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KDPOF Elevates Wi-Fi Mesh Beyond 100 Mbps

Broadband World Forum: Robust In-Wall POF Backbone Raises Wi-Fi Performance to the Next Level

KDPOF Elevates Wi-Fi Mesh Beyond 100 Mbps

Image 1: Robust in-wall POF backbone elevates Wi-Fi Mesh beyond 100 Mbps

At Broadband World Forum in Berlin, Germany, KDPOF – leading supplier for gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – will present their robust in-wall wired optical connectivity from October 23 to 25, 2018 at Stand A133 in Hall 22a. „With our Plastic Optical Fiber backbone, we elevate Wi-Fi EasyMesh(TM) performance to the next level: from more than 100 Mbps up to 1 Gigabit to any point in homes and small and home offices,“ stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. In combination with Wi-Fi access points, POF provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house. POF can reuse any existing conduits in the home, making these cables invisible. Plastic Optical Fiber is cost-efficient, low skill to install, and robust. In addition, it provides convenient Optical Network Termination (ONT) to Gateway (GW) link for a better placement of the GW within the home. By working with KDPOF, operators can offer their clients low latency, fast download speeds, and reliable connectivity for video.

Quality of Experience

„ISPs and Telecom operators are facing the paradox that while access speeds have increased, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up,“ added Carlos Pardo. Access speeds are growing higher and higher while users at home are locally connecting more and more devices to the internet. Customers expect to experience the speeds they are paying for. If these speeds are lower than expected, they are disappointed and the Quality of Experience declines. A trial of KDPOF and Telefonica to test the benefits of POF has resulted in the outcome that KDPOF“s technology helps to provide subscribers with very high connectivity speeds all around the home, allowing users to enjoy high-quality video streaming such as 4K IPTV, and supporting services such as online gaming with the lowest latency. Thus, the combination of Wi-Fi with Plastic Optical Fiber can increase Quality of Experience dramatically, leading to a surge in customer loyalty.

About KDPOF

Fabless semiconductor supplier KDPOF provides innovative gigabit and long-reach communications over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF). Making gigabit communication over POF a reality, KDPOF technology supplies 1 Gbps POF links for automotive, industrial, and home networks. Founded in 2010 in Madrid, Spain, KDPOF offer their technology as either ASSP or IP (Intellectual Property) to be integrated in SoCs (System-on-Chips). The adaptive and efficient system works with a wide range of optoelectronics and low-cost large core optical fibers, thus delivering carmakers low risks, costs and short time-to-market.

Company-Contact
KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
Phone: +34 91 8043387
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.kdpof.com

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ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Hermann-Roth-Straße 1
82065 Baierbrunn
Phone: +49 89 41109402
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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KDPOF erhöht Wi-Fi EasyMesh(TM) auf über 100 Mbit/s

Broadband World Forum: Robustes Unterputz-POF-Backbone hebt Wi-Fi-Performance auf die nächste Ebene

KDPOF erhöht Wi-Fi EasyMesh(TM) auf über 100 Mbit/s

Robustes Unterputz-POF-Backbone steigert Wi-Fi EasyMeshTM auf über 100 Mbit/s

KDPOF – führender Anbieter für Gigabit-Transceiver über POF (Polymere optische Faser) – präsentiert seine robuste, drahtgebundene optische Unterputz-Vernetzung vom 23. bis 25. Oktober 2018 am Stand A133 in Halle 22a auf dem Broadband World Forum in Berlin. „Mit unserem Backbone auf Basis optischer Polymerfaser heben wir die Leistungsfähigkeit von Wi-Fi EasyMesh(TM) auf die nächsthöhere Ebene: von über 100 Mbit/s auf bis zu einem Gigabit an jeder beliebigen Stelle im Zuhause sowie in Heim- und Kleinbüros“, erläutert Carlos Pardo, CEO und Mitgründer von KDPOF. In Kombination mit WLAN-Zugriffspunkten bietet POF Endverbrauchern maximale Leistung für sowohl die drahtlose als auch die verkabelte Konnektivität im gesamten Haus. POF kann dafür bestehende Kabelkanäle im Haus nutzen, damit die POF-Leitungen unsichtbar bleiben. Die optische Polymerfaser ist kosteneffizient, mit wenig Vorkenntnissen zu installieren und robust. Außerdem stellt sie eine geeignete Verbindung vom ONT-Gerät (Optical Network Termination) zum Gateway (GW) bereit und erlaubt eine optimale Platzierung des Gateways im Haus. In Zusammenarbeit mit KDPOF können Betreiber ihren Kunden eine niedrige Latenz, schnelle Download-Geschwindigkeiten und eine zuverlässige Konnektivität für Videos bieten.

