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
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 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.
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
From September 18 to 22, 2022, the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) will take place in Basel, Switzerland. KDPOF is proud to be 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. On September 19 at 16:00, Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF, will present “Latest innovations and optical fiber benefits in the automotive and industrial sector”. In addition, Dr. Joseph Pankert, VP Product Management at Trumpf Photonic Components, and Rubén Pérez-Aranda, CTO and Co-founder at KDPOF, will present “980nm VCSELs: New Standard in Automotive” on September 21 at 15:15. Read more
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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Toñi Fernández from the Spanish radio station Cadena Ser has spoken with KDPOF CEO Carlos Pardo about the plans to set up a semiconductor packaging plant in the Madrid area. As follows, please see the translated summary of the Spanish audio. Read more
KDPOF celebrate their integrated KD9351 FOT being nominated for Electronics Industry Awards 2022. “We are proud to be one of the finalists in the automotive category,” stated Carlos Pardo. “With the KD9351 FOT, we consequently provide efficient optical technology for safe backbone and ADAS sensor links in vehicles. We significantly lower costs by constructing the transimpedance amplifier, photodiode, LED driver, and LED as one single device.” The integrated device provides enhanced efficiency and flexibility, thus paving the way to optical multi-gigabit Ethernet in the vehicle. Until August 25, 2022, readers are called to vote for their favorite electronics products.
KDPOF proudly announced that their well-proven KD1053 PHY IC and integrated KD9351 FOT (Fiber Optic Transceiver) have been implemented by Renesas, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, into the new next generation automotive vehicle computer VC4. This comprehensive communication gateway ECU from Renesas features the newest automotive network technologies and sufficient computing power to host the ever-increasing number of user applications. “With the VC4, we have integrated an optical Ethernet interface into our automotive evaluation boards for the first time,” stated Tobias Belitz, Principal Engineer at Renesas. “KDPOF shared their 1000BASE-RH transceiver KD1053 and KD9351 FOT according to IEEE 802.3bv with us, which also covers the wide temperature range we are looking at.”
With new challenges like automated driving and electric power trains, In-Vehicle Network (IVN) requirements are quickly evolving. The IVN has to support use cases such as the vehicle data backbone, smart antennas, ADAS cameras/sensors, displays, and data loggers, which demand higher data bandwidth while maintaining the reliability level required by the automotive industry. When considering a standard technology to support the target use cases, it is clear that the requirements are not all met by any existing communication standard, including the optical 10GBASE-SR. It is thus necessary to define a new IVN standard for multi-gigabit optical communications in the automotive environment.
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