Amphenol RF has introduced additional PCB alternatives to its multiport AUTOMATE Type A Mini-FAKRA connector lineup. Along with straight and right-angle configurations for the current quad-port version, the high-bandwidth product line now offers single and dual-port right-angle connections. The connector series will be able to be used in a larger range of automotive and industrial applications, including compute modules, wire harnesses, sensors, and cameras, where faster data transmission speeds are necessary.
The AUTOMATE Type A Mini-FAKRA connectors offer excellent RF performance up to 9 GHz and feature a robust, color-coded housing to prevent mismating. They are manufactured from zinc alloy with a matte tin finish and gold-plated copper-nickel alloy contact. These connectors are mechanically keyed for foolproof installation and designed with a secondary locking mechanism known as terminal position assurance (TPA) to ensure secure mating. All AUTOMATE products support data transmission rates up to 20 Gbps which is critical for technologies such as autonomous vehicles and autonomous mobile robots.
This compact, ruggedized solution is engineered to provide space savings of up to 80% compared with traditional FAKRA connectors. AUTOMATE connectors are impact resistant and have notably low engagement forces. They are designed to be intermateable and interchangeable with industry-standard options and are typically used in wireless connectivity, infotainment, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), GPS and a variety of other autonomous applications within the automotive and industrial market.
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