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Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) is the only reasonible alternative for 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps communication on EMC-constrained Vehicle Area Networks (VAN).

Although transmission with automotive quality over POF at 1 Gbps is only possible with the 1000BASE-RH protocol, there are several choices available to communicate at the lower speed of 100 Mbps. like 100BASE-RH or 100BASE-FX. In the following paper a comparison of both alternatives is done to help choose the best option for VAN.

You may download your copy HERE

 

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Live Demonstration of Optical networking solutions for the World’s Top Bus Brands

 

MADRID, Jan. 11, 2016  — At the 2016 China Vehicle BUS /& Network Security Forum 2016, KDPOF, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for optical communications, will showcase its full line of BUS entertainment and connectivity technologies, including its Plastic Optical Fiber Automotive Ethernet portfolio. See an advance here (Chinese):

KDPOF’s automotive integrated circuits (ICs) are driving disruptive innovation throughout the industry, providing the technology required to deliver advanced driver safety and infotainment features to a broad spectrum of vehicles. For more news, visit KDPOF´s  Newsroom.

Industry analysts predict 100 percent of new cars to be Internet-enabled by 2025, an industry revolution that will redefine the driving experience. As a result of the significant increase in volume and complexity of in-car electronics, demand for connectivity solutions that offer low-cost, high speed transmission and bandwidth is on the rise. Collision warnings, comfort controls, infotainment and advanced driver assistance are just some of today’s sophisticated features enabled by KDPOF´s  technology.

More information on the event, program and participants can be found here.

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Live Demonstration of Optical networking solutions for the World’s Top Automotive Brands

MADRID, Jan. 11, 2016  — At the 2016 Automotive Ethernet Congress, KDPOF, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for optical communications, will showcase its full line of automotive connectivity technologies, including its Plastic Optical Fiber Automotive Ethernet portfolio.

KDPOF’s automotive integrated circuits (ICs) are driving disruptive innovation throughout the industry, providing the technology required to deliver advanced driver safety and infotainment features to a broad spectrum of vehicles. For more news, visit KDPOF´s  Newsroom.

Industry analysts predict 100 percent of new cars to be Internet-enabled by 2025, an industry revolution that will redefine the driving experience. As a result of the significant increase in volume and complexity of in-car electronics, demand for connectivity solutions that offer low-cost, high speed transmission and bandwidth is on the rise. Collision warnings, comfort controls, infotainment and advanced driver assistance are just some of today’s sophisticated features enabled by KDPOF´s  technology.

More information on the event, program and participants can be found here.

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MADRID, October 19th 2015 — USA Secretary of State John Kerry visited Google´s innovator Campus in Madrid to meet Spanish leading technology entrepreneurs. During the visit, KDPOF showed its Gigabit Plastic Optical Fiber technology and its application to the Consumer, Professional and Automotive markets.

Google´s Campus Madrid is a global network of spaces where big ideas are shaping the future. Operated by Google for Entrepreneurs,  it has a dedicated team at Campus committed to creating a thriving startup community.

This opportunity and interest from the USA Department of State on the Gigabit Plastic Optical Fiber technology endorses KDPOF disruptive technology and growing worldwide projection.

See the full press release at: PRESS RELEASE

 

Spanish leading Technology entrepreneurs meet John Kerry

Spanish leading Technology entrepreneurs meet John Kerry

 

 

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KDPOF demonstrates Optical networking solutions for the World’s Top Automotive Brands

YOKOHAMA, Oct. 26th, 2015  — At the 2015 IEEE Ethernet & IP Automotive Technology Day, KDPOF, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for optical communications, will showcase its full line of automotive connectivity technologies, including its Plastic Optical Fiber Automotive Ethernet portfolio and solutions for next generation Connected Cars.

KDPOF’s automotive integrated circuits (ICs) are driving disruptive innovation throughout the industry, providing the technology required to deliver advanced driver safety and infotainment features to a broad spectrum of vehicles. For more news, visit KDPOF´s  Newsroom.

Industry analysts predict 100 percent of new cars to be Internet-enabled by 2025, an industry revolution that will redefine the driving experience. As a result of the significant increase in volume and complexity of in-car electronics, demand for connectivity solutions that offer low-cost, high speed transmission and bandwidth is on the rise. Collision warnings, comfort controls, infotainment and advanced driver assistance are just some of today’s sophisticated features enabled by KDPOF´s  technology.

KDPOF´s technology is currently being standardized by IEEE under the 802.3 group with the name of 802.3bv and will soon be part of the leading communication technologies globally known as Ethernet.

The new 1000BASE-RH standard defines a PHY layer for Gigabit communication over Plastic Optical Fiber. Optical communications are the optimum solution for the future broadband automotive networks as they are electromagnetically immune which is a key on the ever-growing  presence of electrical and hybrid power trains.

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In the frame of the 2015 Broadband World Forum that has taken place in London-Excell 20th and 23th 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 telecom operators, ISPs and OEMs from all over the world. KDPOF´s and CASACOM´s technology and product proposal caused a great impact on stand visitors as it represents a solution to the ever-growing issues with the home network of its customers.

