KDPOF Announces New KD7051 PHY for Automotive Networking

November 30, 2020


KDPOF Announces New KD7051 PHY for Automotive Networking

KDPOF announced their new integrated Fiber Optic Transceiver (FOT) KD7051 for optical in-vehicle connectivity.

KDPOF announced their new integrated Fiber Optic Transceiver (FOT) KD7051. Per the company, it is the first device for optical in-vehicle connectivity that incorporates the transceiver IC, optoelectronics, and optics.

The integrated FOT is a 100 Mb/s optical port in one single component. "By constructing the ASIC IC, photodiode and LED as one single device, we significantly reduce cost and footprint for automotive Ethernet connectivity at 100 Mb/s," stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. "The decreased number of parts also reduces the effort in testing and qualification."

KDPOF's new KD7051 is designed to reduce the overall expense compared to STP (shielded twisted pair of copper wires). Further advantages are no margin stacking between links in the supply chain and supply chain simplification. Consequently, it offers competitive pricing for EMC critical or galvanic isolated critical links. Applications include battery management systems, camera and sensor links, fast Ethernet links and smart antenna links.

KDPOF's new transceiver IC KD7051 offers a complete new FOT design. According to the company, it reuses low cost MEMs encapsulation and allows SMD reflow assembly with 8 by 7 mm LGA components. The FOT is fully shielded against electromagnetic radiation. Fiber connection is done with a plastic connector placed on top. The temperature range, from -40 °C to +105 °C, conforms with harsh automotive environmental requirements. With a vibration class of V2, it withstands motor conditions.

Additionally, the device endures water without sealing. EMC performance is ideal even with the ECU shield case removed, as shielding is integrated into the PCB component. The assembly of the FOT and the IC in the PCB is simplified. Optics implement Tx and Rx lenses. The first prototypes are available.

For more information, visit: https://www.kdpof.com/

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