Octax®-Solo 10Gb Ethernet Interconnect System

Ultra High-Speed Interconnect System

CarlisleIT (Carlisle Interconnect Technologies) Octax®-Solo 10Gbps Ethernet connector is a single-port, standalone connector.

The Octax connector:

  • Uses innovative inserts to isolate each twisted pair and contact.

  • Cable and twist is maintained extremely close to the contacts to minimize characteristic impedance mismatch.

  • Each insert serves as an isolated cell to virtually eliminate near-end crosstalk.

  • Capable of operating in data transmission speeds of 10 Gigabits/sec (Gbps) or higher.

  • Delivers 10x the transmission speed (10Gbps signal), and 2x the density compared to quadrax-type solutions.

  • The Octax standard M39029 crimp contacts reduce manufacturing installation time and provide a field repairable solution with ease.

Features & Benefits


Customer Benefit

Gigabit and 10 Gbps Ethernet data transfer speed

Allows for higher quantities of data to transfer at quicker speeds covering a variety of 1Gb applications and emerging 10Gb needs

Field repairable

Designed for easier and less costly on-site termination repair

Uses standard 22D crimp contacts (M39029)

Standard off-the-shelf contacts are readily available and require no special tooling

Small form factor

Critical space savings for highly dense applications

Anti-decoupling/self-locking mechanism for rugged environments

Connector will not disconnect/uncouple in a high-vibration application

Suggested Applications

  • Single-Port 10Gbps Ethernet connector (compatible with CarlisleIT Gigabit series Ethernet cables)

    • Aerospace and Military

    • Avionics

    • IFEC

    • High-Definition Video Displays

    • Data Loading

  • Any high-speed Ethernet application

Part Number



Straight PCB, flange mount


Flange mount receptacle connector


Plug connector

*In-line and jam nut designs also available

Download the Octax®-Solo Product Overview

Test Scope Per Specification Notes
Operating Temperature Range -65°C to 175°C
Altitude Immersion EIA-364-03 70,000 ft., 500 VRMS
Fungus MIL-STD-810 By Similarity
Contamination by Fluids MIL-STD-810 By Similarity
Sand and Dust MIL-STD-810 By Similarity
Corrosion Resistance EIA-364-26, Condition A 100 hrs
Vibration - Random EIA-364-28, Condition V, Letter "J"
Durability MIL-DTL-38999 500 Mate/Unmate Cycles
Mating Cycles EIA-364-28, Condition V, Letter "J"
Coupling Torque EIA-364-8310 mV drop  
Contact Retaining Force EIA-364-29, Method B6 lbs max, .012" Displacement
Dielectric Withstand Voltage EIA-364-20 500VRMS, 60Hz
Data Rate 10Gbps
Insertion Loss < 0.3 dB up to 5 GHz
Return Loss > 20 dB up 5 GHz
NEXT and FEXT > 40 dB up 5 GHz
Differential to Common Mode Conversion > 50 dB up 5 GHz