Odu. Connector systems with integrated microchips such as EEPROMs (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) offer an easy pairing of devices and connectors, real-time connection status, mating cycle count and electronic device identification. Based on realized custom specific projects this features an off-the-shelf solution that allows system designers an easy method of serialization, valuable space savings as well as time and cost savings with the physical labeling of connectors or cable assemblies.
The overmolded sealed cable assembly connects an EEPROM underneath the overmold or potting to the contacts of ruggedized standard or custom specific connectors. Connected EEPROM devices provide a highly secured data transfer and can be used for a wide range of applications that require electronic security checks to establish a connection, including accessory or PCB identification, sensor calibration and data storage. This integrated solution also allows easy security code storage and can facilitate the customization of application programs such as transmitter codes and appliance settings.