UNH-IOL launches new testing services

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, has announced the introduction of two new services to its Automotive Ethernet Test Services offerings: 1000BASE-T1 Physical Medium Attachment (PMA) sublayer testing and 100BASE-T1 interoperability testing, the company said.

UNH-IOL is the first lab to offer 1000BASE-T1 PMA testing service in response to the automotive industry´s exploration of utilizing higher speed Ethernet applications.

As part of UNH-IOL´s Automotive Ethernet Test Services, the new 1000BASE-T1 testing represents a first step in a comprehensive test suite for 1000BASE-T1 Ethernet addressing the growing interest from the automotive industry, as well as emergent inquiries from industries such as aerospace, rail and shipping. UNH-IOL´s addition of interoperability testing for 100BASE-T1 automotive applications supports vendors´ efforts to ensure their offerings work effectively in multi-vendor automotive Ethernet applications.

Building upon its conformance testing for 100 Mb/s single-pair Ethernet (100BASE-T1) Automotive PHYs, UNH-IOL´s introduction of interoperability testing for 100BASE-T1 helps customers ensure their products work seamlessly with other Ethernet-based products in the marketplace. UNH-IOL currently has 7 vendors participating in the interop test bed.

UNH-IOL will be exhibiting at the upcoming Automotive Ethernet Congress 2018 to be held 30-31 January at the Hilton Munich Park, Munich Germany.

The UNH-IOL is dedicated to being the world´s premier data networking resource. Beginning in 1988, the UNH-IOL has built a multimillion dollar testbed and developed testing solutions to help companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to market. UNH-IOL´s services fit the needs of the market, while maintaining broad, comprehensive interoperability and conformance testing of networking, data, telecommunications, and storage products. The industry relies on UNH-IOL´s extensive staff experience, standards-bodies participation, 28,000+ square foot facility, and 100+ students who represent the future interoperability testing and verification.