At the 2023 IEEE SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day (E&IP@ATD) in September in São Paulo, Brazil, KDPOF presented “nGBASE-AU: New Multi-gigabit Glass Optical Fiber Automotive Ethernet Standard”. We’re grateful for the great interest in our exclusive and brand-new multi-gigabit demo “Unveiling the Future of Automotive Optical Networks” with a traffic generator from AUKUA Systems. In their conference presentation “nGBASE-AU: A New Multi-Gigabit Glass Optical Fiber Automotive Ethernet Standard. PoC for Camera Interconnection“, César Esteban and Luis Manuel Torres described and justified the approval and adoption of the new IEEE 802.3cz standard for multi-gigabit communications over glass optical fiber.
Proof-of-Concept for Camera Interconnection
They explained features of the nGBASE-AU specification with a focus on enabling high-speed and low-cost automotive solutions free of electromagnetic emissions. Typical use cases were also addressed, like cameras, radar, and sensors interconnection as well as high-resolution displays and vehicular network backbone support.
Benefits of the new nGBASE-AU key include the support for multi-gigabit speeds 2.5, 5, 10, 25, and 50 Gbps per lane at operation temperatures from -40 ºC to 125 ºC. The link reach specified for 40 meters and accommodating up to 4 in-line connectors will be beneficial for other applications like buses and trucks. Finally, and thanks to the high-power available budget for the link, other components of the solution will be shown in particular bend-insensitive fiber and robust and affordable connectors.
They finished their presentation with a description of the results of a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) for camera interconnection done at a global OEM. The PoC emulates the interconnection of several high-resolution cameras with a central GPU as the typical ADAS application ideally suited for nGBASE-AU.
For more details, please see the presentation slides.