First POF transceiver for automotive Gigabit Ethernet sampled

February 07, 2017 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt in EE-Times Europe.

Gigabit Ethernet in the car is getting into gear: Fabless chipmaker KDPOF (Madrid, Spain) has introduced the KD1053 transceiver chip for plastic optical fiber (POF). The device is designed for use with automotive qualified photonics, including 650nm RCLED, LED, and Si PIN PD that are currently used in existing automotive products, with updated analog optoelectronics/interfaces.

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