Ethernet testing solutions

Ethernet testing solutions

Ethernet testing

Ethernet requires specialized test and measurement solutions for a wide range of possible applications

The IEEE 802.3 Ethernet is the most widely used standard for network technology in the world. Applications range from industrial Ethernet for automation and processes to high-speed and ultra-high-speed networking in computer systems and data centers.

The real-time needs of IoT and autonomous driving are pushing the rapidly growing demand for time-sensitive networking (TSN). Dedicated test and measurement procedures are required to analyze protocols, delays and latency in TSN systems

Rohde & Schwarz provides leading-edge solutions for Ethernet physical layer compliance, protocol debugging and timing measurements in TSN networks.

Your challenges

  • Verifying Ethernet PHY implementation adheres to relevant IEEE 802.3 standards
  • Developing, verifying and debugging reference designs for reliable data transfer
  • Faster to market with deeper implementation insights
  • Analyzing long-term bus performance parameters such as latency, delay, bus capacity, etc.

Benefits of Rohde & Schwarz solutions

  • A complete setup for all Ethernet TX physical layer compliance testing, including 10/100/1G/2.5G/5G/10G standards, energy efficiency Ethernet, 100/1000/MultiGBASE-T1 and 10BASE-T1S/L testing
  • Quick and easy test case automation with detailed test reports
  • Powerful Ethernet trigger and decode capabilities and bus performance measurements with statistics
  • Comprehensive testing in the frequency and time domains of Ethernet channels, including backplanes, cables and connectors

Ethernet testing setup

  • The R&S®RTP and R&S®RTO oscilloscopes for compliance, verification and debugging measurements, with a built-in waveform generator for distortion testing
  • The R&S®ZNB and R&S®ZND vector network analyzers, complement compliance testing in return loss and mode conversion loss measurements
  • The R&S®ScopeSuite with easy guidance for fully automatic test case execution and reporting
  • Wide range of Rohde & Schwarz test fixtures for Ethernet compliance, verification and debug testing
  • The R&S®ZNA and R&S®ZNB vector network analyzers for measurements on backplanes, cables and connectors
Webinar: An overview on Ethernet testing

Webinar

An overview on Ethernet testing

This webinar is for Ethernet design and testing engineers.

It explains the purpose of the digital interface as well as its various standards and applications. Challenges, specifications and test procedures are part the test and measurement core of the webinar.

We discuss compliance testing, decode & trigger, and advanced protocol measurements using Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscope solutions. Practical examples and demonstrations illustrate how to make Ethernet testing easy and reliable.

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