Integrated KD7051 for Automotive Networking
The integrated FOT KD7051 is a 100 Mb/s optical port in one single component. By constructing the ASIC IC, photodiode and LED as one single device, KDPOF significantly reduces cost and footprint for automotive Ethernet connectivity at 100 Mb/s. The decreased number of parts also reduces the effort in testing and qualification. The transceiver IC thus substantially reduces the overall expense compared to STP (shielded twisted pair of copper wires). Further advantages are no margin stacking between links in the supply chain and supply chain simplification. Consequently, the PHY offers competitive pricing for EMC critical or galvanic isolated critical links. Applications include battery management systems, camera and sensor links, fast Ethernet links and smart antenna links.