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Rubén Pérez de Aranda is CTO and Co-founder of KDPOF

Our CTO Rubén Pérez-Aranda Alonso will give the presentation “An optical nervous system to Interconnect Sensors and artificial brains in AV” at AutoSens USA from May 21 to 24 in Detroit, USA: “I am very excited to speak this year at AutoSens USA, and I appreciate this great opportunity to present the technology development that is happening around automotive optical links.” In addition, we’ll show our latest demo setup in the exhibition area.

An optical nervous system to Interconnect Sensors and artificial brains in AV

Sensors connectivity with Artificial Intelligence (AI) central units with reliability, low latency and high data rate is key in Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles (AV). Optical interconnections are very well positioned because of the high required data rates for connecting sensors and AI brains with superior EMC performance and future-proven data rate density scalability.

Compared with data-center automotive applications require much wider range of operating temperatures (-40 ºC to 125 ºC) and superior reliability. A new optical physical layer standard has been released in March 2023, IEEE Std 802.3cz, supporting rates between 2.5 and 50 Gb/s.

The presentation will cover the reasons behind the use of in-vehicle optical communications. It will highlight the main characteristics and why a new standard different of data-center was developed. Differences between automotive and data-center applications will be explained in detail, attending to requirements, physical layer design strategy, photonics, digital signal processing (DSP), link budget, dependability functions, and other distinctive automotive features.

As the core of the implementation of the whole solution is the optical transceiver. The presentation will explain why traditional implementation approaches of optical transceivers, from circuit design and IC packaging points of view, are not longer valid for automotive and which new approaches are needed. The presentation will cover new approaches attending to technology nodes, analog-digital design partitioning, photonics and optics integration, as well as optical fiber connection. All together is designed to provide to the automotive industry a low cost, low power and reliable device that can be seamless integrated in small foot-print sensors (e.g. cameras) and Electronics Control Units (ECUs).

Qualification and advance reliability assessment are key for automotive. The presentation will also explain the limitations found in standard documents and how important is considering specific mission profiles and the reliability models of the most important failure modes at semiconductor and package levels. Photonics components are key part of the transceiver. Because of that, it will be also explained in detail about how automotive temperature requirements and reliability mission profile have shaped the wavelength selection.

Meet KDPOF at AutoSens

We look forward to meeting you in Detroit! Please contact us to set up a date. We’re happy to pass on a 15 percent discount with the code ASUSASPEAKER15 at AutoSens registration.

980nm wavelength VCSELs for higher robustness and lifetime // TRUMPF and KDPOF working together to implement new standard in optical data communication within automotive // The target is to bring to the market an integrated transceiver for multi-gigabit optical communications in automotive systems

TRUMPF Photonic Components, a global leader in high-speed VCSEL and photodiode solutions for data communication, and KDPOF, an expert in high-speed optical networking solutions based in Spain, will showcase the first 980nm multi-gigabit automotive interconnect system at the European Conference for Optical Communication (ECOC), to be held in Glasgow on October 1st-5th.

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Proof-of-Concept for Camera Interconnect at IEEE SA Ethernet & IP @ Auto Tech Day

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.

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KDPOF Will Present at Digital WE Days by Würth Elektronik

From October 16 to 19, 2023, Würth Elektronik will organize their “Digital WE Days 2023“. It’s a virtual event with a comprehensive conference program with practice-oriented presentations for you to enjoy. All presentations are live and totally free. On October 17 at 13:30 CEST, Óscar Ciordia will present “Optical multi-gigabit links for automotive“.

Modern automobiles integrate numerous functionalities that require high-speed links for their proper functioning, for example, cameras, radars, displays, sensors, etc. Current solutions based on copper cables do not successfully satisfy automotive requirements at a reasonable cost. However, with the incorporation of fiber optics, KDPOF makes possible optical multi-gigabit links for harsh environments at a low cost. The technology makes these links much more efficient while providing greater reliability and low-cost implementation.

 

Registration is open now. Please register individually for each presentation slot. See the complete program and chose your presentation slot. On the day of the presentation you only have to login with the link from the confirmation e-mail.

In case you’ve missed the presentation, you can watch the replay.

KDPOF Celebrates Release of IEEE 802.3cz-2023 Standard

KDPOF welcomes the publication of the IEEE 802.3cz-2023 standard “IEEE Standard for Ethernet Amendment 7: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for multi-gigabit glass optical fiber automotive Ethernet” with the final release by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA). This amendment to IEEE Std 802.3-2022 adds Physical Layer specifications and management parameters for 2.5 Gb/s, 5 Gb/s, 10 Gb/s, 25 Gb/s, and 50 Gb/s operation on glass optical fiber in an automotive environment. Read more

Video: Overview on Optical Multi-gigabit Connectivity in Vehicles

In order to fulfil the needs of future connected and automated vehicles, our next-generation automotive Ethernet provides high-speed links up to 100 Gb/s over glass optical fibers (GOF). Instead of various port components, the new solution delivers a single-component, complete automotive multi-gigabit system. The new connector systems are very small, light-weight, and extremely inexpensive compared to the previous ones. With cost-down and consistency in focus, optics, fibers, connectors, and electronics already developed for nGBASE-SR are leveraged. The according IEEE 802.3cz Standard is in the final release phase.

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Retrospect of webinar “New IEEE 802.3cz Standard: multi-gigabit links for automotive”

In April, we’ve had our well-attended online presentation “New IEEE 802.3cz Standard: multi-gigabit links for automotive”. Many thanks to all that attended the first webinar in our virtual space at Koonstel, organized in cooperation with Secpho. We’ve shown details of the new IEEE 802.3cz Standard and IC uses cases. Also, attendees learned about new fiber and connectors for these new applications. The new IEEE 802.3cz standard defining multi-gigabit optical Ethernet using graded-index glass optical fiber for automotive applications is in final review and we’re eagerly expecting the publication.

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Interview of Dr. Harald Karcher with Cesar Esteban about automotive Ethernet with multi-gigabit fibers in cars

At the Automotive Ethernet Congress by Elektronik automotive, WEKA Group, in March 2023 in Munich, Germany, Dr. Harald Karcher has spoken with César Esteban about KDPOF’s multi-gigabit Ethernet technology over optical fibers in cars. KDPOF had demonstrated how our optical connectivity technology will solve future challenges with in-vehicle networks. The demo setup included robust, EMC-safe, and low-cost in-vehicle high-speed links with connectors from leading suppliers like MD Elektronik and Yazaki.

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Optical High-speed Ethernet Demo at VECS 2023 in Sweden

We’re looking forward to presenting our newest automotive Ethernet demo setup over fiber optics at VECSVehicle Electronics and Connected Services – in Gothenburg, Sweden. This year’s theme is: what is next in the autonomous & electric future of transportation? From May 23 to 24, 2023 at stand C04:12 in hall C, Óscar Ciordia and César Esteban will demonstrate how KDPOF’s optical connectivity technology will solve future challenges with in-vehicle networks. The demo setup includes robust, EMC-safe, and low-cost in-vehicle high-speed links with connectors from leading suppliers like MD Elektronik and Yazaki.

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Duties and Responsibilities

As R&D Project Manager you will support our team leaders on the accomplishment of the tasks intended to develop the family of optical multi-gigabit automotive transceivers on time and within budget, in accordance with the goals set up by the company, as well as all the requirements committed within public grant programs (dissemination, IP, etc).

  • Develop full scale project plans & facilitate the follow-up of project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation: develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps for documentation
  • Manage project budget, plan & schedule timelines & track deliverables
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Monitor and report on the status & progress of the project
  • Present regular reports on project progress, problems and solutions

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