- Antennas, sensors and connectors are the most relevant enabler for V2X capabilities.
- Molex aims more collaboration with automakers and suppliers
Molex has recently shared an industry report highlighting opportunities and obstacles faced by product design engineers as the future of connectivity.
While highlighting the transformative powers of next-generation connectivity, dedicated to unlock ground-breaking product innovations, the report has shared perspectives on connectivity’s critical role in creating new business models, such as transportation-as-a-service, which challenges conventional vehicle ownership.
“From factory floors and hyperscale data centers to self-driving vehicles and smart, energy-efficient homes, connectivity innovations are shaping our technology future,” said Joe Nelligan, CEO of Molex. “Every step forward requires cross-disciplinary engineering, world-class manufacturing and constant customer collaboration to push the boundaries of high-speed, high-power connectors. We’re excited to serve as a catalyst in this global push to lead the evolution of connectivity while accelerating the evolution of life-changing solutions.”
Today, people use miniaturised radio frequency (RF) transceivers and receivers to enable devices to communicate and exchange data without requiring physical contact. They also support much higher data rates than previously possible with existing wireless protocols, such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
The development of antennas, sensors and connectors are the most relevant enabler of evolving vehicle-to-everything (V2X) capabilities.
Molex has set an agenda to innovate new products for self-driving vehicles. The company expects to see more collaboration with automakers and suppliers. Advancements in non-conductive materials will allow future connected vehicles to incorporate seamless designs without sacrificing connectivity to satellites, Wi-Fi networks and other systems.
The rapid adoption of generative AI and other data-intensive applications has indeed placed significant demands on hyperscale data centres. As a result, technology companies like Molex have been at the forefront of innovating to meet these evolving requirements. Molex’s introduction of a 224 Gbps-PAM4 (Pulse Amplitude Modulation with 4 levels) architecture is a notable development.