Rohde & Schwarz Offering Automotive Ethernet Testing

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Rohde & Schwarz Taiwan, subsidiary of the global technology group, and Allion Labs, a leading professional services group providing certification testing services, announced they have jointly developed test capabilities for Automotive Ethernet Shielded & Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP & STP) in compliance with the OPEN Alliance TC9 standards. Automotive Ethernet is a key enabler for high data rate applications, as well as for data backbone, connecting different domain controllers. OPEN Alliance, the global standard-setter for Automotive Ethernet, specifies the electrical requirements and test procedures for cables and connectors through the technical committee TC9.

“Rohde & Schwarz has always been an important industry partner for Allion and we are honoured to integrate their vector network analyzer in our testing procedures. Allion’s capabilities in Automotive Ethernet testing have thereby been elevated significantly,” said Allion CTO Brian Shih. “Rohde & Schwarz’s and Allion’s commitment to rigorous testing is evident in this partnership. Together we will become trusted measurement partners and provide the best service to the Automotive Ethernet market.”

These standards ensure compliance with link segment requirements of the IEEE 802.3 Automotive Ethernet at various speed levels up to 10GBASE-T1 and they describe a mandatory test procedure for all cables & connector manufacturers producing products for Automotive Ethernet.

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