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Testing Automotive Ethernet?

Cars are evolving into mobile data centers featuring advanced applications that that give drivers and passengers a superior experience while improving safety and fuel consumption.

These new systems use Ethernet and are critical for the success of 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 Xena

Xena’s Xena Ethernet traffic generation and analysis platform supports a unique test module designed for Automotive Ethernet testing, the Z01t Odin.

It’s a 2-speed 6-port 1Gbps test modules with native 1000BASE-T1 and 100BASE-T1 interfaces.

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

The Z01t Odin is available for the 4U 12-slot XenaBay chassis and the robust transportable 1U XenaCompact 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 more about Xena’s SW applications here:

Read our Automotive Ethernet White Paper

Read the 5 challenges of testing Automotive Ethernet

Production Line Testing

Test Automation

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

Xena OpenAutomation 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, Xena OpenAutomation can help test engineers:

  • Control XenaBay and XenaCompact 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 XenaManager)

Xena’s test solutions for Automotive

Broad range of test modules

Xena offers a broad range of test modules for testing all Ethernet speeds from 10Mbps to 800Gbps. 

Typically our automotive customers require our Z10 Odin and Z100 Loki test modules which can test up to 10Gbps and 100Gbps respectively.

One of these – Z01t Odin – is designed specifically for Automotive Ethernet testing.

Easy-to-use software

Xena’s test solutions include feature-rich software for generating Ethernet traffic and analyzing the result. The primary tool is XenaManager.

There are also test suites for running standard tests such as RFC2544, RFC2889, RFC3918 and Y.1564, and specialized AN/LT tests along with a comprehensive range of powerful scripting and test automation options such as Xena OpenAutomation (XOA), an open-source test automation framework featuring a Python API that runs on any OS.

Robust chassis choices

Choose between the robust scalable 4U B720/2400 with space for up to 12 test modules, or the small, easy-to-transport 1U XenaCompact with just one test module.

Exceptional value

All our solutions include the Xena Value Pack which consists of 3 years’ SW updates, 3 years’ HW warranty, free online/email support for the lifetime of the product and free product training.

Together with our low port-pricing, this represents significant savings on the TCO of your Ethernet traffic generation and analysis solutions.

Xena Solutions

… for Automotive

White Papers

for Automotive and Aerospace