Modern vehicles have up to 100 engine control units (ECUs), and as more vehicles support advanced features such as multiple cameras and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automotive designers must adopt higher bandwidth in-vehicle networks. Automotive Ethernet is derived from the same robust Ethernet technology used in communication networks today, adding automotive-specific protocols and new physical layer connectivity designed for the automotive environment.
In this line, Jaguar Land Rover has selected Spirent solutions to verify next-generation automotive Ethernet in-vehicle networking. Spirent Communications, a known provider of automotive connectivity & autonomy test solutions, recently made this announcement in a Press Release.
To help develop and verify its automotive Ethernet systems and determine the Ethernet designs for its vehicles, the automaker has selected the Spirent C50 and Spirent TTworkbench solutions to test the performance of their Ethernet networks, as well as to verify ECUs’ conformance to Open Alliance’s TC8 and AVNU’s AVB test standard.
TTworkbench is a full-featured integrated test development and execution environment (IDE) for any kind of test automation project. For this IDE, Spirent offers ready-to-run test cases for a great variety of international test standards, including OPEN Alliance’s specification for Automotive Ethernet ECU testing and AVNU’s Automotive AVB Profile for time-sensitive applications – features critical to Jaguar Land Rover.
Source: Press Release