About Pulse

Pulse Electronics is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing, and subassembly sales of electronic components. Pulse products are used in the web infrastructure, computers, networking, communications, power conversion, defense and aerospace, automotive, and wireless industries. State-of-the-art custom designs and catalog products position Pulse as a complete source for electronic OEMs, contract manufacturers, and ODMs. Pulse is a participating member of IEEE, ATIS, ETSI, HDMI, the DSL Forum, CommNexus, and MoCA.

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