Erlebnisqualität

„Internetanbieter und Telekommunikationsbetreiber stehen vor dem Paradox, dass die Kundenzufriedenheit sinkt, obwohl die Zugriffsgeschwindigkeiten steigen, wenn die Heimnetzwerke nicht mithalten können“, ergänzt Carlos Pardo. Die Zugriffsgeschwindigkeiten steigen ständig weiter, während die Nutzer zu Hause immer mehr Geräte an das Internet anbinden. Kunden erwarten die Geschwindigkeit, für die sie bezahlen. Ist sie niedriger, sind sie enttäuscht und die Erlebnisqualität ist beeinträchtigt. Ein Testlauf von Telefonica mit KDPOF, um die Vorteile von POF zu überprüfen, hat bestätigt, dass die Technologie von KDPOF den Verbrauchern hilft, eine sehr hohe Verbindungsgeschwindigkeit im gesamten Haus zu erhalten. Damit können Nutzer Video-Streaming wie 4K IPTV in hoher Qualität und unterstützende Services wie Online-Spiele mit niedrigster Verzögerungszeit genießen. Entsprechend kann die Kombination von WiFi mit optischer Polymerfaser die Erlebnisqualität drastisch steigern, was die Kundenbindung stärkt.

Über KDPOF

Das Fabless-Halbleiterunternehmen KDPOF bietet innovative Gigabit- und Langstrecken-Kommunikation über POF (Plastic Optical Fiber). KDPOF lässt die Gigabit-Vernetzung über POF Wirklichkeit werden, indem die KDPOF-Technologie POF-Links mit 1 GBit/s für Automobil, Industrie- und Heimnetzwerke bereitstellt. Das 2010 in Madrid, Spanien, gegründete Unternehmen bietet seine Technologie entweder als ASSP (Application Specific Standard Product) oder als IP (Intellectual Property) für die Integration in System-on-Chips (SoCs) an. Das adaptive und effiziente System funktioniert mit einer großen Bandbreite an optoelektronischen Bauelementen und kostengünstigen optischen Fasern mit großem Kerndurchmesser. Damit gewährleistet KDPOF den Automobilherstellern niedrige Risiken, geringe Kosten und kurze Markteinführungszeiten.

Firmenkontakt
KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
+34 91 8043387
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.kdpof.com

Pressekontakt
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Hermann-Roth-Straße 1
82065 Baierbrunn
+49 89 41109402
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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Autonomous Driving: Optical Data Network Enhances Safety

KDPOF Demos Seamless and EMC-compliant Network Integration at AESIN Conference and at IEEE SA Ethernet & IP @ Auto Tech Day

Autonomous Driving: Optical Data Network Enhances Safety

KDPOF’s optical data network enhances safety for autonomous driving

KDPOF – leading supplier for gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – provides their optical network technology in order to enhance safety for autonomous driving. „For safety-related functions such as the data network backbone, autonomous driving requires redundant systems in order to increase safety and avoid the autonomous car locking up if one of the systems is disabled in some way,“ explained Ruben Perez de Aranda, CTO and Co-founder of KDPOF. Reliability analysis shows that a technology redundancy like optical and copper cabling provides the highest reliability. Consequently, more and more OEMs are now considering Plastic Optical Fiber. KDPOF will demonstrate the seamless and EMC-compliant network integration with POF at the AESIN (Automotive Electronics Innovation) Conference on October 2, 2018 in Solihull, UK, and at the IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day on October 9-10, 2018 in London, UK.

EMC Lessons Learned on Gigabit Ethernet Implementation for ADAS & AV

In his presentation „EMC Lessons Learned on Gigabit Ethernet Implementation for ADAS & AV“ at the AESIN Conference on October 2, 2018 at 16:30, Ruben Perez de Aranda will describe the lessons learned in the iterative design process with the final goal of bringing into the market a mass-produced automotive Gigabit Ethernet PHY integrated in an ECU and meeting the most stringent EMC specifications. „This grows more important as in-car network speeds increase to accommodate the demands of driverless systems,“ he added. „Higher speeds are achieved by wider use of the electromagnetic spectrum.“ This situation makes the underlying communication system implementation less immune to radiated and conducted noise. It also forces OEMs to impose more and more stringent emissions limits on the electronic components, limits that are often already tighter than the demands imposed by international standards. POF is ideal for the new architectures since it provides natural galvanic isolation between communicating modules and a radiation-free harness.

With the first automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) transceiver KD1053, KDPOF provides high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time. The transceiver complies with the standard amendment IEEE Std 802.3bv™ and thus fully meets the requirements of carmakers.

