Optical Connections for Battery Management

Optical connections with POF are ideal for galvanic isolation in battery management systems
Optical connections with POF are ideal for galvanic isolation in battery management systems
KDPOF – leading supplier for automotive gigabit connectivity over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – now provide their plastic optical fiber connections for battery management systems (BMS) in vehicles. “Electric and hybrid power trains present different voltage domains with large level differences, such as the ECU domain with 12 Volts, the actuators domain with 48 Volts, and the electric power domain with 400 Volts,” explained Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “The galvanic isolation between these domains is a must due to ground parasitic resistance and potential shorts between voltage domains.” Optical connections with POF provide the optimal means to achieve galvanic isolation, providing 100 Mbps Ethernet compatible solutions with enough margin to withstand the harsh automotive environment. In addition, they are easy to upgrade to 1000 Mbps when a higher data rate is required.

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Job Offer: Senior Business Development Manager Automotive in Munich, Germany

Moving closer to our automotive customers in Germany, we are expanding our team in the Munich area. For business development and key account management, we welcome you to join our team as Senior Business Development Manager Automotive. As follows, please see a summary. The whole job description is available as PDF:
Senior Business Development Manager Automotive

Your Duties

  • Represent KDPOF on commercial and development topics
  • Identify and establish close relationships with key customer OEM and Tier-1, within advanced engineering, development, purchasing, and quality groups at management and upper levels
  • Timely customer visits to identify and follow up sales opportunities
  • Define, execute, and deliver a country specific roadmap

Your Profile

  • Market knowledge of German automotive industry
  • Established contacts with carmakers and Tier-1 suppliers
  • Strong negotiation and excellent communication skills
  • Perfect German and good English skills orally and in writing

Your Opportunity

  • Develop the German automotive market for KDPOF
  • Establish and lead the German organization
  • Flat hierarchy and a relaxed and extremely friendly atmosphere in an international team
  • Performance-related salary and flexible working hours

Are you interested? We look forward to receiving your application with an indication of your desired salary and availability, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references: sales@kdpof.com

Job Offer: Junior FAE and Customer Support Automotive in Munich, Germany

In order to be present and close to our automotive customers in Germany, we are expanding our team in the Munich area. For customer support, we welcome you to join our team as Junior Field Application Engineer (FAE). As follows, please see a summary. The complete job description is available as PDF:
Junior FAE and Customer Support Automotive in Germany.

Your Duties

  • Point of contact for projects under development and new developments within customer´s engineering teams and with the customer quality organization for all topics related to products in production
  • Identify new opportunities for application of the technology
  • Identify needs for documentation, evaluation kits, etc. in order to support and facilitate customer technology evaluation. Localization in German language of existing material

Your Profile

  • Market knowledge of German automotive industry
  • Successfully studied electrical engineering, communications engineering, computer science, or a comparable field and have general knowledge in the field of automotive data transfer
  • Perfect German and good English skills orally and in writing

Your Opportunity

  • Develop the German automotive market for KDPOF
  • Flat hierarchy and a relaxed and extremely friendly atmosphere in an international team
  • Performance-related salary and flexible working hours

Are you interested? We look forward to receiving your application with an indication of your desired salary and availability, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references: sales@kdpof.com