At ECOC 2022 (European Conference on Optical Communication) Virtual Catch-up, César Esteban, Applications and Support Manager at KDPOF, presented innovations and optical fiber benefits in automotive and industrial markets. Following ECOC 2022 in Basel, Switzerland, the virtual catch-up was the perfect place to re-connect with visitors, exhibitors, customers and colleagues and to revisit sessions from Market Focus and Product Focus.
Innovations and Optical Fiber Benefits in Automotive and Industrial Markets
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 presented 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.