About KDPOF

Fabless semiconductor supplier KDPOF provides innovative gigabit and long-reach communications over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF). Making gigabit communication over POF a reality, KDPOF technology supplies 1 Gbps POF links for automotive, industrial, and home networks. Founded in 2010 in Madrid, Spain, KDPOF offer their technology as either ASSP or IP (Intellectual Property) to be integrated in SoCs (System-on-Chips). The adaptive and efficient system works with a wide range of optoelectronics and low-cost large core optical fibers, thus delivering carmakers low risks, costs and short time-to-market.

Company-Contact
KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
Phone: +34 91 8043387
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.kdpof.com

Press
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +4981519739098
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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Autonomes Fahren: Optisches Datennetzwerk erhöht Sicherheit

KDPOF zeigt mühelose und EMV-gerechte Netzwerk-Integration auf AESIN-Konferenz und IEEE SA Ethernet & IP @ Auto Tech Day

Autonomes Fahren: Optisches Datennetzwerk erhöht Sicherheit

Das optische Datennetzwerk von KDPOF erhöht die Sicherheit für das autonome Fahren

KDPOF – führender Anbieter für die Gigabit-Vernetzung über POF (Polymere optische Faser) in Fahrzeugen – erhöht mit seiner optischen Netzwerktechnologie die Sicherheit beim autonomen Fahren. „Für sicherheitsrelevante Funktionen wie das Datennetzwerk-Backbone benötigt das autonome Fahren redundante Systeme, um die Verfügbarkeit zu erhöhen“, erläutert Ruben Perez de Aranda, CTO und Mitgründer von KDPOF. „So lässt sich vermeiden, dass das autonome Fahrzeug blockiert, wenn eines der Systeme in irgendeiner Form gestört ist.“ Zuverlässigkeitsanalysen zeigen, dass eine Technologie-Redundanz wie etwa Optik und Kupfer am verlässlichsten ist. Folglich ziehen immer mehr OEMs die optische Polymerfaser in Betracht. KDPOF präsentiert die mühelose und EMV-gerechte Netzwerk-Integration mit POF auf der AESIN (Automotive Electronics Innovation)-Konferenz am 2. Oktober 2018 in Solihull, UK, und auf dem IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day vom 9. bis 10. Oktober 2018 in London, UK.

EMV-Erkenntnisse der Gigabit-Ethernet-Implementierung für ADAS und Audio/Video

In seiner Präsentation „Gewonnene EMV-Erkenntnisse der Gigabit-Ethernet-Implementierung für ADAS und Audio/Video“ wird Ruben Perez de Aranda auf der AESIN-Konferenz am 2. Oktober 2018 um 16:30 Uhr Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse aus dem iterativen Design-Prozess erläutern. Das Ziel ist, einen serienproduzierten automotive Gigabit-Ethernet-Physical-Layer auf den Markt zu bringen, der in ein Steuergerät integriert ist und die strengsten EMV-Spezifikationen erfüllt. „Das wird immer wichtiger, da die Geschwindigkeiten von Fahrzeugnetzwerken ständig steigen, um die Anforderungen von fahrerlosen Systemen zu erfüllen“, ergänzt er. „Höhere Geschwindigkeiten erreichen wir durch eine breitere Nutzung des elektromagnetischen Spektrums.“ Diese Situation verringert die Immunität des zugrundeliegenden Kommunikationssystems gegenüber eingestrahlten und leitungsgebundenen Störungen. Zudem zwingt sie die OEMs, immer strengere Emissionsgrenzwerte für die elektronischen Komponenten zu verhängen: Grenzwerte, die meist bereits strenger sind als die von internationalen Standards erlassenen Forderungen. POF eignet sich daher ideal für die neuen Architekturen, da es eine natürliche galvanische Trennung zwischen den kommunizierenden Modulen und ein strahlungsfreies Kabel bietet.

Mit dem ersten automotive Gigabit-Ethernet-POF (GEPOF)-Transceiver KD1053 bietet KDPOF eine hohe Konnektivität mit einer flexiblen, digitalen Host-Schnittstelle, niedrige Latenz, geringen Jitter sowie eine kurze Aufbauzeit der Verbindung. Der Transceiver entspricht dem Standard-Zusatz IEEE Std 802.3bv™ und erfüllt damit die Anforderungen der Automobilhersteller vollständig.

Über KDPOF

Das Fabless-Halbleiterunternehmen KDPOF bietet innovative Gigabit- und Langstrecken-Kommunikation über POF (Plastic Optical Fiber). KDPOF lässt die Gigabit-Vernetzung über POF Wirklichkeit werden, indem die KDPOF-Technologie POF-Links mit 1 GBit/s für Automobil, Industrie- und Heimnetzwerke bereitstellt. Das 2010 in Madrid, Spanien, gegründete Unternehmen bietet seine Technologie entweder als ASSP (Application Specific Standard Product) oder als IP (Intellectual Property) für die Integration in System-on-Chips (SoCs) an. Das adaptive und effiziente System funktioniert mit einer großen Bandbreite an optoelektronischen Bauelementen und kostengünstigen optischen Fasern mit großem Kerndurchmesser. Damit gewährleistet KDPOF den Automobilherstellern niedrige Risiken, geringe Kosten und kurze Markteinführungszeiten.

