Delphi Defines Data Connectivity with Complete Systems, Leading-Edge Technologies
New HSDD Connector and Three-Port Hub Greatly Expand Connectivity Capabilities
Release Date: May 2008
TROY, Mich. — Delphi Corp.’s (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) expanding portfolio of exciting new data connectivity products provides better solutions to keep consumers connected amid more sophisticated demands that continuously challenge original equipment manufacturers.
Consumers are demanding more options and greater variety to remain connected while in their vehicles, observes Brenton Smith, Director, Innovation & Product Management, Delphi Packard Electrical/Electronic Architecture Connection Systems. With Delphi Data Connectivity Systems (DDCS), Smith says, the alternatives are virtually unlimited. Delphi’s enhanced data connectivity systems incorporate a full line of headers, hubs, in-line connection systems, cables and ports and are developed to meet the unique specifications of each customer and their product requirements.
In addition to a full line of USB connectivity solutions, Delphi Data Connectivity Systems include FAKRA systems, MOST (fiber optics) as well as two new products that greatly expand Delphi’s data connectivity capabilities:
* A three-port hub that can accommodate multiple vehicle systems or consumer interfaces and allows standard USB ports for iPods® and MP3 players, video and audio jacks for games, DVD players or camcorders, or SD slots for photo cards to be located throughout the vehicle.
* High Speed Digital Data (HSDD) connectivity systems that provide low-cost automotive-engineered connection systems for a broad range of high-speed protocols: USB 2.0, IDB-1394, LVDS, FlexRay, eMOST and Ethernet.
HSDD is important because it simplifies connections in vehicles that use multiple data protocols, Smith explains. HSDD connectivity systems transport high-speed digital data with continuous shielding and employ standard automotive assembly technologies. They also make camera and video applications used in safety systems possible.
The three-port hub allows automakers to include multiple consumer interfaces throughout the vehicle to accommodate both front- and rear-seat passengers. Interfaces are typically installed on the dashboard, inside the glove box, on the console or in the rear seat passenger compartment. Multiple consumer interfaces can accommodate audio/video, telematics and global positioning data exchange. They are USCAR-30 compliant and all Delphi consumer interfaces employ industry standard I/O interfaces used to connect peripheral devices to computers.
“Delphi is defining what data connectivity is with a complete portfolio of data connectivity systems and a full line of data connectivity products on the forefront of technological advancements,” observes Tim Ross, Global Director, Sales & Marketing, Delphi Packard Electrical/Electronic Architecture.
“Our experts have taken the lead in helping to establish industry standards and are committed to continually introducing new products that are on the cutting edge as consumer technologies continue to evolve. Providing the best data connectivity systems in the world is a top priority at Delphi,” Ross asserts.
Delphi’s consumer ports are standard equipment on several makes and models of current production vehicles. Delphi’s HSDD will make its debut on a European platform for a major automaker in the 2009 model year and will be on at least two of the automaker’s platforms in the 2010 model year. Multiple ports, made possible by Delphi’s three-port hubs, are targeted for model year 2010.
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