High-bandwidth automotive performance with expanded mini-Fakra PCB portfolio

12-01-2023 | Amphenol | Automotive & Transport

Amphenol RF has expanded its multiport AUTOMATE Type A Mini-FAKRA portfolio with further PCB options. The high-bandwidth product line now incorporates single and dual-port right-angle connectors and straight and right-angle configurations for the existing quad-port version. These variations will increase the design abilities of the connector series and enable it to be employed in a broader variety of automotive and industrial applications where higher data transmission rates are needed, including compute modules, wire harnesses, sensors and cameras.

The connectors deliver excellent RF performance up to 9GHz and provide a robust, colour-coded housing to avert mismating. The connectors are manufactured from zinc alloy with a matte tin finish and gold-plated copper-nickel alloy contact. They are mechanically keyed for foolproof installation and created with a secondary locking mechanism known as a terminal position assurance to ensure secure mating. All AUTOMATE products support data transmission rates up to 20Gbps, which is crucial for technologies such as autonomous vehicles and autonomous mobile robots.

This compact, ruggedised solution is engineered to deliver space savings of up to 80% compared with conventional FAKRA connectors. These connectors are impact resistant and have very low engagement forces. They are created to be intermateable and interchangeable with industry-standard options and are commonly used in wireless connectivity, infotainment, ADAS, GPS and various other autonomous applications in automotive and industrial markets.


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