Teledyne LeCroy adds cellular testing for connected cars

Teledyne LeCroy, Inc., a provider of Bluetooth protocol analysis and testing services, has made available cellular testing as an expansion of its connected car testing services at its Automotive Technology Center in Farmington Hills, MI, the company said.

Automotive manufacturers and suppliers can now ensure that vehicles and systems provide flawless 4G LTE connectivity for in-vehicle apps and emergency services, and can do so without spending capital on cellular testing gear.

Teledyne LeCroy selected Spirent Communications plc, a worldwide leader in cellular performance and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) location testing solutions, as its technology partner to deliver the new service offering.

The service creates a virtual test track, allowing manufacturers to ensure that capabilities such as Wi-Fi hot spot, streaming media, and emergency calling all perform as intended.

Virtual test tracks exercise the vehicle as it moves between 3G and 4G coverage, across carrier and roaming and country borders, and as it experiences areas of marginal coverage, interference and high cell loading.

Teledyne LeCroy is a manufacturer of advanced oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and other test instruments that verify performance, validate compliance, and debug complex electronic systems quickly and thoroughly.

Since its founding in 1964, the company has focused on incorporating powerful tools into innovative products that enhance “Time-to-Insight”. Faster time to insight enables users to find and fix defects in complex electronic systems, improving time-to-market for a wide variety of applications and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.

Spirent Communications, a provider of test and measurement services, offers a portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing and virtualized environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network and application security, and positioning technologies.