The European Union has deployed the emergency Call (eCall) system, which provides fast assistance in the event of a car accident. As a result, all new vehicles sold after the first quarter of 2018 in the European market, are required to have an In-Vehicle System (IVS) supporting eCall. These systems must be tested properly before being sold.
IZT has expanded the capabilities of its Signal Generators to prepare customers in the automotive industry and their suppliers for current and future regulations and standards regarding eCall and adjacent band interference. The IZT S1000 / IZT S1010 Signal Generators with the GIPSIE software combine several conventional test sources in one device and delivers the highest performance.
It is possible to test eCall systems with the IZT S1000 / IZT S1010 Signal Generator in a combination with the GIPSIE software which was developed in cooperation with TeleOrbit and TeleConsult Austria. The solution offers a compact multi-channel high-performance platform for complex and versatile testing in one device.
IZT S1000 and IZT S1010 (model with extended memory) are multi-channel signal generators for the testing of I/Q data, Sirius, XM, HD Radio, AM, FM, DAB/+, DVB-T and DRM/+ radio receivers in the car industry, multimedia equipment, COMINT/SIGINT systems or for the RF environment simulation and operator training.
To ensure faster time to market and economical tests it is necessary to stimulate the IVS with standard conform GNSS signals in a laboratory to guarantee repetitive and standard conform testing. The IZT signal generators are able to simulate various preinstalled scenarios to test the eCall systems. These test scenarios are defined by the European Union Commission and they are mandatory when testing an eCall system.
Additionally, to the new eCall regulations, there is a new standard to safeguard GNSS-reliant devices from the impacts of adjacent band interference. This standard was created by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). It ensures that any new or altered GNSS product launched in the EU can withstand a level of adjacent band interference and continue to operate without interruption. These systems also need to be tested. The IZT S1000 / IZT S1010 are able to test them cost-effectively without any additional equipment. For more information about IZT S1000 / IZT S1010 Signal Generators, click here.