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Production and Test Engineer

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For our job opening of a Production and Test Engineer in Madrid, we are enhancing our team with a person in charge of production test development, analysis of production data, product reliability assurance and production test continuous improvement during production.

The responsibilities of a Production and Test Engineer include:

  • Development and improvement of the test programs used in production, to optimize the test time, coverage and yield, while guaranteeing product reliability.
  • Analysis of production data (test results, PCM, etc.).
  • Definition of test flows for specification of parametric limits and criteria for functional pass / fail.
  • Participation in the definition and execution of reliability tests and qualification flows.
  • Participation in specification and review of the wafer sort and final test PCBs and the test programs used to implement the production testing of the company’s products.
  • Participation in analysis of customer returns and field returns.
  • Participation in risk analysis (like FMEA) and definition of the control plan.
  • Interfacing with test equipment vendors.
  • Participation in production test installation and debug.
  • Working in close collaboration with R&D team.

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KDPOF Endorses IEEE 802.3cz Standard Entering the Finishing Straight of Final Release

KDPOF celebrates the advance of the proposed IEEE 802.3cz standard to the IEEE 802.3 Standard Approval Ballot stage.

“We are happy that the IEEE 802.3 automotive optical multi-gigabit standard draft has entered final review for publication,” stated Carlos Pardo, KDPOF CEO and active participant in the IEEE 802.3 working group. “We have started the development of prototypes, led by OEMs in Europe, Asia, and North America, for the proof-of-concept (POC) of optical 10GBASE-AU links for backbone, camera, radar sensor, and display use cases.” Read more

KDPOF and Würth Elektronik Cooperate for Optical Automotive Multi-gigabit Ethernet

KDPOF proudly announced their technological cooperation with Würth Elektronik (one of the leading manufacturers of electronics and electromechanical components in Europe) to advance automotive multi-gigabit Ethernet over fiber optics.

“We are honoured to have Würth Elektronik as a partner for our next-generation optical high-speed connectivity reference designs in vehicles,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “As the auto industry approaches the 100 Gb/s*m speed-length threshold, the move from copper to optical physical data transmission media is picking up speed.” Read more

Joseph Pankert, VP Product Management at TRUMPF Photonic Components, and Rubén Pérez-Aranda, CTO at KDPOF, introduce their strategic partnership for automotive data communications solutions.

Joseph Pankert, VP Product Management at TRUMPF Photonic Components, and Rubén Pérez-Aranda, CTO at KDPOF, introduce our strategic partnership for automotive data communications solutions. Jointly, we pursue the goal of implementing state-of-the art optical data communications standards and solutions for the automotive industry. Therefore, TRUMPF and KDPOF are combining their knowledge in the field of components and networks for data communication.

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KPDOF switch evaluation board EVB9351-AUT-SW-NXP implements NXP SJA1110 SoCs and 1000BASE-RH optical ports for connected driving

KDPOF introduces the first automotive Ethernet switch EVB9351-AUT-SW-NXP with five 1000BASE-RH optical ports, each comprised of KDPOF’s KD9351 FOT and KD1053 PHY IC. “We very much appreciate the support from NXP® Semiconductors, a world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, in the development of our new switch evaluation board,” stated KDPOF CEO Carlos Pardo. “The core of the high-speed switch platform is the new NXP SJA1110 SoC.” Read more

KDPOF is proud to announce the new stage in the P802.3cz standard moving into IEEE-SA ballot phase. The P802.3cz amendment defines an optional start-up procedure that enables the time from power_on=FALSE to a state capable of transmitting and receiving valid data to be less than 100ms and support data rates of 2.5, 5, 10, 25, and 50 Gb/s at the MAC/PLS service interface. Read more

KDPOF at ECOC 2022 Virtual Catch-up

Meet KDPOF at ECOC 2022 Virtual Catch-up and learn about innovations and optical fiber benefits in automotive and industrial markets. Following ECOC 2022 in Basel, Switzerland, the virtual catch-up is the perfect place to re-connect with visitors, exhibitors, customers and colleagues and to revisit sessions from Market Focus and Product Focus. The virtual event platform is open until October 13, 2022. Read more

INNOVA ICAI Forum: Talk with Carlos Pardo about Future Automotive Connectivity

On September 29, 2022 at the INNOVA ICAI Forum in Madrid, Carlos Pardo will speak about “Towards the connectivity of the future in the automotive sector”. In the interview with Javier Villacampa, Innovation Director of Grupo Antolin, Carlos Pardo will discuss the connectivity of the future in the automotive sector and the role of KDPOF in these major changes.

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KDPOF designs first optical 1000BASE-RH SFP module

KDPOF has developed and validated the first 1000BASE-RH SFP module for optical gigabit connectivity in vehicles. The design of the new small form-factor pluggable transceiver module is based on a standard SFP supporting MSA registers via I2C bus. The module can operate at 100 and 1,000 Mb/s. It integrates the whole 1000BASE-RHC PHY and the header connector for SI-POF optical harness. “Our new SFP module has been tested and validated in a functional demo recently,” stated Carlos Pardo. “We are proud to accomplish the first milestone for future commercial optical 1000BASE-RH SFP modules, which will integrate into the optical ecosystem in automotive.”

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KDPOF welcomes proposed IEEE optical multi-gigabit automotive Ethernet standard 802.3 achieving milestone

At the The Future of Mobility event, hosted by STMicroelectronics and Plug and Play from September 12 to 13, 2022 in Catania, Italy, KDPOF CEO Carlos Pardo will present an outlook for optical connectivity in intelligent vehicles. With this event, STMicroelectronics and Plug and Play are driving open innovation to the next level by bringing together the mobility industry leaders, OEMs and suppliers. “At KDPOF, we’re proud to participate in exploring the future of mobility at this leading industry event for automotive innovations,” stated Carlos Pardo. “We’re excited to show more about our future projects and, especially, our core and corporate culture.” Read more