Design of first optical 1000BASE-RH SFP module

29-07-2022 | KDPOF | Automotive Technologies

KDPOF has designed and validated the first 1000BASE-RH SFP module for vehicle optical gigabit connectivity. The design of this new small form-factor pluggable transceiver module is based on a standard SFP supporting MSA registers through I2C bus. The module can function at 100 and 1,000Mb/s. It incorporates the whole 1000BASE-RHC PHY and the header connector for SI-POF optical harness.

“Our new SFP module has been tested and validated in a functional demo recently,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and co-founder of KDPOF. “We are proud to accomplish the first milestone for future commercial optical 1000BASE-RH SFP modules, which will integrate into the optical ecosystem in automotive.”

Suds Rajagopal, co-founder and vice president of Aukua Systems, a leading provider of precision Ethernet and IP Test and Monitoring solutions, welcomes the new SFP from KDPOF: “As a test tool supplier for automotive Ethernet, we have been looking forward to this module. We are happy to integrate the optical 1000BASE-RH interfaces in our test equipment for evaluating KDPOF’s optical network design.”

The new SFP supports 1000BASE-X, 100BASE-X, and SGMII (with or without auto-negotiation) as electrical interfaces. It monitors the received optical power, the junction temperature, the link margin, and the supply voltages, among others.