Galvanic Isolation Secures New 48-volt Electrical Architectures

KDPOF's optical connectivity provides galvanic isolation for Battery Management Systems and Smart Antenna Modules
KDPOF’s optical connectivity provides galvanic isolation for Battery Management Systems and Smart Antenna Modules
KDPOF – leading supplier for gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – provide their optical connectivity technology in order to secure new 48-volt electrical architectures via the inherent galvanic isolation. “The new 48-volt electrical architecture pushes the envelope in terms of electromagnetic compatibility and safety requirements,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “New safety precautions are needed, since even a single malfunction between the 48-volt and the 12-volt electrical system will lead to a short circuit, which can damage the entire 12-volt system due to overvoltage.” Optical connections with POF, such as KDPOF’s innovative Automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF), provide the optimal means to achieve galvanic isolation, providing 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps Ethernet compatible solutions with enough margin to withstand the harsh automotive environment. Applications such as Battery Management Systems (BMS) and Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) modules profit from the inherent Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of POF. KDPOF will present their GEPOF technology at the Automotive Ethernet Congress on February 13 and 14, 2019 in Munich, Germany. … Read more →

Guaranteed Wi-Fi Mesh up to 1 Gigabit/s with Robust, Low Latency POF Backbone

KDPOF presented guaranteed Wi-Fi Mesh up to 1 Gigabit/s with robust, low latency POF backbone at Broadband World Forum 2018
KDPOF presented guaranteed Wi-Fi Mesh up to 1 Gigabit/s with robust, low latency POF backbone at Broadband World Forum 2018
The team at KDPOF is delighted by the great interest at the Broadband World Forum recently in Berlin where they publicly premiered their Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) backbone to guarantee 1 Gigabit/s Wi-Fi Mesh for home and SOHO networks. “In combination with Wi-Fi access points, POF provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “POF can reuse any existing conduits in the home, making these cables invisible.” Plastic Optical Fiber is cost-efficient, low skill to install, and robust. In addition, it provides convenient Optical Network Termination (ONT) to Gateway (GW) link for a better placement of the GW within the home. By working with KDPOF, operators can offer their clients low latency, fast download speeds, and reliable connectivity for video with the ability to match access speeds and integrate with existing Wi-Fi Mesh solutions. … Read more →

Broadband World Forum: KDPOF Elevates Wi-Fi EasyMesh Beyond 100 Mbps

Robust in-wall POF backbone elevates Wi-Fi EasyMeshTM beyond 100 Mbps
Robust in-wall POF backbone elevates Wi-Fi EasyMeshTM beyond 100 Mbps

At Broadband World Forum in Berlin, Germany, KDPOF will present their robust in-wall wired optical connectivity from October 23 to 25, 2018 at Stand A133 in Hall 22a. “With our Plastic Optical Fiber backbone, we elevate Wi-Fi EasyMeshTM performance to the next level: from more than 100 Mbps up to 1 Gigabit to any point in homes and small and home offices,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. In combination with Wi-Fi access points, POF provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house. POF can reuse any existing conduits in the home, making these cables invisible. Plastic Optical Fiber is cost-efficient, low skill to install, and robust. In addition, it provides convenient Optical Network Termination (ONT) to Gateway (GW) link for a better placement of the GW within the home. By working with KDPOF, operators can offer their clients low latency, fast download speeds, and reliable connectivity for video. … Read more →

Autonomous Driving: Optical Data Network Enhances Safety

KDPOF's optical data network enhances safety for autonomous driving
KDPOF’s optical data network enhances safety for autonomous driving
KDPOF provide their optical network technology in order to enhance safety for autonomous driving. “For safety-related functions such as the data network backbone, autonomous driving requires redundant systems in order to increase safety and avoid the autonomous car locking up if one of the systems is disabled in some way,” explained Rubén Pérez de Aranda, CTO and Co-founder of KDPOF. Reliability analysis shows that a technology redundancy like optical and copper cabling provides the highest reliability. Consequently, more and more OEMs are now considering Plastic Optical Fiber. KDPOF will demonstrate the seamless and EMC-compliant network integration with POF at the AESIN (Automotive Electronics Innovation) Conference on October 2, 2018 in Solihull, UK, and at the IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day on October 9-10, 2018 in London, UK. … Read more →

IEEE SA Ethernet & IP Auto Tech Day: Optical Data Network Backbone for Autonomous Driving

