This week’s Product Roundup highlights automotive connector and cable options for purposes together with superior driver help techniques (ADAS), navigation gear, and infotainment, safety, digital camera, and luxury management methods.
Automotive Connector and Cable Merchandise:
Heilind Electronics shares Amphenol Sine Methods’ DuraMate™ AHDP Round Plastic Connectors for heavy-duty in-line or panel-mount purposes within the automotive, industrial, and transportation industries, together with business automobiles, agricultural and development gear, and marine installations. The sealed, multi-pin round connector collection allows economical, quick-connect mating and has high-strength, light-weight, and impact-resistant thermoplastic housings with redundant IP67/IP69Okay sealing that gives a strong barrier towards lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, and fossil fuels. It additionally has a bayonet locking system particularly designed to face up to excessive vibration, polarization to make sure correct mating, and an easy-grip coupling system with visible and tactile indicators that present dependable mating affirmation. The collection is out there in two shell sizes: 18 and 24, three insert choices: high-density sign or combined energy inserts with economical low-insertion-force formed terminals and high-current configurations with confirmed RADSOK® contacts, and two totally different backshell techniques that thread onto the rear of the connectors to offer pressure aid and extra wire seal safety: normal wide-thread adapters that present most entry to the rear grommet for improved serviceability and inflexible backshells that keep a compression-fit design to withstand most pull-out forces and facilitate pressure aid for jacketed cable ranges. Measurement 24 shells can be found in 11 insert preparations with 7–47 pins and measurement 18 shells can be found in 4 insert preparations with eight–21 pins. The collection is out there in economical reel-mounted, high-volume, machine termination or machined loose-piece format and are rated for 22–7 AWG, 7.5–80A, and working temperatures extending from -55°C to +125°C.
ACES Connectors’ two-position, 200A Excessive-Energy Connector System is right to be used in EVs, PHEVs, and different high-power purposes. It encompasses a strong, touch-safe design with mating help and secondary locking mechanisms that allow one-handed operation with out further instruments and stop unintentional unmating, 360° EMI shielding, and a number of keying choices. The RoHS-compliant system is rated IP67 when mated and IP2XB when unmated, provides high-voltage interlock capabilities, has a cable exit angle of 180°, and is rated for 850VDC and 200A operation and working temperatures extending from -40C to 140C. As well as, it’s compliant with business requirements together with USCAR-2, -25, and -37, IEC 20653, and LV215-1.
JAE’s MX55J Collection space-saving, high-speed connectors are particularly designed for in-vehicle digital digital camera methods that help new applied sciences together with ADAS and autonomous driving methods. The collection is suitable with 1.5Gb/s low-voltage differential sign (LVDS) transmission (relying on configuration and utilization) and shielded twisted quad wire (STQ) cables, delivers superior waterproof efficiency in each mated and unmated circumstances (100kPa/IPx9K equal) and efficient EMI suppression with a whole-surface floor shell and floor terminals, and has a misinsertion prevention key and a mechanical lock that resists twist pressure. Collection choices embrace PCB connectors, normal automotive digital camera measurement (23mm x 23mm) rear-case connectors, or full cable harnesses with straight plug or right-angle plug configurations that may be custom-made to one among 4 totally different cable exit instructions to make cable routing simpler. The small-form-factor collection additionally has 4 gold-plated copper alloy sign terminals, achieves excessive retention power, and is rated for working temperatures extending from -40°C to +105°C.
Amphenol ICC’s HSBridge Connector System is a normal USCAR EWCAP interface that can be utilized as a high-performance digital system for low-voltage differential alerts (LVDS) to stop interference from crosstalk and exterior sources. It has the bandwidth to help superior infotainment, telematics, navigation, digital camera, ADAS, safety, and luxury management methods employed within the automotive and transportation industries and helps a number of protocols together with LVDS, USB 2.zero, HDMI, VGA, and DisplayPort. The inside track-proof system can also be color-coded for improved set up, suitable with competing merchandise, immune to reflow soldering temperatures to help pin-in-paste processes, protected towards mechanical stress, unintentional unmating, and connector injury ensuing from incorrect launch, and high quality examined to USCAR-2 specs.
