Ethernet test solutions accelerate company's entry into the automotive market

31-01-2022 | Rohde & Schwarz | Automotive & Transport

Rohde & Schwarz partnered with Realtek to comply with current and future OPEN Alliance standards.

Developments in ADAS and enhanced infotainment applications require an evolution of in-vehicle communications to support the needed higher data rates. Automotive Ethernet is a crucial enabler for automotive communications since it is a future-proof technology that supports speeds up to 10Gbps. Realtek has dedicated itself for a long time to the development of communication network and computer peripheral products, and multimedia IC design. Product validation must be conducted prior to the new product being released to the market. This is where high-performance test instruments and fixtures from Rohde & Schwarz provide the required performance to validate compliance with the standards.

"The performance and ease of measurement of the R&S RTO2044 oscilloscope and R&S ZNB vector network analyser are important considerations for our R&D engineers, given the fact that these two instruments are references at UNH-IOL, an automotive Ethernet laboratory accredited by OPEN Alliance", said Realtek's vice president and spokesman, Yee-Wei Huang.

Realtek has entered the OPEN Alliance (OA) TC12 market with the RTL9010 (1000BASE-T1 PHY) chipset, supporting the OA TC10 Wake-up/Sleep. The device is the industry's first and one of very few AEC-Q100 Grade 1 chipsets globally, with power consumption as low as 400mW, saving materials cost and significantly decreasing power consumption via a built-in switching regulator. It also supports 12V/24V VBAT power supply.

The companies have invested resources in developing products that meet the TC1 and TC12 standards set by the OPEN Alliance. Moreover, they are also actively deploying resources into the highly anticipated TC15 (MultiGBASE-T1) market, the standards and specifications of which the OPEN Alliance is working on.

By Natasha Shek