New Serializer Drives In-Vehicle Technologies


Keysight Technologies has announced new automotive serializer/deserializer (SerDes) transmit and channel test applications, as well as an automotive adapter portfolio to verify mobile industry processor interface (MIPI) A-PHY and Automotive SerDes Alliance (ASA) standards. These solutions were developed in collaboration with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation and Rosenberger.

High-speed automotive SerDes interfaces enable transport data streams to make in-vehicle video, audio and communication possible. High bandwidth, reliability and performance of SerDes serial links are key requirements in automotive applications, which enable advanced infotainment and driver-assistance systems (ADAS) in modern vehicles.

As automotive in-vehicle technologies increase in speed and bandwidth, test equipment vendors must adapt to changing standards. Tests performed by Keysight’s AE2010T automotive SerDes transmitter test application enable customers to automatically configure each result utilizing a Keysight Infiniium UXR-series oscilloscope. Tests performed by Keysight’s AE2010L automotive SerDes channel test application enable customers to automate network analyzer tests. Together, these applications provide critical information to maintain data integrity and low loss networks, while meeting current automotive SerDes specifications.

Keysight and Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation are collaborating to bring the industry’s vision of standardized automotive SerDes to market, benefiting chipset vendors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with unified test results and requirements.

“Automotive SerDes standards are important to our strategy of embedding a serializer on our image sensors. We are pleased to work with Keysight to validate our design against emerging SerDes specifications,” said Kenji Onishi, General Manager, Automotive Business Department, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation. “Keysight’s automotive SerDes compliance test solution will allow us to confidently deliver new capabilities to our customers.”

“Our customers will benefit from testing solutions for all automotive connector interfaces, which are either standardized or accepted to become global standards for automotive high-speed data transmission soon. This includes the most innovative and cutting-edge connector solutions for coaxial and differential transmission channels” said Hauke Schütt, executive vice president of Test & Measurement at Rosenberger.


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