Firmenkontakt
KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
+34 91 8043387
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.kdpof.com

Pressekontakt
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
+4981519739098
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

Computer Information Telecommunications

Boosting Customer Quality of Experience through Optical Connectivity

KDPOF Delivers Plastic Optical Fibers to Home Networks – Cost-efficient, Easy to Install, Robust

Boosting Customer Quality of Experience through Optical Connectivity

KDPOF speeds up home networking with POF backbone for higher Quality of Experience

KDPOF – leading supplier for gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – introduces a Plastic Optical Fiber backbone inside the home: in combination with Wi-Fi access points, POF provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house. POF reuses any existing conduits in the home, making these cables invisible. „ISPs and Telecom operators are offering higher and higher access speeds while users at home are locally connecting more and more devices to the internet,“ explained Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. „The paradox is that while access speeds have increased, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up.“

POF Enhances Quality of Experience

This is particularly worrisome because Quality of Experience has become a very important differentiator for broadband service providers. Customers expect to experience the speeds they are paying for. If these speeds are lower than expected, they will be disappointed and the Quality of Experience will be affected. KDPOF has been working closely with Telefonica in a trial to test the benefits of POF. KDPOF“s technology helps to provide subscribers with very high connectivity speeds all around the home, allowing users to enjoy high-quality video streaming such as 4K IPTV, and supporting services such as online gaming with the lowest latency. According to the results of the trial, Quality of Experience can increase dramatically, leading to a surge in customer loyalty. Sara Martin-Sanz Albendea, Project Manager with Telefonica and responsible for the project known within Telefonica as ‚Plastic Optical Fiber in the House‘: „KDPOF offers a great solution for improving customer satisfaction. Quality of Experience is a key success factor for Telefonica.“

Reliable High-speed Connectivity for Homes

ISPs and Telecom Operators have been investigating various potential solutions. No-New-Wires technologies such as Wireless Mesh or Powerline do not offer a clear alternative. These solutions have performance problems in houses with brick and mortar walls, or they are degraded since they depend too much on the existing and often old, low-quality cabling. New-cable solutions such as Ethernet Cabling require new ducts to be created, which is difficult for customers to accept. Plastic Optical Fiber, on the other hand, is cost-efficient, easy to install, and robust. By working with KDPOF, operators can offer their clients low latency, fast download speeds, and reliable connectivity for video.

About KDPOF

Fabless semiconductor supplier KDPOF provides innovative gigabit and long-reach communications over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF). Making gigabit communication over POF a reality, KDPOF technology supplies 1 Gbps POF links for automotive, industrial, and home networks. Founded in 2010 in Madrid, Spain, KDPOF offer their technology as either ASSP or IP (Intellectual Property) to be integrated in SoCs (System-on-Chips). The adaptive and efficient system works with a wide range of optoelectronics and low-cost large core optical fibers, thus delivering carmakers low risks, costs and short time-to-market.

Company-Contact
KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
Phone: +34 91 8043387
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.kdpof.com

Press
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +4981519739098
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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KDPOF ermöglicht mühelose Integration in optische Netzwerke

Polymere optische Faser gewinnt an Boden bei Gigabit-Ethernet-Vernetzung in Fahrzeugen

KDPOF ermöglicht mühelose Integration in optische Netzwerke

KDPOF bietet eine vollständige POF-Lösung zur nahtlosen Integration in das Bordnetz im Fahrzeug.

KDPOF – führender Anbieter für die Gigabit-Vernetzung über POF (Polymere optische Faser) in Fahrzeugen – präsentiert eine vollständige POF-Lösung zur mühelosen Integration in das Bordnetz im Fahrzeug. Auf dem internationalen Kongress ‚Bordnetze im Automobil‘ am 13. Und 14. März 2018 in Ludwigsburg zeigt KDPOF in Partnerschaft mit führenden Kabelsatzlieferanten wie TE und anderen innovative Gigabit-POF-Lösungen. „POF-Kabel sind ausgesprochen zuverlässig: Sie widerstehen rauen Umgebungen und vertragen Bedingungen wie beispielsweise das Verlegen durch den Motorraum bei hohen Temperaturen bis 105°C oder hinunter bis -40°C“, erläutert Carlos Pardo, CEO und Mitgründer von KDPOF. „Als optische Faser mit großem Kern toleriert es Vibrationen und Achsverschiebungen viel besser als andere optische oder Kupfer-Alternativen wie Glasfaser (Glass Optical Fiber, GOF), Koaxialkabel und STP.“

Bewährte Entwicklungsbeziehungen zwischen den weltweit führenden Optoelektronik-, Steckverbinder- und Kabelbaumanbietern gewährleisten einen gut liefer- und wettbewerbsfähigen Markt für alle im System notwendigen Komponenten: Physical Layer (PHY), faseroptische Transceiver (FOT), Faserkabel und Steckverbinder. Alle involvierten Hersteller wie Broadcom (ehemals Avago), Hamamatsu, KDPOF, TE und weitere sind gemeinsam mit den Organisationen IEEE und ISO bereit für die Marktchancen, die die neue Gigabit-POF-Technologie eröffnet.

