ECOC 2022: Carlos Pardo and Rubén Pérez-Aranda Present Latest Optical Network Innovations

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Carlos Pardo is CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF

From September 18 to 22, 2022, the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) will take place in Basel, Switzerland. KDPOF is proud to be part of the program at the continent’s largest event in the field and one of the most prestigious and traditional events on optical communications worldwide. On September 19 at 16:00, Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF, will present “Latest innovations and optical fiber benefits in the automotive and industrial sector”. In addition, Dr. Joseph Pankert, VP Product Management at Trumpf Photonic Components, and Rubén Pérez-Aranda, CTO and Co-founder at KDPOF, will present “980nm VCSELs: New Standard in Automotive” on September 21 at 15:15.

Latest Innovations and Optical Fiber Benefits in the Automotive and Industrial Sector
Carlos, Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF
19 September 2022, 16:00

980nm VCSELs: New Standard in Automotive
Dr. Joseph Pankert, VP Product Management at Trumpf Photonic Components, and Rubén Pérez-Aranda, CTO and Co-founder at KDPOF
21 September 2022, 15:15

Latest Innovations and Optical Fiber Benefits in the Automotive and Industrial Sector

Noise in large installations, for example in factories, can interfere with communications when copper cables are used. In stand-alone environments, such as a vehicle, we also encounter a lot of communication pollution when using a copper-based system. A fiber optic-based system in Ethernet communications has several advantages that solve the problems caused by interference from different sources.

KDPOF will present their next-generation transceivers based on the optical multi-gigabit technology (xGBase-AU standards). Advantages of its application in the automotive and industrial sector, compared to xGBase-T1 copper solutions, include low cost, easy engineering, higher reach, EMC-issues free, galvanic isolation, industrial temperature range (from -40 ºC until 150 ºC), robust and low-cost connectors, and scalability.

980nm VCSELs: New Standard in Automotive

Autonomous drive technology requires processing large amounts of data within cars. As a consequence, optical interconnects will be required to manage the data flow. The technology, as standardized in the IEEE803.2cz group, is based on multimode interconnects. Compared to datacenters, automotive requires a much wider range of operating temperatures (-40 °C up to 125 °C backside), and an interconnect length of only below 40m. The VCSEL wavelength choice is 980nm because of its superior robustness against wear-out and random failures. Moreover, 980nm fits to existing OM3 fibers with only limited dispersion loss. We present progress in developing a full 980nm interconnect.

We look forward to meeting you in Basel!