Madrid October 2013

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In the frame of the 1st Smart Building congress organized by “Grupo Tecma Red” that has taken place in Madrid 23rd and 24th of October, Swiss company CASACOM and KDPOF have presented the next generation Home networking system based on KDPOF´s 1 Gbps over POF technology.

The event was attended by the technical building constructors, architects and major decision makers of the building industry in Spain.

The presentation can be downloaded here: Ponencia KDPOF-CASACOM

You can see the video of the presentation here: Video

Baden-Baden (Germany), October 2013


KDPOF has joined forces with optoelectronics company AVAGO and automotive car harness  manufacturer YAZAKI to offer the automotive industry a 1 Gbps solution based on current automotive-qualified POF and connector system.

The place : Baden-Baden, in the frame of what is probably the most important automotive electronics show organized by VDI, the “Electronic Systems for Motor Vehicles” forum.

The result: A major impact for the automotive industry that is in strong need for a next generation communication bus that is able to support 1 Gbps data speeds.

The three companies showed a practical system streaming uncompressed 1 Gbps  ADAS data over an automotive grade POF and connector system. The link comprised 25 m of POF with one intermediate connector as well as another link 16m long with four intermediate connectors.

The system is ready for the market and waiting just for final automotive industry validation for some of its components. Other solutions based on copper are still in definition phase years away from market introduction.

You can download a white paper summarizing the system proposal and value proposition for the automotive industry here: POF in Automotive Camera Apps 

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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.

Binghamton, NY and Madrid, Spain – 30 September 2013

electroniclinksElectronic Links International, Inc. (ELII) with the headquarters in Binghamton NY, USA and Knowledge Development for POF, S.L (KDPOF) with the headquarters in Madrid, Spain, have reached an agreement whereby ELII will be manufacturing Ethernet Media Converters based on the KDPOF newly developed Gigabit Ethernet POF transceiver chip.

The converter delivers 1 Gbps of data over 50 meter of standard PMMA duplex wire and complies with the recently published 1 Gbps over POF norm DIN VDE v 0885-763.

Both, Mr. Oscar Ciordia, Marketing Director of KDPOF, and Francesco Liburdi, of Electronic Links International, Inc. agree that this new product should facilitate the proliferation of the POF technology with all the related advantages in the commercial market.

For additional information about product features, etc. Please contact Mr. Oscar Ciordia at and or Francesco Liburdi at

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Madrid, September 2013

The German normalization Institution VDE, DKE, has published the first standard which normalizes Gigabit communications over Plastic Optical Fibres. The new norm with number DIN VDE V 0885-763:2013-09 defines the physical layer for a number of high speed PHYs that use Plastic Optical Fibres (POF) as the transmission medium. In addition to multiple media, this document supports different speeds and channel lengths. All the PHYs specified in this document share a common Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) and a Physical Medium Attachment (PMA) sublayer. This VDE document is structured in a common part that specifies the PCS and PMA sublayers in a general form and separate specifications for each particular PHY (in independent annexes). The specifications for each PHY include the definition of the parameters for the PCS and PMA sublayers and the Physical Medium Dependent (PMD) specifications for the media type used. KDPOF acknowledges the VDE  team that has been working on this new standard for the last three years and celebrates the release of a valuable norm for equipment vendors that intend to release Gigabit POF ready products to the market. The European Telecomunications Normalization Institute ETSI will soon reference the new VDE standard on the next release of their Technical Specification TS 105 75-1-1 for communications over POF. The norm can be purchased at the VDE web-shop: LINK

Búzios (Rio de Janeiro), September 2013

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KDPOF has presented its portfolio of Gigabit POF ASSPs at the 22nd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers that has taken place in  Búzios (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil from the 11th to 13th of September.

With a review of the family of ASSPs and its main features, the presentation is part of the market launch activities of the first commercial products delivering true 1 Gbps in Standard Step-Index Plastic Optical Fibre.

You can download the paper

 UK January 2012


Automotive Industries, the reference publication for automotive professionals has published in his February 2013 edition an interview with KDPOF´s CEO Carlos Pardo.

This edition features the latest developments in embedded electronics solutions/In-vehicle Infotainment, with interviews from Christian Thiel (MOST Cooperation), and CEO/Automotive spokespersons representing the worlds leading solution providers. This coverage reports on, and updates the industry with the latest technological innovation, and MOST related product development.

The interview covers the new Technology released by the company KDPOF, Knowledge Development for POF, to the automotive market to enable Gigabit networks in the car over Plastic Optical Fibre. In words of AI: “Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) technology is rapidly replacing existing systems as OEMs strive to meet consumer demand for more electronic devices in cars“. 

In words of Mr. Pardo: “The key automotive challenges center around two factors – lowering cost and weight while maintaining reliability. A gigabit solution based on currently qualified and available SI-POF and optoelectronic devices ensures a cost competitive solution to the market with a substantial weight saving to the vehicle. The new technology opens the door to next generation applications and safety features in the car without paying the penalty of an increase in weight, or incurring the cost of alternatives.

See the full interview at AI´s website: Full Interview