Einfaches Handling und große Robustheit

Als Kunststofffaser mit großem Durchmesser lässt sich POF kostengünstig fertigen und installieren. POF benötigt keine ausgefeilte Ausrüstung oder Spezialqualifikation, und auch die Prozesse der Kabelbaumfertigung müssen nicht geändert werden. Die Installation ist einfaches Plug-and-Play. Wickeln und Befestigen entspricht etwa dem von Kupferkabeln. Das gute Biegeverhalten von POF beginnt bei einem Radius von zehn Millimetern. Die Entfernungen für die Gigabit-Übertragung reichen bis 40 Meter ohne Inline-Steckverbinder oder 15 Meter mit bis zu 4 Inline-Steckverbindern. Zudem erlaubt POF schnelles, dynamisches und enges Biegen sowie das Eintauchen in dunkle Flüssigkeiten, neben den Vorteilen des geringen Rauschens und der Robustheit bezüglich des Einkoppelns elektromagnetischer Felder.

Über KDPOF

Das Fabless-Halbleiterunternehmen KDPOF bietet innovative Gigabit- und Langstrecken-Kommunikation über POF (Plastic Optical Fiber). KDPOF lässt die Gigabit-Vernetzung über POF Wirklichkeit werden, indem die KDPOF-Technologie POF-Links mit 1 GBit/s für Automobil, Industrie- und Heimnetzwerke bereitstellt. Das 2010 in Madrid, Spanien, gegründete Unternehmen bietet seine Technologie entweder als ASSP (Application Specific Standard Product) oder als IP (Intellectual Property) für die Integration in System-on-Chips (SoCs) an. Das adaptive und effiziente System funktioniert mit einer großen Bandbreite an optoelektronischen Bauelementen und kostengünstigen optischen Fasern mit großem Kerndurchmesser. Damit gewährleistet KDPOF den Automobilherstellern niedrige Risiken, geringe Kosten und kurze Markteinführungszeiten.

Firmenkontakt
KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
+34 91 8043387
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.kdpof.com

Pressekontakt
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
+4981519739098
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

Automotive Traffic

KDPOF Enables Seamless Optical Networks Integration

Plastic Optical Fiber Gains Ground for Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity in Vehicles

KDPOF Enables Seamless Optical Networks Integration

KDPOF provides a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the harness of the vehicle.

KDPOF – leading supplier for automotive gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – is delighted to present a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the wire harness of the vehicle. At the International Congress Automotive Wire Harness on March 13 and 14, 2018 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, KDPOF will display innovative gigabit POF solutions in partnership with leading wire harness suppliers such as TE and others. „POF cables are very reliable: they can withstand harsh environments and tolerate conditions such as routing across the engine compartment with temperatures as high as 105°C and down to -40°C,“ stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. „As an optical fiber with a large core, POF is able to withstand vibrations and misalignments much better than other optical or copper alternatives such as glass optical fiber (GOF), coax, and STP.“

Well-established engineering collaboration between key leading optoelectronic, connector, and wire harness vendors worldwide ensures a well-supplied and competitive market for all the components needed in the system: Physical Layer (PHY), Fiber Optic Transceiver (FOT), fiber cable, and connectors. All these companies, such as Broadcom (formerly Avago), Hamamatsu, KDPOF, TE, and others, as well as the IEEE and ISO, are ready for the market opportunities that the new gigabit POF technology has opened.

Easy Handling and High Robustness

As a plastic, wide diameter fiber, POF is cheap to manufacture and install. It does not require any sophisticated equipment or professional qualification, and harness manufacturing processes do not need to be changed. Installation is just easy plug and play. Winding and clamping is similar to copper cables. Their good bending performance starts at a radius of 10 mm. Gigabit transmission distances of up to 40 meters are possible without in-line connectors, or 15 meters with up to 4 in-liners. Further, POF allows fast dynamic bending, tight bending, and dark liquid immersion in addition to delivering low noise and robustness regarding incoupling of electromagnetic fields.

