Rohde & Schwarz supports the UNH-IOL in Automotive Ethernet testing services for OPEN Alliance TC9 test specification

Test and measurement specialist Rohde & Schwarz extends its support to the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) with an extension to their compliance test services. As a result, UNH-IOL customers can now achieve compliance for automotive Ethernet cables and connectors (link segment) based on the OPEN Alliance TC9 working group test specification supporting both unshielded (UTP) and shielded twisted pair cables and connectors (STP).

The close collaboration on an automotive test platform between Rohde & Schwarz and UNH-IOL benefits OEMs, Tier1s, Tier2s, and system integrators who want to submit their products for compliance test certification. The OPEN Alliance accredited test lab UNH-IOL has been in the forefront of developing automotive Ethernet testing since 2012. For these test services, the lab has an extensive test bed including an R&S RTO2044 oscilloscope, enabling ECU vendors and OEMs to test their 100/1000BASE-T1 compliance testing, including physical layers (PHY) and electronic control units (ECU) based on TC8 OPEN Alliance test specifications in a single laboratory. With the current addition of an R&S ZNB8 4-port vector network analyzer, the test range has been expanded to include TC9 test specification, specifically cable and connectors that make up the link segment section.


Dr. Nik Dimitrakopoulos, Market Segment Manager Automotive at Rohde & Schwarz, stated: “With the final release of the TC9 test specification we want to provide our customers with confidence in verifying their cables and connectors. We are very happy to continue our partnership with UNH-IOL and assist them to extend their testing capabilities with our R&S ZNB VNA for cable, connector and link segment testing.”

Curtis Donahue, Senior Manager of Automotive Ethernet Technologies at UNH-IOL, stated: “We are excited about the recent addition of the R&S RTO2044 oscilloscope and R&S ZNB8 vector network analyzer to our automotive test bed. Our continued partnership with Rohde & Schwarz will help expand our testing services for 100/1000BASE-T1 solutions, for both silicon vendors and Tier1 automotive suppliers; as well as enable the IOL to offer test services for future automotive Ethernet technologies, such as the 10BASE-T1S PHY which is currently being developed in the IEEE.”

For more information on In-Vehicle networks testing solutions by Rohde & Schwarz, go to: https://www.rohde-schwarz.com/_231834.html

UNH-IOL

The UNH-IOL is dedicated to being the world’s premier data networking resource. Beginning in 1988, the UNH-IOL has built a multimillion dollar testbed and developed testing solutions to help companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to market. UNH-IOL’s services fit the needs of the market, while maintaining broad, comprehensive interoperability and conformance testing of networking, data, telecommunications, and storage products. The industry relies on UNH-IOL’s extensive staff experience, standards-bodies participation, 28,000+ square foot facility, and 100+ students who represent the future interoperability testing and verification.

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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.

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