Automotive

Driving EMI, thermal management and wireless communications solutions from the inside out.

Laird’s electronic design and engineering credentials within the global automotive industry are second to none. That is why the top automotive manufacturers trust us to deliver reliable, innovative solutions to some of the most complex EMI, thermal and wireless communications challenges.

Our innovation and thinking can be found from the inside out. We design board-level shielding for automotive electronic assemblies in head units, control units, computers, displays and other electronic subsystems. We provide Fabric over Foam (FoF), Form-in-Place (FIP), and other gasket solutions for a variety of consoles and displays, and use proprietary material formulations to create custom EMI suppression soft ferrites including airbag-connector baluns and multi-hole connecter plates for modules. We even deliver signal line board-level suppression components and wound rods for ignition and DC motor RF noise suppression. 

We understand that the automotive thermal environment is one of the most challenging for electronics engineers. That is why our own experts will work with your Tier 1 designers to provide engineered thermal solutions for power controllers, safety systems and lighting systems, and why our thermally enhanced PCB materials see widespread use in LED lighting and power modules, among other applications. 

Using our own thermoelectric modules and assembly capabilities, Laird provides all-electric rear-seat air conditioning, heated/cooled seats and center-console beverage headers/coolers, as well as delivering commercial solutions such as all-electric air conditioning for over-the-road truck applications.

Our wireless communications capabilities are similarly world class, recognising the multiple design and specification requirements that individual OEMs and vehicle models demand. We have become the global leader in the design, manufacture and delivery of automotive antennas, with state-of-the-art designs including satellite radio, GPS, cellular, AM/FM, on-glass, amplifiers, Bluetooth, DAB and many more.  We custom engineer products for all manner of consumer and commercial customers, as well as creating off-the-shelf products for mainstream manufacturing. 

For vehicular Telematics/M2M applications, we manufacture wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radio modules, including custom power levels and extended-range versions for OEM, Tier 1, and commercial applications.  We are also the leader in integrating radio and I/O functionality to create smart antennas that can dramatically reduce application cost and time to market. 

Whatever your requirement, customers working with Laird can be assured that their products will be delivered on time (100% in 2013) and on budget, to the very highest standards of design and manufacturing excellence.

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