Automotive Ethernet Compliance Testing from Rohde & Schwarz


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New automotive applications, such as high-powered entertainment systems, are driving up bandwidth requirements and costs associated with cabling and network interfaces. Automotive Ethernet was designed to meet industry needs and enables fast and cost-effective data communications between systems and in-vehicle components.

The automotive industry has specified the OPEN Alliance BroadR-Reach® (OABR) physical layer, also known as IEEE 100BASE-T1, as the automotive Ethernet communications standard. It runs on standard FlexRay™ cabling and facilitates high-speed communications such as audio or video streaming. 100Base-T1 uses full-duplex communications so that up to 1 Gbit/s can be transferred over one twisted pair. For interface verification, a 100BASE-T1 conformance test with six test cases is required. Like most IEEE Ethernet compliance test specifications, this compliance test focuses on transmitter quality.

To verify the functionality and quality of these data streams, engineers need to be able to find and test these signals easily. Rohde & Schwarz offers complete Ethernet compliance test solutions for BroadR-Reach V3.2, IEEE 802.3bw™ (100Base-T1), IEEE 802.3bp™ (1000Base-T1) and IEEE 802.3bz™ (2.5GBASE-T1) in line with the OPEN Alliance compliance test specification.

Visit us at booth A15 at the IEEE Ethernet & IP @ Auto Tech Day, 24-25 September in Detroit, MI where we will showcase our easy-to-use Ethernet solutions. You will also have the opportunity to talk with us about the full range of test and measurement solutions for the automotive industry.

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