Telefónica revolutionizes the connectivity market with plastic fibre and 60GHz Wi-Fi

Telefónica revolutionizes the connectivity market with plastic fibre and 60GHz Wi-Fi
Telefónica revolutionizes the connectivity market with plastic fibre and 60GHz Wi-Fi
  • Plastic optical fibre (POF) guarantees up to 1 Gbps, is easy to install, given that it can use all the existing channels in the home, and is secure, as it cannot be intercepted.
  • The 60GHz Wi-Fi permits bandwidth with a theoretical maximum of 4600 Mbps.

Telefónica presented a pioneering innovation project in Spain based on plastic optical fibre (POF), a solution for home connectivity which is easy to install and guarantees up to 1 Gbps for customers.

In addition, in order to optimize the connectivity, Telefónica demonstrated the potential of the 60GHz Wi-Fi technology, which can offer theoretical connectivities of up to 4600 Mbps.

Plastic optical fibre is a fibre with an 1mm core and a total diameter of 2.2mm which provides connectivity in the home with simple installation (it is sliced with a cutter), without connectors and at a cost considerably lower than glass fibre. All the existing pipelines in the home can be used to install it, without any risk or inconvenience. At the same time, it is secure because it cannot be intercepted and is immune to interferences.

Telefónica has conducted a plastic optical fibre pilot scheme in about 30 homes, each with up to four fibre outlets, with the deployment of a hybrid POF network (wired backbone) + Wi-Fi, with a smart Wi-Fi amplifier as the access point to expand the coverage.

Telefónica’s technological partner in this initiative is chipset provider KDPOF, a Spanish startup whose technology has become the Ethernet standard for plastic optical fibre, according to the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute).

The basic elements for the installation, in addition to the plastic fibre, are the media converter and the KDPOF chipset inside it. The media converter holds the plug, provides two Ethernet ports and permits the connection of two different POF branches.

60GHz Wi-Fi

Similarly, in order to optimize the connectivity, Telefónica is testing 60GHz Wi-Fi technology with large bandwidth and a theoretical maximum of 4600 Mbps. This new technology has various scopes of application, including rapid content download, high-quality video streaming without decompression, wireless docking and virtual reality device connectivity.

First Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) Transceiver KD1053 Presented to Public at ELIV

 

KDPOF displayed first samples of their automotive grade Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) transceiver KD1053 at the VDI Congress ELIV “ELectronics In Vehicles” in October 2017 in Bonn, Germany. KD1053 is the first fully integrated automotive transceiver to implement the physical layer of Gigabit Ethernet over POF. The presentation generated great interest. Thank you to all for meeting at our stand.

The KD1053 fully meets the requirements of carmakers by providing high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time. In addition, it complies with the new standard amendment IEEE Std 802.3bv™ for gigabit Ethernet over POF. KDPOF provides comprehensive support equipment such as application notes, reference design, evaluation boards and kits in order to enable users a fast and easy design start. POF technology outplays copper solutions not only in electromagnetic compatibility and immunity, but also provides galvanic isolation, lower weight, and low cost. Automotive applications with the KD1053 include 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps Ethernet links such as battery management systems (BMS), inter-domain communications backbones, antenna hubs, autonomous driving, and ADAS with surround view.

Presentation of Automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF at IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day

Presentation of Automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF at IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day
Presentation of Automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF at IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day

KDPOF will display their GEPOF technology at IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day on October 31 to November 2, 2017 in San Jose, California, United States. KDPOF provide their optical connectivity technology for Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) Modules. An ISA consists of several antennas for signal reception, an Antenna Hub, and an Ethernet connection to the consumers of the antenna signals such as a radio device. The Antenna Hub routes all signals from each antenna to an Ethernet network connected to all receptors of the signals. Gigabit Ethernet over POF (GEPOF) is ideally suited for the Ethernet connection due to its natural EMC-free property. KDPOF just announced the sampling of the first automotive grade Gigabit Ethernet POF transceiver KD1053. The KD1053 complies with the new IEEE standard amendment Std 802.3bv™ for Gigabit Ethernet over POF. It fully meets the requirements of carmakers by providing high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time.

We look forward to meeting you in San Jose. For arranging a meeting, please contact Óscar Ciordia at sales@kdpof.com.

