A new miniaturized, robust and high-speed interconnectivity solutions — ix Industrial™


The ix Industrial™ is the next-generation connector for Ethernet and other industrial equipment transmissions. With the small, robust and high-speed design makes it ideal for use in industrial environments and solve the challenges of the Industrial 4.0 and IIoT.


The ix Industrial™ lineup provides more wiring flexibility, with two cable assembly options of solder and IDC, two coding options of Type A and Type B based on your application.


Type A and Type B versions are both available on our SINBON Webshop. We provide five combinations of ix including (1) Type A to Type A (2) Type A to RJ45 (3) Type A to RJ45 Jack (4) Type B to Type B (5) Type B to RJ45


What’s more, a new ix in-line jack combination will soon be available on our Webshop.

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Compact Size

The ix Industrial™ offers a size reduction of 75% compared to conventional RJ45 modular solutions. The receptacles allow for a parallel 10mm pitch mounting for daisy-chaining in compact units contributing to size reduction of end use products.

Latch Lock Design

Locking is completed simply by inserting the plug into the receptacle. The audio click indicates mating completion. The lock can be released easily by pushing on the plug buttons while pulling out.

High Durability

With a reliable locking mechanism that ensures secure mating and prevents accidental disconnection. It offers 5,000 mating cycles to ensure excellent durability and to withstand shock and vibration.

High Speed Transmission

The ix Industrial™ makes stable high speed transmission of Cat.5e (1Gbps) and Cat.6A (10Gbps) a reality.

Ideal for applications where fast and reliable data transmission is required.

High EMC Resistance

A 360 degree shield design prevents interference from external noise.

High EMC resistance provides safe and secure data transmission up to 10Gbps.

IEC standard compliant

The ix Industrial™ is compliant with the standard IEC 61076-3-124 covering 10-way shielded free and fixed connectors for the Ethernet Mating Interfaces.


The application scenario in the industrial environment may be harsh. Looking for higher IP rating? Glad you've reached the end of the article. The standard ix cable is with IP20 rating; however, we provide overmolded version with IP67 rating on Digikey.

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ix Industrial™ Specified as a New PROFINET Interface by PROFIBUS User Organization


Hirose ix Industrial connector series has been specified as a new standard interface connector for Ethernet applications by PROFINET (Process Field Network). PROFINET is the leading communications standard based on Industrial Ethernet.


A new Guideline for PROFINET Version 5.0 has been released on the 29th June 2021 for which specifies the ix Industrial™ as a new standard interface connector for Ethernet applications. As a result, the guideline provides PROFINET users with definitive universal regulations for industrial cabling in Industrial equipment, systems, and plants.


This benefits manufacturers of Industrial applications that comply with PROFINET standards to develop smaller yet higher performing devices. The ix Industrial™ series reduces functional space by up to 75% and footprint by two-thirds compared to RJ45solutions. The ix Industrial series is compliant with the standard IEC 61076-3-124. Supporting CAT5e (1Gbps) and CAT6A (10Gbps) cabling, the ix Industrial™ Series I/O connector features an optimized EMI/ESD shielding design for safe and secure data transmission up to 10Gbps.

Source Hirose Electrics