At the recent ECOC Exhibition from October 2 to 4, 2023, in Glasgow, Scotland, we were grateful to show you our exclusive and brand-new multi-gigabit demo “Unveiling the Future of Automotive Optical Networks” with a traffic generator from AUKUA Systems. Thank you very much for the great interest in our presenting the first automotive optical multi-gigabit demo. The event was once again the key meeting place for everyone in the fiber optic communication technology industry. With over 330 companies showcasing the latest products and services, the exhibition was the meeting place for their colleagues, customers and partners and the chance to hear about the latest developments in their industry.
We’re excited to present our optical gigabit connectivity technology and chip production plans at CHIPNATION Congress on 28 November 2023 in Getafe, Spain. It’s the first national congress of the Spanish semiconductor industry – Building the future of the European semiconductors industry.
From 13:15 to 14:00, our CEO Carlos Pardo will discuss “IPCEI and the capabilities deployed in Spain” at the round table, together with Jose Capmany, COO of iPronics Programmable Photonics, and Iñigo Artundo, CEO of VLC Photonics (Hitachi Group). Moderator will be Estela Gallego, Advisory Spokesperson, Directorate General for Industry and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
On 24 November 2023, secpho will organize the virtual conference and exhibition “Hangar 23 Tech Show“. We’re happy to participate with the presentation “Solutions for aerospace optical communications: 100 Mb/s – 10 Gb/s” at 10:10 CET. In addition, we will showcase latest technology highlights in the online exhibition – in a hangar and in an airplane. Read more
At the 2023 IEEE SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day (E&IP@ATD) in September in São Paulo, Brazil, KDPOF presented “nGBASE-AU: New Multi-gigabit Glass Optical Fiber Automotive Ethernet Standard”. We’re grateful for the great interest in our exclusive and brand-new multi-gigabit demo “Unveiling the Future of Automotive Optical Networks” with a traffic generator from AUKUA Systems. In their conference presentation “nGBASE-AU: A New Multi-Gigabit Glass Optical Fiber Automotive Ethernet Standard. PoC for Camera Interconnection“, César Esteban and Luis Manuel Torres described and justified the approval and adoption of the new IEEE 802.3cz standard for multi-gigabit communications over glass optical fiber.
Würth Elektronik and KDPOF will jointly present “EMC-compliant optical high-speed connectivity in automotive applications” in an automotive seminar on November 30, 2023 near Stuttgart, Germany. Designed by engineers and technicians, the seminar aims at people interested in practice-oriented content, to get support in the development of error-free electronics and devices. Francisco Sierra, RF Design Engineer at KDPOF, will give insights into our optical technology and present a Flyback Converter with common and differential mode interference. Live demos with plenty room for questions will round up the seminar day.
We’re proud of our technological cooperation with Würth Elektronik, one of the leading manufacturers of electronics and electromechanical components in Europe. Together we are advancing automotive multi-gigabit Ethernet over fiber optics. Read more
The Quality Engineer is responsible for leading and maintaining all required automotive industry quality compliance procedures. Additionally, the Quality Engineer acts as a liaison with suppliers and customers relating to quality requests and testing processes.
Responsibilities of the Quality Engineer include
- Assist quality manager to develop, implement and maintain the Quality and Environment Management System.
- Monitor and assist manufacturing in process control and development. Collect, review, and react to data collected within the manufacturing process per the control plan. Ensure the update and maintenance of the capability studies (SPC data collection). Support continuous improvement efforts.
At ESSCIRC 2023, IEEE 49th European Solid-State Circuits Conference, KDPOF will organize the all-day workshop “Multi-gigabit Optical Communications for Automotive” on September 11 from 10:00 to 18:00 WEST in Lisbon, Portugal. The presentations will be by KDPOF and the partner companies Corning, TRUMPF Photonic Components, MD Elektronik, Bosch, and Keysight Technologies.
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
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.