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

KDPOF presents “Optical Ethernet in Automotive” at Laser World of Photonics Conference in Munich

Madrid, June 28, 2017.

KDPOF Optical Gigabit Connectivity
KDPOF Optical Gigabit Connectivity
KDPOF will give the presentation ‘Optical Ethernet in Automotive’ on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 15.30 during the Laser World of Photonics Conference in hall B1, room B12, at the trade show center in Munich, Germany. It is part of the workshop during the Photonics Cluster Meeting boosting the collaboration of Photonics SMEs in Automotive.

More information is available at www.respice-sme.eu.

KDPOF Exhibit at Automobil Elektronik Kongress on June 27-28, 2017 in Ludwigsburg, Germany

Madrid, June 13, 2017.

Automotive Gigabit Connectivity by KDPOF
Automotive Gigabit Connectivity by KDPOF
KDPOF will display their innovative Gigabit connectivity networking technology at the upcoming Automobil Elektronik Kongress in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on June 27-28, 2017. 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. The transceiver is optimized for low power and small footprint and transmits data at 1000/100 Mbps on standard SI-POF, MC-POF, or PCS, according to 1000BASE-RH (IEEE 802.3bv). Recently, IEEE has published an amendment to the IEEE 802.3™ standard, 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.

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

IEEE Publishes Standard Amendment for 1000 Mb/s Ethernet Over POF

30 March 2017 by IEEE

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), today announced the publication of IEEE 802.3bv™—Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 1000 Mb/s Operation Over Plastic Optical Fiber. The IEEE 802.3bv standard amendment responds to demand for high-speed Ethernet solutions for automotive, industrial, and home network connectivity. Plastic optical fiber provides unique capabilities for these applications where long link lengths aren’t required. Increasingly, automotive and industrial networks are migrating towards Ethernet. Plastic optical fiber is already in use in automobiles and other vehicles, and IEEE 802.3bv provides a robust and reliable media option for Ethernet automotive networks. As an alternative transmission medium, the standard is also applicable to harsh, electrically noisy environments such as industrial automation islands and other applications with similar requirements.

For the complete press release, please see the IEEE website.

Optical Gigabit Ethernet Becomes IEEE Standard

Madrid, March 20, 2017.

Optical Gigabit Ethernet Becomes IEEE Standard
KDPOF provides Gigabit Ethernet over POF connectivity according to the IEEE 802.3bvTM Specification
KDPOF – leading supplier for automotive gigabit connectivity over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – welcomes IEEE’s publication of the new standard amendment for 1000 Mb/s Ethernet operation over plastic optical fiber. As an amendment to the IEEE 802.3™ standard, IEEE Std 802.3bvTM for gigabit Ethernet over POF defines physical layer specifications and management parameters for automotive, industrial, and home networking applications utilizing POF. “Increasingly, automotive and industrial networks are migrating towards Ethernet,” stated Bob Grow, chair, IEEE P802.3bv Gigabit Ethernet Over Plastic Optical Fiber Task Force. “With POF already in use in automobiles and other vehicles, IEEE 802.3bv provides a robust and reliable media option for Ethernet automotive networks.”

IEEE Standard for Ethernet Amendment 9: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 1000 Mb/s Operation Over Plastic Optical Fiber for download: 802.3bv-2017

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PSA takes the fast lane in automotive electronics (smart2zero.com)

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March 06, 2017. By Christoph Hammerschmidt for www.smart2zero.com

Smart2zero on-line publishing echoes PSA Group currently on the fast track in terms of automotive Electronics. Gigabit over Plastic Optical Fiber is named as an ideal technology to support the future requested automotive data networks.

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