Demo: Test Setup on ECU Compliance for ISO 21111-5 Standard

In this video, KDPOF displays the test setup used by the test houses to validate the compliance of ECUs with regards to the ISO 21111-5 standard. Luis Manuel Torres from KDPOF shows how KDPOF in partnership with Granite River Labs (Test house), Aukua (Ethernet test and monitoring solutions), and Keysight Technologies (Test equipment and solutions) has implemented the ISO 21111-5 standard. The setup uses five Gigabit Ethernet Plastic Optical Fiber (GEPOF) ports. This demo will also be shown at the Granite River Labs stand C12 at the upcoming IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day on September 24 to 25, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. 

Proof-of-Concept of an Automotive Optical Surround View System


César Esteban, Application and Support Manager of KDPOF, is demonstrating a Proof-of-Concept of an automotive optical surround view system: the four cameras on top of a demo car are transmitting video data at 100 Megabits per second to their corresponding media converters. The media converters are converting from copper to optical: one, two, three, and four, one for each camera. The blinking green LED on the media converter indicates that the data traffic is running through. The orange LED shows that the optical link is at 100 Mbps. The traffic is sent to this optical GEPOF (Gigabit Ethernet Plastic Optical Fiber) switch, which has five ports. The four left ports are in orange because these are from the cameras with 100 Mbps each. The green LED on the right is the GEPOF link with 1 Gigabit per second. It is linked to this fifth media converter that is aggregating the traffic of the four cameras. The four video sequences are transmitted to a PC, which functions as display unit. The four streams are displayed simultaneously. The hosted hub consists of the GEPOF switch and five media converters.

Moving High-speed Connectivity Forward

Connected cars are being equipped with increasingly sophisticated systems such as high performance computers, a growing number of ADAS sensors including hires cameras, radars, lidars, and HMIs such as 4K screens and head-up displays. Thus, data rates go up to 20 Gbps. In addition, highly electrified powertrains imply electromagnetic interferences. Watch our brand-new video and learn how optical connectivity solves these issues and moves high-speed connectivity forward.

Automotive Wire Harness Conference: Future-ready Optical Network

Automotive Wire Harness Conference: Future-ready Optical Network
Future-ready Optical Network presented at Automotive Wire Harness Conference (Photo credits: matthias-baumgartner.de)
At the recent 7th International Conference Automotive Wire Harness in Ludwigsburg, Germany, KDPOF presented the automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) for future wire harness architectures. “For KDPOF, this conference has been one of our most productive events,” stated Óscar Ciordia, Marketing Director of KDPOF. “We’ve had a number of excellent meetings with great interest expressed by automotive suppliers and carmakers who wanted to learn about POF technology, benefits, and applications. Several interesting projects and potential partnerships await us.” … Read more →

KDPOF Presented EMC, Robustness, and Smooth Integration of POF at Automotive Ethernet Congress


At the recent Automotive Ethernet Congress in Munich, Germany, KDPOF presented the innovative Automotive Gigabit Ethernet Plastic Optical Fiber (GEPOF). “We are delighted by the great interested we received for our POF technology that secures new 48-volt electrical architectures via the inherent galvanic isolation,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. Optical connections with POF provide the optimal network to achieve galvanic isolation, providing 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps Ethernet compatible solutions with enough margin to withstand the harsh automotive environment. Applications such as Battery Management Systems (BMS) and Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) modules profit from the inherent Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of POF. … Read more →

Boosting Customer Quality of Experience through Optical Connectivity

With a Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides end users maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house.
Video: with a POF backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house.

Although ISPs and Telecom have increased access speeds, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up. This is particularly worrisome because Quality of Experience has become a very important differentiator for broadband service providers. Customers expect to experience the speeds they are paying for. With a Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides end users maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house. POF reuses any existing conduits in the home making these cables invisible to customers.

Sara Martin-Sanz Albendea, Project Manager with Telefónica and responsible for the project known within Telefónica as ‘Plastic Optical Fiber in the House’: “KDPOF offers a great solution for improving customer satisfaction. Quality of Experience is a key success factor for Telefónica.” … Read more →

Speeding up Home Networking with POF Backbone

Video: KDPOF Speeds up Home Networking with POF Backbone
Video: KDPOF Speeds up Home Networking with POF Backbone

While ISPs and Telecom operators are offering higher and higher access speeds, users at home are connecting more and more devices locally to the internet, mostly over Wi-Fi. Applications like online gaming and video streaming are pushing the requirements of the home network today and will increase tomorrow with new applications such as Virtual Reality. Solutions for home connectivity are needed to maintain wireless performance all around the home. Please watch how Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) as connection backbone supporting multiple Wi-Fi mesh nodes maximizes performance up to 100 percent of the access speed. The POF backbone is an in-wall cabling solution that in conjunction with individual Wi-Fi nodes marries the benefits of both Wi-Fi and POF: mobility of wireless, reliability of wires, and no wires seen of POF and Wi-Fi.

 

Automotive Gigabit Ethernet: Successful Accomplishment of H2020 Project

Carlos Pardo presents KDPOF's technology at the Automotive Ethernet Congress
Carlos Pardo presents KDPOF’s technology at the Automotive Ethernet Congress

KDPOF proudly announces the successful completion of the H2020 Project, a considerable EU Research and Innovation program running from 2014 to 2020. KDPOF’s target was to take the next steps into replicating and validating their Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) technology to implement and standardize a robust solution in the automotive industry after having successfully launched and qualified a family of ASICs for the consumer and professional markets. “Our goal was to design, develop, validate, and pre-qualify an ASIC for gigabit communications over POF for automotive applications,” explained Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. The purpose of the project was to undertake the product development process with a quality approach that guarantees compliance to the automotive industry’s requirements. “The successful development and validation of a gigabit POF transceiver that demonstrates functional, performance, and reliability compliance for automotive applications represents a major breakthrough in a new communications standard for the automotive industry.”
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Automotive Ethernet Congress: Gigabit POF for Electric Cars

Automotive Ethernet Congress 2018: KDPOF presented Gigabit POF for Electric CarsAutomotive Ethernet Congress 2018: KDPOF presented Gigabit POF for Electric CarsAutomotive Ethernet Congress 2018: KDPOF presented Gigabit POF for Electric Cars

Automotive Ethernet Congress 2018: KDPOF presented Gigabit POF for Electric CarsAutomotive Ethernet Congress 2018: KDPOF presented Gigabit POF for Electric CarsAutomotive Ethernet Congress 2018: KDPOF presented Gigabit POF for Electric Cars

KDPOF generated great interest with their presentation of GEPOF technology at Automotive Ethernet Congress on January 30 and 31, 2018 in Munich, Germany. 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. The communication bus has to be immune to the electromagnetic noise and, at the same time, comply with the mechanical, temperature, and weight constraints of the overall vehicle. Optical connections with POF provide the optimal means to achieve galvanic isolation while realizing data communications between the domains at the same time.

Automotive Ethernet Congress 2018: KDPOF presented Gigabit POF for Electric Cars
Automotive Ethernet Congress 2018: KDPOF presented Gigabit POF for Electric Cars
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