Most of the requirements for higher data rates stem from sensors such as cameras around a car, 5G Telematic units (TCUs), and networking backbones for multiple domain controllers. MultiGBASE-T1 Ethernet standard meets these needs by including 2.5, 5, and 10G speeds.
Compared to the 1000BASE-T1, MultiGBASE-T1 uses PAM4 (4 levels) modulation with symbol rates of 1.4, 2.8, and 5.6 GHz. The Open Alliance TC15 PMA compliance test specification addressing this standard is still in a draft state.
With the new K88 option, R&S RTO and R&S RTP oscilloscopes now offer a full-transmitter compliance solution for MultiGBASE-T1 based on the IEEE802.3ch spec for the PHY layer (layer 1). The solution comes in a modern user interface and is easy to use offering guided tests and a comprehensive report.
Rohde & Schwarz offers a complete automotive, Ethernet-compliance test solution including using a vector network analyzer such as the R&S ZND for MDI return loss measurements. Control of the measuring instruments, calculation of the results and documentation can be automated with the R&S ScopeSuite test software.
A test wizard guides the user step-by-step through the test procedure with illustrated instructions. Automatic test sequences allow for a fast, reliable test execution and minimize the probability for user error. A configurable test report documents the test results.
R&S ScopeSuite is a standalone application that can run on the oscilloscope or a separate PC.
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