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

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

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

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