LISLE, Ill — Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA) introduces the HSAutoLink™ Interconnect System, an emerging high-speed data bus for vehicles, to meet the needs of the “Connected Vehicle” (Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications, Infotainment and Telematics).
The high speed data bus connector and cabling system encompasses technologies incorporated from other Molex high volume products and industry standard applications such as Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0), Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS), 1394 Auto (FireWire*), FlexRay and Ethernet (AVB). The new, sturdy family of HSAutoLink connectors and cables will bring USB and other technologies into the information and entertainment systems in vehicles. Molex’s HSAutoLink solution is the critical link that enables the USB 2.0 for connecting passenger portable devices such as MP3 players, flash drives and portable navigation systems.
Molex is working with all potential in-vehicle technology providers and industry standardization efforts to expand this newly introduced family of high speed connectors that meet the rigorous demands set by USCAR and leading OEMs on a global basis. The automotive industry-standard interface known as USCAR-30 supports USB 2.0 requirements for OEM system certification.
Cable assemblies utilizing the USB Standard A receptacle provide shrouded and latching capabilities for mounting in a vehicle, providing a consumer interface for vehicle passenger use. Following similar design principles, the HSAutoLink cabling system is specified to allow for positive latching and connection to a media module within the vehicle. This connection links with the media module, allowing a digital-signal to convert to a vehicle's more traditional-analog signal, enabling the use of devices such as MP3 players, flash drives, SD Cards, and portable navigation systems.
The full-length cable shielding provides superior signal performance and reduced Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). Three primary cable configurations, along with keyed right angle and vertical headers allow for various packaging options and offer integration engineers the opportunity to more easily design-in Molex's HSAutoLink connector system. For additional information visit: www.molex.com/product/hsautolink.html.
Molex will be speaking about the HSAutolink and presenting a demo of the product at the 1394 Automotive Tech seminar to be held in Detroit, USA, April 30, 2009.
Filed Under: Automotive, Connectors (electrical) • crimp technologies, Electronics • electrical