In the frame of the 3rd Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day that took place in Stuttgart, 25th-26th of September, KDPOF in collaboration with AVAGO and YAZAKI has presented his Gigabit POF solution for the automotive market.
The demonstration shown was based on an stereoscopic ADAS module streaming an uncompressed 1 Gbps stream down into a central ECU using automotive-grade POF. The link was 25 m long with 1 intermediate connector. A 16 m link with 4 intermediate connectors was shown as well.
The joint proposal of the three companies had a tremendous impact among carmakers, bus and truck OEMs and Tier-1 companies attending the event as this implies a major step forward to support near-future automotive needs. Other technological alternatives to support a 1 Gbps data channel based on copper cables are still years away from the market with the added drawback of an unknown performance and price setpoint.
You can download a white paper describing the proposed solution along with its value proposition here.