What you’ll learn:
- The state of the cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) segment.
- A solution to address C-V2X measurement functionality.
Expected to become a major aspect of the Internet of Things (IoT), the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) market includes not only cars, but the roads and municipalities they operate on and in. This market is further broken up into verticals such as V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure), V2N (vehicle-to-network), V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle), V2P (vehicle-to-pedestrian), and V2D (vehicle-to-device).
Multiple wireless protocols are being leveraged to support V2X, but cellular V2X (C-V2X) is designed to operate safely even in regions with inadequate wireless network coverage. According to Global Market Insights, the cellular V2X market is estimated to reach as high as US$6 billion by 2030. There’s also government pressure behind the trend to improve smart transportation infrastructures to support V2X to reduce traffic issues and road accidents.
The “Global Status Report on Road Safety” by the World Health Organization states that roughly 1.3 million people die each year from traffic crashes, and in 2021, these accidents cost some countries as much as 3% of their gross domestic product. Providing redundant support to mitigate operator error in autonomous-driving systems will be a major factor driving cellular V2X market growth, leveraging the commercialization of 5G networks across the world.
Testing V2X Systems
To serve the need to measure, test, and verify these cellular V2X systems, Anritsu launched the LTE-V2X PSCCH TX Measurement MX887068A-001 software option to expand the C-V2X measurement function of its MT8870A/MT8872A Universal Wireless Test Set. Adding the MX887068A-001 option to the LTE-V2X Tx Measurement MX887068A software for the MT8870A/MT8872A supports the Physical Sidelink Shared Channel for LTE-V2X (PC5) as well as the RF measurement of the Physical Sidelink Control Channel and mass production of LTE-V2X (PC5) devices.
LTE-V2X (PC5) will function with radio-access technologies such as 5G V2N and the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), too. It’s also expected to be adopted for other connected autonomous-vehicle applications. In addition, Japan, Europe, and China are considering V2X for their New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) to enhance safety. V2X communications technology is being used for dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) as well, including intelligent transport systems.
The Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A/MT8872A series aids developing and mass-producing wireless-communications equipment and modules. Up to four high-performance test units can be combined in a single chassis to support a frequency band up to 7.3 GHz with a 200-MHz bandwidth. Each unit measures independently in parallel, enabling the MT8870A to simultaneously evaluate multiple wireless-communications devices rapidly.