Companies cooperate on test cases to accelerate 3GPP validation

14-07-2021 | Rohde & Schwarz | Automotive & Transport

Rohde & Schwarz, in partnership with Quectel, has announced the verification of specific 3GPP test cases based on a system with its R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester against a Quectel AG15 C-V2X module.

The Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) is a key technology that will improve road safety and expedite autonomous driving in the future. Particularly, the C-V2X PC5 interface, operating in the 5.9GHz frequency allows direct, reliable, low latency communication between vehicles (V2V), vehicles and infrastructure (V2I) and vehicles and pedestrians (V2P). For the automotive industry to deploy this technology promptly, cooperation between suppliers in this industry becomes ever more important.

The test cases performed by the companies are excellent for automotive companies wishing to pre-validate 3GPP system performance in an automated and timely manner before starting OMNIAIR or CATARC certification process. The test system offers a high degree of automation and flexible instrument configuration, which satisfies the requirements of the automotive industry for C-V2X testing.

An important benefit for customers is the capacity to use existing investments in the company's equipment, thereby reducing additional capital investment.

“Through C-V2X PC5 direct communications, the AG15 will make traffic smoother and more efficient by paving the way for automated driving and achieving the goal of fully connected traffic,” said Manfred Lindacher, VP Global Sales Automotive International, Quectel Wireless Solutions. “We’re delighted to have collaborated with Rohde & Schwarz to validate these test cases and are looking forward to helping our customers on the road to build a smarter world with our automotive grade C-V2X modules.”

By Natasha Shek