Spirent, Anritsu team on unified automotive test system

Spirent, Anritsu team on unified automotive test system

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By Nick Flaherty

Two global test leaders are collaborating on a portfolio of automotive test systems for C-V2X, autonomous driving, RF and 5G in a single unified framework

Spirent Communications has signed the strategic partnership with Anritsu for automotive test of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) and autonomous driving technologies.

The collaboration establishes a complete C-V2X and automotive 5G testing portfolio with a unified framework to verify designs incorporating autonomous driving technologies. This also provides the connected vehicle ecosystem access to an extensive portfolio of solutions that enable customers to realize reduced setup and training costs, as well as efficient future 5G support.

“Embarking on this journey with Anritsu, we aim to drive new standards in the world of automotive and connected vehicle testing by offering customers a single source for the most powerful arsenal of test solutions to help them tackle the challenges of the rapidly evolving autonomous driving world,” said Aniket Khosla, VP of Cloud and IP Product Management at Spirent. “Autonomous technologies and services are reshaping the automotive landscape, and we have a shared commitment to provide the very best unified testing portfolio to help the industry advance safely and with confidence.”

“Anritsu and Spirent share a commitment to support the innovation of connected vehicles,” said Robert Johnson, VP and General Manager of Anritsu. “It is only natural that we collaborate to offer customers complete solutions to meet advanced use cases, such as automated driving (AD), advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), LTE-V2X (PC5), and V2N (Uu). We are proud to extend our portfolio into the autonomous service domain and to contribute to the advancement of a safe mobility society.”

The Spirent C-V2X test solution has comprehensive AD/V2X testing capabilities, including conformance, application, and performance assessments for C-V2X devices, ensuring reliability, and functionality in real-world scenarios. There is also an option to add Spirent’s multi-GNSS, multi-frequency simulation capabilities.

The Spirent C-V2X automotive test system supports:

  • Conformance, functional and performance testing for C-V2X on a single hardware platform.
  • Support for regional Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) protocols in the US, EU, and China.
  • Inclusion of eight transceivers to seamlessly emulate congestion scenarios.

Anritsu’s V2N system uses a 5G Uu interface and delivers full-layer tests with:

  • Full-layer testing encompassing RF parametric assessments, antenna over-the-air (OTA) performance evaluations, protocol verification, and functional key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • E2E connectivity to emulate V2N and V2N2V use cases for leading 5G in-vehicle services supporting 3GPP release 16/17 features.

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