Molex and Rosenberger Sign Dual-Sourcing Agreement for High-Speed Connected Vehicle Applications

Collaboration will drive industry adoption and standardization of intermateable in-vehicle networking HFM FAKRA-Mini Coax Solutions.

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Molex and Rosenberger have signed a dual-sourcing agreement allowing Molex to produce High-Speed FAKRA-Mini automotive coaxial connectors based on the Rosenberger HFM design. Enabling fast transmission of high data rates up to 20 Gbps, the Rosenberger HFM FAKRA-Mini system is designed for a range of existing and future automotive applications, such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), navigation, infotainment and intelligent connected vehicles.

With the dual sourcing agreement, Rosenberger and Molex provide a high-quality, high-speed, cost-optimized intermateable interface with identical mechanical and electrical performance and features. The solution delivers seamless backward compatibility for the automotive market.

“Molex is excited to collaborate with Rosenberger to launch the dual-sourced HFM solution that enables high-speed data transmission fundamental to connected vehicle technology,” says Ryan Price, networking segment director, Molex. “Our shared vision is to deliver a high value, cost effective solution that provides design flexibility and backward compatibility.”

With the increasing bandwidth and safety critical needs of connected and autonomous vehicle architectures, it is necessary to have a robust infrastructure that can operate a multitude of devices, screens and cameras. HFM FAKRA-Mini connectors allow for the highest bit rate data transmission while saving up to 80% of installation space and significant weight compared to the conventional FAKRA generation. 

“Ensuring safety is the ultimate priority of ADAS and autonomous driving systems, and HFM connectors play a key role in processing the high data volumes from cameras, sensors, navigation sources and other external objects in real time,” says Dr. Tosja Zywietz, CEO, Rosenberger. “We are pleased to collaborate with Molex on making this next-generation coax connector widely available to the automotive industry as a quasi standard.”

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