About KDPOF

Fabless semiconductor supplier KDPOF provides innovative gigabit and long-reach communications over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF). Making gigabit communication over POF a reality, KDPOF technology supplies 1 Gbps POF links for automotive, industrial, and home networks. Founded in 2010 in Madrid, Spain, KDPOF offer their technology as either ASSP or IP (Intellectual Property) to be integrated in SoCs (System-on-Chips). The adaptive and efficient system works with a wide range of optoelectronics and low-cost large core optical fibers, thus delivering carmakers low risks, costs and short time-to-market.

Company-Contact
KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
Phone: +34 91 8043387
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.kdpof.com

Press
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +4981519739098
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

Science Research Technology

Premiere at TUBE/WIRE: Inline geometry measurements pay off quickly, also for production lines with low throughput

Measuring systems for wire rolling and drawing

Premiere at TUBE/WIRE:  Inline geometry measurements pay off quickly, also for production lines with low throughput

CONTOUR CHECK WIRE systems are available with several measuring axes for contour measurements.

At TUBE/WIRE 2018, LAP is going to introduce its new optical measuring system CONTOUR CHECK WIRE. This high-precision system is particularly suitable for inline geometry measurements in production lines with low production volumes. It enables wire producers to comply exactly with the tolerances specified by their customers, while optimizing material use.

In wire rolling mills and wire drawing shops, multi-axes LAP systems have long become established for diameter and contour measurements. In these applications, the systems are often exposed to extremely harsh operating conditions.

LAP has developed a new product line, CONTOUR CHECK WIRE, for geometry measurements in process stages with less challenging ambient conditions.

In many forming stages, one-axis inline measurements of the diameter of the cold wire already help to achieve significant improvements in the quality of the finished product and in the efficiency of production.

Being a moderate investment and an easy-to-use system, CONTOUR CHECK WIRE is a highly attractive option for factories with lower throughputs. The systems measure the diameter and ovality with exactly the same precision as the systems of LAP“s proven CONTOUR CHECK family, yet are smaller and, apart from power, need no other media supply.

CONTOUR CHECK WIRE systems are designed for inline measurements of wire with diameters between 0.5 and 30 mm. They measure with a precision of +/- 8 µm. If operated at temperatures not exceeding 40 °C, they do not require any cooling.

The compactness of the hardware allows the sensor units to be easily integrated into existing lines or used as mobile units at several positions within a factory. Like all LAP systems, they are designed for harsh steel mill environments. They are made to reliably operate under the conditions typically found in rolling mills, they come with a sturdy housing and are ready to use in virtually no time.

For Dr. Ralph Föhr, head of LAP“s Business Unit „Industry Systems“, it was very important to develop a system that could be sold at an affordable price: „Customers using the new CONTOUR CHECK WIRE system can save between 50,000 to 200,000 euros on material and production costs yearly. As the systems cost much less than the amounts saved, the return on investment occurs very fast, especially in factories operating several lines.“

The measured values are displayed both numerically and graphically on the touch screen of the Panel PC that comes with the system. Integration into the factory infrastructure is possible via optional interfaces.

Background information: The CONTOUR CHECK family

The new systems are based on LAP“s CONTOUR CHECK family of products which measure diameters and contours of long products in the metals industry, for example, of wire, bars, sections and tubes. Depending on the complexity of a product, they may measure the contour in several axes, either with METIS laser scanners or with the light-sectioning method.

During the last 25 years, LAP has installed more than 300 laser-optical contour measuring systems at customers in the steel industry.

LAP at TUBE/WIRE 2018:
Düsseldorf, Germany, 16 – 20 April 2018
Halle 7a/ Stand E16

About LAP

Since 1984 LAP has supplied laser-based systems for high-precision measurements of geometric dimensions, such as width, thickness, length, diameter and flatness, in industrial production. LAP systems excel at providing ultra-precise measurement results under harshest operating conditions. Hundreds of LAP systems are tried and tested every day in steel and rolling mills worldwide.

Among the customers of the company, which today employs more than 300 people, are leading steel makers such as Baosteel, Posco, ThyssenKrupp Steel and Vallourec.

The LAP staff support the company“s worldwide customer base from the headquarters in Lüneburg/Germany and through an international network of branches and technical agencies.

Company-Contact
LAP GmbH Laser Applikationen
Marianna Schroeter
Zeppelinstraße 23
21337 Lüneburg/Germany
Phone: +49.4131.9511-222
Fax: +49.4131.9511-96
E-Mail: m.schroeter@lap-laser.com
Url: http://www.lap-laser.com

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Regina Reinhardt
Dennewartstraße 25-27
52068 Aachen/Germany
Phone: +49.241.89468-24
Fax: +49.241.89468-44
E-Mail: reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
Url: http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

Science Research Technology

New collimation module for single-mode diode bars utilizes brightness and beam quality

Monolithic micro-optics structured on both sides open up new markets for diode-laser manufacturers.

