TECHNICA ENGINEERING’S SWITCH-BASED SOLUTIONS
Technica Engineering’s Switch-Based products are the ideal development tool for testing and validating Automotive Ethernet vehicle networks. They have achieved a solid market position and acceptance due to their large scope of use-cases since over a decade.
They allow for managed, multi-directional exchange of Ethernet messages, thus providing the customer with a wide-range automotive test solution. This makes this group of devices suited for a large range of applications. In fact, our Universal EMC Device is able to perform under tough conditions inside the EMC chamber, being able to withstand its high electromagnetic radiations, without major influence on the electromagnetic measurements and allowing bi-directional communication using optical fiber Ethernet.
The Universal EMC Device also provides a simple command interface for CAN and CAN-FD and to some extent, LIN and FlexRay. Contrastingly, the MediaGateway allows basic communication between CAN, 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-T1, and 1000BASE-T1. Its functionalities can be additionally expanded by making FlexRay logging via Ethernet possible.
Through their in-built switches, they enable the capture of in-vehicle communication, as well as the interaction via test set-up. This can be very useful, whenever RBS (residual-bus-simulation) is needed on the Ethernet side.
The configuration is through a convenient integrated web server, simplifying the management of their functionalities. In the case of the MediaGateway, these include Master/Slave and Port enable/disable configuration, as well as Port Forwarding and Mirroring, and single/double VLAN Tagging. MediaGateway is also the first platform to ever provide active 802.1AS Bridges for testing purposes of gPTP networks.
In order to tackle the challenges of Automotive Gigabit Ethernet, a combination of this group of devices with other Technica Engineering products expands their range of applicability and widens their testing capabilities. For instance, our 1000BASE-T1 MediaConverters (LINK) and 1000BASE-T1 SFP Module (LINK) can be seamlessly used with our MediaGateway, providing the user with a complete testing solution for both 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1.
All-in-all, the Switch-Based products are the most flexible solution to tackle the tasks of Automotive Ethernet testing in a fast, safe and efficient manner, thus allowing for a broad testing experience of vehicle technology systems.
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