Keysight Introduces New Automotive Radar Target Simulator and Advanced Automotive Ethernet Solutions

Keysight Technologies has added two new test solutions to its growing automotive portfolio - a Radar Target Simulator and an Advanced Automotive Ethernet software – which help automotive industry engineers, designers and manufacturers develop high-quality, high-performance products that improve safety in any driving conditions and enable emerging advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

The rapid developments in autonomous vehicles and demand for greater safety features is fueling the need for sensitive and accurate automotive radar technology. Leveraging its expertise in radar test technology, Keysight now offers a new Radar Target Simulator (RTS) to help automotive electronics manufacturers confidently simulate radar targets in various realistic scenarios. They have leveraged technology from their vast experience in RF design to deliver a multi-target remote head that enables radar module developers to overcome design and performance verification challenges.

Keysight’s new RTS performs multi-target, multi-angle testing for radar modules in a lab environment. The solution delivers fast, accurate and reliable results that balance throughput and quality. Design and verification engineers can quickly validate the performance of radar products, while manufacturing and design validation engineers are able to simulate multiple objects at variable distances. By allowing users to bring a real-world test environment into their lab, Keysight’s RTS delivers substantial time and cost savings.


Key features of Keysight’s new automotive Ethernet channel test software solution include:

  • Creation of a test plan that includes all required tests as per the specification.
  • Automatic set up of the network analyzer for each measurement and applies defined test limits.
  • Detailed reporting for each test that has been run.

Keysight’s Automotive Ethernet solutions suite provides the hardware, software, cables and accessories needed to enable compliance testing. These offerings are enhanced by newly released receiver testing software and an updated transmit compliance application that offers 4 different data rates, including the preliminary version of Multi-Gig IEEE 802.3ch, in one application – making Keysight the first to offer compliance tests for IEEE 802.3ch.

Addressing the Standards that Govern Automotive Ethernet

Next-generation ADAS systems require camera and radar systems with high resolution, which require increased speed and bandwidth. Automotive Ethernet enables faster data communication to meet the demands of today’s vehicles and the connected vehicles of the future. However, the channel or link in a system can create a point of failure and as such must be fully tested.

Keysight’s new automotive Ethernet software ensures signal quality requirements with conformance testing for that channel. In addition, it performs return loss, insertion loss, mode conversion, powersum and cross talk measurements of a cable in a bundle. Built on functional and multipurpose hardware - Keysight E5080B ENA Vector Network Analyzer, Keysight PXI Vector Network Analyzers, or Keysight Streamline Series USB Vector Network Analyzers – which are also invaluable tools in the lab for design verification and validation beyond automotive Ethernet.

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Click here to learn more about Keysight's Automotive Ethernet Software.