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
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.
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.
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.
We’re looking forward to presenting our newest automotive Ethernet demo setup over fiber optics at VECS – Vehicle 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.
We’ve gained great interest in our latest demonstration setup of automotive Ethernet over fiber optics we’ve shown recently at Automotive Ethernet Congress from in Munich, Germany, and together with Würth Elektronik at the Embedded World international trade show in Nuremburg, Germany. The KDPOF demo contained robust, EMC-safe, and low-cost in-vehicle high-speed links with connectors from leading suppliers like MD Elektronik and Yazaki.
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 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
The German electronics journal Elektronik by WEKA Publishing has chosen our new EVB9351-SFP as one of the finalists in the automotive category for product of 2023. “We’re happy that this first optical 1000BASE-RH Small Form-factor Pluggable transceiver module is nominated for product of the year 2023,” stated our CEO Carlos Pardo. “It integrates the whole 1000BASE-RHC PHY and the header connector for SI-POF optical harness. We’re proud to accomplish the first milestone for future commercial optical 1000BASE-RH SFP modules, which will integrate into the optical ecosystem in automotive.” Test houses welcome the SFP module for the valuation of optical gigabit Ethernet in vehicles. Until January 29, 2023, users are called to vote for their favorite electronics products.
At the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in September 2022 in Basel, Switzerland, Dr. Joseph Pankert, VP Product Management at Trumpf Photonic Components, and Rubén Pérez-Aranda, CTO and Co-founder of KDPOF, presented “980nm VCSELs: New Standard in Automotive”. KDPOF is proud to have been part of the program at the continent’s largest event in the field and one of the most prestigious and traditional events on optical communications worldwide.