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.
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.