News | June 25, 2014

Precise BroadR-Reach Interface Verification With R&S RTO Oscilloscopes From Rohde & Schwarz

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The use of Ethernet technologies in vehicles has been intensively discussed for years in the automotive industry. BroadR-Reach technology is a cost-effective solution for high-speed data transfer. Rohde & Schwarz addresses test requirements during integration by offering a new compliance test software option for the powerful R&S RTO oscilloscope.

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the application field of the R&S RTO oscilloscopes to include the testing of automotive Ethernet interfaces. In line with the OPEN Alliance test specification, the new R&S RTO-K24 compliance test software enables users to perform automated tests on BroadR Reach Ethernet interfaces. BroadR Reach technology makes it possible to combine multiple applications such as video streaming from rear view cameras and signal transmission from automotive radar systems to create a single, open and scalable Ethernet network inside the vehicle.

The R&S RTO features an outstanding dynamic range of more than seven effective bits (ENOB) and delivers reliable results even during standard-specified interference tests. Users can reliably test their products during type testing and in production. The signal quality of the BroadR-Reach Ethernet interfaces can be verified using output drop tests, for example, allowing users to test the signal characteristics of the BroadR-Reach telegram.

The R&S RTO-K24 compliance test software includes image-based instructions, which provide step-by-step support during measurements. Configurations are created automatically, and results are documented in a straightforward test report.

The R&S RTO-K24 BroadR-Reach compliance test software is now available from Rohde & Schwarz. Rohde & Schwarz will present the test solution at Automotive Testing Expo in Stuttgart in hall 1, booth 1956.

About Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80 years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

SOURCE: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

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