New collimation module for single-mode diode bars utilizes brightness and beam quality

The new monolithic cylindrical lens array „C-SMDB“ from INGENERIC for single-mode bars.

At the „Photonics West 2018“, INGENERIC for the first time presents the new micro-optics module „C-SMDB“, developed by the company for the collimation of single-mode diode bars. This helps to exploit the improved brightness and open up new fields of application for laser manufacturers.

Single-mode bars can achieve high performances with their large numbers of single emitters. Also, the beam quality from single emitters is superior to that of broad stripe emitters, as each emitter gives off light in fundamental mode. To make best use of these advantages, an optical module needs to collimate the light beam separately for each emitter. The emitters are tightly packed, so it is necessary to use compact micro-optics with the finest structures. The new collimation module optimizes the utilization of the high performance available from single-mode diode bars, and this opens up potential new applications.

The new monolithic cylindrical lens array „C-SMDB“ from INGENERIC for single-mode bars achieves high degrees of collimation as it is produced with the process of precision glass molding. The array is effectively double-sided: The entry side collimates the slow axis, the exit side the fast axis of the emitted light.

The production accuracy of the micro-optics is subject to considerably higher demands than is the case with the optics for diodes with broad stripe emitters. The pitch between the individual lens elements on the slow-axis side, for example, must be maintained with extreme accuracy: For 200 elements, the pitch has to be on average less than 5 nanometers. The center thickness should ideally be in the range of +/- two microns in order to achieve an optimal result.

INGENERIC uses the precision glass molding of the arrays to meet this challenge, a process which the company uses for other micro-optics in its product portfolio. With glass molding, high refractive-index glass very precisely takes on the shape of the pressing tool. The molds manufactured by INGENERIC to sub-micron precision enable the arrays to be produced with exceptionally high accuracy and reproducibility. INGENERIC successfully manufactures arrays with minimal transition zones, highest filling factors and minimal pitch errors, even in large batches.

Dr. Stefan Hambücker, Managing Partner of INGENERIC, sees great potential for diode lasers: „For the single-mode bars, we are currently working to demonstrate their functionality and cost-effectiveness in new fields of application. That is why, in terms of optics, we are working very closely with the manufacturers of diode lasers. With high fill factors, excellent utilization of the surface area, extremely high contour accuracy and a good orientation of the surfaces to one another, the C-SMDB is exactly the right product to make the best use of the brightness.“

The new array has a design wavelength of 970 nm. The effective focal length (EFL) of the fast-axis collimation (FAC) is 600 μm with a numerical aperture of 0.8, the EFL of the slow-axis collimation (SAC) is 190 μm, and the pitch of the SAC is 48 μm. There are 200 lens elements on each part. The result is a back focal length (BFL) of 179 microns.

beamPROP beam shaping optics

INGENERIC is also exhibiting the beamPROP 200 beam-shaping optics, a lens array that adjusts the beam parameter product (BPP) of the fast and slow axis of high-power diode lasers. It is a key component for fiber coupling of diode bars and for dense wavelength multiplexing (DWM).

What is new is that INGENERIC now produces arrays with pitches not only of 500 and 400 μm, but now also with a pitch of 200 μm. This allows the emitters on the bars to be placed closer together and provides an increase in the usable power, which is a necessary step to increase the efficiency in the application. As a result, the beamPROP 200 and the C-SMDB extend the spectrum of diode laser applications.

Christian Wessling, Head of Product Development at INGENERIC, sees the company as a trailblazer for new applications: „With regards to the DWM, which operates with the beamPROP, a number of manufacturers of diode bars continue to work on a comprehensive concept-and optics are a crucial component here. We are working with them step by step to develop this technology. We see ourselves as enablers who are helping to open up new applications.“

INGENERIC at „SPIE Photonics West“
San Francisco/USA, Jan. 27 to Feb. 1, 2018:
Stand 5153

Background information on the industry trend

Diode lasers are characterized by their compact design, high efficiency, long service intervals, and long service life. Although the diode laser is already qualified for numerous applications, the achievable brightness is still subject to the structure of the component as the limiting factor. Also, beam quality today is still not sufficient for some applications, such as material processing.

Manufacturers of diode lasers are endeavoring to develop new fields of application for their products. Primary factors are the brightness and beam quality of the diode lasers. All current developments aim to improve these properties, for example to stabilize the wavelengths during multiplexing (DWM) and thus to combine higher powers with thinner fibers, or to make optimum use of the brightness of single-mode bars. Both approaches require special micro-optics for collimation and beam shaping. However, development work is still required in comparison to the established designs that rely on FAC, SAC, deflecting mirrors and coupling optics to bundle the power into a single fiber. The new micro-optics from INGENERIC have the potential to outperform the brightness of established approaches, which would open up new applications.

