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Automotive-Gigabit-Ethernet wird Wirklichkeit

KDPOF kündigt Muster des ersten Transceivers für Gigabit über POF in Automobilanwendungen an

Automotive-Gigabit-Ethernet wird Wirklichkeit

KDPOF beginnt die Musterfertigung des ersten Automotive-Gigabit-Ethernet-POF Transceivers GEPOF

KDPOF – führender Anbieter für Automotive-Gigabit-Vernetzung über POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – startet 2017 die Produktion von Mustern des ersten Automotive-Ethernet-POF-Transceivers GEPOF. „Wir sind stolz, mit dem KDPOF KD1053 den ersten voll integrierten Automotive-Transceiver vorzustellen, der den Physical Layer von Gigabit-Ethernet über POF implementiert“, erläutert Carlos Pardo, CEO und Mitgründer von KDPOF. „Optimiert für niedrige Leistungsaufnahme und kleinen Platzbedarf überträgt er Daten mit 1.000/100 Mbit/s gemäß 1000BASE-RH (IEEE 802.3bv) über Standard SI-POF, MC-POF oder PCS.“ Das Bauteil erfüllt die Anforderungen der Automobilhersteller optimal, indem es eine hohe Konnektivität bei gleichzeitig flexibler, digitaler Host-Schnittstelle, niedriger Latenz, geringem Jitter und einer kurzen Vernetzungszeit bietet.

Einfache und flexible Integration hoher Bandbreite

KDPOF hat den Automotive KD1053 für den Einsatz mit Automobil-qualifizierten Photonikbauteilen entwickelt. Dazu gehören 650nm RCLED, LED und Si PIN PD, wie sie bestehende Automotive-Produkte gegenwärtig verwenden, die um aktualisierte, analoge Optoelektronik-Schnittstellen ergänzt sind. Der KD1053-Transceiver ist flexibel und ermöglicht eine einfache Integration, da er unterschiedliche Standards für die digitale Host-Schnittstelle unterstützt. Das vereinfacht das Design auf System- und Board-Ebene: RGMII, RMII, MII, SGMII, 1000BASE-X und 100BASE-X. Zudem bietet er eine serielle Management-Schnittstelle (SMI). Die Fertigung basiert auf einem 65-Nanometer-CMOS-Prozess, um eine hohe Leistung bei geringen Kosten und niedriger Leistungsaufnahme für POF-Lösungen zu gewährleisten.

Der KD1053-Transceiver erfüllt die Anforderungen des POF-Automobilmarktes wie die Schlüsselanwendungen für zukünftige Netzwerke in Fahrzeugen: Kommunikations-Infrastruktur, Smart-Antenna-Links, Infotainment, Batterie-Management-Systeme (BMS) und Fahrerassistenzsysteme (ADAS, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). Es ist das ideale Bauteil, um hohe Geschwindigkeiten bei niedrigen Materialkosten in POF-Ports zu integrieren. Seine eingebaute Analog-Schnittstelle vereinfacht die Anbindung an Fiber Optic Transceiver (FOT). Steuergeräte, Switches, Kameras und Infotainment-Knoten sind Beispiele für Geräte, die auf dem KD1053 ASSP (Application Specific Standard Product) basierte POF-Ports enthalten können.

Erste Muster des GEPOF KD1053 Bauteils sind ab August 2017 verfügbar.

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 ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) 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
support@kdpof.com
http://www.kdpof.com

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

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Automotive Gigabit Ethernet Put into Effect

KDPOF Announces Sampling of First Gigabit over POF Transceiver for Automotive Applications

Automotive Gigabit Ethernet Put into Effect

KDPOF starts sampling of the first automotive Gigabit Ethernet over POF (GEPOF) transceiver

KDPOF – leading supplier for automotive gigabit connectivity over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – announced the sampling of the first automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) transceiver in 2017. „With the KDPOF KD1053, we are proud to introduce the first fully integrated automotive transceiver that implements the physical layer of Gigabit Ethernet over POF,“ stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. „Optimized for low power and small footprint, it transmits data at 1000/100 Mbps on standard SI-POF, MC-POF, or PCS, according to 1000BASE-RH (IEEE 802.3bv).“ The device perfectly meets the requirements of carmakers by providing high connectivity with flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time.

