50 Gb/s Optical Automotive Ethernet Demo Strikes at Automotive Ethernet Congress

We are grateful and overwhelmed by the great interest we have received for our 50 Gb/s Optical Automotive Ethernet demo at the Automotive Ethernet Congress in Munich in February 2020. During Carlos Pardo’s presentation “Optical Multi-Gigabit Ethernet – on the Verge of IEEE Standardization and Implementation”, the audience listened in spellbound silence before peppering him with technical questions. Our exhibition stand had been well-attended the whole event. Furthermore, after the presentation, it was virtually flooded by interested automotive industry representatives.   

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IEEE 802.3 Standardization

Optical Multi-Gigabit Physical Layer for Automotive Applications

IEEE 802.3 Automotive Optical Multi-Gigabit Standard
IEEE 802.3 Automotive Optical Multi-Gigabit Standard

The key development objectives for the new standard target outranging performance. The high speed will reach at least 25 Gb/s and will be scalable to 50 or 100 Gb/s. The temperatures range from -40 °C to 105 °C. Distances are 15 meters with 4 inline connectors for cars and 40 meters for cars and buses. Meeting OEM reliability requirements, the failure rate is below 10 FIT (Failures In Time: 1 FIT equals 1 failure per 1,000 devices operating 1 million hours). 

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Use Cases: Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, V2X-Connectivity

Use Cases
Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, V2X-Connectivity

Relevant use cases from different carmakers in Europe and the USA incorporate the comprehensive features and benefits of optical network technology. These include the interconnectivity of telematics control modules with the optical links, providing reliable reception and increased dynamic range of detected signals. Redundant and safe backbones for autonomous driving guarantee ASIL-D safety architecture with optical and copper in parallel. Further applications are ADAS interconnections with cameras, lidar, and radar sensors. For battery management systems, optical connectivity delivers galvanic isolation among voltage domains.

Read on in the Whitepaper “Off-the-shelf System Solution – Optical Multi-Gigabit Connectivity in Vehicles

 

KDPOF Demos First 50 Gb/s Single Lane Automotive-grade Optical Network

KDPOF demos first 50 Gb/s Single Lane Automotive-grade Optical Multi-Gigabit Ethernet
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KDPOF will proudly display the world’s first demonstration of an automotive-grade optical transmission system with 50 gigabits per second single lane at the Automotive Ethernet Congress from February 12 to 13, 2020 in Munich, Germany. In his presentation, “Optical Multi-Gigabit Ethernet – on the Verge of Standardization and Implementation,” on February 13 at 14:30, Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF, will show details on the process for the new standard for multi-gigabit in automotive. It will enhance the existing 10GBASE-SR, which is the current standard by IEEE, to establish a communications channel in optical fiber at 10 Gb/s. “With technological leaps such as electrical vehicles, automated driving, and V2X interconnection rushing through, automotive applications, utilization, and safety requirements are boosting the necessary network speed tremendously,” explained Carlos Pardo. “Consequently, in-vehicle networks are on the brink of speeds from one to multiple gigabits per second.”

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KDPOF Presented Low Cost, Low Weight, and EMC Robustness of Gigabit Ethernet POF at Embedded Expo China

KDPOF Presented Low Cost, Low Weight, and EMC Robustness of Gigabit Ethernet POF at Embedded Expo China

At the Embedded Expo China in Shenzhen, China, KDPOF was overwhelmed by the great interest in their display of the benefits of gigabit data transmission over Plastic Optical Fiber. POF is the ideal solution for camera surround view systems providing low weight, EMC robustness and consequently low price. Between 4 and 8 cameras are connected to the system via Ethernet with more than 1 Gb/s bandwidth required to ensure image quality and low latency. KDPOF’s KD1053 transceiver provides high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time.

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KDPOF and Funzin Sign Partnership Agreement

Funzin President Kim Jung-Hoon (left) and Yoon Kwang-Jin, Korea’s representative for KDPOF, after signing the partnership agreement 

KDPOF has signed a partnership agreement with the South Korean software development company Funzin. The goal is to work jointly on high-speed gigabit network products using Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) for automotive electronics and home networks. We will develop network applications for cars, in-home delivery for high-speed Internet, and Internet TV (IPTV).

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Embedded Expo China: KDPOF Will Present Low Cost, Low Weight, and EMC Robustness of Gigabit Ethernet POF

Embedded Expo China: KDPOF Will present Low Cost, Low Weight, and EMC Robustness of Gigabit Ethernet POF

At the Embedded Expo China from December 19 to 21, 2019 in Shenzhen, China, KDPOF will display the benefits of 1 Gigabit data transmission over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) at stand 1E12. POF inherently provides galvanic isolation and simplifies Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). In addition, applications profit from the low weight and low cost of optical connectivity, which is essential in the automotive industry. KDPOF’s Gigabit Ethernet over POF (GEPOF) transceiver KD1053 provides high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time.

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ELIV VDI Congress: Great Interest in Optical Gigabit Ethernet in Vehicles

KDPOF demoed galvanic isolation of Gigabit Ethernet POF at ELIV VDI Congress

KDPOF’s presenting their optical Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with high electromagnetic compatibility at the recent International ELIV (ELectronics In Vehicles) VDI Congress in Bonn, Germany, received great interest. In battery management systems, galvanic isolation is necessary between primary and secondary systems. Due to its inherent galvanic isolation, POF perfectly solves the electrical and interference challenges of new powertrain architectures for electric and autonomous driving. KDPOF is proud that the first application of a Battery Management System (BMS) based on optical connectivity will soon go into production. By the end of 2019, the first carmaker will start assembly of a battery management system with POF connectivity.

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Broadband World Forum: KDPOF Presented Guaranteed Wi-Fi Mesh up to 1 Gbps

KDPOF presented guaranteed Wi-Fi Mesh up to 1 Gbps at Broadband World Forum

At the recent Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, KDPOF generated great interest for their presenting how the POF backbone complements Wi-Fi Mesh for guaranteed gigabit performance. For customers that demand assured performance, POF is the preferred option. POF cables are practically invisible since installers can reuse any existing conduits or install in a very unnoticeable way in the home. Plastic Optical Fiber is cost-efficient, robust, and much easier and quicker to install than Cat 6 cables. Service Providers worldwide will benefit from being able to deliver guaranteed 1 Gigabit connectivity into homes by combining the POF backbone with Wi-Fi Mesh. Ramón Garcia, Business Development Manager with KDPOF, discussed in his presentation ”Gbps: Do Customers Care?” how to satisfy Gbps customers and thereby increase the number of subscribers willing to pay for qualified bandwidth instead of sole connectivity.

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