Materion’s copper-to-aluminum Dovetail Clad® strip is produced utilizing a breakthrough patented cladding know-how that joins these two dissimilar metals side-by-side in lengthy, steady grasp coils that may simply be stamped and shaped to create sturdy, high-reliability bus bars and lead tabs designed particularly for automotive-format lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs in electrical, hybrid-electric, and plug-in hybrid electrical (EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs). The distinctive cladding course of achieves a superb metallurgical bond by considerably decreasing the cross-sectional space and thermal diffusion and creating a skinny, ductile intermetallic compound that leads to a copper-to-aluminum dovetail joint that matches the power and fatigue toughness of the aluminum alloy. Dovetail Clad materials offers superior mechanical, electrical, and thermal efficiency in comparison with ultrasonic, bolted, or mixed-metal welded connections and allows high-volume, low-cost laser meeting. Its low electrical resistance allows smaller, cooler battery packs, its low peak permits for extra compact module designs, and its slender joint width (4mm max.) offers optimum design flexibility. Dovetail Clad bus bars facilitate the laser welding of like supplies and Dovetail Clad lead tabs simplify bussing by changing anodes or cathodes. For partial penetration laser welding, Materion also can present a thick inlay answer that selectively clads a stripe of copper or aluminum as much as 50% of the metallic substrate thickness.
Schleuniger’s CrimpCenter 36 SP is provided with dependable, high-precision know-how able to chopping, stripping, and terminating cables in a single step with most velocity and adaptability, and is right for enabling complicated automotive wiring options with excellent manufacturing charges. The machine automates a number of of the CrimpCenter 36 S’ guide processes to additional enhance effectivity and reduce setup time, attaining a mean efficiency improve of 13% in addition to an 11% discount in value per lead. New options additionally embrace a brand new extremely dynamic drive and management idea, a newly developed deposit gripper system, extra exact cable routing and quick-change mechanisms, improved synchronization of the feeding unit and conveyor belt speeds, and the power to self-adjust for numerous supplies. The machine additionally has an intuitive, icon-based consumer interface with a touchscreen, EASY software program, and built-in technical paperwork that present even inexperienced operators with fast and quick access, and might be mixed with as much as six processing stations and all kinds of equipment for max software flexibility.
I-PEX Connectors’ ISH Collection low-profile, horizontal-mating micro SMT connectors have a 2mm pitch and zero.5mm terminals which might be based mostly on an adaptation of a two-part feminine terminal to assist shield towards warmth and vibration and ship superior contact reliability in crucial, high-density automotive purposes together with headlamp management models, inverters and DC/DC converters, battery management modules, rearview digital camera modules, and instrument clusters. The vary is obtainable in single-row configurations with 2–20 pins and seven.4mm mated heights and double-row configurations with four–40 pins and 10.9mm mated heights. Male housings are manufactured from glass-filled liquid crystal polymer (LCP), feminine housings are product of PBT, and each are rated for working temperatures extending from -40°C to +125°C. The collection can also be rated for no less than 1,000MΩ insulation resistance, 10g vibration resistance, four.5A current-carrying capability, 100V/minute withstanding voltage, and 22–20AWG wire.
The common ODU TURNTAC contact system from ODU options proven-robust contact know-how designed to face up to harsh environmental circumstances and heavy use whereas enabling the secure, dependable, environment friendly, and economical transmission of excessive currents in e-mobility charging and electrical drive techniques and different difficult purposes, together with medical, industrial, and check and measurement gear. ODU TURNTAC contacts are a mature contact know-how that gives low and secure mating and unmating forces and high-reliability operation for greater than 10,000 cycles. They’re out there in a various vary of modification and optimization choices, together with turned, slotted contacts right down to zero.3mm in diameter and mating angles as much as 5°.
