Keysight's eCall Test Emulator Receives EU Certification

Keysight Technologies has announced that its E6951A public safety answering point (PSAP) emulator has been certified by NavCert GmbH. NavCert is responsible for the development of the conformity assessments for PSAPs in Europe. The E6951A is part of Keysight’s E6950A eCall Conformance Test Solution. The certification was awarded on Dec 18, 2017.

Any automotive test lab, OEM or supplier wanting to sell to the EU Market, needs to have eCall compliance.

Enforcement of EU-Regulation 2015/758 is quickly approaching with far-reaching impact. The regulation states beginning April 1, 2018, eCall in-vehicle system (IVS) functionality must exist in all new types of vehicles in categories M1 and N1 (cars and light vans) and are subject to EC type-approval specifications as laid out in Annexes I–VIII of EU-Regulation 2017/79.

Keysight’s E6951A PSAP emulator has been independently verified by an eCall certification authority as being able to simulate a public safety answering point (PSAP) according to EN standards. Customers can therefore be assured that when successfully testing IVS modules against the E6951A PSAP emulator, the device will be compliant to these standards.

The E6951A PSAP emulator also enables a "Live Network Mode." This allows functional test of an IVS module using a commercial mobile phone in real world scenarios, such as testing emergency calls in poor reception areas or checking the survivability of an IVS module during a crash test.

NavCert has certified the Keysight E6951A PSAP Emulator as compliant with the EN 16454 and EN 15722 standards, as detailed on their website. For more information about Keysight’s eCall solution, click here.