European test house for AVB/TSN standards opens doors

September 29, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Avnu Alliance has announced Ruetz System Solutions as an authorized test house for Avnu Alliance members, making it the alliance’s first European Recognized Test Facility for automotive Audio Video Bridging/Time Sensitive Networks (AVB/TSN) standards, including the recently published Automotive Ethernet AVB Functional and Interoperability Specification based upon the Avnu Automotive Profile.

As experts in automotive data communication, Ruetz System Solutions will provide Avnu Alliance Conformance and Interoperability Testing (C&I Testing) across Europe, leveraging the company’s laboratory tools and extensive test environment to effectively examine and assess AVB-equipped automotive solutions.

“We are excited to work with Ruetz toward interoperable network connectivity within the automobile,” said Kevin Stanton, Avnu Alliance Chairman in a statement. “The AVB / TSN functionality of Ethernet has become foundational in bringing the advantages of standard networking technology—with real-time support—to the automotive sector, enabling new features, usages and system architectures not otherwise feasible. In partnership with Ruetz System Solutions, Avnu Alliance expands the availability of conformance and interoperability testing of automotive modules to broaden the ecosystem of Avnu-Certified devices available for Automotive OEMs and Tier-1s."

Ruetz System Solutions has vast experience as the compliance test house for control units based on the MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) and Automotive Ethernet standards, which provides the basis for the reliable test implementation of Ruetz System Solutions.

Numerous control units from different manufacturers and different electrical/electronic (E/E) architectures have undergone testing in the Ruetz System Solutions compliance test lab in the past years, meeting the stringent requirements for quality, robustness, and compliance expected by carmakers and suppliers.

The test house and accredited test laboratory significantly broadens the comprehensive compliance tests for in-vehicle data communications by extending the test scopes. In addition, customers are supported with consulting and accompanying engineering services throughout the total certification phase in order to identify errors even at early design stages.

Avnu Alliance created a robust and comprehensive compliance and interoperability certification procedure, which may then be used to certify products to the Avnu-certification based on IEEE Standards, to ensure interoperability. Once a product has passed the testing procedures, the test report and certification application can be submitted to Avnu Alliance for formal approval and the ability to use the Avnu-certified logo.

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