International Congress Automotive Wire Harness: Seamless Optical Netwerk Integration by KDPOF

International Congress Automotive Wire Harness: Seamless Optical Netwerk Integration by KDPOFAt the International Congress Automotive Wire Harness on March 13 and 14, 2018 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, KDPOF will display innovative gigabit POF solutions in partnership with leading wire harness suppliers such as TE and others. The leading supplier for automotive gigabit transceivers over POF will present a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the wire harness of the vehicle. As a plastic, wide diameter fiber, POF is cheap to manufacture and install. It does not require any sophisticated equipment or professional qualification, and harness manufacturing processes do not need to be changed. Installation is just easy plug and play. Winding and clamping is similar to copper cables. Further, POF allows fast dynamic bending, tight bending, and dark liquid immersion in addition to delivering low noise and robustness regarding incoupling of electromagnetic fields.

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

KDPOF Enables Seamless Optical Networks Integration

KDPOF provides a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the harness of the vehicle.
KDPOF provides a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the harness of the vehicle.
KDPOF – leading supplier for automotive gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – is delighted to present a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the wire harness of the vehicle. At the International Congress Automotive Wire Harness on March 13 and 14, 2018 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, KDPOF will display innovative gigabit POF solutions in partnership with leading wire harness suppliers such as TE and others. “POF cables are very reliable: they can withstand harsh environments and tolerate conditions such as routing across the engine compartment with temperatures as high as 105°C and down to –40°C,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “As an optical fiber with a large core, POF is able to withstand vibrations and misalignments much better than other optical or copper alternatives such as glass optical fiber (GOF), coax, and STP. … Read more →

Automotive Ethernet Congress: Gigabit POF for Electric Cars

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KDPOF generated great interest with their presentation of GEPOF technology at Automotive Ethernet Congress on January 30 and 31, 2018 in Munich, Germany. Electromagnetic noise is a major issue in any electrical power train, both in full electrical or hybrid architectures. It affects the operation of the electronic circuits within the car and countermeasures have to be taken at early stages of the design. The communication bus has to be immune to the electromagnetic noise and, at the same time, comply with the mechanical, temperature, and weight constraints of the overall vehicle. Optical connections with POF provide the optimal means to achieve galvanic isolation while realizing data communications between the domains at the same time.

Automotive Ethernet Congress 2018: KDPOF presented Gigabit POF for Electric Cars
Automotive Ethernet Congress 2018: KDPOF presented Gigabit POF for Electric Cars
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KDPOF Equips Electric Cars with Optical Connectivity

KDPOF delivers optical connectivity for powertrains in electric and hybrid vehicles.
KDPOF delivers optical connectivity for powertrains in electric and hybrid vehicles.
KDPOF provide their innovative Automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) for electric and autonomous driving to perfectly solve the electrical challenges and interferences of new powertrain architectures. “We are happy to announce that several car makers and Tier-1 suppliers have adopted our optical technology for electrical powertrains and autonomous vehicles,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. “Electromagnetic noise is a major issue in any electrical power train, both in full electrical or hybrid architectures. It affects the operation of the electronic circuits within the car and countermeasures have to be taken at early stages of the design.” Consequently, due to the presence of hazardous high voltage (above 25 Vac or 60 Vdc), galvanic isolation is necessary between the domains of a battery management system and also between the primary and secondary systems of both ac-dc and dc-dc. Optical connections with POF provide the optimal means to achieve galvanic isolation while realizing data communications between the domains at the same time. … Read more →

Automotive Ethernet Congress: KDPOF Will Display Gigabit Ethernet POF for Electric Cars

Automotive Ethernet Congress: KDPOF Will Display Gigabit Ethernet POF for Electric Cars
Automotive Ethernet Congress: KDPOF Will Display Gigabit Ethernet POF for Electric Cars
On January 30 to 31, 2018, KDPOF will present their innovative GEPOF technology at the Automotive Ethernet Congress in Munich, Germany. KDPOF’s optical connectivity technology ideally meets electrical challenges of new powertrain architectures. Electric and Hybrid power trains present different voltage domains with big level differences, such as the ECU domain with 12 Volts, the actuators domain with 48 Volts, and the electric power domain with 400 Volts. 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 while realizing data communications at the same time. KDPOF recently 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 Munich. For arranging a meeting, please contact Óscar Ciordia at sales@kdpof.com.

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. … Read more →

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. … Read more →

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.” … Read more →

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. … Read more →