Automotive Wire Harness Conference: Future-ready Optical Network
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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.”

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Demo showing robustness of Automotive Gigabit Ethernet over POF
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Demo showing robustness of automotive gigabit over POF

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.

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.

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

Video: KDPOF Speeds 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.

Please watch the video how KDPOF speeds up home networking.

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

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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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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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

We invite you to check this great video from Fränkische´s Datalight © POF based system. It tells in a very eye-catching way the advantages that a POF based home network brings to the user compared to traditional Cat 5, copper systems.

As mentioned in other post Fränkische is launching a well thought line of Kits aimed towards installers which would like to cover the  increasingly growing market of home data networks.

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