Rohde & Schwarz to Showcase its Latest in Automotive Radar and Cellular Device Testing at CES 2022
Rohde & Schwarz will showcase its latest in automotive and cellular device testing covering radar, ultra-wideband, 5G and WiFi at CES 2022 in Las Vegas from 5 to 8 January, 2022. The CES event features more than 1,900 companies and nearly 159 countries around the world to help in person and digital attendees see the latest in consumer electronic innovations. Rohde & Schwarz will be hosting industry experts from leading automotive and wireless companies to discuss the trends and opportunities emerging in automotive and wireless designs.
Juergen Meyer, Vice-President of the Automotive market segment at Rohde & Schwarz stated that the push for ever-greater levels of autonomous driving is increasing the number and performance of radar sensors in modern vehicles. Ensuring the correct function of radar sensors in complex traffic environments, for example, to verify ADAS functions, is a growing challenge for the component developers and vehicle manufacturers. That’s why they are very pleased to debut the industry’s first fully-electronic radar target simulator able to emulate advanced moving object scenarios at CES 2022.
Available for the first time on a show floor in North America, Rohde & Schwarz will unveil a new solution for automotive radar, the radar target simulator (RTS). The RTS stimulates radar sensors over the air interface and can be used for hardware-in-the-loop testing. Scenarios to be executed include laterally-moving traffic. CES attendees will be able to experience the automotive testing solution, which includes the new R&S AREG800A automotive radar echo generator as a backend and the R&S QAT100 antenna array as a frontend. The RTS replaces what was formerly a mechanical movement test, by now electronically switching individual antennas in the frontend on and off. This allows tests currently performed in real-world test drives to be relocated to the lab, enabling errors to be detected at an early stage and delivering significant cost savings.
Additionally, innovative demonstrations will include testing ultra-wideband (UWB) devices and modules for mobile and automotive applications such as keyless vehicle access with the R&S CMP200 radio communication tester. UWB technology enables very low power consumption and very accurate ranging in the license-exempt spectrum. Moreover, testing of Wi-Fi 6E devices using the new R&S CMP180 next-generation wireless device test platform. The IEEE 802.11ax amendment (Wi-Fi 6/6E), intends to improve WLAN system efficiency. And with mobile voice services also playing an important role in 5G, Rohde & Schwarz is also exhibiting 5G voice over new radio (VoNR) quality with the R&S CMW500 and R&S CMX500 radio communication testers.
On Friday, January 7, Rohde & Schwarz invites CES attendees to join the Autonomous Vehicle race at the Las Vegas Raceway, at 12 pm. The Technical University of Munich TUM Autonomous Motorsport team, winner of the 2021 Indy Autonomous Challenge race in October and sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz, will be racing. The TUM racing team developed its advanced autonomous vehicle with the support of Rohde & Schwarz test solutions.