Ixia Accelerates Automotive Infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Quality

  Ixia Accelerates Automotive Infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance
  Systems Quality

   Ixia enters the automotive Ethernet market with a newAUTOSAR standards
                           compliant test solution

Business Wire

CALABASAS, Calif. -- July 2, 2014

Ixia(Nasdaq: XXIA) announced today that it has introduced a new AUTOSAR
standards compliant suite to test in-vehicle Infotainment and advanced driver
assistance systems for the connected car. Ixia’s IxANVL (Automated Network
Validation Library) Automotive Conformance and Interoperability test solution
leverages Ixia’s deep knowledge of testing IP/Ethernet systems to help drive
the evolution of the rapidly growing automotive Ethernet market.

The need for automotive Ethernet is increasing as infotainment and ADAS
systems make a huge impact on the car passenger experience. As these systems
become more prevalent, standards will be necessary to ensure the performance
and safety of the entire vehicle, and Ixia’s test solutions help ensure these
standards are met by the automotive manufacturers.

The automotive industry has effectively agreed upon AUTOSAR, an open and
standardized automotive software architecture that was jointly developed by
automobile manufacturers, suppliers and tool developers, as the standard for
automotive software and network infrastructures. AUTOSAR has defined support
for Ethernet and TCP/IP for communications between ECUs in vehicles, and Ixia
recently joined AUTOSAR and is committed to help shape network testing in the
automotive industry as it moves forward.

News highlights

As the connected car progresses, testing will need to be done at different
levels, starting with unit tests for software and hardware components. While
the introduction of automotive Ethernet and IP based devices and systems bring
new challenges for testing and verification, automotive manufacturers,
including member companies of AUTOSAR such as BMW, General Motors, Toyota and
Volkswagen, can leverage this technology to innovate and deploy future in-car
applications with the highest quality.

IxANVL leverages 20+ years of experience in the IT and telecom domains as well
as familiarity working with car manufacturers to provide the test
methodologies required for comprehensive automotive Ethernet testing with
features including:

  *Compliance test suite for AUTOSAR specifications and standard
  *Support for the IEEE standard based GENIVI stack interoperability
  *Test capability for UDP and TCP over both IPv4 and IPv6
  *Wide protocol coverage with hundreds of automated tests
  *Easy-to-use interface with powerful correlation and analysis.

Industry commentary

“Automotive manufacturers and suppliers continue to adopt the AUTOSAR
standard, and it’s imperative that extensions like Ethernet meet this standard
as the performance and safety of the car depends on it,” said Dr. Michael
Ziehensack, Senior Manager Car Infrastructure Software at Elektrobit (EB). “We
are using Ixia´s IxANVL for testing of our Ethernet tools and software, as it
considerably helps us to achieve standard-compliant solutions for the next
generation of electronic control units.”

“With each feature in today’s new cars, the networked components powering the
vehicles become more complex. This makes accurate, repeatable testing to
validate protocol compliance, interoperability and robustness of the embedded
system stacks and applications a critical step for developers and
manufacturers,” said Jim Smith, Vice President of Wireline Solutions Marketing
at Ixia. “Ixia is uniquely positioned to leverage our expertise and innovation
in Ethernet to support the AUTOSAR standard and the development of the
networked vehicle.”

About Ixia

Ixiadevelops amazing products so its customers can connect the
world.Ixiahelps its customers provide an always-on user experience through
fast, secure delivery of dynamic, connected technologies and services. Through
actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and service
delivery, Ixia's customers benefit from faster time to market, optimized
application performance and higher-quality deployments. Learn more
athttp://www.ixiacom.com.

Contact:

Ixia Editorial Contact:
Leslie Denson, 512-628-8686
ldenson@ixiacom.com
 
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