At the IEEE SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Week from November 3 to 4, 2021 in Munich, Germany, and online, KDPOF will display their high-speed connectivity solutions for the communications in vehicle data networks. Optical connectivity perfectly solves the electrical challenges and interference in vehicles thanks to its low weight, low cost, and electromagnetic compatibility due to inherent galvanic isolation.
Optical High-speed Connectivity in Vehicles
With the new integrated KD9351 Fiber Optic Transceiver (FOT) in combination with the proven KD1053 IC, KDPOF reduces the cost for optical in-vehicle networks at 1 Gb/s, compared to STP (shielded twisted pair of copper wires). Incorporating the transmit and receive optoelectronics into one single component, the KD9351 is an optical transceiver for 100 Mb/s up to 1 Gb/s with a small footprint, enhanced efficiency and flexibility.
With the comprehensive EVK9351AUT evaluation kit, carmakers and suppliers can already test the new configuration at 1 Gbit/s today. KDPOF thus supports easy project entry into optical gigabit connectivity for a secure Ethernet backbone and ADAS sensor connections in vehicles.
Future-proven System Solution
In addition, together with several industry leaders, KDPOF is working on an optical automotive multi-gigabit system that will fulfill the needs of future connected and automated vehicles. Instead of various port components, the new solution provides a single, complete package. A new optical automotive IVN communication standard IEEE 802.3cz is in the task force phase.