Automotive 10Gbps+ Ethernet connector solution first customisable market solution

22-03-2024 | ENNOVI | Automotive & Transport

ENNOVI has released ENNOVI-Net, a new customisable automotive Ethernet connector solution supporting 10Gbps operation. Its unique properties will greatly benefit vehicle manufacturers and their Tier 1 supply partners.

The connector designs have a standardised USCAR interface. However, what makes them different from existing products employing this interface is that ENNOVI-Net has press-fit pins instead of through-board solder pins. This patent-pending innovation thereby completely avoids the need for soldering.

With access to press-fit interconnects automotive customers are supplied with a far simpler and faster assembly process with a much lower risk of errors. As solder usage is eliminated, no problems are created by variations in the amount of solder paste applied (and the capacitance associated with this). Also, compared to through-board solder pins, the shortness and lower capacitance of press-fit pins mean resonance is lowered. For the above reasons, greater signal integrity can be achieved. Also, a press-fit strategy supports manufacturing operations in a socially responsible way, with minimal impact on the environment compared to soldering processes creating solder fumes during assembly.

The connector design solution allows customisation to accommodate specific board- and connector interface positioning, enabling integration into final applications. Consequently, based on the company's large offering of released press-fit pins to most of the largest automotive Tier 1 suppliers, their specific press-fit pins can be accommodated. These connectors support a -40C to +105C operational temperature range, along with ≥25 mating cycle durability.

The automotive-grade interconnect is developed for numerous applications such as ADAS ECUs, zone controllers, radar housings, sensor housings, and HV powertrain controllers.

According to Ralph Semmeling, product portfolio director for Signal Interconnects at ENNOVI, "With ENNOVI's ENNOVI-Net, we are shaking up the Automotive Ethernet connectivity needs by supporting 10Gbps high-speed data operations and bringing a new value proposition to Tier 1 suppliers. By having access to a press-fit version of the commonly deployed USCAR interface type, the automotive industry will be able to make production workflows more efficient and curb operational expenses without compromising on performance or reliability."


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