Spirent Communications has launched Spirent Automotive ComTT, the first universal test platform for the validation of multibus technologies for in-vehicle networks.

While automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are adopting automotive Ethernet networking worldwide, traditional technologies such as controller area network (CAN), CAN with Flexible Data-Rate (CAN FD) and Local Interconnect Network (LIN) will continue to be used. The combination of these technologies is challenging design engineers in many new ways. However, Spirent’s new universal platform helps to address these challenges by enabling rigorous conformance and performance testing of both automotive Ethernet and traditional in-vehicle networks.

At present, engineers utilise two different test platforms, one for traditional bus technologies and another for Ethernet network testing in order to perform full validation of electronic control units (ECUs) and gateways. Spirent Automotive ComTT is the first platform that combines both test methodologies in one device for supporting multiple test systems.