Keysight Connect #6 - Insights Into Automotive Wireless: C-V2X & Beyond

2021-06-03  |  4 min read 

Back when the first car was built, its main purpose was to get us from A to B faster than the alternatives at the time while also shielding us from Mother Nature’s temper. 

Through the years, however, its purpose changed as we came to expect more. Of course, this is not lost on car manufacturers that are well aware of the fact that passengers expect new, improved experiences - experiences that revolve around connectivity and eliminating the necessity of a driver. 

It’s because of this that today we talk about software-defined cars as autonomous vehicles become more and more feasible. 

In automotive, connectivity represents the centre of the technology stack. That’s because, if we look at the components that make a car, we will distinguish: mechanical components, computing power, an operating system, software, and sensors. And, among the technology stack that makes tomorrow’s cars possible, there’s one technology in particular that stands out - C-V2X. 


What is C-V2X?

The Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) is one Internet of Things (IoT) application that represents a unified connectivity platform that’s designed to offer vehicles low-latency vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-roadside infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communication.


Cellular V2N enables various services, such as:

  • regulated Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS),

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS),

  • connected road infrastructure services,

  • vehicle-centric OEM telematics and aftermarket services,

  • fleet management and logistics services, and 

  • convenience and infotainment services.

For example, C-ITS services can provide the drivers with timely and trustworthy information about road hazard events, traffic signals, and road traffic situations, things like emergency vehicle approach or road work warning.


Keysight’s test solution for C-V2X

Currently, Keysight offers the only solution that is tracking along with the evolving C-V2X requirements. The SA8700A test solution supports RF, protocol, and application-layer testing, as well as the underlying platform, which will support future releases of 5G NR C-V2X. This will accelerate the deployment of technologies that enable advanced AV capabilities.

The foundation for this solution is the proven Keysight UXM 5G wireless test set. We couple this with the C-V2X test application (C8732114A), a suite of Keysight X-Apps C-V2X RF measurements (C87320R1A), C-V2X waveform generation (C87320R2A), an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) stack, and application-layer testing. 

Find out more about C-V2X use cases in our Keysight Connect #6 video below 👇










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