Molex announced the newest version of its 10 Gbps Automotive Ethernet Network Platform designed to support OEMs in the development and design of autonomous vehicles. The solution is designed to offer a complete vehicle connectivity ecosystem that delivers seamless multi-zone integration across multiple hardware, software, and interconnect cabling systems, with the flexibility to incorporate legacy automotive protocols as well as scalability for future upgrades.

According to Dave Atkinson, Director of Business Development, Molex, “In close collaboration with our OEM customers, we translated the need for a safe, secure, reliable, and connected vehicle foundation into a high-performance computing network on wheels. By integrating features such as signal integrity, network traffic prioritization, system scalability, and security, we have ensured that our solution addresses the demand for more in-vehicle processing power while helping automakers redefine what’s possible for autonomous vehicle technology.”

Molex said it is continuing to invest in the connected mobility ecosystem through internal innovation and ongoing and new collaborations with service and solution providers including Accenture, Allgo, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Aquantia, BlackBerry (QNX and Certicom), Broadcom, Cypress, Excelfore, Laird CVS, Microchip, Texas Instruments, and Rosenberger.

Molex’s multi-layered security approach includes enhanced hypervisor capabilities that are designed to allow the platform to run multiple virtual machines and applications simultaneously. Safety enhancements include new multi-zone, fail-functional, and redundancy capabilities.

Molex USB Hubs and Media Modules support wired and wireless device-to-vehicle connectivity needs. Molex Media Modules offer scalable power delivery solutions to meet growing popularity of USB Type C. The design considers cascading USB hubs via USB and Ethernet to optimize multiple devices connecting from the front to the back of the car.

The Molex HSAutoGig high-speed Ethernet solution is designed for greater vehicle autonomy, delivering 20 Gbps+ data speeds with a reliable interface necessary to connect smart-sensor systems and Ethernet network platforms. The high-speed HFM FAKRA Mini Coaxial Cable Solution is designed to perform up to 20 GHz supporting autonomous and connected vehicle technologies.

Molex will showcase its automotive multi-zone Ethernet network platform at CES 2019, in booth MP25171 in South Hall 2 of Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8-11.