About INGENERIC

Founded in 2001 in the university-city of Aachen, Germany, INGENERIC GmbH develops and manufactures high-precision micro-optic components for high-power applications, along with optical and laser systems including fiber couplers, homogenizers and collimation modules for science, medicine and measurement technology.

Today, INGENERIC is one of the few manufacturers in Europe to develop and manufacture glass micro-optics for beam shaping in semiconductor diode lasers according to the individual specifications of its international customers. The company handles the entire process chain from the lens design and the development of prototypes through to the small-batch production and serial manufacture.

INGENERIC also produces high-power laser systems. For the HiLASE or XFEL project, for example, INGENERIC supplied a number of high-energy lasers delivering 10 pulses per second with an energy of 250 Joules and an average power output of 2.5kW.

Company-Contact
INGENERIC GmbH
Christina Ferwer
Dennewartstraße 25-27
52068 Aachen, Germany
Phone: +49.241.963-3951
Fax: +49.241.963-1349
E-Mail: ferwer@ingeneric.com
Url: http://www.ingeneric.com

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Computer Information Telecommunications

VacuBond® Revolutionizes Assembly of Industrial Displays

VacuBond® Revolutionizes Assembly of Industrial Displays

3.2 TFT display with very small bezel

Distec reacts to trend of more fragile TFT displays and the increasing use of touchscreens and front glasses with an innovative production method

Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications – responds with the new vacuum-bonding assembly technology VacuBond® to the current development towards more fragile TFT display structures, touchscreens and front glasses. „The previous TFT generations included extensive mechanics such as metal frames or sheet metal housings that could make good use of an assembly with double-sided adhesive industrial tape or of the necessary dam construction in the traditional bonding methods, such as wet bonding,“ explained Bernhard Staller, Managing Director of Distec. „The latest TFT generation does not feature these mechanics anymore, and thus neither the tape assembly nor the wet bonding is a mounting option. The current technology trend therefore requires completely new methods such as VacuBond® for the assembly of TFT displays with touchscreen and protective glass.“

Precise and faultless bonding

With the vacuum-bonding system at Distec’s headquarters in Germering, a touchscreen, a protective glass or a combination of both is applied to a TFT display. The assembly is made with the bonding/lamination material Opto-Gel over the complete surface, in pure vacuum and in vertical production direction. A CNC machined tool ensures the precise position of the components according to the product configuration. The process itself is fully automated and carried out in a clean room to avoid dirt inclusions. The production tool always guarantees consistent manufacturing tolerances and the careful handling of the fragile components. VacuBond® enables faultless assembly and makes a cosmetic specification superfluous.

Diversity and robustness meet industrial requirements

The strength of the protective glass is freely selectable and all common touchscreen technologies can be used: resistive analog, glass/glass, AMR touch or projected capacitive. The Opto-Gel for VacuBond® is a specially developed high-performance material and available in 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, 1 mm and 1.8 mm thickness. Opto-Gel not only connects the individual components, but also contributes to the absorption of strong mechanical influences such as vibration or shock. The VacuBond® technology already proved its worth in the essential drop-ball tests for public terminals, the very strict test runs for railway approval and also easily passed through the certification to IEC 60721-3-7 and MIL-STD 810F. The VacuBond® process is carried out at room temperature.

To ensure a permanent supply and a comprehensive risk management, an identical VacuBond® unit has been installed in the U.S. site in Ronkonkoma, NY. Thus production could be shifted to the other side of the Atlantic at any time in case of elementary problems such as water, fire or power failure. Bildquelle:kein externes Copyright

About Distec
Distec is a company of the Data Display Group (www.datadisplay-group.com), the worldwide operating specialist for TFT flat screen and system solutions for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. Located in Germering/Munich (Germany), the company designs, produces and sells innovative solutions offering the full range from components to final products. Data Display Group supplies innovative Green IT solutions based on their hardware platforms and their own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera and Mitsubishi as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. These system solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in their own R&D centers in Germering (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey) and Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). The range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support. More information can be found on the homepage: http://www.distec.de

Products of Data Display Group are available at:
Europe – Digital Signage: Data Display Solution, Eisenach
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering
Italy: REM Italy s.a.s. di Michieletto Flavio & C., Trebaseleghe
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Turkey and Middle East: Display Görüntüleme Teknolojileri A.S.
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Distec GmbH
Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
+49 89 89 4363 0
pr@alvacon.com
http://www.datadisplay-group.com/

ahlendorf hueggenberg
Mandy Ahlendorf
Tannenweg 11
82319 Starnberg
+49 8151 9739098
ma@ahlendorf-hueggenberg.com
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