Welcome to this installment of EE Classroom on Automotive Connectivity.
Despite the relative scarcity of charging stations and limited supply of vehicles, EV sales adoption in the U.S. alone is expected to grow from an estimated 21% to 53% by 2030, according to Boston Consulting Group. Even with half the expected growth that growth, the pressure is on to address the significant design problems that electrification brings to automotive design—stress, vibration, high-temperature, and high-reliability requirements of connectors both on- and off-board, not the least of them.
Use this classroom to come up to speed on the latest EV connector standards, safety, and the electrical and physical connections involved in charging electric vehicles. Learn how multi-gigabit Ethernet and 5G are addressing automotive high-bandwidth requirements. Finally, take a refresher course in EMI, as well as what to watch out for board-to-board and wire-to-board designs, particularly with connector miniaturization.
With a growing portfolio of interconnects, Molex is equipped to bring new designs to life and advance the future of driving. Heilind and Molex are working together to bring expert product and technical support to take designs from the factory floor to the road.
Heilind Electronics, Inc. is one of the world's leading distributors of connectors, relays, sensors, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories, and insulation and identification products. Founded in 1974, Heilind has locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China.