April 18, 2022
In today’s data-intensive automotive environment, there is an increasing amount ofelectronic content in modern vehicles, which is leading to an ever-increasing cable harness complexity impacting manufacturing, supply chain, costs and vehicle weight. OEMs are therefore seeking to reduce this complexity by simplifying architectures and consolidating connections within the car.
To address this need, TE Connectivity (TE) has launched an innovative Generation Y 68P Sealed Hybrid Inline Connector that enables ease of manufacturing for OEMs, reduces the number of connections, simplifies supply chain complexity and reduces cost. The new Generation Y 68P is an all-in-one solution that combines signal, power and data connectivity into one connector.
“Often data connectors are found running alongside low voltage signal and power connectors creating a complex harness, which leads to higher costs, additional weight, more space and complicated manufacturing,” said Kevin Presnell, product manager at TE. “The is a compact and reliable solution that supports the ongoing industry challenges faced by OEMs, and can positively and cost-effectively impact supply chain.”
Generation Y 68P sealed hybrid inline connector The Generation Y 68P sealed hybrid inline connector combines the robust and reliable MATE-AX mini coaxial connector with a combination of 0.64/1.5/2.8mm power and signal circuits into one hybrid connection. It is compact in size for a 68P inline connector making it an excellent miniaturized hybrid solution for inline connector consolidation.
The most common use for the Generation Y 68P sealed hybrid inline connector is applications where separate low voltage power and signal connectors are running alongside traditional data connectivity, including high-resolution cameras and displays, antenna connections, transfer of video and sensor signals.