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The provider of gigabit transceivers via POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) KDPOF shows on the Automotive Ethernet Congress the world's first demo of the optical from 12 to 13 February 2020 in Munich Ethernet network in Automobile-Quality at 25 gigabits per second. The new standard will expand the current IEEE standard 10GBASE-SR to establish a communication channel in optical fiber with 10 Gbit / s. CEO Carlos Pardo will give details in a lecture.

"Technological leaps such as electric vehicles, automated driving and V2X connections are rapidly becoming established," explains Carlos Pardo, CEO and co-founder of KDPOF The vehicle networks are on the threshold of speeds of one to several gigabits per second. ”

Optical multi-gigabit standard IEEE 802.3 for vehicles

With the approval of the IEEE 802.3 Working Group, a team of more than 15 major automotive manufacturers and suppliers has started standardizing an optical IEEE 802.3 automotive multi-gigabit standard with considerable industry support. The working group headed by Carlos Pardo (KDPOF) gave the starting signal last summer. The first prototypes are planned for the end of 2021. The working group will evaluate the creation of an IEEE Ethernet standard for the automotive industry with speeds from 2,5 Gbit / s to 25 or 50 Gbit / s.

Autonomous vehicle architecture

EthernetThe main advantages of an optical solution for specific applications with multi-gigabit speeds in vehicle internal connectivity include electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) thanks to the inherent galvanic isolation, light weight and low costs. Corresponding use cases of European and American automobile manufacturers use the comprehensive properties and advantages of optical network technology. Areas of application include the connectivity of telematics control modules, redundant and secure backbones for autonomous vehicle architectures and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Future data rates of 50 and 100 Gbps

The world's leading manufacturers of optoelectronics, wiring harnesses and connectors are prepared. They already offer a well-supplied and competitive market with all the new components that require multi-gigabit networks in the car: Physical Layer (PHY), Fiber Optic Transceiver (FOT), fiber, connectors and light sources. The technology will be scalable to enable even higher data rates such as 50 and 100 Gbps in the future. If all areas of the new standard have been optimized and combined, a good balance of complexity and costs can be achieved between all parts such as CMOS-IC, VCSEL, PD, end sleeves, sleeves, cables, inline connection technology, optics and lenses, etc. , This gives the automotive market the most cost-effective, reliable and highly scalable solution.


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