As the IoT market grows, many device makers are looking to increase the number of sensors and USB ports in their systems to accommodate smart technology. However problems such as extensive design cycles and re-tests – particularly when quick development of USB boards for prototyping is needed – often lead to delayed time-to-market and revenue losses. Off-the-shelf USB Module Kits stocked by local distributors provide immediate sourcing availability for quick prototyping, mitigating production run delays and lost business opportunities.
Many of the USB modules on the market are designed by chip manufacturers as a proof of concept for their customers. Their goal is to get customers to design-in their chip for a new PCB design, and not to provide a quickly available and qualified module that would be ready for production runs. Molex USB Modules are qualified and tested to run USB 2.0 protocols for prototyping, all through to production.
Also, as IoT customers try to pack more sensors into their devices, they are regularly constrained by the size of conventional USB modules. Molex USB Modules use a nonstandard-size USB connector for smaller footprint (than market equivalents) with benefits of greater space and cost savings.
Prototyping USB Modules requires engineering when they have to be built. Molex USB 2.0 Module Kits lower engineering costs by providing a ready solution that has been tested and qualified to meet protocols requirements. These ready-to-use, compact kits offer device makers the speed and reliability they need, to get their end-products out to the market faster.