The automotive industry is evolving rapidly
The newest models have features that represent unparalleled innovation – cars that can communicate with each other, the road-side infrastructure, the Internet, plus highly advanced in-car infotainment systems.
Cars are also being equipped with sensor-based safety systems that can dramatically improve traffic safety by virtually eliminating crashes.
Why do we equip cars with safety systems?
We are nearing a point where fully automated vehicles will soon be commercially available. Most of these new features and applications rely on bandwidth hungry electronics which require costly and complex cabling. This is a key factor increasing the price and weight of the cars.
The key factor for increasing car prices?
To counter this, the BroadR-Reach® 100 Mbit/s Automotive Ethernet specification seeks to optimize in-car cabling, based on 100 Mbit/s Ethernet running over a single unshielded twisted pair copper wire. A network based on the BroadR-Reach specification for in-car communication will significantly reduce both cost and weight of the required cabling.
Xena’s solution for testing the BroadR-Reach Ethernet
Read this White Paper to learn why testing BroadR-Reach Ethernet equipment is essential for verifying its quality, functionality and performance. Xena’s Odin-1G-3S-6P 6-port 1Gbps test module provides powerful testing capabilities for testing and verifying BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet solutions.