Automotive Test with Oscilloscopes

An oscilloscope is an ideal tool for testing Automotive electronics. Many options are available for testing and analyzing special Automotive protocols such as CAN, Flexray, SENT, and others. Below a list of all news related to Automotive test:


Portable Oscilloscope supports CAN-FD and SENT Decoding

RS ScopeRider Handheld20 June 2017 - Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its R&S Scope Rider handheld oscilloscope, adding triggering and decoding software for the CAN flexible data rate (CAN-FD) and single edge nibble transmission (SENT) bus systems. It is currently the only portable oscilloscope capable of analyzing CAN, LIN, CAN-FD and SENT bus signals, making it the perfect tool for troubleshooting automotive applications – from commissioning to drive tests.

Compact, Battery-powered Combination of Oscilloscope and Data Recorder

Yokogawa DL350 modules13 June 2017 - Yokogawa launched the DL350 ScopeCorder, a combination of oscilloscope and data recorder. The DL350 ScopeCorder offers the same high reliability and precision as the high-end DL850E and DL850EV models, yet is optimized for the performance testing and troubleshooting of products and equipment in the field. It weighs just 3.9 kg and uses many of the same plug-in modules as the DL850E.

TiePie added Crankshaft Angle I/O to Oscilloscope Software

TiePie Software 1p312 April 2017 - TiePie engineering announced that Version 1.36 of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software is now available for download. A demo version is also available, which can be used without connecting measuring instruments. For automotive purposes a Crankshaft angle I/O was added. In modern engines, usually a crankshaft sensor is present which generates a periodic signal with a number of cycles per revolution of the engine.

First 1000Base-T1 Compliance Test Solution

RS RTO K8706 April 2017 - Automotive Ethernet has established itself as a standard communications structure. All major manufacturers now depend on this cost-efficient solution for fast data transmission in motor vehicles. With the new IEEE 1000Base-T1 standard, the success story continues. Rohde & Schwarz is the first T&M equipment manufacturer to offer a 1000Base-T1 compliance test solution for the R&S RTO digital oscilloscope.

Free CAN FD decoding for PicoScope Oscilloscopes

Pico CAN decoding27 February 2017 - Pico Technology added CAN FD decoding to its PicoScope 6 software. This software, available free of charge for all PicoScope oscilloscopes, delivers advanced features such as serial decoding, channel math, mask limit testing and spectrum analysis, while maintaining a clear, uncluttered display with easy-to-use controls.

CAN FD Support for Tektronix Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes

Tektronix CAN FD20 October 2016 - Tektronix introduced a complete CAN FD protocol trigger, decode and search solution for its MDO3000 and MDO4000C Series of mixed domain oscilloscopes. The solution helps automotive engineers to meet consumer demand for more capable and sophisticated electronic modules and integrated systems. Automobile manufacturers are increasingly adopting the CAN FD (Controller Area Network with Flexible Data Rate) protocol which allows them to transmit more data inside vehicles.

First Oscilloscope with PSI5 Bus Analysis Support

Yokogawa DLM400013 October 2016 - Yokogawa announces support for Peripheral Sensor Interface 5 (PSI5) bus analysis on its 8 channel DLM4000 and 2 and 4 channel DLM2000 oscilloscopes. Yokogawa’s PSI5 support is a first for the industry, and makes its oscilloscopes uniquely useful for automotive designers and engineers.

Analyzing CXPI Interfaces for Automotive Applications

RS RTO200028 September 2016 - The new R&S RTx-K76 CXPI serial triggering and decoding option from Rohde & Schwarz allows users to analyze the clock extension peripheral interface (CXPI) communications bus with R&S RTE and R&S RTO oscilloscopes. Users can decode all protocol details and isolate anomalies by triggering on the corresponding details. This significantly accelerates design verification and implementation of CXPI interfaces.

First CXPI Triggering and Decode Options for Oscilloscopes

Keysight CXPI05 May 2016 - Keysight Technologies announced the clock extension peripheral interface (CXPI) decoding and triggering options for its InfiniiVision 3000T and 4000 X-Series oscilloscopes. These are the only oscilloscopes available today that can decode and trigger on the CXPI bus. These new capabilities improve engineers’ efficiency in debugging the physical layer of CXPI serial buses, which are used primarily in automotive applications.

