New Product: PicoMQS Interconnection System

Miniaturized PicoMQS Vehicle Interconnection System

Miniaturized PicoMQS Vehicle Interconnection System

TE Connectivity introduces the miniaturized PicoMQS vehicle interconnection system. Automotive-grade, vibration-resistant receptacle contact supports ultra-high packaging density of automotive electronics.

October 18, 2016

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensor solutions, today announced its new automotive-grade PicoMQS miniaturized automotive terminal with a 1.27 mm pitch. The new solution is the latest addition to the successful NanoMQS product family and is designed for 0.5 x 0.4 mm tabs and terminates wires with 0.09 to 0.22 mm2 cross section. By offering an automotive-grade interconnection system on this level of miniaturization, TE is supporting a key requirement in the automotive industry.

The PicoMQS receptacle contact is typically used to connect sub-systems or modules, known as black boxes, in a wide range of applications including headlamp units. In contrast to interconnection systems for consumer electronics, which are occasionally used for this type of application, the package-optimized PicoMQS receptacle contact and crimp is designed to meet vibration resistance severity level 4 according to LV214. Still, PicoMQS carries up to 3 amps with a 0.22 wire. Standard versions will include single-row connectors (2-14 positions) and two-row connectors (4-20 positions). TE will offer plug housings and SMD headers with an S-design soon after terminal introduction.

“The new PicoMQS interconnection system meets both increasing miniaturization requirements and the high vibration standards needed for durable and easy-to-integrate automotive electronics,” said Thorsten Eisele, TE Product Manager Automotive. “To facilitate the 1.27 mm pin pitch, we optimized the crimp design and slightly reduced the terminal’s material thickness.”

TE products connect nearly every electrical function in cars – from alternative power systems to infotainment and sensor technologies.

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