Automotive test equipment on parade in Stuttgart

1st June 2018
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Automotive test equipment on parade in Stuttgart

Under the banner "Driving tomorrow's mobility", Rohde & Schwarz will present its wide-ranging portfolio of automotive T&M equipment at Automotive Testing Expo Europe (ATE 2018) in Stuttgart (June 5-7). The focus will be on applications in the areas of radar, V2X communications, eCall and automotive Ethernet for development, qualification and production.

With the arrival of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), more and more vehicles are being equipped with radar sensors that assist the driver in critical situations.

The radar T&M equipment from Rohde & Schwarz allows developers such as production engineers to test and improve the quality of their radar solutions. Innovations on parade at ATE 2018 include the QAR imaging system that reliably characterises the spatially resolved transmittance of radar radomes within seconds.

Fast, reliable and precise testing of radar sensors at the end of the production line is provided by the R&S AREG100A radar echo generator and the R&S ATS1500A shielding chamber which are specifically designed for measurements on automotive radar sensors

Driver assistance and infotainment systems require significantly higher transmission bandwidths in the vehicle on-board system than can be provided by traditional bus systems such as the CAN bus. Vehicle manufacturers in the premium segment are already using automotive Ethernet. Rohde & Schwarz will present a test solution for the qualification of 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet interfaces.

Using the R&S RTO2000 oscilloscope and the R&S ZND network analyser, manufacturers can test and evaluate their electronic control units (ECUs) in the development phase and during type tests.

In addition, trigger and decode capabilities for Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes will be shown for troubleshooting and optimizing 100BASE-T1 products. The R&S Scope Rider handheld oscilloscope is available for investigating faults that occur during drive tests.

Networked vehicle communications (V2X) and eCall Vehicle-to-everything communications (V2X) is crucial for developing fully autonomous vehicles, and cellular communications plays a key role here. At ATE 2018, Rohde & Schwarz will present a solution for protocol and application tests for cellular 3GPP vehicle-to-vehicle communications (V2V) with the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester.

While the eCall emergency call system mandatory since March 31, 2018 still uses GSM, next generation eCall will be based on LTE.

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its proven eCall test solution, which uses the R&S CMW500 platform, to cover Next Generation eCall (NGeCall) even today. At ATE 2018, a test solution for LTE based next generation eCall will be demonstrated. The solution employs the CMW500 wideband radio communication tester acting as a network emulator with an integrated IMS server.


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