Rigol adds Automotive Bus Decoding Options to mid range Scope Series

Rigol Automotive26 February 2016 - Rigol offers options for CAN, LIN and FlexRay Bus Decoding for its mid range oscilloscope series DS/MSO4000. CAN Bus and LIN Bus are the most implemented bus systems at motor vehicles. While the CAN Bus is used for secure, important functions, the LIN Bus is used at low risk, low security functions as for example integrations within the door or the seat region.

Three new Modules for Yokogawa’s ScopeCorder Family

Yokogawa DL850E modules22 October 2015 -Yokogawa added new products to the range of plug-in measurement modules for Yokogawa’s DL850E/DL850EV ScopeCorder family, bringing the total number of modules available to 19. The new units are the 720211 high-speed (100 MS/s) 12-bit isolation module, the 720243 SENT monitor module (available only for the DL850EV Vehicle Edition ScopeCorder) and the 720254 4-channel 1 MS/s 16-bit isolation module.

Physical Layer Testing for APIX2 In-Car Video Applications

Keysight APIX203 September 2015 – Keysight Technologies announced a new compliance application for characterizing and testing of APIX2 (Automotive Pixel Link) high-speed SerDes (serialiser/deserialiser) technology using the Keysight Infiniium Series oscilloscopes. Developed by Inova Semiconductors, APIX2 is a multi-channel technology for high-resolution in-car video applications. APIX2 can establish multiple display links with a bandwidth of up to 3Gbps, over two pairs of copper cables or a single QSTP cable, and supports HD video at 24 bit color depth.

New CAN FD and FlexRay Trigger and Decode Options

TLC WaveSurfer3000e28 July 2015 – Teledyne LeCroy introduced two new trigger and decode options for the WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscope: CAN FD and FlexRay. The addition of CAN FD and FlexRay trigger and decode capabilities to the WaveSurfer 3000 protocol analyzer capabilities provides all the tools needed to analyze and debug automotive systems using the CAN FD and/or FlexRay serial data communication standards.

CAN FD Triggering and Decode Option for Keysight Oscilloscopes

Keysight oscilloscope CAN FD Test10 June 2015 – Keysight Technologies introduced ISO CAN FD (controller area network with flexible data rate) decoding and triggering for its InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series oscilloscopes. The new capabilities improve engineers’ efficiency in debugging the ISO 11898-1 standard CAN FD, as well as the original non-ISO CAN FD protocol.

New In-Vehicle Serial Bus Options for Yokogawa Mixed-Signal Oscilloscopes

Yokogawa MSO oscilloscopes DLM2000 400017 April 2015 - Yokogawa offers new trigger and analysis options for its DLM2000 (4-channel) and DLM4000 (8-channel) mixed-signal oscilloscopes (MSOs) for testing the latest generation of in-vehicle serial buses. The new options are specifically designed to address the measurement challenges posed by the CAN FD (CAN with Flexible Data Rate) and SENT (Single Edge Nibble Transmission) bus systems.

New Measurement and Graphing Capabilities for CAN FD Analysis

Teledyne-WaveRunner-6Zi27 November 2014 – Teledyne LeCroy announced the addition of unique measurement and graphing capabilities to their CAN Flexible Data-Rate (FD) serial trigger and decode solution. The new CAN FD solution (CAN FD TDM) enables designers using this new standard to gain unprecedented insight in to their systems, correlating physical layer signals and protocol layer data on a single display while also measuring and plotting bus performance. These tools can be used to measure the time between two CAN or CAN FD messages, or from a message to an analog signal. These measurements can then be extracted to recreate analog waveforms.

CAN FD and SENT Triggering and Decode Options

Keysight InfiniiVision 4000x13 November 2014 – Keysight Technologies introduced CAN FD (controller area network with flexible data-rate) and SENT (single-edge nibble transmission) decoding and triggering options for its InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series oscilloscopes. The new capabilities improve engineers’ efficiency in debugging CAN FD and SENT serial buses, which are used primarily in automotive applications.

BroadR-Reach Interface Verification with Oscilloscopes

RS-RTO-osci29 July 2014 — Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the application field of the R&S RTO oscilloscopes to include the testing of automotive Ethernet interfaces. In line with the OPEN Alliance test specification, the new R&S RTO-K24 compliance test software enables users to perform automated tests on BroadR Reach Ethernet interfaces. BroadR Reach technology makes it possible to combine multiple applications such as video streaming from rear view cameras and signal transmission from automotive radar systems to create a single, open and scalable Ethernet network inside the vehicle.