Presentation "Innovations and Optical Fiber Benefits in Automotive and Industrial Markets" by César Esteban at ECOC 2022 Virtual Catch-uü

At ECOC 2022 (European Conference on Optical Communication) Virtual Catch-up, César Esteban, Applications and Support Manager at KDPOF, presented innovations and optical fiber benefits in automotive and industrial markets. Following ECOC 2022 in Basel, Switzerland, the virtual catch-up was the perfect place to re-connect with visitors, exhibitors, customers and colleagues and to revisit sessions from Market Focus and Product Focus. Read more

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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Efficient optical technology from KDPOF for safe backbone in vehicles

KDPOF will give insight on “Automotive Communications Standards” at the IEEE Conference “Use of Standards in Industry: IoT, Robotics, Automotive, and Communications” on 20 April 2022 in Madrid, Spain. The IEEE event will discuss the importance of the different standards and their use and impact on the industry in different sectors such as automotive, communications, satellites, etc. In his presentation, Luis Manuel Torres, Principal Engineer at KDPOF and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE 802.3cz standardization project “Multi-gigabit Optical Automotive Ethernet”, will give a general view of the most important automotive standards, with special emphasis on in-vehicle communication standards.

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Funzin Integrates KDPOF ICs in New Devices “FAIP 3.0” and “Photon” for autonomous vehicles

At the recent CES 2022, Funzin and KDPOF have jointly presented their optical in-vehicle network solution for autonomous vehicles. Funzin, software development and edge AI solution company, have implemented KDPOF’s KD1053 PHY IC and integrated KD9351 FOT (fiber optic transceiver) in the new Funzin AIoT Platform “FAIP 3.0” and Edge AI Device “Photon” for automotive. Read more

Tasks and Responsibilities

Person in charge of production test continuous improvement, analysis of production data and product reliability assurance. The responsibilities of the Production Engineer include:

  • 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.)
  • Processing of wafer test data for generation of wafer maps used for assembly
  • 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

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KDPOF is looking forward to participating in the upcoming virtual ISCAS 2020 from October 10 to 21 with several contributions: a presentation on multi-gigabit Ethernet for the automotive industry, an overview lecture on high-speed data communications over POF, and an important role in the final industry panel session. The IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society and the world’s premiere networking forum for researchers in the highly active fields of theory, design, and implementation of circuits and systems.

Presentation: Towards the Multi-Gigabit Ethernet for the Automotive Industry

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, from 17:15 to 18:55, session Chairmen Enrique Prefasi Sen, Analog and Mixed Signal Senior Designer of KDPOF, and Alberto Rodríguez-Pérez, Analog and Mixed Signal Manager of KDPOF, will present the paper “Towards the Multi-Gigabit Ethernet for the Automotive Industry”. The paper, within the special session “Multi-gigabit Wireline & Optical Communication Circuits & Systems Session”, will show the status of Ethernet-based communication solutions, focused on optical links for the automotive industry. First, the presenters will display the implementation of a product compatible with the 1000BASE-RHC according to the IEEE Std 802.3bv, which is the first one able to transmit 1 Gbps over POF for automotive. Second, the KDPOF experts will describe a new architecture to achieve up to 25 Gbps for automotive. The proposed multi-gigabit system leverages existing technologies such as VCSELs, multi-mode fibers, and photodiodes already developed for the data center industry.

Lecture: High-Speed Data Communications over Plastic Optical Fibers

Alberto Rodríguez-Pérez will give an overview lecture on Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 16:00 to 16:45 in virtual room 2. In his lecture, Alberto will show an overview of the use of Plastic Optical Fiber as a medium for optical data communications and the techniques needed to get high speed data bitrates over POF. It is an interesting alternative optical communication channel to the Glass Optical Fibers (GOF) for applications that are not required to cover long distances, such as home or automotive networking. However, the reduced low bandwidth of the POF channel imposes big limitations in the maximum data bitrate that can be transmitted through this medium. Consequently, advanced data communication techniques such as channel equalization, data error correction, or data signal modulation need to be applied to achieve data bitrates above 1 Gbps.

Industry Panel

KDPOF is also substantially involved in the final Industrial Panel Discussion on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, from 16:45 to 17:45. Alberto Rodríguez-Pérez will chair the panel and Rubén Pérez de Aranda, CTO of KDPOF, will participate as panelist.