Stackable HS Stac headers combine USCAR-30 with Stac64 connector system

April 10, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Molex introduces modular, stackable HS Stac headers that combine the high-speed USCAR-30 HSAutolink interface with the modular, stackable configuration of the versatile Stac64 connector system. With a 0.80mm pitch, the new HS Stac headers achieve greater design-flexibility and space-savings in PCB trace-routing for in-vehicle infotainment and telematics devices.

Customers wanting to use or already using the Stac64 system for I/O connections can now use HS Stac headers to create custom, ganged multi-bay headers, combining I/O with high-speed signal without expensive tooling investment, the vendor advertises. In addition to saving costs and simplifying assembly, this allows customers greater design flexibility and saves space in the applications.

The automotive industry-standard interface, known as USCAR-30, supports USB 2.0 requirements and other high-speed technologies including Low Voltage Differential Signalling (LVDS) and Ethernet for infotainment, telematics devices, car stereo and navigation systems, and driver-assist electronic modules. HS Stac right-angle headers package the USCAR-30 interface found in the HSAutoLink family in a rugged, shroud-stackable formation and are stackable with the widely deployed Stac64 header family, also from Molex; creating a unique multi-bay, high-speed connection system to meet growing in-vehicle terminal requirements for devices and modules in automotive and commercial transportation applications.

HS Stac headers mate with a range of existing HSAutoLink cable assemblies for a complete connection system.

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