Anritsu to showcase connected-car tools at Automotive Testing Expo

Oct. 21, 2016

Richardson, TX. Autotech Council Member Anritsu will showcase its test solutions that efficiently and accurately verify connected-car designs at the Automotive Test Expo, to be held October 25-27 in Novi, MI. In addition to product demonstrations, Anritsu is also an Open Technology Forum participant and will present a roadmap on LTE and how to test connected-car systems using wireless technology, highlighting the global test company’s leadership position in the new generation of automotive designs.

Anritsu will demonstrate the MS2692A signal analyzer and its new Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) capability that 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. 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 MD8475A/B signaling tester, which simplifies testing chipsets and automotive-related telematics modules. The software, along with the innovative SmartStudio GUI of the MD8475A/B, allows automotive manufacturers and suppliers to more efficiently verify operation in various carrier environments to lower tests costs and speed time to market.

For cellular telematics RF testing, Anritsu will display its MT8821C radio communication analyzer. The single-instrument solution supports all major wireless technologies and provides easy-to-use 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.

Underlining its LTE technology position, 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. Additionally, the presentation will explore test solutions necessary to measure new innovations in automotive technology.

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