Testing the connected car: Anritsu’s solutions at Automotive Test Expo
Anritsu will showcase test solutions that verify connected car designs at the Automotive Test Expo held on October 25 to 27 in Novi, Michigan. In addition to product demonstrations, Anritsu will present a roadmap on LTE and how to test connected car systems using wireless technology.
The company will be showing off the Signal Analyzer MS2692A and its new Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) capability that the company claims can more efficiently and economically verify chipsets and modules designed into connected cars. A V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure) Protocol Monitor and V2X Message Viewer allow the MS2692A to validate V2X messages of both roadside units (RSUs) and on-board units (OBUs). Test costs are further reduced via the RF Automation Measurement Tool for the V2X transmission test that supports V2X standards for analyzing transmit power, modulation, spectrum emission masks, spurious emissions and other parameters, according to Anritsu. The MS2692A can capture and replay V2X/DSRC signals with an optional built-in vector signal generator.
The Anritsu booth will also feature the new Cellular Module Test Application (CMTA) software for the Signaling Tester MD8475A/B, which the test and measurement company claims simplifies testing chipsets and automotive-related telematics modules. The software, along with the SmartStudio GUI of the MD8475A/B, allows automotive manufacturers and suppliers to verify operation in carrier environments to lower tests costs and speed time to market, according to Anritsu.
For cellular telematics RF testing, Anritsu will display its Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C. The single-instrument solution supports all major wireless technologies and provides measurement functions with support for LTE Advanced testing of up to 5CC carrier aggregation, up to 4×4 MIMO, and up to 4CC carrier aggregation with 2×2 MIMO.
Anritsu will present The Road to LTE: Connected Cars, LTE Roadmap and Test Solutions, held on the Open Technology Forum stage on October 25 at 1 p.m., it will explain the importance of understanding new LTE developments in both networks and chipsets.