Automotive Ethernet

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Testing Automotive Ethernet?

Cars are evolving into mobile data centers featuring sophisticated bandwidth-hungry applications that improve safety and fuel consumption, while delivering a great experience for both drivers and passengers.

These new systems are critical for success for automotive companies. Rigorous testing of in-car Ethernet networks and components—from the R&D drawing board to when the vehicle leaves the auto-plant production site—is essential to ensure the best possible Quality of Service (QoS) and reliability from these in-car networks.

That’s where Xena comes in.

R&D Testing

You need Valkyrie

Xena’s Valkyrie Ethernet traffic generation and analysis platform supports a unique test module designed for Automotive Ethernet testing, the Odin-1G-3S-6P-T1-RJ45

It’s a 3-speed 6-port 1Gbps test modules with native 1000BASE-T1, 100BASE-T1 and 10BASE-T1S interfaces.

Based on Xena’s advanced architecture, these test modules are ideal for testing Automotive Ethernet up to 1G at Layers 2-3.

The Odin-1G-3S-6P-T1-RJ45 is available for the 4U 12-slot ValkyrieBay chassis and the robust transportable 1U ValkyrieCompact chassis.

This test module comes complete with a full range of test software, as part of Xena Value Pack. This includes predefined test suites for RFC 2544 & RFC 2889, as well as the industries’ best test automation options.

Read our Automotive Ethernet White Paper

Read the 5 challenges of testing Automotive Ethernet

Automotive Ethernet test module - Odin-1G-3S-6P-T1-RJ45


(# of Ports / Speed)
6 x 10/100/1000M

Designed specifically for testing Automotive Ethernet, the Odin-1G-3S-6P-T1 has native 1000BASE-T1, 100BASE-T1 and 10BASE-T1S interfaces, with an RJ45 connector pin out.

Read more about Valkyrie’s SW applications here:

Production Line Testing

Try Vantage!

Xena Vantage is the world’s fastest Ethernet production line test solution. Three clicks of a simple UI is all you need 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 800Gbps

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 800Gbps, and with different interfaces and port densities.

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

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)

White Papers

for Automotive Ethernet

Xena’s Automotive Ethernet Partners


DG Technologies

33604 West Eight Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
(+1) 248-888-2000

Contact Person: John McNelis

E-mail: [email protected]


ihr GmbH

Airport Boulevard B210
77836 Rheinmünster

Phone: +49 (0) 7229 / 184750
Fax: +49 7229 / 1847511
E-mail: [email protected]


HiRain Technologies Co. Ltd.

Address: 5~10F, Building D, Truth Plaza,
No.7 Zhichun Rd., Haidian Dist.,
Beijing, P.R.China, 100191

Phone: 010-64840808
E-mail: [email protected]


Menlopark Technologies

Plot #6, Road No 17,
Kavuri Hills, Phase 1, Madhapur,
Hyderabad – 500033
(+91) 40-35151020

Contact Person: Mahesh Yelimella
Phone: +91 7815900858
E-mail: [email protected]