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Ixia to test in-vehicle Infotainment and driver assistance systems as per AUTOSAR standards

Published: July 02, 2014 | United States

Ixia announced a new AUTOSAR standards compliant suite to test in-vehicle Infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems for the connected car. Ixia’s IxANVL (Automated Network Validation Library) Automotive Conformance and Interoperability test solution leverages Ixia’s knowledge of testing IP/Ethernet systems to help drive the evolution of the rapidly growing automotive Ethernet market.

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The need for automotive Ethernet is increasing as infotainment and ADAS systems make a huge impact on the car passenger experience. As these systems become more prevalent, standards will be necessary to ensure the performance and safety of the entire vehicle. Ixia’s test solutions help ensure standards are met by the automotive manufacturers.

AUTOSAR, is an open and standardized automotive software architecture that was jointly developed by automobile manufacturers, suppliers and tool developers, as the standard for automotive software and network infrastructures. AUTOSAR has defined support for Ethernet and TCP/IP for communications between ECUs in vehicles, and Ixia recently joined AUTOSAR and is committed to help shape network testing in the automotive industry as it moves forward.

As the connected car progresses, testing will need to be done at different levels, starting with unit tests for software and hardware components. While the introduction of automotive Ethernet and IP based devices and systems bring new challenges for testing and verification, automotive manufacturers, can leverage this technology to innovate and deploy future in-car applications with the highest quality.

IxANVL provides the test methodologies required for comprehensive automotive Ethernet testing with features including:

  • Compliance test suite for AUTOSAR specifications and standard
  • Support for the IEEE standard based GENIVI stack interoperability
  • Test capability for UDP and TCP over both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Wide protocol coverage with hundreds of automated tests
  • Easy-to-use interface with powerful correlation and analysis.

Source: IXIA

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