5G in Automotive

5G in Automotive

Ensuring leading-edge connectivity in modern vehicles with innovative solutions

More than just machines designed for transportation, today’s cars are high-end smartphones on wheels that require critical RF performance and modem protocol stack requirements. 5G-enabled higher throughput and lower latency empowers new automotive cellular applications for both the driver and passengers, enhanced autonomous driving features, improved safety and efficiency and innovative entertainment capabilities. All of this makes comprehensive, reliable automotive 5G testing crucial for chipset developers, TCU suppliers, car manufacturers and certification bodies to ensure an optimal end-user experience and performance of applications.

Dedicated leading-edge automotive 5G testing solutions from Rohde & Schwarz ensure ideal optimization of all aspects of automotive 5G cellular connectivity.

Automotive 5G testing challenges

  • Testing 5G automotive functions and operation from chipset, module and TCU to full-vehicle level
  • Ensuring compliance with demanding 5G/LTE standards defined by the 3GPP cellular operators
  • Verification of 5G-enabled applications, for example ADAS and Infotainment
  • Visibility of network coverage and quality and understanding its impact on application performance

Features of Rohde & Schwarz automotive 5G test solutions

  • 3GPP FR1 and FR2 compliance testing at RF and protocol level, via cable or over-the-air (OTA)
  • End-to-end automotive 5G application testing, including field-to-lab scenarios
  • Cellular operator defined test suites
  • Recreation of complex 5G field scenarios in the safety of a lab environment
  • Key performance indicator (KPI) testing such as data throughput, latency and power consumption
  • Telematics control unit (TCU) 5G cellular testing for:
    • Internet connectivity
    • Functional testing of voice, video and SMS services operating over IMS
    • Audio and video quality testing (VoLTE/VoNR/ViLTE/ViNR)
    • Over-the-top (OTT) applications and services, such as Skype or Netflix
    • eSIM provisioning

Benefits of Rohde & Schwarz automotive cellular test solutions

  • Security of investment from a future-proof solution that is able to cover 5G developments such as 10 Gbps throughput and mmWave frequency bands
  • Efficiency gained from an end-to-end radiocommunications tester able to cover all cellular standards at RF, protocol and application level
  • Assurance from a deep insight into network quality and coverage and its impact on real time systems and applications, such as ADAS and infotainment
  • Accelerated development and reduced risk from using standards compliant, automotive cellular testing solution able to emulate realistic networks

Our experts

Christian Hof

Christian Hof, Product Management Mobile Radio Test Signaling at Rohde & Schwarz

"The automotive industry is going through what is arguably the greatest period of transformation since it was formed. There is no doubt the evolution of autonomous vehicles (AV) will fundamentally change this industry. Connectivity plays an important role in enabling the vehicles to exchange information with the world around them. Rohde & Schwarz offers a broad range of test and measurement equipment for testing the connected car and the way customers experience mobility in the future."

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