Certified Performance: Connectors and Cables for Ethernet

When developing a new contact system, strict requirements for the electrical and mechanical properties as well as the assembly and implementation into an Ethernet transmission system for 100BASE-T1 (OABR) and 1000BASE-T1 must be considered. Comprehensive tests demonstrate just how well these targets were achieved.

Although the large-scale introduction of Ethernet systems experienced a slight delay compared to initial forecasts, OEMs and analysts agree on one thing: an increasing number of Ethernet systems will be installed in the coming vehicle generations. Additional innovations in vehicle assistance systems as well as infotainment can only be implemented by networking control units and sensors. Assembly, connector and cable manufacturers are fully committed to the market for automotive Ethernet solutions, thus giving it similar promise.