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Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything and Advanced Automotive Ethernet Test Solutions

Keysight E8740A 02020 November 2018 - Keysight Technologies announced a new cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) and advanced automotive Ethernet solution to address the evolving industry standards and ensure interoperability among components. Vehicle-to-everything communication refers to a car's communication system, in which information from sensors, and other sources, travels through high-bandwidth, low-latency, high-reliability links, paving the way to fully autonomous driving.

C-V2X communicates to a cellular network for cloud-based services like navigation and infotainment and uses a direct link to connect vehicles to everything, including each other (V2V), to pedestrians (V2P), to infrastructure (V2I), and to the network (V2N).

One of the biggest test challenges for C-V2X is keeping up with the latest standard which requires a test solution that is always up-to-date with the latest evolution of the C-V2X requirements, including future releases that involve 5G new radio (5G NR).

Tracking the evolving C-V2X standard

Keysight's C-V2X Toolset is the only solution that can track the evolving C-V2X standard in terms of radio frequency, protocol, and application-layer testing. Its future proof 5G NR V2X platform based on 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), Release 16 specifications, protects investments and accelerates deployment of new technologies to enable advanced safety features.

 The Keysight C-V2X Toolset offers customers:

  • Compliance with the 3GPP, Release 14 specifications
  • An intuitive user interface to simplify C-V2X measurements (protocol and radio frequency)
  • A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) emulator to generate signals for realistic GNSS
  • A 5G NR measurement platform to protect initial investments and accelerate deployment of the new technologies that will enable advanced safety features
  • A foundation for C-V2X conformance test

"With autonomous driving on the horizon, advanced LTE and 5G-based wireless technologies are the key technological building-blocks needed to make it a reality," said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Keysight's Automotive and Energy Solutions business unit. "Keysight has leveraged the broad acceptance of our 5G capable wireless platform, and collaborations with chipset developers and early technology adopters, to deliver a comprehensive offering that enables C-V2X developers to overcome design and performance verification challenges in their race toward autonomous driving."

Addressing the Standards that Govern Automotive Ethernet

Keysight is fully invested in the creation of complete solutions for automotive Ethernet and offers solutions for compliance testing of receivers, harness and connectors, and transmitters. Keysight's new electronic control unit (ECU) test application covers all four of the standards that govern the automotive Ethernet platform: BroadR-Reach, IEEE 100BASE-T1, IEEE1000BASE-T1, and the OPEN Alliance (One-Pair Ether-net) ECU specifications. The new software includes coverage for the media dependent interface (MDI) mode, conversion loss, and common mode emission tests set by the OPEN Alliance automotive Ethernet TC8 ECU test specification.

Keysight Mitigates Safety Risks, Improves Performance

Keysight empowers automotive industry designers and manufacturers with the latest innovations in design and test solutions to help create high-quality and high-performance products while mitigating safety risks. For example, the new Keysight E8740A Automotive Radar Signal Analysis and Generation solution enables radar-based, advanced driver assistance systems to proactively detect and mitigate risks of collisions. Keysight uses this solution in its automotive customer care centers to generate various real-world conditions and address any potential automotive radar interference issues.

Additionally, Keysight offers e-mobility solutions that deliver improved battery performance and electric drivetrains. These solutions also ensure the availability of efficient charging stations, and enhanced power conversion across the entire e-mobility ecosystem to increase the range of hybrid and electric vehicles.

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