I/O connectors, or input/output connectors, are electrical connectors specifically designed to establish a secured and seamless electrical contact for high-speed data transmission. They ensure the effortless insertion and extraction of cables necessary for high-quality connections. I/O connectors are widely used in communication devices like telephones, switches, servers, routers, and devices like computers.
Types of I/O Connectors
Broadly, I/O connectors can be categorised into two types. These are:
Pluggable I/O connectors
These form an indispensable part of a modern interconnection system. They feature high-speed input/output interfaces, thereby supporting transmission with higher data rates. Pluggable I/O connectors are thus ideal for applications that require a high bandwidth connection.
Mini I/O connectors
I/O connectors like these types do not require any wire termination or soldering and can be installed easily. As such, these interfaces are suitable for almost all types of environments.
Applications of I/O Connectors
The primary purpose of pluggable I/O connectors is to accelerate the transmission of data between multiple devices. Due to this, they are widely used in applications like:
Routers and switches
Mobile network infrastructure
On the other hand, Mini I/O connectors are primarily used in applications that require simple and space-saving installation. As a result, they are widely used in: