Baden-Baden (Germany), October 2013

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KDPOF has joined forces with optoelectronics company AVAGO and automotive car harness  manufacturer YAZAKI to offer the automotive industry a 1 Gbps solution based on current automotive-qualified POF and connector system.

The place : Baden-Baden, in the frame of what is probably the most important automotive electronics show organized by VDI, the “Electronic Systems for Motor Vehicles” forum.

The result: A major impact for the automotive industry that is in strong need for a next generation communication bus that is able to support 1 Gbps data speeds.

The three companies showed a practical system streaming uncompressed 1 Gbps  ADAS data over an automotive grade POF and connector system. The link comprised 25 m of POF with one intermediate connector as well as another link 16m long with four intermediate connectors.

The system is ready for the market and waiting just for final automotive industry validation for some of its components. Other solutions based on copper are still in definition phase years away from market introduction.

You can download a white paper summarizing the system proposal and value proposition for the automotive industry here: POF in Automotive Camera Apps