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

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.

 

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

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.

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 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

Automotive Gigabit Connectivity by KDPOF

Automotive Gigabit Connectivity by KDPOF

KDPOF is proud to announce the shipment of the first automotive grade Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) transceiver KD1053 devices to carmakers and their Tier1 suppliers. The first public demonstration will be at the VDI Congress ELIV “ELectronics In Vehicles” on October 18-19, 2017 at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany. “The production start of our automotive POF transceiver marks a significant milestone on our path to make automotive gigabit Ethernet a reality,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “It is the first fully integrated automotive transceiver to implement the physical layer of Gigabit Ethernet over POF.” Read more

Optical connections with POF are ideal for galvanic isolation in battery management systems

Optical connections with POF are ideal for galvanic isolation in battery management systems

KDPOF – leading supplier for automotive gigabit connectivity over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – now provide their plastic optical fiber connections for battery management systems (BMS) in vehicles. “Electric and hybrid power trains present different voltage domains with large level differences, such as the ECU domain with 12 Volts, the actuators domain with 48 Volts, and the electric power domain with 400 Volts,” explained Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “The galvanic isolation between these domains is a must due to ground parasitic resistance and potential shorts between voltage domains.” Read more

KDPOF exhibit at Automobil Elektronik Kongress June 27-28,2017 in Ludwigsburg

KDPOF exhibit at Automobil Elektronik Kongress June 27-28,2017 in Ludwigsburg

KDPOF displayed their innovative Gigabit connectivity networking technology at the Automobil Elektronik Kongress in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on June 27-28, 2017: “Who said POF was delicate: Fast bending, tight bending, and dark liquid immersion.”
With the recently announced sampling in 2017 of the first automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) transceiver, we perfectly meet the requirements of carmakers by providing high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time.

Experience our demos on video: KDPOF Video Channel

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September 26th, 2016 @ Worldwide

Exhibiting at IEEE’s Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day which took place in Paris this year, OGEAR Japanese National project ran a demo of a 1Gbit/s automotive Ethernet stereoscopic ADAS across 15 meters of Plastic Optical Fibre (POF).

The Japanese Automotive Industry led by JASPAR organization is running a three years national funded project to develop the next generation optical networks in automotive. The first step in this race will be 1 Gbps over Plastic Optical Fiber and the chosen technology has been KDPOF´s Gigabit over POF technology.

The advantages of POF over other copper-based alternatives are well shown in the following video from the OGEAR council shown at the latest Paris Ethernet & IP Conference held in September 2016

See the video  HERE