Rohde & Schwarz has provided an automotive Ethernet testing solution to the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). As a result, OEMs, Tier1s, Tier2s, and system integrators can submit products for compliance test certification at UNH-IOL, the first OPEN Alliance accredited test lab providing test certification for automotive Ethernet.

Rohde & Schwarz is collaborating with the UNH-IOL on an automotive Ethernet test bed platform that enables customers access to 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1 compliance testing, including physical layers (PHY) and electronic control units (ECU). The UNH-IOL is a state-of-the-art facility that allows member companies to access custom test equipment and software. Chipset manufacturers can test their 100/1000BASE-T1 products based on TC8 OPEN Alliance test specifications in a single laboratory.

Rohde & Schwarz was the first T&M manufacturer to test and validate all the layer 1 (PHY) test cases for 1000BASE-T1. The UNH-IOL, involved with automotive Ethernet testing since 2012, uses an R&S RTO2044 oscilloscope and an R&S ZND vector network analyzer for several automotive specific test services.

Dr. Nik Dimitrakopoulos, Market Segment Manager Automotive at Rohde & Schwarz, stated, “Collaboration with UNH-IOL and assisting them with our T&M solutions for the automotive Ethernet compliance testing offers us exciting opportunities. The UNH-IOL is an important partner for us and we are focusing on the automotive Ethernet market needs of today and tomorrow.”

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 ZND 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.”

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