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 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
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
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 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.
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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