Omni Pro Electronics has announced HALO Electronics,’ the release of its line of 2.5G and 5G Ethernet transformers to address the increasing data rates of enterprise networking equipment and the higher bandwidth requirements of wireless access points. The 2.5G/5G data rates are an important intermediary step between the 1G and 10G data rates; offering increased data transfer over 1G using existing cable installs as well as lower power consumption per port when compared to 10G.

HALO’s 2.5G and 5G transformers are available in two packages. The NZ and NZ5 industry standard packages are available in standard temperature and extended temperature versions with PoE, PoE+, and 4PPoE (+90W) capabilities. HALO’s 2.5G and 5G discrete Ethernet transformers are designed to meet or exceed the IEEE802.3bz standard. Additional terms that have been used for 2.5G/5G data rates include Multi-Gig, NBASE-T, and MGBASE-T. HALO’s 2.5G and 5G transformers support 3-speed, 4-speed, and 5-speed backward compatibility with slower data rates.

This surface-mount series is footprint interchangeable with other HALO Gigabit and 10G transformers. In addition to the NZ/NZ5 package, HALO has announced the Nano2.5G series of miniature transformers. The Nano2.5G parts are available in PoE, PoE+, and 4PPoE (60W) options.

Features & Benefits:

  • Standard and Extended Temperature Ranges
  • 2.5G/5GBASE-T Ethernet Transformer/CMR
  • IEEE802.3bz/af/at/bt Compliant
  • 4PPoE – 4 Pair Power over Ethernet
  • UL/EN60950 Recognized
  • 100% Electrical Testing
  • 1500Vrms Hi-Pot
  • Designed for PSE and PD PoE Applications