High Speed in the Vehicle
Cars are not solely about driving anymore – electronic devices such as anti-collision cameras, DVD players, and navigation systems make the difference. Like infotainment systems, Automotive Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are becoming an integral part of the vehicle, with interfaces to many different clusters of electric/electronic systems.
The bandwidth of fiber optics (as compared to traditional automotive cables) and its ease of use, coupled with its robustness against vibrations and external noise sources as well as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) make it ideal for in-vehicle embedded multimedia networks.
KDPOF automotive applications incorporate: battery management, safe communications backbones, smart antenna modules, infotainment, lower speed EMC-tight links, autonomous driving safety redundancy, and ADAS sensor interconnection.