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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.

KDPOF unveiled the future of automotive optical networks at ECOC

At the recent ECOC Exhibition from October 2 to 4, 2023, in Glasgow, Scotland, we were grateful to show you our exclusive and brand-new multi-gigabit demo “Unveiling the Future of Automotive Optical Networks” with a traffic generator from AUKUA Systems. Thank you very much for the great interest in our presenting the first automotive optical multi-gigabit demo. The event was once again the key meeting place for everyone in the fiber optic communication technology industry. With over 330 companies showcasing the latest products and services, the exhibition was the meeting place for their colleagues, customers and partners and the chance to hear about the latest developments in their industry.

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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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We will present the first automotive optical multi-gigabit demo at the upcoming ECOC Exhibition from October 2 to 4, 2023. At the SEC in Glasgow, Scotland, we’re happy to show you our exclusive and brand-new multi-gigabit demo “Unveiling the Future of Automotive Optical Networks” with a traffic generator from AUKUA Systems. The setup will be available at scheduled sessions in a private meeting room. In order to book a free space for the demo presentation, please contact us beforehand or visit us onsite at stand 937.

Finalist for ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards 2023

We’re proud that our KD7251 multi-gigabit transceiver has been shortlisted as finalist for ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards for 2023. It’s nominated for most innovative Product Award in the category “Chip-Scale Packaging/Optical Sub Assembly”. The winners for each category will be announced live at the Product Focus theatre at ECOC Exhibition on Tuesday, October 3, from 11:40.

The awards emphasize technology and product commercialisation; they highlight significant achievements in advancing the business of optical communications, transport, networking, fibre-based products, photonic integration circuits and related developments. The ECOC committee have reviewed the progress of advanced technologies from research to commercialization including volume production as well as new and innovative products.

The categories for most innovative products are about looking across the industry—what new product is driving change in its respective market segment. What’s timely and helping to increase the use of optics. Metrics would include design features that are photonics, electronics, thermal, mechanical, chemical, environmental and carbon footprint based.

We look forward to meeting you in Glasgow! In order to schedule a meeting or book a free space for the demo presentation, please contact us beforehand or visit us onsite at stand 937.

At ESSCIRC 2023, KDPOF presented multi-gigabit optical automotive communications

We’re excited about the successful workshop and the great interest for our multi-gigabit demo at the recent ESSCIRC 2023, IEEE 49th European Solid-State Circuits Conference, in Lisbon, Portugal. For the all-day workshop “Multi-gigabit Optical Automotive Communications” we had joined forces with our partner companies Corning, TRUMPF Photonic Components, MD Elektronik, Bosch, and Keysight Technologies. Our exclusive and brand-new multi-gigabit demo with a traffic generator from AUKUA Systems unveiled the future of automotive optical networks.

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KDPOF will present “nGBASE-AU: New Multi-gigabit Glass Optical Fiber Automotive Ethernet Standard” at 2023 IEEE SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day (E&IP@ATD) from September 19 to 20, 2023 at Novotel São Paulo Jaragua Conventions in São Paulo, Brazil. We’re happy to invite you to our exclusive and brand-new multi-gigabit demo “Unveiling the Future of Automotive Optical Networks” with a traffic generator from AUKUA Systems. The setup will be available at scheduled sessions in a private meeting room. In order to book a free space for the demo presentation, please contact us beforehand or visit us onsite at stand 2.

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KDPOF Workshop at ESSCIRC 2023: Multi-gigabit Optical Communications for Automotive

At ESSCIRC 2023, IEEE 49th European Solid-State Circuits Conference, KDPOF will organize the all-day workshop “Multi-gigabit Optical Communications for Automotive” on September 11 from 10:00 to 18:00 WEST in Lisbon, Portugal. The presentations will be by KDPOF and the partner companies Corning, TRUMPF Photonic Components, MD Elektronik, Bosch, and Keysight Technologies.

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KDPOF receives IPCEI investments to build an optoelectronics packaging plant in Spain

KDPOF proudly announced that the European Commission has granted access to the 8.1 billion European investment IPCEI for their projected packaging plant for optoelectronic devices in Spain. “The funding supports us in making our plans of manufacturing ICs in Europe come true in the near future,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “European fabs only manufacture approximately 10 percent of semiconductors worldwide, making us dependent on Asia and the United States. We will pioneer the manufacturing of automotive optoelectronics in Spain in high volume, thus reducing this dependency.” Read more

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