Press releases

Munich 09-Jan-2019

Rohde & Schwarz and Marvell pioneer all physical layer test cases for 1000BASE-T1 compliance

Test and measurement specialist Rohde & Schwarz and semiconductor manufacturer Marvell® have demonstrated successfully, for the first time ever, all the 1000BASE-T1 compliance test cases for layer 1 (PHY). Using validated chipsets from Marvell and test equipment from Rohde & Schwarz , OEMs, Tier2, System Integrators and test houses can set up Automotive Ethernet networks that are fully compliant with 1000BASE-T1 specifications.

Dr. Nik Dimitrakopoulos, Rohde & Schwarz (left), and Will Chu, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (right).
Dr. Nik Dimitrakopoulos, Rohde & Schwarz (left), and Will Chu, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (right).

All major car manufacturers are implementing Automotive Ethernet as a solution for in-vehicle communications. Such a technology is beneficial due to much higher data rates and lower costs. In order to provide a reliable platform for a large volume of data using the network, test and validation of the chipset design is crucial.

Engineers who have the task of integrating in-vehicle networks can now benefit from a chipset that is fully compliant to the 1000BASE-T1 specification as well as from a T&M solution that can provide consistent, accurate and fully compliant test capabilities for Automotive Ethernet, including reporting features. This enables faster development processes and gives the engineers confidence in reliable performance of their products.

A leader in Automotive Ethernet, Marvell introduced the first 1000Mbps Physical Layer transceiver optimized to meet the high bandwidth requirements of connected and autonomous vehicles. The automotive industry is being disrupted by trends such as electrification, ride sharing, and autonomous drive which is initiating the need for higher bandwidth networking.

Will Chu, Vice President and General Manager, Automotive at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., said: “Marvell is excited to partner with Rohde & Schwarz to showcase the compliance of 88Q2112 to the IEEE 802.3bp standard that defines the physical layer specifications and management parameters for 1000Mbps operation over a light weight single twisted pair copper cable.”

Dr. Nik Dimitrakopoulos, responsible for Automotive Ethernet & Infotainment at Rohde & Schwarz, said: “We are extremely happy to be the first T&M vendor to successfully pass all 1000BASE-T1 PHY test cases together with Marvell, one of the major chipset providers. This shows that our solution based on an R&S RTO oscilloscope and an R&S ZND vector network analyzer provides consistent, accurate and trustworthy results. We continue to push the boundaries for faster Automotive Ethernet. Rohde & Schwarz looks forward to working closely with innovative partners like Marvell and their customers, providing a fully functional 1000BASE-T1 PHY compliance solution.”

Name
Type
Version
Date
Size
High Resolution Press Picture
Type
Press pictures
Version
-
Date
Jan 9, 2019
Size
3 MB

Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group's innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. On June 30, 2019, Rohde & Schwarz had about 12,100 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.14 billion in the 2018/2019 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.


R&S® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co.KG.

About Marvell

Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company's storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell's infrastructure semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. To learn more, visit: marvell.com

Request information

Do you have questions or need additional information? Simply fill out this form and we will get right back to you.

Marketing permission

I want to receive information from Rohde & Schwarz via

What does this mean in detail?

I agree that Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG and the Rohde & Schwarz entity or subsidiary company mentioned in the imprint of this website, may contact me via the chosen channel (email or postal mail) for marketing and advertising purposes (e.g. information on special offers and discount promotions) related to, but not limited to, products and solutions in the fields of test and measurement, secure communications, monitoring and network testing, broadcast and media, and cybersecurity.

Your rights

This declaration of consent may be withdrawn at any time by sending an email with the subject "Unsubscribe" to news@rohde-schwarz.com. Additionally, a link to unsubscribe from future email advertisements is contained in each email sent. Further details on the use of personal data and the withdrawal procedure are set out in the Statement of Privacy.

Your request has been sent successfully. We will contact you shortly.
An error is occurred, please try it again later.