Testing Services Ensures Automotive Ethernet Interoperability

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry introduces two services to its Automotive Ethernet Test Services offerings: 1000BASE-T1 Physical Medium Attachment (PMA) sublayer testing and 100BASE-T1 interoperability testing. UNH-IOL is the first lab to offer 1000BASE-T1 PMA testing service in response to the automotive industry’s exploration of utilizing higher speed Ethernet applications. 

 

As part of UNH-IOL’s Automotive Ethernet Test Services, the new 1000BASE-T1 testing represents a first step in a comprehensive test suite for 1000BASE-T1 Ethernet addressing the growing interest from the automotive industry, as well as emergent inquiries from industries such as aerospace, rail and shipping. UNH-IOL’s  addition of interoperability testing for 100BASE-T1 automotive applications supports vendors’ efforts to ensure their offerings work effectively in multi-vendor automotive Ethernet applications. 

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The automotive industry has widely adopted Ethernet due to its inherently easy and inexpensive connectivity properties, with an eye on the benefits of providing assured interoperability, particularly in multi-vendor system architectures. As demonstrated in other Ethernet-based industries, advancements in automotive that support more complex design and application development are inextricably tied to higher Ethernet speeds. With the launch of its 1000BASE-T1 PMA testbed, UNH-IOL is taking the lead on providing testing solutions for silicon vendors and Tier 1 automotive suppliers that support automotive manufacturers operating in a highly competitive environment where connectivity is of growing importance to end users.

 

Building upon its conformance testing for 100 Mb/s single-pair Ethernet (100BASE-T1) Automotive PHYs, UNH-IOL’s introduction of interoperability testing for 100BASE-T1 helps customers ensure their products work seamlessly with other Ethernet-based products in the marketplace. UNH-IOL currently has 7 vendors participating in the interop test bed.

 

Glean more with a visit to the Automotive Ethernet Testing Services page. Testing for 1000BASE-T and 100BASE-T solutions are available through annual memberships. To join a testing service, visit the UNH-IOL Request a Quote page.

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