Test and measurement specialist Rohde & Schwarz, together with connector and cable assembly manufacturer Rosenberger have successfully demonstrated compliance testing for MultiGBASE-T1 supporting 2.5/5/10GBASE-T1 automotive Ethernet speeds, based on the OPEN Alliance TC9 working group test specification. This development enables vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers to have confidence in the performance of future, high-speed in-vehicle networks.
Munich, November 18, 2020 — Automotive applications such as ADAS are driving in-vehicle network speeds higher, bringing a challenge to car manufacturers and component suppliers to ensure correct performance of the communication channel and avoid EMI issues. The TC9 group of the OPEN Alliance recently released the first version of a specification for testing components, link segments and the entire Ethernet channel for fully-shielded 1000BASE-T1 and 2.5/5/10GBASE-T1. The specification defines various RF performance parameters to be tested, for example insertion loss, return loss and cross-talk. This also includes requirements on the measurement fixtures, where Rosenberger offers a complete portfolio for a large variety of connector types – all designed and fully verified according to TC9.
During the successful demonstration, Rosenberger provided a fully-shielded H-MTD® cable assembly and a pair of matching measurement adapters 02K3E6-S00 with Rohde & Schwarz supplying the R&S ZNB8 4-port vector network analyzer. The performance of all individual components as well as the whole link segment was tested against the new TC9 specification and verified as compliant.
Dr. Nik Dimitrakopoulos, Market Segment Manager Automotive at Rohde & Schwarz, stated, “We are very happy to support Rosenberger, one of the leading cable and connector manufacturers, to verify their products against the new release of the TC9 test specification that includes MultiGBASE-T1 automotive Ethernet speeds with our R&S ZNB8 vector network analyzer. This is another example of providing our customers with confidence in verifying their cables and connectors against very demanding standards and emphasizes Rohde & Schwarz’s commitment to a safer and connected world.
Hauke Schütt, Executive Vice President Test & Measurement from Rosenberger, adds: “Our Test & Measurement division supported the development of the Rosenberger H-MTD® interface with necessary measurement fixtures and accessories, which allows us not only to deliver highest quality products, but also to accurately verify the electrical properties of each single component. Our customers will benefit from the most innovative and flexible single pair system today, which is also expected to be a global standard for automotive high-speed data transmission. We are pleased to work with Rohde & Schwarz measurement instruments, and we appreciate their support in order to drive innovation with and for our customers.”
For more information on In-Vehicle networks testing solutions by Rohde & Schwarz, go to: https://www.rohde-schwarz.com/_231834.html
Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group’s innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. On June 30, 2020, Rohde & Schwarz had about 12,300 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.58 billion in the 2019/2020 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.
Automotive test solutions
As a leading global manufacturer of test and measurement equipment, Rohde & Schwarz offers expert know-how for all phases of automotive development – from predevelopment to R&D to production. OEMs, Tier 1s and chip suppliers benefit from the company’s reliable solutions for high frequency, high bandwidth and high-speed test challenges. Rohde & Schwarz is the market leader for testing radar sensors, automotive Ethernet conformance, connectivity (5G, V2X, eCall, GNSS), infotainment, EMI precompliance and EMC. The company also offers outstanding solutions for board level tests (ICT/FCT) during ECU production. All of these test solutions will ensure maximum efficiency in compliance with the highest quality standards, assuring that various automotive components function correctly, coexist successfully and communicate with the outside world without errors.
Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG develops and produces a comprehensive range of products and services – microwave measurements & VNA calibrations, lab and factory testing, semiconductor test applications, PCB connections or network testing. www.rosenberger.com