KDPOF Showcases Optical network solutions at Detroit SAE Convergence Event

Live Demonstration of Optical networking solutions for the World’s Top Automotive Brands


DETROIT, Oct. 21, 2014  — At the 2014 SAE Convergence Conference & Exhibition, KDPOF, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for optical communications, will showcase its full line of automotive connectivity technologies, including its Plastic Optical Fiber Automotive Ethernet portfolio and solutions for Broadcomm´s BroadR-Reach® bridging. KDPOF’s automotive integrated circuits (ICs) are driving disruptive innovation throughout the industry, providing the technology required to deliver advanced driver safety and infotainment features to a broad spectrum of vehicles. For more news, visit KDPOF´s  Newsroom.

Industry analysts predict 100 percent of new cars to be Internet-enabled by 2025, an industry revolution that will redefine the driving experience. As a result of the significant increase in volume and complexity of in-car electronics, demand for connectivity solutions that offer low-cost, high speed transmission and bandwidth is on the rise. Collision warnings, comfort controls, infotainment and advanced driver assistance are just some of today’s sophisticated features enabled by KDPOF´s  technology.

SAE Convergence attendees can experience live demonstrations of the following KDPOF´s automotive connectivity products:

  • KDPOF´s POF Based Gigabit and 100 Mbps PHY Automotive Ethernet technology, allows multiple in-vehicle systems (such as infotainment, on-board diagnostics and automated driver assistance) to simultaneously access information over step Index Plastic Optical fiber cabling. By eliminating cumbersome, shielded and unshielded copper cabling, automotive manufacturers can significantly reduce weight and EMC issues while maintaining the demonstrated reliability of optical links.
  • KDPOF´s POF/Copper enabled switch reference design, enables a switched topology in the future car with the possibility to interconnect different Ethernet compatible network protocols like Broadcom´s proprietary BroadR-Reach® running at 100 Mbps and Gigabit enabled protocols like 1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-FX or Gigabit POF. Thanks to KDPOF´s switch reference design, automotive customers will enjoy the flexibility to select the best network alternative for each domain of the vehicle among low (100 Mbps) and high (1000 Mbps) speeds and copper (shielded or unshielded) or POF media while keeping a unique star-based topology.