New concepts for electrical systems in vehicles

The significance of electrical systems in vehicles has increased immensely in recent years. This is due, among other reasons, to increased use of electronic components, new functions and new safety standards. Legal regulations and diverse customer requirements in different countries demand a high degree of flexibility and ease of modification.

Moreover, the general public is demanding environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions, and this has a major impact on the electrical systems used in vehicles. Robustness, high packaging density, weight, optimal utilization of the mounting space, current carrying capacity, environmental conditions, a wide variety of different versions and development costs are just a few of the criteria that must be taken into consideration in developing electrical systems for vehicles.

Well-established technologies for electrical systems already on the market are wiring harnesses, stamped and formed lattice technology, and circuit board connecting technologies such as press-fit and soldering technologies. Everyone of these technologies offer advantages and disadvantages. The application is always the essential factor when selecting one technology over another.

Würth Elektronik ICS has developed into a specialist for the development and production of circuit board-based solutions for electrical systems. From its participation in a large number of projects in different industries, the company has acquired comprehensive know-how and developed and implemented new concepts for the electrical systems.

The various concepts can be used independently or in combination with one another. The double-sided component assembly and the three-dimensional arrangement of the components permit a compact system type and optimal utilization of the mounting space. A high level of modularity makes it possible to realize a variety of options, versions and modifications without a lot of expense.

And that's not all. In the course of the evolution, Würth Elektronik ICS has attained a further level in the development of electrical systems by uniting power with logic. The connection of electronic control and CAN modules onto the circuit board makes it possible to distribute currents in vehicles intelligently and efficiently, and to link electrical systems into the communication networks. Würth Elektronik has committed itself to this development.

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