TE Connectivity’s BATTU dual-wall heat-shrink tubing is a semi-rigid, flame-retardant answer particularly designed for energy cable to terminal purposes in harsh environments, together with business automobiles and industrial gear. The tubing consists of a polyolefin jacket that meets ISO6722 flammability necessities and a polyamide inside adhesive wall able to bonding to quite a lot of substrates. It has a 2:1 shrink ratio designed and sized for speedy software and reliability, helps hasten meeting, provides a level of pressure aid, and has the potential to scale back utilized prices. It additionally supplies electrical insulation and mechanical safety from abrasion and bending, resists moisture together with automotive fluids, and withstands working temperatures extending from -40°C to 130°C. The tubing is out there in six handy minimize lengths to assist forestall splitting that would outcome from improper chopping (32, 39, 51, 64, 77, and 102mm), accommodates 6–four/0AWG cable, is rated for 600V with 19,700V/mm dielectric power, and is compliant with UL E85381.
Cinch Connectivity Options’ ModICE® Modular Connector Enclosures and SHS Harness Connectors supply an entire line of sealed connector enclosures and sealed I/O headers and harness connectors for rugged digital management modules in extreme-environment purposes together with business and off-road automobiles and industrial gear. The product household provides three distinctly sized enclosure fashions: ModICE ME, SE, and LE, every with numerous subseries that present options together with vented enclosures, header configurations spanning 18–60 I/Os, clean headers, and headers with built-in RF ports, ferrite filtering, or warmth sinks. Basic specs for the household embrace working temperatures extending from -40°C to +125°C, 10A rated present at 85°C, lower than 10mΩ contact resistance, higher than 1,000MΩ insulation resistance, IP67 and IP69Okay sealing, RoHS compliance, and rugged resistance to shock (5g for 20 pulses), salt spray (96 hours), and temperature humidity biking (320 hours). Common ModICE enclosures embrace the ModICE ME-RF, a singular enclosure header with built-in SMA connectors that permits the fast connection of antennas and different RF units. Widespread headers embrace the ModICE ME-MX Headers, which include a USCAR 1.50mm interface, function sealed, snap-in covers for the entire line of ModICE ME Enclosures, are available a number of configurations with 12, 20, 24, 32, and 40 I/Os, and are mating suitable with Molex’s MX150 1.5mm connector.
Kensington Electronics, Inc. shares zero.4mm eye-of-the-needle (EON) press-fit terminals from Autosplice, which supply versatility, worth, and reliability in a variety of demanding software with working temperatures as much as 150°C, and are designed to work with the now business normal plated-through-hole (PTH) measurement of zero.60±zero.05mm. The terminals’ press-fit zone offers optimum retention power at every finish of the PTH measurement vary by using a mixture of elastic and plastic deformation, which is biased in the direction of the previous on the decrease finish of the PTH measurement vary and in the direction of the latter on the greater finish, in addition to prevented from elongating past the fabric restrict to remove the probability micro-crack formation. Autosplice EON press-fit terminals have been extensively examined to make sure compliance with quite a lot of key business necessities relating to vibration, thermal and mechanical shock, insertion pressure, retention power, humidity, present biking, and call resistance, together with IEC 60352-5 2012-02 Version four.zero, have been accepted by a number of Tier 1 automotive clients for international use, and have been efficiently employed in automotive purposes since 2004 with no reported area failures. Versatility advantages embrace modularized tooling for low-cost product extensions, scalable insertion methods for cost-effective meeting options, and international design, manufacturing, and gross sales places. Worth advantages embrace quick manufacturing processes, much less dependence on manufacturing processes for reliability than soldered connections, and easy, lead-free termination, and reliability advantages embrace excessive regular pressure and excessive retention pressure to make sure dependable connections in automotive environments, low contact resistance, and improved efficiency by way of the elimination of chilly solder joints and the potential for solder flux contamination. As well as, all of Autosplice’s compliant pins, blades, and sockets are offered in constantly reeled codecs as both particular person or multiple-position connector elements for compatibility with high-speed automated manufacturing gear.
