Molex continues its momentum of leveraging and migrating data communication technology to the automotive and transportation industries. HSAutoLink (alternatively referenced as USCAR USB) is the emerging high-speed data bus for vehicles. The data bus encompasses technologies used in other markets such as Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0), Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS), IEEE 1394b (FireWire*), FlexRay, eMOST and Ethernet.
Molex has packaged an economical and widely deployed five-pin shielded connection system from the consumer market into a more rugged connector system to meet automakers' mechanical requirements. The automotive industry-standard interface known as USCAR-30 supports USB 2.0 requirements for OEM system certification. The new, sturdy family of HSAutoLink connectors and cables will bring USB and other technologies into the information and entertainment systems in vehicles.
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 conversion to a vehicle's more traditional-analog signal, enabling the use of devices such as MP3 players, flash drives, portable navigation systems, etc.
Three primary cable configurations (Series 111005, 111014 and 111015), along with the keyed headers right-angle (Series 49616) and vertical (104004), will allow for various packaging options and offer integration engineers the opportunity to more easily design-in Molex's HSAutoLink connector system.
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