Rohde & Schwarz and Quectel cooperate on cellular-V2X for automotive 3GPP

Selected 3GPP test cases based on Rohde & Schwarz’s R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester for a Quectel AG15 C-V2X module have been verified by the two companies.

Cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) connectivity technology is expected to improve road safety and accelerate autonomous driving. The C-V2X PC5 interface operates in the 5.9GHz frequency to enable direct, reliable, low latency communication between vehicles (V2V), vehicles and infrastructure (V2I) and vehicles and pedestrians (V2P). According to Rohde & Schwarz, in order for the automotive industry to deploy this technology in a timely manner will require cooperation between suppliers.

The test cases performed by Rohde & Schwarz and Quectel can be used by automotive companies looking to pre-validate 3GPP system performance before entering OMNIAIR or CATARC certification processes. The test system provides a high degree of automation and flexible instrument configuration, which meets the requirements of the automotive industry for C-V2X testing, say the companies. Importantly, this can be done leveraging existing investments in Rohde & Schwarz equipment.

The Quectel AG15 is an automotive grade C-V2X module which has been designed and manufactured according to IATF 16949:2016 standards. It is intended for use in harsh environments and provides superior ESD/EMI protection performance, claims the company.

Manfred Lindacher, vice president of global sales automotive international, Quectel Wireless Solutions, commented: “We’re delighted to have collaborated with Rohde & Schwarz to validate these test cases and are looking forward to helping our customers on the road to build a smarter world with our automotive grade C-V2X modules.”

Rohde & Schwarz supplies test and measurement software, instruments and systems. Its expertise can be applied through the entire automotive lifecycle from pre-development to production. OEMs, Tier 1s and chip suppliers around the world use the company’s products for automotive radar, connectivity, infotainment, high performance computing and EMC. It develops, integrates and production tests radar for ADAS and autonomous driving systems. It also has expertise in wireless technology for robust connectivity in all standards from 5G and C-V2X to UWB, WiFi6 and GNSS. In-vehicle networks support the latest bus speeds and engine control units (ECUs).

With decades of experience in EMC testing, Rohde & Schwarz offers test and measurement equipment and customisable turnkey test systems for performing EMI and EMS measurements on vehicles and components in line with all major CISPR and OEM specific EMC standards. It supports full vehicle antenna testing and also wireless co-existence testing with using own systems and instruments. The company also offers solutions for board level tests (ICT/FCT/BS) during ECU production. Partners and customers around the world use these test solutions to ensure automotive components and systems function correctly, co-exist successfully and communicate with the outside world without errors.

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