Keysight unveils Ethernet Rx test software for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous car- Keysight

Keysight Technologies has announced the first automated test solution for automotive Ethernet receivers (Rx) at 1G speeds.

The solution will benefit Tier 1, OEM, chipset vendors, and other automotive suppliers in the ecosystem, to improve time to market and achieve IEEE and OPEN Alliance compliance, Keysight said.

Autonomous vehicle segment is witnessing dramatic transformation, both in commercial and passenger segment. The fact that speed and bandwidth are critical for communications has brought the need for automotive Ethernet.

However, higher speeds can also lead to associated challenges like data loss, interference, and greater risk of missed packets or incorrect information.

The new Ethernet Rx test software is designed to address these challenges, said Keysight. The software verifies that information is received as intended.

Keysight’s solution performs complete bit error rate (BER) count to ensure the device-under-test (DUT) maintains a BER of less than 10-10 and meets the signal quality requirements of the IEEE Std 802.3bp and the Open Alliance 1000BASE-T1 Interoperability test suite specification, the company said.

Another feature, Alien Crosstalk Noise Rejection test, saves hours of valuable time with an automated test of IEEE and required OPEN Alliance compliance specifications, and added features that make setup, configuration and testing hassle-free.

Keysight’s Automotive Ethernet solutions suite provides the hardware, software, cables and accessories needed to enable compliance tests.

Keysight has also introduced E8740A Automotive Radar Signal Analysis and Generation solution, which enables radar-based, advanced driver assistance systems to proactively detect and mitigate risks of collisions.