Keysight debuts eCall test at Automotive Testing Expo
Santa Rosa, CA. Keysight Technologies announced the Keysight E6950A eCall conformance test solution, which is on display this week at Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, MI. The new test solution simulates a public-safety answering point (PSAP) and uses a Keysight wireless test set and RF signal generator to emulate a cellular network to provide global navigation satellite system (GNSS) coordinates. This is required by the in-vehicle system (IVS) to compile the eCall Minimum Set of Data (MSD).
The E6950A eCall conformance test solution makes it possible to verify that the IVS modem is able to trigger an emergency call, send the correct raw MSD, and establish a voice connection with the PSAP. The test solution also gives developers the option of performing audio analysis.
The test solution is capable of supporting current and legacy wireless test sets, such as the Keysight E7515A and E5515C, thus offering many existing E5515C users a cost-competitive option to repurpose existing equipment.
“Based on European legislation, all new vehicles in the EU are required to support eCall by April 2018, whereas Russia’s ERA-GLONASS is mandating comparable capabilities by January 2017,” said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s Automotive and Energy Solutions business unit. “Keysight’s new eCall solution is targeted to help developers in the automotive industry enhance their capability to release conformant and high-quality eCall products, while ensuring fastest time-to-market.”
The Keysight E6950A conformance test solution is now orderable. The basic eCall system with the E5515C wireless test set starts at $95,000. The basic eCall system with the latest UXM wireless test set starts at $155,000.