High Speed Data Connectors

MCA – Mini Coax Automotive – Miniaturized Multipole RF & High Speed Data Solution

The newly developed MCA series by IMS Connector Systems complies with the high requirements set by the automotive industry for coaxial interconnections in high speed data transmission up to 20 Gbit/s and frequency range up to 15 Ghz. To ensure safety, driver assistance systems and autonomous driving require higher rates of real-time data in order to calculate routes continuously, recognize and classify objects, and determine spatial distances.
High data volumes from different cameras, various sensors and navigation sources have to be aggregated. This MCA series allows a high data bit rate while saving installation space and weight compared to the FAKRA and HSD series. This new MCA - connector series is compliant with the new Mini-Koax Interface from VW, aka Mini-FAKRA.

Product Characteristics

  • Compact design
  • Significantly smaller than FAKRA in width and height
  • Save up to 80% of space compared to FAKRA
  • Replace 4 single FAKRA with 1 MCA
  • High speed data transmission up to 20 Gbit/s
  • Excellent RF performance up to 15 GHz
  • Scalable multi-pole connections
  • Hybrid RF & LF signal combination possible
  • Optimized footprints & reflow solderable
  • Complete individual signal shielding


  • Autonomous driving
  • Driver assistance systems
  • Rear seat entertainment
  • Infotainment
  • Internet
  • Navigation
  • Next generation WLAN
  • ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System)
  • RF signal transmission

HSD-High Speed Data plug connectors: a fast solution

Newly developed, the digital HSD plug connector system enables excellent data transfer of LVDS-signals. The optimised, impedance adapted plug connector system offers a first-class transfer quality; external sources of interference and crosstalk are prevented.
The main product characteristic SSR (smart strain relief), an intelligent strain relief unit, leaves the soldering points free of strain in circuit board connections. Together with the feeding V-belt in the mating area creates an extraordinary mechanical plug security and robustness.


  • Infotainment
  • HD-entertainment
  • Driver assistance
  • Telematics
  • LVDS-camera
  • GVIF-video transmission
  • IEE 1394, USB
  • Ethernet-Data connections

Product Characteristics

  • Soldering sites free of strain on circuit board connections thanks to SSR
  • Tip-safety
  • Very high data bit rates up to 5 gbit/s
  • High degree of EMC-compatibility
  • Extraordinary cross-talk suppression
  • Mechanical robustness compliant with automobile standards
  • THR- and THT-compatible for automated mounting
  • Mechanical and colour coding prevents incorrect plugging
  • Primary and secondary locking mechanisms guarantee the highest degree of plug-in safety