Testing out connected cars with real-world interference impairment

April 11, 2016 // By Julien Happich
As automobiles adopt automotive Ethernet to provide advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication, infotainment and other ‘connected car’ features, manufacturers need to ensure these networks are unaffected by electromagnetic interference normally found in vehicles.

The Spirent AING-5000 reduces the time to develop systems that are resilient to interference, by creating and customizing a variety of real automotive noise conditions, which developers can use repeatedly to optimize their designs.

The instrument creates continuous background noise, electro-mechanical switching-impulsive events, and other radio-frequency interference (RFI). The unit comes pre-packaged with a set of baseline real world measured noise events specifically designed to test Automotive BroadR-Reach Ethernet. These can also be adjusted by the user to create specific interference signals. It also offers a high impedance unit for injecting noise into two-wire automotive cabling.

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