AVX Company’s 53-8702 Collection IDC/Press-Match WTB connectors mix the 2 most dependable contact applied sciences within the automotive business in a single package deal that delivers strong, double-ended, cold-welded, and gas-tight 24–18AWG wire-to-board connections excellent to be used in quality- and cost-conscious automotive purposes uncovered to harsh environmental circumstances together with shock, vibration, and excessive temperatures, reminiscent of airbag, engine, and transmission management models. Designed to switch pricey two-piece connector methods, enhance implementation effectivity and reliability, allow problem-free conformal coating, improve design flexibility, and stay efficient all through the lifetime of a car, the collection options two phosphor bronze contacts per place, is presently obtainable in 5 positions, and is rated for six–10A relying on wire measurement, 125V, working temperatures spanning -40°C to +125°C, and a single termination cycle. The collection additionally presents twin meeting methodologies, pre-installation on a PCB in the course of the board construct course of or pre-installation on a wiring harness, and permits customers to attach two PCBs which are in shut proximity, however not in the identical orientation or alignment location for a standard board-to-board connector extra reliably than the FFC/FPC cables sometimes used to jumper between two ZIF connectors, particularly in high-vibration purposes.
Fischer Connectors’ UltiMate™ Collection connectors and cable assemblies are rugged, compact, light-weight, hermetically sealed, and sealed to IP68/IP69 even when unmated, offering high-reliability options for all kinds of purposes with extreme environmental, industrial, chemical, and blind-mating circumstances, together with automotive purposes. The round, push-pull connectors have wonderful 360° EMC shielding, extraordinarily strong keying, and a grounding contact ring, and exhibit strong resistance to shock, vibration, and corrosion. The collection has additionally been examined and confirmed in crash check simulations and meets all business requirements for heavy-duty and weatherproof efficiency. Rated for 10,000 mating cycles and temperatures extending from -55°C to +135°C, UltiMate Collection options can be found in a variety of configurations, together with cable- and panel-mounted plugs and receptacles with brass and aluminum shells, crimp and solder contacts, and optionally available sealing caps and color-coded overmolding. The smallest configuration within the collection, the Fischer UltiMate 07, gives as much as 10 contacts, high-power options supply as much as 26A, and custom-engineered connector and cable meeting options can be found to satisfy distinctive Tier 1 and a couple of automotive provider software calls for.
Siemon Interconnect Options’ TERA Class eight.2 Patch Cords exceed ISO/IEC Class eight.2/Class II specs when utilized in a two-connector, 30-meter Class II channel, and their PCB-equipped plugs optimize sign for distinctive transmission. TERA Class II channels and everlasting hyperlinks ship transmission efficiency as much as 2GHz to help high-speed 25 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) in knowledge middle purposes. Along side Class eight.2 cables and TERA-MAX® patch panels populated with TERA retailers, the Class eight.2 TERA-to-RJ45 patch cords are perfect for two-connector switch-to-server connections in middle-of-row (MoR) and end-of-row (EoR) knowledge middle configurations, whereas the Class eight.2 RJ45-to-RJ45 patch cords are perfect for direct connect switch-to-server connections utilized in top-of-rack (ToR) configurations. Constructed of Class eight.2 S/FTP 2,000MHz cable, TERA Class eight.2 patch cords are backwards suitable with Class 7A/Class FA and decrease cabling methods. The patch cords additionally supply 9 totally different coloured clips for in-field color-coding, help protocols together with IEEE 802.3af, at, and bt (Sort 1–four PoE), 10BASE-T to 40BASE-T, and power-over-HDBaseT (PoH), and are compliant with ISO/IEC 11801-1 Ed. 1.zero, IEC-61156, IEC 60603-7, and IEC 61076-Three-104 requirements.