Anritsu & dSPACE to accelerate simulation & testing of 5G automotive applications: joint showcase at MWC 2020

15 January 2020

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Anritsu & dSPACE, specialists in test & measurement and simulation & validation, will jointly demonstrate at #MWC20 an unparalleled integration of a 5G network emulator in a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) system to develop next generation automotive applications for connected vehicles.

Visitors to the Anritsu booth (Hall 6, stand F40) at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 will experience a showcase with virtual test drives for end-to-end testing of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications for traffic optimisation and sensor sharing – all powered by realistic simulation of the vehicle and the environment with smart infrastructure, as well as real 5G communication.

The combination of 5G and edge cloud, which promises high data throughputs and low latencies, has the potential to allow for completely new applications, such as sharing raw sensor data with vehicles and infrastructure. This can enable cooperative perception, swarm intelligence based on shared AI or real-time traffic optimisation to make automated driving even safer, more comfortable and ecofriendly. But without a suitable 5G test bed infrastructure, the development of associated applications can be challenging.

The exhibit showcase integrates the Anritsu Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A, an all-in-one 5G radio frequency (RF), functional and protocol test solution, with a dSPACE SCALEXIO real-time system for demanding HIL simulation or rapid prototyping. For a realistic test of a V2X device and application, SCALEXIO is complemented by the simulation of virtual test drives with dSPACE Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) – open Simulink models for simulating the vehicle and environment, such as road, traffic and infrastructure. In addition, a dedicated software interface was developed to connect the Anritsu Test Station and control the 5G mobile data link to the back-end during real-time simulation.     
Gregor Hordys, responsible for connectivity at dSPACE, stated: “This solution enables the early development of applications for connected and cooperative automated driving based on 5G and edge computing in the lab, without being dependent on the local infrastructure. It also allows validation of the entire vehicle-to-network processing chain.

This joint integration, and the power of such a solution, will provide a significant step forward for the testing and emulation of 5G V2X. This industry-leading demonstration represents a very exciting platform for the development of 5G V2X applications,” stated Jonathan Borrill, Head of Global Market Technology at Anritsu.

About dSPACE
dSPACE develops & distributes integrated hardware & software tools for developing & testing electronic control units. As a one-stop supplier, dSPACE is a sought-after partner & solution provider in many development areas of the automotive industry, from electromobility to vehicle networking to autonomous driving. The company's customer base therefore includes virtually all major vehicle manufacturers & suppliers. dSPACE systems are also used in the aerospace and other industries.

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