Simple and Flexible Integration of High Bandwidth

KDPOF designed the automotive KD1053 for use with automotive qualified photonics, including 650nm RCLED, LED, and Si PIN PD that are currently used in existing automotive products, with updated analog optoelectronics/interfaces. The KD1053 transceiver is flexible and makes integration simple by supporting different standards for the host digital interface. This simplifies the system and board level designs: RGMII, RMII, MII, SGMII, 1000BASE-X, and 100BASE-X. Also, it provides a Serial Management Interface (SMI). Manufacture is based on a 65-nm CMOS process for best performance, lowest cost, and lowest power for Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) solutions.

The KD1053 transceiver fulfills the requirements of the POF automotive market such as the key applications for future automotive networks: communication backbone, smart antenna link, infotainment, Battery Management Systems (BMS) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). It is the perfect device to integrate high-speed capabilities in POF ports with a low-cost BOM (Bills Of Materials). Its built-in analog interface simplifies connectivity to Fiber Optic Transceivers (FOT). Examples of products able to incorporate POF ports based on the KD1053 ASSP include ECUs, switches, cameras, and infotainment nodes.

The first samples of the GEPOF KD1053 device will be available in August 2017.

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 ASIC 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.

Firmenkontakt
KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
+34 91 8043387
support@kdpof.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

MTCM for MOST150 Coax Physical Layer Testing

RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS Introduces MOST Tester Cable Model as New Extension for Physical Layer Stress Test Tool

MTCM for MOST150 Coax Physical Layer Testing

MTCM for MOST150 coax physical layer testing

RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS – experts in automotive data communications – now also provide coaxial physical layer testing for MOST150. The recently developed MOST Tester Cable Model „MTCM“ is an extension of the well-proven Physical Layer Stress Test Tool „PhLSTT“. „Our new MTCM meets the additional challenges and demands for physical layer testing that arise with the newly introduced coax physical layer for MOST150,“ stated Wolfgang Malek, General Manager and Co-Founder of RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS. „With the MOST Tester Cable Model, we provide a highly integrated solution to implement a MOST150 limited cPHY test setup, meeting all requirements specified in the MOST150 cPHY Compliance Verification Procedure.“ Simple to apply, the MTCM allows easy migration cPHY from an existing MOST150 limited oPHY test setup to a MOST150 limited cPHY test setup in combination with the PhLSTT. The cPHY physical layer provides 50 Ohm coax connections for simplex and duplex transmission. The main purpose of the MTCM is to emulate a transfer function, which represents typical coax interconnections in a car. The PhLSTT creates the MOST150 pattern that feeds the device under test (DUT).

Automating the MOST150 cPHY Test Setup

An internal microcontroller regulates all functions of the MOST Tester Cable accessed by a serial interface. A documented application-programming interface is available. Thus, RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS provides a fully automated solution that incorporates the complete MOST150 limited cPHY test setup. It consists of the Physical Layer Stress Test Tool, the MOST Tester Cable Model, a power supply, and an optional temperature chamber.

Testing Common In-Vehicle Use Cases

The test system defines three different cable models in order to simulate a transmission channel, thus covering typical use cases in the car. A transmitter with adjustable rise and fall times drives these cable models, which represent a short, mid and long transmission line. For duplex operation, an integrated coupler separates the incoming signal from the outgoing. Thereby, this signal can be used for oscilloscope measurements and a return path to the PhLSTT. In terms of measuring MOST signals, the cPHY technology offers the advantage of the transmission system to be terminated by 50 Ohms and therefore an oscilloscope can directly connect to it without an additional probe. The MCTM provides a test solution for simplex as well as for duplex operations. For duplex operations, an additional noise input is available to connect an external signal source to the MTCM. The design of the MTCM allows various input signals, either single-ended or differential signals, as provided by SMA or HSD connectors, with HSD allowing direct connection to the PhLSTT.

About RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

With comprehensive expertise in data communication for automotive electronic systems, Ruetz System Solutions provides full service to carmakers and suppliers for a smooth and timely production start (SOP). The technology partner based in Munich offers engineering services for system specification and integration, Test Laboratories as a Service, compliance tests, technology assessment and training. Part of the test laboratory solutions are test systems and platforms. With broad competency in data bus systems for all in-car data transmission standards such as, amongst others, CAN, Ethernet, FlexRay, LIN, MOST, USB and WLAN are supported competently and reliably by the general contractor. More information is available at www.ruetz-system-solutions.com.

Firmenkontakt
RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS GmbH
Wolfgang Malek
Walter-Gropius-Strasse 17
80807 München
+49 89 200 04 130
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.ruetz-system-solutions.com/

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

Electric Electronics

MOST(R) ICA Conference Program Highlights MOST150 Pumping Up the Volume

MOST(R) ICA Conference Program Highlights MOST150 Pumping Up the Volume

MOSTCO Exhibit Will Show Simple and Low-cost HD Multimedia Network for Medium- and Small-sized Cars

14th MOST Interconnectivity Conference Asia on November 14, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan

The MOST(R) Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – invites carmakers and suppliers on November 14, 2013 to Tokyo (Japan) for the 14th MOST Interconnectivity Conference Asia (ICA). „We are very pleased to celebrate, together with the Asian automotive industry, the ongoing success of MOST150 being rolled out,“ stated Rainer Klos, MOST Cooperation Administrator. „This reflects the path of success, with fast-growing acceptance of this de-facto automotive network standard by key carmakers worldwide. The number of vehicle models relying on the MOST infotainment backbone already totals over 145 vehicle models on the road today.“ Program highlights will introduce the implementation of MOST150 in the brand new Mercedes-Benz S-class vehicles. Further presentations will inform on solutions and scenarios for the future MOST physical layer, compliance and quality aspects, and network and system architecture such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and IP architecture.

Simple and Low-cost HD Multimedia Network for Medium- and Small-sized Cars

In the exhibition area during ICA 2013, the MOST Cooperation and various members will show the latest MOST solutions and applications. Besides celebrating the ongoing rollout of MOST150, MOSTCO will present a slim and low-cost HD multimedia network solution that especially targets the high-volume medium- and small-sized vehicle market. Thus, the MOST network technology meets the requirements for mass-produced models of the mid-range and small cars sectors. The demo system will show a MOST50 infotainment system that includes a head unit, two interactive displays, an amplifier, and a camera. The electrical physical layer is based on a simple and low-cost unshielded twisted pair (UTP) of copper wires. The implemented remote control feature further simplifies the system and reduces cost, since the whole system needs only one single microcontroller which is located in the head unit. This remote control feature allows the reduction of the number of microcontrollers and amount of memory in small and mid-size systems by obsoleting them in peripheral nodes such as displays, cameras, amplifiers and the like. Instead of having a microcontroller in each node, the other nodes can be controlled remotely by a central microcontroller – for example, the one in the head unit.

„Leaving out the other microcontrollers and memory can drive system cost down significantly,“ stated Rainer Klos, MOSTCO Administrator. „Performing all control centrally in the head unit also simplifies the development process considerably, as only one piece of software needs to be developed. Amplifiers and displays run without a local microcontroller and without local software.“ Besides significantly lowering costs on the side of the remote devices, this type of architecture helps to optimize system partitioning, board space, and even power dissipation in the remote device. Typical examples for peripheral devices are cameras and rear seat entertainment devices, including auxiliary I/Os, displays, etc.

About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, MOST is used in over 145 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today, it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and Microchip Technology are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.

Kontakt
MOST Cooperation
Mandy Ahlendorf
Bannwaldallee 48
76185 Karlsruhe
+49 8151 55009 11
mostco_pr@alvacon.com
http://www.mostcooperation.com

Pressekontakt:
alvacon pr
Mandy Ahlendorf
Maximilianstraße 8
82319 Starnberg
+49815155500911
pr@alvacon.com
http://www.alvacon.com