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Carlos Pardo is CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF

We’re proud to congratulate our CEO Carlos Pardo for being awarded Entrepreneur 2023. He’s winner of the 13th edition of the Entrepreneur Awards by Asociación/Colegio Nacional de Ingenieros del ICAI. On October 20, 2023, he will collect the XIII Entrepreneur Award at the ceremony of the 2023 Association Awards.

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KDPOF unveiled the future of automotive optical networks at ECOC

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.

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980nm wavelength VCSELs for higher robustness and lifetime // TRUMPF and KDPOF working together to implement new standard in optical data communication within automotive // The target is to bring to the market an integrated transceiver for multi-gigabit optical communications in automotive systems

TRUMPF Photonic Components, a global leader in high-speed VCSEL and photodiode solutions for data communication, and KDPOF, an expert in high-speed optical networking solutions based in Spain, will showcase the first 980nm multi-gigabit automotive interconnect system at the European Conference for Optical Communication (ECOC), to be held in Glasgow on October 1st-5th.

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KDPOF presentation at CHIPNATION 2023

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.
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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

Proof-of-Concept for Camera Interconnect at IEEE SA Ethernet & IP @ Auto Tech Day

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.

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We will present the first automotive optical multi-gigabit demo at the upcoming ECOC Exhibition from October 2 to 4, 2023. At the SEC in Glasgow, Scotland, we’re happy 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. The setup will be available at scheduled sessions in a private meeting room. In order to book a free space for the demo presentation, please contact us beforehand or visit us onsite at stand 937.

Finalist for ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards 2023

We’re proud that our KD7251 multi-gigabit transceiver has been shortlisted as finalist for ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards for 2023. It’s nominated for most innovative Product Award in the category “Chip-Scale Packaging/Optical Sub Assembly”. The winners for each category will be announced live at the Product Focus theatre at ECOC Exhibition on Tuesday, October 3, from 11:40.

The awards emphasize technology and product commercialisation; they highlight significant achievements in advancing the business of optical communications, transport, networking, fibre-based products, photonic integration circuits and related developments. The ECOC committee have reviewed the progress of advanced technologies from research to commercialization including volume production as well as new and innovative products.

The categories for most innovative products are about looking across the industry—what new product is driving change in its respective market segment. What’s timely and helping to increase the use of optics. Metrics would include design features that are photonics, electronics, thermal, mechanical, chemical, environmental and carbon footprint based.

We look forward to meeting you in Glasgow! In order to schedule a meeting or book a free space for the demo presentation, please contact us beforehand or visit us onsite at stand 937.

Automotive Seminars with Würth Elektronik: EMC-compliant Optical High-speed Connectivity

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

KDPOF receives IPCEI investments to build an optoelectronics packaging plant in Spain

KDPOF proudly announced that the European Commission has granted access to the 8.1 billion European investment IPCEI for their projected packaging plant for optoelectronic devices in Spain. “The funding supports us in making our plans of manufacturing ICs in Europe come true in the near future,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “European fabs only manufacture approximately 10 percent of semiconductors worldwide, making us dependent on Asia and the United States. We will pioneer the manufacturing of automotive optoelectronics in Spain in high volume, thus reducing this dependency.” Read more

KDPOF Celebrates Release of IEEE 802.3cz-2023 Standard

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