Focus on Automotive

  • The Increasing Importance of Rugged Automotive Interconnects

    Rugged automotive interconnects are essential for the reliable operation of automotive battery management and power delivery systems Kevin Oursler, US – Director Marketing and Business Development at ERNI Electronics, Inc. Automotive battery management systems (BMSs) continue to progress in complexity and storage capacity, challenged by architecture and interconnectivity solutions that require ruggedization and reliability criteria Read More >>

  • Customization is Coming to Vehicle Interiors

    Buyers can choose displays, lights, and infotainment elements, and use connectors to position them in the vehicles of the future. As consumers increasingly view cars as an extension of their home and workspaces, features that increase infotainment and productivity are becoming more important requirements. As a result, vehicle interiors are going to change a lot Read More >>

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The trend in the automotive industry is clear: Vehicle electronics content is increasing rapidly, resulting in a need for robust, reliable, standardized, and affordable interconnects. Intelligent bus systems are replacing simple cable connections; intelligent distribution boxes are replacing simple ignitions. ABS systems, airbags, and satellite navigation are becoming standard equipment. Integrated information systems, computerized motor control management, and optoelectronic displays, along with other active safety systems, such as forward collision avoidance, lane departure warning, and blind spot detection, enhance safety, performance, and comfort. Refined diagnostic instruments and radio-telemetrics will enable mechanics to diagnose, and possibly even solve problems, without even seeing the vehicle in person. As the electronics in the family car become more and more sophisticated, the variety of connector types being designed into vehicles is growing rapidly: sealed, unsealed, RF, I/O rectangular, and high-voltage/high-current connectors all have a place in today’s automotive designs.

Automotive Products

The Increasing Importance of Rugged Automotive Interconnects

Rugged automotive interconnects are essential for the reliable operation of automotive battery management and power delivery systems Kevin Oursler, US – Director Marketing and Business Development at ERNI Electronics, Inc. Automotive battery management systems (BMSs) continue to progress in complexity and storage capacity, challenged by architecture and interconnectivity solutions that require ruggedization and reliability criteria Read More >>

Customization is Coming to Vehicle Interiors

Buyers can choose displays, lights, and infotainment elements, and use connectors to position them in the vehicles of the future. As consumers increasingly view cars as an extension of their home and workspaces, features that increase infotainment and productivity are becoming more important requirements. As a result, vehicle interiors are going to change a lot Read More >>

Industry News January 2018

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Event News  DesignCon 2018, which will take place January 31 – February 1 in Santa Clara, California, will feature in-depth education, top-tier suppliers, and easy networking activities designed to help chip, board, and systems design engineers stay ahead of the pack, push Read More >>

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New Product News Roundup: November 2017

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, and development kits to hit the market. New Product News Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules Bulgin’s new M-Series circular connectors provide reliable data, signal, and power transmission for harsh-environment industrial automation systems, including: Read More >>

Connectivity on the Go: Smarter Cities

The Smarter Cities initiative makes connectivity part of the transportation infrastructure. For car commuters, drive time is a period of lost productivity. For those who use mass transit, however, those hours can become part of the workday, enabling employees to flex their schedules, check into meetings from offsite, and communicate with colleagues. All they need Read More >>

It’s all About Data! Automotive Sensors

A network of sensors is constantly gathering information about performance, vehicle health, and other metrics in today’s high-performance autos. Paul Webb, Global Product Manager for Autosport, TE Connectivity On the road and on the racetrack, just knowing how fast you’re traveling is no longer enough. Your car generates a lot of data while on the Read More >>

Autonomous vehicle data

Cars Drive Growth for Data Center Connectors

Connectivity and autonomy in next-generation autos is creating lots of data that will be sent to data centers, fostering a new market for connector makers. The explosion of electronics in vehicles continues to drive solid growth in the market for connectors. Typically, we think of these as harsh-environment connectors that can meet the rigorous demands Read More >>

Bright Outlook for Automotive LEDs

Falling prices on LEDs mean solid-state lighting is poised to displace bulbs, opening markets for connectors while altering wiring and electronic architectures. Automotive LEDs The automotive industry is ramping up its adoption of LED lighting. Falling prices, improving brightness, and integration with next-generation electric and safety systems are making this once-niche lighting option a mainstream Read More >>

New connector products roundup October 2017

New Product News Roundup

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, and development kits to hit the market. New Product News Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules ITT Cannon’s new CTC Series high-performance, cost-effective cable-to-cable interconnects deliver ruggedized, environmentally sealed, easy-install, low-maintenance solutions for harsh-environment Read More >>

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EV Innovation Goes Full Charge Ahead

Electric vehicles are increasingly familiar sights around town, but the charging infrastructure needs to catch up as countries around the world make plans to transition away from fuel-burning vehicles. By Caroline Hayes When pre-orders for Tesla’s Model S opened in March 2016, the public’s appetite for luxury electric vehicles was confirmed, as thousands of customers Read More >>

Connectors Play a Key Role in Charging Infrastructure

The next few years will bring an increasing number of electric cars onto the roads. But not everyone can charge at home. The next few years will bring an increasing number of electric cars onto the roads. But not everyone can charge at home. How are connector companies helping to develop the charging infrastructure needed Read More >>

Selecting an Automotive Connector Supplier

Five Things to Consider When Selecting a Connector Supplier for Automotive Applications Burt Fisher, Applications Engineer, Advanced Interconnections Corp. 1. The Company – What’s Under the Hood Automotive design engineers rely on their suppliers’ specialization and expertise to keep pace with the increasingly demanding interconnect requirements needed to support data-driven systems in connected vehicles. So, Read More >>