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Keysight Broadens Automotive Ethernet Test Solutions

Keysight Technologies has broadened its Advanced Automotive Ethernet software portfolio to help automotive industry engineers, designers and manufacturers develop high-quality, high-performance products that improve safety in driving conditions and enable emerging advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Keysight“At Keysight, we recognize that it is critical to address the growing market demands for high-speed digital interfaces within the Automotive market,” said Thomas Goetzl, Vice President and General Manager of Keysight’s Automotive and Energy Solutions business unit. “The new solutions announced here represent yet another way that Keysight is supporting the evolution and standardization of technologies for our automotive customers.”

One example is that, before release, the solution has been successfully verified on Broadcom’s BCM8989x, the industry’s first automotive IEEE802.3ch multigigabit PHY device. Also, MegaChips corporation used the transmit compliance software to validate their design.

“IEEE 802.3ch is an important data rate for us and our customers, we needed a way to validate our design interpretations of the specification,” said Taiji Kondo, General Manager of MegaChips HIGHSPEED WIRED COMMUNICATION DIV. Analog DEV. DEPT. “Keysight’s automotive Ethernet transmitter software enables us to deliver a new chipset to our customers with confidence.”

Keysight is launching three new software additions for 1G and multigigabit data rates that enable Tier 1, OEM, chipset vendors and other automotive suppliers, to quickly validate and debug automotive Ethernet devices, ensuring faster time-to-market and achieving IEEE and OPEN Alliance compliance. However, higher speeds can result in data loss, interference and a greater risk of missed or incorrect packets of information.

To address this growing challenge, Keysight has developed an automotive Ethernet transmit and channel test software solution for IEEE 802.3ch 2.5/5/10Gbps to quickly test, debug and easily characterize complex multi-gigabit automotive Ethernet designs.

Keysight’s automotive Ethernet solutions provide the hardware, software, cables, and accessories needed for compliance testing. It is built on functional and multipurpose hardware – trusted and repeatable measurement results from Keysight’s popular Infiniium UXR-Series Real-Time and MXR-Series Real-Time oscilloscope families, as well as Keysight E5080B ENA Vector Network Analyzer, Keysight PXI Vector Network Analyzers, or Keysight Streamline Series USB Vector Network Analyzers.

These instruments are also invaluable tools in the lab for design verification and validation beyond automotive Ethernet.

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