As cars adopt automotive Ethernet to provide advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication, infotainment and other ‘connected car’ features, manufacturers need to ensure these networks are unaffected by electromagnetic interference normally found in vehicles.
The Spirent AING-5000 reduces the time to develop systems that are resilient to interference, by creating and customizing a variety of real automotive noise conditions, which developers can use repeatedly to optimize their designs.
The AING-5000 creates continuous background noise, electro-mechanical switching-impulsive events, and other radio-frequency interference (RFI). These noise conditions/types are problematic and testing electronic control units (ECUs) against these real world conditions has become a necessity for systems development. It can also be very costly and time consuming if a physical electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) chamber is the only verification tool available.
The Spirent AING-5000 comes pre-packaged with a set of baseline real world measured noise events specifically designed to test Automotive BroadR-Reach Ethernet. These can also be adjusted by the user to create specific interference signals. It also offers a high impedance unit for injecting noise into two-wire automotive cabling.
The AING-5000 joins a portfolio of Spirent tools that help the automotive industry to successfully develop self-driving and connected car features and provide improved end user experience. This portfolio includes systems to help develop automotive Ethernet, V2X/telematics, Cybersecurity, vehicle positioning and navigation, and emergency services, such as eCall.
Spirent Communications; www.spirent.com/products/AING-5000