Keysight Technologies Expands Automotive Portfolio with New Radar Multi-Target Simulator and Advanced Automotive Ethernet Solutions
September 21, 2020
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has added two new test solutions to its growing automotive portfolio – Radar Target Simulator and Advanced Automotive Ethernet software – which help automotive industry engineers, designers and manufacturers develop high-quality, high-performance products that improve safety in any driving conditions and enable emerging advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Rapid developments in autonomous vehicles and demand for greater safety features is fueling the need for sensitive and accurate automotive radar technology. Leveraging its expertise in radar test technology, Keysight now offers a new Radar Target Simulator (RTS) to help automotive electronics manufacturers confidently simulate radar targets in various realistic scenarios.
Keysight’s new RTS performs multi-target, multi-angle testing for radar modules in a lab environment. The solution delivers fast, accurate and reliable results that balance throughput and quality. Design and verification engineers can quickly validate the performance of radar products, while manufacturing and design validation engineers are able to simulate multiple objects at variable distances. By allowing users to bring a real-world test environment into their lab, Keysight’s RTS delivers substantial time and cost savings.
“On the way toward autonomous driving, radar module design isn’t just a luxury feature, it is a requirement. Accuracy of those devices cannot be compromised,” said Thomas Goetzl, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s Automotive and Energy Solutions business unit. “Keysight has leveraged technology from our vast experience in RF design to deliver a multi-target remote head that enables radar module developers to overcome design and performance verification challenges.”
Addressing the Standards that Govern Automotive Ethernet
Next-generation ADAS systems require camera and radar systems with high resolution, which require increased speed and bandwidth. Automotive Ethernet enables faster data communication to meet the demands of today’s vehicles and the connected vehicles of the future. However, the channel or link in a system can create a point of failure and as such must be fully tested.
To address this growing challenge, Keysight has developed a new automotive Ethernet channel test software solution to verify that information is carried, without loss or cross talk, to its intended destination.
Keysight’s new automotive Ethernet software ensures signal quality requirements with conformance testing for that channel. In addition, it performs return loss, insertion loss, mode conversion, powersum and cross talk measurements of a cable in a bundle. Built on functional and multipurpose hardware – Keysight E5080B ENA Vector Network Analyzer, Keysight PXI Vector Network Analyzers, or Keysight Streamline Series USB Vector Network Analyzers – which are also invaluable tools in the lab for design verification and validation beyond automotive Ethernet.
Key features of Keysight’s new automotive Ethernet channel test software solution include:
Creation of a test plan that includes all required tests as per the specification.
Automatic set up of the network analyzer for each measurement and applies defined test limits.
Detailed reporting for each test that has been run.
Keysight’s Automotive Ethernet solutions suite provides the hardware, software, cables and accessories needed to enable compliance testing. These offerings are enhanced by newly released receiver testing software and an updated transmit compliance application that offers 4 different data rates, including the preliminary version of Multi-Gig IEEE 802.3ch, in one application – making Keysight the first to offer compliance tests for IEEE 802.3ch.
Additional information about Keysight’s automotive test solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/automotive.
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About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.3B in fiscal year 2019. More information is available at www.keysight.com.
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