Network Interface for accessing IEEE-802.11p and CAN-(FD) networks

22-01-2019 | Vector Informatik | Automotive Technologies

Vector has released its VN4610 network interface – the company's first special solution for IEEE-802.11p and CAN-(FD) based applications. As an interface to the CANoe.Car2x test tool, the solution advances 802.11p-based ECUs to production readiness promptly.

The solution is a network interface with a USB interface for accessing IEEE-802.11p and CAN-(FD) networks. Users profit from the simplicity of receiving and sending IEEE-802.11p messages in implementing their Car2x-/V2X applications. The received messages are assigned to the application time-synchronous to the CAN-(FD) messages. The built-in GNSS receiver gives the GNSS time and the current GNSS position.

The solution fulfils all technical hardware demands for safely testing DSRC applications over IEEE-802.11p radio channels. It routes all received messages from the two radio channels, unfiltered, to a test tool such as CANoe.Car2x for analysis. The advantage for the creator is that messages can be analysed which would be rejected by an ECU due to timing, geo information or Car2x/V2X protocol errors. Also, latency measurements can also be conducted because the time stamps of messages are synchronised to the bus channels.

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