Automotive Ethernet

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Testing Automotive Ethernet?

Cars are evolving. The “old school” mechanical systems are rapidly being replaced by advanced digital systems. Vehicles are morphing into mobile data centers featuring sophisticated bandwidth-hungry applications that improve safety, fuel consumption, while delivering a great experience for both drivers and passengers.

The new systems are critical for success in a fiercely competitive market. This places huge demands on manufacturers to ensure the best possible Quality of Service (QoS) and reliability from these in-car networks.

Rigorous testing of the in-car Ethernet networks and components—from the R&D drawing board to when the vehicle leaves the auto-plant production site—is therefore essential.

That’s where Xena comes in.


Xena’s Valkyrie Ethernet traffic generation and analysis platform includes the Odin-1G-3S-6P-T1 – a 3-speed 6-port 1Gbps test module.

This test module has native 1000BASE-T1, 100BASE-T1 and 10BASE-T1S interfaces making it ideal for Automotive Ethernet testing. Based on Xena’s advanced architecture, the Odin-1G-3S-6P-T1 is the obvious choice for testing Automotive Ethernet up to 1G at Layers 2-3.

The Odin-1G-3S-6P-T1 is available for both the 4U 12-slot ValkyrieBay chassis and the robust transportable 1U ValkyrieCompact chassis and is provided with a full range of test software, as part of Xena Value Pack. This includes the predefined test suites for RFC 2544 as well as comprehensive test automation options.

Visit the Odin-G-3S-6P-T1 product page.

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Production Line Testing? TRY VANTAGE

Xena Vantage is the world’s fastest Ethernet production line test solution. Three clicks of the simple UI is all that’s required to test a device. Based on the Valkyrie platform, Vantage is specifically designed for use in factories producing Ethernet equipment. It offers auto-start features that automatically collect device data as soon as a production line worker connects a DUT and test jig. This streamlines testing and reduces jigging times across the production line.

VantageManager offers convenient dashboards and reporting features to help test managers get more insights into the production line. Vantage also includes a REST API that lets engineers build automation scripts in any language, using any tool or client environment.

Vantage is typically used for these production line test scenarios:

  • Router tests
  • Two-way interaction tests
  • Aggregation tests
  • Loopback tests
  • PON aggregation tests

Flexible Testing from 10Mbps to 400Gbps

Valkyrie and Vantage are available in two chassis configurations: a modular 4U version with space for up to 12 test modules, or a fixed 1U alternative that holds just one test module. Xena offers over a dozen test modules at all speeds up to 400Gbps, and with different interfaces and port densities.

Click the links to learn more about Xena’s Valkyrie and Vantage Ethernet test solutions.

Automotive Test Automation

Automated testing minimizes repetitive, error-prone manual testing, and reduces the cost of quality assurance.

Xena’s ValkyrieCLI is a powerful and easy-to-use command-line-interface (CLI) scripting API that makes test automation easier. Renowned as one of the best test automation tools in the industry, ValkyrieCLI can help test engineers:

  • Control ValkyrieBay and ValkyrieCompact chassis and the installed test modules
  • Adopt a powerful CLI approach to automation from any TCP/IP capable tool environment
  • Onboard quickly with unified syntax for CLI- and GUI-generated test port configurations
  • Test faster with Tcl, Perl, Java, Ruby, BASH and Python script examples
  •  Work smarter with an intelligent console tool (bundled free with ValkyrieManager)

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