AE6000L Automotive Ethernet Channel Testing Solution

Channel testing inclusive of software and hardware


Automotive Ethernet Conformance Test Software for Cables, Connectors and Harnesses

AE6900L is now AE6000L the functionality is the same, with just a different top level model number.
Next-generation ADAS systems require camera and radar systems with high resolution, which require increased speed and bandwidth. The automotive Ethernet standard enables faster data communication to meet the demands of today’s vehicles and the connected vehicles of the future. However, the channel or link in a system can create a point of failure and as such must be fully tested.

Keysight’s automotive Ethernet conformance channel test solution verifies that information is carried, without loss or cross talk, to its intended destination.

The solution ensures signal quality requirements with conformance testing for the channel, including harness, cables or connectors. The solution is built on functional and multipurpose hardware that can be fully utilized for other tasks and tests when not actively used for automotive Ethernet channel tests.

The AE6000L solution provides a bundle of hardware, software and accessories to help you understand the integrity of your automotive Ethernet channel.

Standards supported

  • Channel testing per OPEN Alliance (1000BASE-T1) - TC9 UTP and STP specifications
  • OPEN Alliance 100BASE-T1 Definitions for communications channel
  • IEEE 802.3bw, 802.3bp and 802.3ch

Key capabilities

  • Cable, harness and connector testing for automotive Ethernet channels
  • Bundles all relevant hardware, software and accessories into one model number
  • Software creates a test plan and automatically sets up the network analyzer for each measurement, applies the limit lines
  • Accurate and repeatable results with any of three different form factors of Keysight world class vector network analyzers

Ordering information

  • The solution runs on a VNA with option TDR, choose benchtop (E5080B), PXI (M980xA series) or USB (P5000A Series). See configuration guidelines available in the datasheet.
  • The software requires Keysight PathWave Test Automation software.

24-Port VNA Automotive Ethernet Cable Measurements

A vector network analyzer (VNA) can characterize the impact that the channel has on the signal, making sure that signal integrity is maintained between the transmitter and receiver. Given the cable lengths used in the harsh automotive environment, it’s crucial to look at impedance versus frequency to predict how the channel will perform within the vehicle.  In this demonstration, you will see Keysight’s multiple channel measurement solution for automotive Ethernet cables, connectors, switches, or even harnesses. 

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