Óscar Ciordia, Marketing & Sales Director from KDPOF presented the current situation and future projection of home networks and how the Gigabit POF technology can contribute to the customer satisfaction.

The presentation can be downloaded here: BBWF2015 Presentation

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Sponsored white paper on gigabit POF based home networks

MADRID, Aug. 26, 2015  — Leading publication FIBRE SYSTEMS sponsors a white paper on Gigabit POF based home networks. The article reviews the current situation around home networking and the lack of a suitable technology which is affordable and easy to instal to cope with the ever growing demand for higher networks speeds.

After a review of the different alternatives for the final user the article presents the Gigabit Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) technology as the most suitable choice. POF is easy to instal, affordable and ensure Gigabit coverage around the home.

You may read the full article at: ARTICLE

 

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A New Network Infrastructure for the American Home

Mitsubishi International Corporation will present new international solutions for an optimized home network at the next International Builders´Show that will take place in Las Vegas next 20-22 January.

See systems and products powered by KDPOF´s Gigabit POF chipset:
  • the combination of optical and wireless network infrastructure
  • the status of Gigabit transmission over plastic optical fibre
  • the most future proofed network infrastructure
See how you can get more benefits for less money and less time:
More network connectivity
More flexibility
More security and safety
More future proofed installation
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Visit them at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas Booth C9508

Plastic Optical Fiber will be part of the Ethernet set of medias delivering true Gigabit speeds

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ATLANTA, Jan. 15, 2015  — IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced the formation of a new working group under the IEEE 802.3 team. The new working group will be drafting a standard that is intended to support Gigabit transmission over Plastic Optical Fiber in key markets like automotive, Professional and Home Networking.

The proposed IEEE 802.3bv new working group  “Gigabit Ethernet over Plastic Optical Fiber” is intended to specify operation over at least 15 meters of POF in automotive environments and 50 meters for Professional and Home networking applications. It will support full duplex operation with a data rate of 1000 Mb/s at the MAC/PLS service interface. The bit error ratio will be better than or equal to 10-12 at the same service interface. Finally, optional Energy-Efficient Ethernet specification will be delivered too.

The group is actively seeking participants for the development of these standards. For more information on the IEEE 802.3bv working group, please visit this page

In standards development, the IEEE-SA offers the flexibility of either individual- or entity-based methods. In the individual method, participants are individual persons representing themselves, and each individual participant has one vote. Standards developed via the entity method are balloted using a “one-entity, one-vote” principle, allowing corporations, government agencies, academic institutions, nonprofits and industry associations to come together in collaboration to advance innovation.

To learn more about IEEE-SA visit the Standards Insight Blog.

About the IEEE Standards Association
The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of over 900 active standards and more than 500 standards under development. For more information visit the IEEE-SA Web site.

About IEEE 
IEEE, a large, global technical professional organization, is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Learn more at the IEEE Web siteexternal link

 

Live Demonstration of Optical networking solutions for the World’s Top Automotive Brands

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MADRID, Jan. 15, 2015  — At the 2015 Automotive Ethernet Congress, KDPOF, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for optical communications, will showcase its full line of automotive connectivity technologies, including its Plastic Optical Fiber Automotive Ethernet portfolio and solutions for Broadcomm´s BroadR-Reach® bridging. KDPOF’s automotive integrated circuits (ICs) are driving disruptive innovation throughout the industry, providing the technology required to deliver advanced driver safety and infotainment features to a broad spectrum of vehicles. For more news, visit KDPOF´s  Newsroom.

Industry analysts predict 100 percent of new cars to be Internet-enabled by 2025, an industry revolution that will redefine the driving experience. As a result of the significant increase in volume and complexity of in-car electronics, demand for connectivity solutions that offer low-cost, high speed transmission and bandwidth is on the rise. Collision warnings, comfort controls, infotainment and advanced driver assistance are just some of today’s sophisticated features enabled by KDPOF´s  technology.

Congress attendees can experience live demonstrations of the following KDPOF´s automotive connectivity products:

  • KDPOF´s POF Based Gigabit and 100 Mbps PHY Automotive Ethernet technology, allows multiple in-vehicle systems (such as infotainment, on-board diagnostics and automated driver assistance) to simultaneously access information over step Index Plastic Optical fiber cabling. By eliminating cumbersome, shielded and unshielded copper cabling, automotive manufacturers can significantly reduce weight and EMC issues while maintaining the demonstrated reliability of optical links.
  • KDPOF´s POF/Copper enabled switch reference design, enables a switched topology in the future car with the possibility to interconnect different Ethernet compatible network protocols like Broadcom´s proprietary BroadR-Reach® running at 100 Mbps and Gigabit enabled protocols like 1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-FX or Gigabit POF. Thanks to KDPOF´s switch reference design, automotive customers will enjoy the flexibility to select the best network alternative for each domain of the vehicle among low (100 Mbps) and high (1000 Mbps) speeds and copper (shielded or unshielded) or POF media while keeping a unique star-based topology.

You can download the Congress program here