Use Cases: Multi-gigabit Optical Links
Use Cases: Multi-gigabit Optical Links
For safety-related functions such as the data network backbone, autonomous driving requires redundant systems. The objective of this redundancy is to increase safety and avoid the autonomous car being locked if the backbone is disabled in some way. The second backbone may be optical as well, or even copper-based. Reliability analysis shows the highest reliability lies in having a technology redundancy like optical and copper. Consequently, more and more OEMs are now considering Plastic Optical Fiber (POF). KDPOF will introduce Optical Data Network Backbone for Autonomous Driving as a exhibitor at the 2018 IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day, 9-10 October 2018 in London, UK. … Read more →

AESIN 2018: Gigabit Ethernet Implementation for ADAS & AV

Optical Gigabit Ethernet Becomes IEEE Standard
Presentation at AESIN: EMC Lessons Learnt on Gigabit Ethernet Implementation for ADAS & AV
KDPOF will participate at AESIN (Automotive Electronics Innovation) Conference on October 2, 2018 at the National Motorcycle Museum near Solihull in the West Midlands, UK. In his presentation “EMC Lessons Learnt on Gigabit Ethernet Implementation for ADAS & AV” at 16:30, Rubén Pérez de Aranda, CTO and Co-founder of KDPOF, will describe the lessons learnt of the iterative design process with the final goal to bring into the market a mass production automotive Gigabit Ethernet PHY integrated in an ECU meeting the most stringent EMC specifications. In the exhibition area, KDPOF will display demos of gigabit Ethernet network highlights in operation. … Read more →

The Case for Plastic Optical Fiber in Home Networks

While ISPs and Telecom have increase access speeds, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up with consumers interconnecting more and more devices.
While ISPs and Telecom have increase access speeds, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up with consumers interconnecting more and more devices.
ISPs and Telecom operators are offering higher and higher access speeds. At the same time, users at homes are interconnecting more and more devices and to the Internet. This translates in a crowding of the network that has to carry all this traffic between the devices and to/from the internet.

Despite the significant investments made in broadband networks in order to keep pace with the consumer’s increasing demands, the home network has been left behind. ISPs and Telecom operators offer higher and higher Internet access speeds, but they have ignored issues and challenges in deploying this in the end users homes. As a result, ISPs and Telecom operators are experiencing degrading customer satisfaction levels. The paradox is that the customer satisfaction reduces whilst the offered Internet speed increased. … Read more →

Telefónica Installs POF Demo Setup in their Corporate Demo Center in Madrid

KDPOF demo installation displays WiFi and POF for high bandwidth
KDPOF demo installation displays WiFi and POF for high bandwidth
KDPOF has set up a Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) demo on behalf of Telefónica. “We are delighted that Telefónica has chosen KPDOF for the trial to test the benefits of POF for homes and small and home offices,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “A Plastic Optical Fiber backbone inside the home in combination with WiFi access points is ideal for customer satisfaction, since this provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house.”

WiFi and POF for High Bandwidth

The demo consists of a mockup of a house and displays how the WiFi coverage is marginal when the WiFi access points (APs) are interconnected with the wireless backbone only. Once the APs are interconnected with POF the coverage improves significantly. It thus demonstrates how POF is an ideal complement to WiFi in the home network. … Read more →

KDPOF Delivers Plastic Optical Fibers to Home Networks – Cost-efficient, Easy to Install, Robust

KDPOF speeds up home networking with POF backbone for higher Quality of Experience
KDPOF speeds up home networking with POF backbone for higher Quality of Experience
KDPOF introduces a Plastic Optical Fiber backbone inside the home: in combination with Wi-Fi access points, POF provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house. POF reuses any existing conduits in the home, making these cables invisible. “ISPs and Telecom operators are offering higher and higher access speeds while users at home are locally connecting more and more devices to the internet,” explained Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. “The paradox is that while access speeds have increased, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up.” … Read more →

Boosting Customer Quality of Experience through Optical Connectivity

With a Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides end users maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house.
Video: with a POF backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house.
Although ISPs and Telecom have increased access speeds, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up. This is particularly worrisome because Quality of Experience has become a very important differentiator for broadband service providers. Customers expect to experience the speeds they are paying for. With a Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides end users maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house. POF reuses any existing conduits in the home making these cables invisible to customers.

Sara Martin-Sanz Albendea, Project Manager with Telefónica and responsible for the project known within Telefónica as ‘Plastic Optical Fiber in the House’: “KDPOF offers a great solution for improving customer satisfaction. Quality of Experience is a key success factor for Telefónica.” … Read more →