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Munich 06-Jun-2023

Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2023: Enabling the next level of ADAS with test & measurement solutions from Rohde & Schwarz

At Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2023 in Stuttgart, Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate a wide range of cutting-edge test solutions that support automotive applications. With test solutions on show that cover automotive radar, Ethernet, 5G and UWB, the company enables the automotive industry to make the next level of autonomous driving reality.

With its automotive radar test solutions Rohde & Schwarz ensures radar performance from development to production. (Image: Rohde & Schwarz)
With its automotive radar test solutions Rohde & Schwarz ensures radar performance from development to production. (Image: Rohde & Schwarz)

Comprehensive automotive testing is crucial for chipset developers, ECU suppliers, vehicle manufacturers and certification bodies to ensure faultless performance, particularly in safety-critical applications. Test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz ensure optimization of technologies and applications from the lab to the proving ground and production line.

Automotive radar interference testing

The R&S ATS1500C antenna test chamber is a compact antenna test range (CATR) for testing of automotive radar sensor under far field conditions. When combined with the R&S AREG800A automotive radar echo generator and a R&S SMW200A vector signal generator, it can be used for a variety of automotive radar sensor relevant applications, including antenna characterization, functional radar validation, interference testing, ETSI RED and FCC in-band pre-compliance testing and angle of arrival calibration. The system is the complete solution for all necessary RF test prior to automotive radar sensor mass production.

Ultra-wideband test solutions

Rohde & Schwarz supports the further development of an open and standardized UWB ecosystem for automotive applications. UWB is suitable for vehicle access & start control, sharing digital car keys, handsfree payment, indoor navigation and parking assistance. Testing the performance of UWB modules and devices is important in the lab and on the production line to ensure compatibility and correct operation. In combination with Rohde & Schwarz shielded chambers, the R&S CMP200 radio communication tester offers a complete solution for transmitter, receiver, time of flight (ToF) and angle of arrival (AoA) measurements in conducted and radiated mode, compliant with IEEE 802.15.4a/z specifications and able to conduct UWB FiRa Consortium certification measurements.

5G TCU development

The R&S CMX500 one-box radiocommunications tester provides high-performance 5G automotive measurements with comprehensive test coverage including RF, protocol and application testing. It covers the entire integration cycle from chipsets to TCUs and complete vehicles. The R&S CMX500 provides extensive testing capability, supporting all 5G NR deployments covering LTE, 5G NR FR1 and also FR2 in non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) mode, with an effortless setup and outstanding performance. The 5G tester reaches its market-leading high performance with its ability to handle data rates of 10 Gbps and beyond.

10BASE-T1S Automotive Ethernet compliance

Developments in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and high-powered entertainment applications are driving up automotive data rates. As they grow, it becomes increasingly important to ensure the quality and performance of the cables and components of the communication channel. Automotive Ethernet is a key enabler for high data rate applications, as well as for data backbone, connecting different domain controllers. The R&S RTO6 oscilloscope from Rohde & Schwarz enables compliance testing on the next evolution of the automotive Ethernet standard up to MultiGigBASE-T1.

Radome and bumper material analysis

Together with its partner Löhnert Elektronik, Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate a fully automated turnkey solution for bumper production radar transparency testing based on the successful R&S QAR50. The lightweight and compact setup of the R&S QAR50-R facilitates precise positioning of the measurement antennas, allowing faster, more accurate and convenient testing. Due to its design, it reaches positions that could hardly be handled with other available test systems. This leads to higher throughput and yields as well as more flexibility to adapt to different DUTs, for end-of-line (EOL) measurements of bumpers and other exterior parts.

The Rohde & Schwarz team and their showcased demonstrations, can be found in Hall 10, booth 1552. For further information, go to:

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Patrizia Muehlbauer
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(+49 89) 4129-13 818

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Jun 6, 2023

Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is striving for a safer and connected world with its Test & Measurement, Technology Systems and Networks & Cybersecurity Divisions. For 90 years, the global technology group has pushed technical boundaries with developments in cutting-edge technologies. The company's leading-edge products and solutions empower industrial, regulatory and government customers to attain technological and digital sovereignty. The privately owned, Munich based company can act independently, long-term and sustainably. Rohde & Schwarz generated net revenue of EUR 2.78 billion in the 2022/2023 fiscal year (July to June). On June 30, 2023, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,800 employees worldwide.

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Automotive test solutions – Test it. Trust it.

As a leading worldwide provider of test and measurement software, instruments and systems, Rohde & Schwarz employs its technical expertise to develop innovative solutions for the entire automotive lifecycle from predevelopment to production. OEMs, tier 1s, chip suppliers and engineering service providers around the world rely on the company's proven test solutions for automotive radar, connectivity, infotainment, high-performance computing and EMC compliance. With innovative solutions for radar tests in development, integration production, Rohde & Schwarz supports its customers as a reliable partner for the launch of next-generation ADAS and AD systems. The company's many years of experience and expertise in wireless communications ensure robust connectivity conforming to all standards from 5G and C-V2X to UWB, Wi-Fi and GNSS. Rohde & Schwarz instruments enable the development and debugging of in-vehicle networks with leading-edge bus speeds as well as ECUs such as high-performance domain controllers, and help to eliminate EMC issues. Rohde & Schwarz also offers T&M equipment and custom turnkey test systems for carrying out EMI and EMS measurements on vehicles and vehicle components in line with all major CISPR, ISO and manufacturer-specific EMC standards. These systems and equipment support full vehicle antenna testing and wireless coexistence testing with the user's own systems and instruments. The company also offers outstanding solutions at the component and board level tests during ECU production. Partners and customers around the world use these test solutions to ensure automotive components and systems function correctly, interact flawlessly and smoothly and communicate faultlessly with the outside world.

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