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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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Secpho Webinar – New IEEE 802.3cz Standard: multi-gigabit links for automotive

The proposed IEEE 802.3cz standard has entered the IEEE 802.3 Standard Approval Ballot stage for final release. Join us on April 27, 2023 at 16:00 CET for the online presentation “New IEEE 802.3cz Standard: multi-gigabit links for automotive”, organized in collaboration with Secpho, an industry cluster that gathers more than 180 organizations promoting technological innovation through deep tech in all sectors of our economy.

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KDPOF demo at Automotive Ethernet Congress

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.

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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

KDPOF’s EVB9351-SFP is Winner of the 2022 Product of the Year by Electronic Products

KDPOF is proud that their EVB9351-SFP 1000BASE-RH Small Form-factor Pluggable transceiver module has been selected by the editors of Electronic Products as this year’s winner in the optoelectronics category. The annual awards, now in its 47th year, recognizes outstanding products that represent any of the following qualities: a significant advancement in a technology or its application, an exceptionally innovative design, a substantial achievement in price/performance, improvements in design performance and a potential for new product designs/opportunities.
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EVB9351-SFP by KDPOF nominated for product 2023 by WEKA Publishing

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.

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KDPOF and Keysight Present a Joint Demo of Automotive Ethernet Transmission over Corning ClearCurve® Multi-mode Fiber at IEEE SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day

KDPOF joins forces with Keysight Technologies (leading technology company for advanced design and validation solutions) to advance optical multi-gigabit automotive Ethernet technology. At the IEEE SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day from November 9 to 10, 2022 in Yokohama, Japan, the two technology pioneers will present the first proof of concept demo for the optical automotive ethernet transmitter test including the Corning ClearCurve® multi-mode fibers.

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