A growth in the deployment of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technologies has led to an increase in the number of high resolution and high frame-rate cameras within vehicles. This requires an increased amount of data that must be reliably transmitted from the ADAS system, including the camera itself, to the signal-processing control unit. In response to these increasing demands, TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has launched an innovative broadband coaxial connector portfolio that meets the requirements of current and next-generation automotive camera systems.
“The safety relevance of camera modules presents some specific requirements and challenges in relation to data connectivity performance but also robustness and reliability,” said Isaac Cruz, vice president, automotive data connectivity at TE. “TE’s new camera connection solutions comprises the reliability and robustness of our proven FAKRA and MATE-AX miniaturized coaxial connectors in a connectivity solution that meets the requirements for robustness and flexibility of almost all automotive cameras available on the market.”
TE’s broadband coaxial connector portfolio includes fixed and floating header solutions and offers the following benefits:
* High performance: Two-piece and one-piece HD connectors able to support a bandwidth of 6 GHz and cameras of 12 megapixels with frame rates of 60 frames per second and beyond
* Automotive robustness: Connectors provide a high-level of misalignment compensation of ±0.5 mm in all directions and also include waterproofing of IP6K9K
* Easy integration: Based on both FAKRA and TE’s MATE-AX interfaces, TE’s connectors are compatible for single and multiple PCB camera designs and support all current and next-generation automotive coaxial SerDes protocols. All connectors also support phantom power supply.
* Flexible design: Connectors within TE’s broadband coaxial connector portfolio are compact in size and are compatible with metal and plastic housings. In addition, they allow for flexible mounting orientation with SMT/THT PCB mounting.
About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com