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W2: Multi-gigabit optical communications for automotive





full day, 10:00



Room 8


Automotive industry is moving towards autonomous driving, which demands a large amount of data to be processed. Optical interconnections are very well positioned because of the high required data rates for connecting sensors and electronic brains with superior EMC performance. Compared with data-centres, automotive applications require much wider range of operating temperatures (-40ºC to 125ºC) and superior reliability. A new optical physical layer standard has been developed, IEEE Std 802.3cz, supporting rates between 2.5 and 50 Gb/s. The workshop brings together points of view of the main actors involved in the complete solution, i.e. car manufacturer, network, ECU manufacturer, fibre cable interconnections, test and measurement, reliability, photonics and IC design as well as packaging.


Rubén Pérez – Aranda (KDPOF, ES)

Rubén Pérez-Aranda is KDPOF co-founder, where he is CTO. He has served +20 years as a profile manager of R&D projects for innovative digital communication systems, covering the path from information theory based research and innovation to the integrated circuits qualification and production. 

His experience covers electronics and photonics device characterization, test and modeling, communications channel modeling, error correcting codes, advance modulations, channel equalization schemes, synchronization algorithms, timing recovery algorithms, signal integrity and electro-magnetics compatibility. He is co-inventor of 9 patents.

Rubén served as comment editor and editor-in-chief of the Gigabit Ethernet over Plastic Optical Fiber standard IEEE Std 802.3bv. Recently, he was main contributor in the development of Multi-Gigabit Optical Automotive Ethernet standard IEEE Std 802.3cz.

Rubén is IEEE Senior Member and Industrial Engineer with speciality on Electronics and Automatic Control (with honors) by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.

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