Automotive

HSAutoLink Interconnect System from Molex Delivers Connectivity with Extreme Integration Flexibility

2nd June 2011
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Molex Incorporated has expanded its HSAutoLink™ Interconnect System with the introduction of HSAutoLink high-speed in-vehicle data bus assemblies that deliver robust connectivity to commercial automotive and other transportation sectors.

Delivering on the automotive industry’s need for optimum EMI and EMC performance, the HSAutoLink system fits space-constrained vehicle packaging requirements while maintaining high-speed link performance to meet emerging demand in the ‘connected vehicle’ segment, which includes vehicle-to-vehicle communications, infotainment, telematic devices, safety cameras and other in-vehicle applications.



“The average new vehicle contains more than twice as many electrical circuits as models produced a decade ago. As demand for advanced navigation, safety, comfort and infotainment content increases, Molex is innovating solutions to simplify electrical distribution systems and enable the feature-rich environment consumers have come to expect,” states Mike Gardner, global marketing manager, infotainment and in-vehicle networks, Molex.



Engineered for longer product life, the HSAutoLink portfolio blends proprietary shielding and volume assembly manufacturing processes leveraged with breakthrough technologies from other markets Molex serves. The HSAutoLink connectors and cables are configured to deliver Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0), Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS), Ethernet and other emerging in-vehicle network technologies, bringing the latest industry solutions to life for vehicle communications and entertainment systems. The HSAutoLink packaged assembly deploys an economical five-pin shielded connector system from the consumer market that has been ruggedised to meet car makers’ mechanical requirements.



With today’s newly introduced expanded cable exit offerings, the HSAutoLink family now offers improved design flexibility to fit space-constrained vehicle packaging requirements. The angled exits or short profile, right angle exit (RAE) allow the assembled cable to exit the device at various angles, providing alternative routing options in confined areas. The RAE version features an extremely compact connector footprint, allowing cable connections in areas with obstructions directly behind the interface.



The HSAutoLink line complies with the automotive industry-standard USCAR-30 compliant interface supporting USB 2.0 requirements for OEM system certification. Full-length cable shielding provides superior signal performance and reduced EMI. The USB Standard A receptacles feature shrouded and positive bezel-latching capabilities to provide in-vehicle mounting for passengers’ easy access to connect to media devices such as MP3 players, flash drives and portable navigation systems.



Gardner adds, “We are seeing striking shifts in the way consumers evaluate car purchases. Next-generation car buyers know the conveniences they want. Many place as much emphasis on the technology and connectivity of a vehicle as on the brand and model. The HSAutoLink family offers the total in-vehicle network package to manufacturers seeking to economically reduce weight and space, while delivering a high bandwidth ‘cool’ factor.”



A major supplier to the global automotive industry, Molex offers vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers a wide range of products and extensive research and development capabilities that include rapid prototyping and high volume production support. All Molex manufacturing sites are ISO 9000 and QS 9000 certified.

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