Molex improves automotive module design

Molex has improved its design and testing of illuminated USB connectivity modules used in automotive dashboards through a collaboration with Radiant Vision Systems, the company said.

By utilizing Radiant´s ProMetric® Imaging Colorimeter, Molex design engineers have enhanced their design, measurement, and production capabilities for illuminated components, such as halo lighting on USB ports and auxiliary jacks.

The use of LED lighting for connectivity modules has become common for automotive design teams. Part of that design includes maintaining uniform color and brightness as well as ensuring the harmonization of all in-vehicle lighting. Molex offers in-house expertise to its automotive customers to advise on the use of lighting and light measurement.

Molex develops its own lighting systems, combining LEDs with custom diffuse polycarbonate material to create lighting solutions that meets their customers´ needs. The lighting improves the appearance of the car while providing wayfinding for connecting personal devices.

Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, medical, industrial, automotive, and commercial vehicle. For more information, visit

Radiant Vision Systems works with world-class brands and manufacturers to deliver creative visual inspection solutions that improve quality, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction. Radiant´s legacy of technology innovation in photometric imaging and worldwide install base date back more than 25 years and address applications from consumer electronics to automotive manufacturing. For more information, visit