High-Speed Digital Compliance Test Laboratory Opens in Germany

Nov. 3, 2021
Granite River Labs partners with Rohde & Schwarz for new state-of-the-art high-speed digital compliance test laboratory in Karlsruhe

Granite River Labs (GRL) opened a lab in Karlsruhe, Germany, a city known as major technology hub. The facility will address the growth in advanced automotive, medical, and industrial automation in Europe, validating and troubleshooting high-speed connectivity and charging interfaces such as automotive Ethernet, HDMI, USB, MIPI, and DDR, as well as USB Power Delivery and Qi wireless charging. The latest test devices, like Rohde and Schwarz' R&S RTP164 oscilloscope, will be integral components of GRL’s compliance test and certification capabilities.

The recently launched R&S RTP164 oscilloscope will enable GRL’s enhanced European lab to offer de-bugging & standards-compliant certification for the latest high-speed digital technologies, including 1000BASE-T1, MultiGigabit automotive Ethernet, USB 2.0, and SuperSpeed USB, HDMI, MIPI D-PHY, DDR and more. The R&S RTP high-performance oscilloscope combines signal integrity analysis capabilities with the fastest-claimed acquisition rate for debugging available. Real-time functions include a built-in 16 GHz serial pattern trigger with true hardware-based CDR and real-time de-embedding.

“Germany is the centre of innovation for Connected Car technologies for automotive networking, infotainment, charging and power management,” said Holger Kunz, President of Worldwide Services for Granite River Labs. “Additionally, medical equipment and industrial automation applications are rapidly adopting new connectivity and communications technologies to create the next generation of products and solutions. Rohde & Schwarz is an ideal partner that will enable GRL to leverage deep technical expertise and support the entire European product development ecosystem in adopting new technologies.”

“GRL’s European facility will enable us to accelerate the development of our chips that support the evolution of electronic devices to meet consumer demand,” said Dr. Amin Shokrollahi, CEO and Founder of Kandou. “We value our partnership with GRL whose expertise is helping us realize our goal as a leader in high-speed and energy efficient chip-to-chip link solutions that revolutionize wired connectivity.”

Dr. Nik Dimitrakopoulos, Market Segment Manager Automotive at Rohde & Schwarz said, “We are extremely pleased to partner with GRL, one of the leading test and engineering services companies worldwide, and empower them to offer first-class compliance test for existing and future high-speed digital communications. We are proud to contribute to this valuable testing resource serving the automotive and industrial community in Europe.”


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