KDPOF Provides Optical Connectivity for Smart Antenna Modules

KDPOF optical connectivity technology for Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) Modules
KDPOF optical connectivity technology for Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) Modules
KDPOF now provide their optical connectivity technology for Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) Modules. An ISA consists of several antennas for signal reception, an Antenna Hub, and an Ethernet connection to the consumers of the antenna signals such as a radio device. If each of the several antennas in a car is routed to its respective ECU with its own cable, soon the complexity will be unacceptable. The Antenna Hub routes all signals from each antenna to an Ethernet network connected to all receptors of the signals. Gigabit Ethernet over POF (GEPOF) is ideally suited for the Ethernet connection due to its natural EMC-free property. “If the roof is not metallic, or has openings, in conventional systems an immense amount of energy is radiated by the coaxial cable that is coupled back into the ISA. This seriously degrades the ISA performance,” explained Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “Replacing the coaxial cable with POF completely solves this issue.” KDPOF will present their GEPOF technology at IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day on October 31 to November 2, 2017 in San Jose, California, United States.

See the full news HERE

KDPOF Exhibit at VDI Congress ELIV “ELectronics In Vehicles”

KDPOF Will Exhibit at VDI Congress ELIV "ELectronics In Vehicles"
KDPOF Will Exhibit at VDI Congress ELIV “ELectronics In Vehicles”
KDPOF will display first samples of their automotive grade Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) transceiver KD1053 at stand 106 at the VDI Congress ELIV “ELectronics In Vehicles” on October 18-19, 2017 at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany. KD1053 is the first fully integrated automotive transceiver to implement the physical layer of Gigabit Ethernet over POF. The KD1053 fully meets the requirements of carmakers by providing high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time. In addition, it complies with the new standard amendment IEEE Std 802.3bv™ for gigabit Ethernet over POF, defining physical layer specifications and management parameters for automotive, industrial, and home networking applications utilizing POF. KDPOF provides comprehensive support equipment such as application notes, reference design, evaluation boards and kits in order to enable users a fast and easy design start. POF technology outplays copper solutions not only in electromagnetic compatibility and immunity, but also provides galvanic isolation, lower weight, and low cost. Automotive applications with the KD1053 include 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps Ethernet links such as battery management systems (BMS), inter-domain communications backbones, antenna hubs, autonomous driving, and ADAS with surround view.

We look forward to meeting you in Bonn. For arranging a meeting, please contact Óscar Ciordia at sales@kdpof.com.

KDPOF Starts Shipping of KD1053 Samples to Automobile Manufacturers and Suppliers

Automotive Gigabit Connectivity by KDPOF
Automotive Gigabit Connectivity by KDPOF
KDPOF is proud to announce the shipment of the first automotive grade Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) transceiver KD1053 devices to carmakers and their Tier1 suppliers. The first public demonstration will be at the VDI Congress ELIV “ELectronics In Vehicles” on October 18-19, 2017 at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany. “The production start of our automotive POF transceiver marks a significant milestone on our path to make automotive gigabit Ethernet a reality,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “It is the first fully integrated automotive transceiver to implement the physical layer of Gigabit Ethernet over POF.” KDPOF provides comprehensive support equipment such as application notes, reference design, evaluation boards and kits in order to enable users a fast and easy design start. Automotive applications with the KD1053 include 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps Ethernet links such as battery management systems (BMS), inter-domain communications backbones, antenna hubs, autonomous driving, and ADAS with surround view.

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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

Who said POF was delicate: Fast Bending, Tight Bending, and Dark Liquid Immersion

Madrid, June 29, 2017.

KDPOF exhibit at Automobil Elektronik Kongress June 27-28,2017 in Ludwigsburg
KDPOF exhibit at Automobil Elektronik Kongress June 27-28,2017 in Ludwigsburg
KDPOF displayed their innovative Gigabit connectivity networking technology at the Automobil Elektronik Kongress in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on June 27-28, 2017: “Who said POF was delicate: Fast bending, tight bending, and dark liquid immersion.”
With the recently announced sampling in 2017 of the first automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) transceiver, we perfectly meet the requirements of carmakers by providing high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time.

Experience our demos on video: KDPOF Video Channel