Rohde & Schwarz has partnered with Realtek, one of the world’s foremost network and multimedia fabless IC design companies to ensure compliance with current and future OPEN Alliance standards.
Product validation must be conducted before the new product is released to the market and this is where high-performance test instruments and fixtures from Rohde & Schwarz provide the necessary performance to validate compliance with the standards.
“The performance and ease of measurement of the R&S RTO2044 oscilloscope and R&S ZNB vector network analyzer are important considerations for our R&D engineers, given the fact that these two instruments are references at UNH-IOL, an Automotive Ethernet laboratory accredited by OPEN Alliance”, said Realtek’s Vice President and Spokesman, Yee-Wei Huang.
Realtek has entered the OPEN Alliance (OA) TC12 market with the RTL9010 (1000BASE-T1 PHY) chipset, which supports the OA TC10 Wake-up/Sleep.
The RTL9010 is the industry’s first and one of very few AEC-Q100 Grade 1 chipsets in the world, with power consumption as low as 400mW, saving materials cost and significantly reducing power consumption through a built-in switching regulator. It also supports a 12V/24V VBAT power supply.
With the stringent requirements for MDI Mode conversion defined by the OPEN Alliance, test fixture design is the first and foremost measurement challenge for R&D engineers. Rohde & Schwarz was the first to design a compatible SMA connector for the fixture of the object to be tested, thus significantly reducing the lead time required by developers to overcome this challenge.
The R&S RTO2044 oscilloscope features a fast and real-time FFT function that allows users to easily perform the Transmitter Power Spectral Density (PSD) tests of the OA TC1 (IEEE 802.3bw 100BASE-T1) and OA TC12 (IEEE 802.3bp 1000BASE-T1) Test 97.1.4 specifications on the oscilloscope without the need for additional spectrum analyzers.
The R&S RTO2044 also has a built-in arbitrary waveform generator to support Test 97.1.2 Transmitter Distortion tests which require a noise generator. The OA TC12 test standardizes the environmental testing of the OA TC9 MDI Test Head.
Realtek and Rohde & Schwarz have jointly invested resources into the development of products that meet the TC1 and TC12 standards set by the OPEN Alliance.
Through the partnership, Realtek and Rohde & Schwarz are set to lead the way in automotive Ethernet.