Review of the 3rd Vector Automotive Ethernet Symposium
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Solutions for Automotive Ethernet

Ethernet technology is used for in-vehicle communication, measurement and calibration, diagnostics via DoIP and communication between electric vehicles and charging stations. Further drivers for in-vehicle Ethernet are the upcoming ADAS functions for automated and autonomous driving as well as infotainment use cases. Ethernet is also used as a data backbone, connecting the different communication domains of an E/E architecture.

Vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are faced with a wide range of challenges, e.g. introduction of service-oriented communication. Security aspects also play an important role. Vector supports you with all kinds of professional tools, basic software, trainings and services.

Advantages

  • Mature products and competent services through years of experience in automotive networking
  • Support of all relevant physical layers, e.g. 100BASE-T1 (former OPEN Alliance BroadR-Reach), 1000BASE-T1, 100BASE-TX, ...
  • Consistent multibus tool chain for simple integration of new technologies into existing vehicle architectures
  • Practical solutions through participation in committees such as e.g. OPEN Alliance and AUTOSAR as well as intensive cooperation with the users

Design

The Vector Ethernet toolchain helps to simplify the design, implementation and test of todays in-vehicle distributed systems utilizing Ethernet.

Design Tools
PREEvision supports the AUTOSAR compliant design of Ethernet networks and clusters including the corresponding communication. The model-based engineering environment also enables service-oriented architectures for embedded software systems.
Designing the architecture of software components (SWCs) for AUTOSAR ECUs. This tool lets you create a graphic design of the interfaces, define the internal behavior with runnable entities and link the SWCs to one another.
Remaining network simulation across communication systems with one tool.

Embedded Software

In addition to many other modules, MICROSAR - Vector's AUTOSAR basic software - also includes modules for Ethernet-based communication in vehicles. These modules let you develop your ECUs efficiently and reliably.

Embedded Software
MICROSAR.ETH contains AUTOSAR basic software modules for Ethernet- and TCP/IP-based communication:
  • Data exchange between ECUs via signal-based and service-oriented (SOME/IP) communication
  • Diagnostics and fast reprogramming of ECUs over DoIP
  • Simultaneous measurement and calibration of numerous parameters via XCP on Ethernet
Drivers are available for many different Ethernet controllers, transceivers and switches.
MICROSAR.AVB
MICROSAR AVB (Audio/Video Bridging) enables fast and reliable transport of audio/video and control data. This includes the support of:
  • Time synchronisation
  • Audio/Video Transport Protocol
  • Stream Reservation Protocol
This enables the implementation of AVB end points as well as bridge functionality.
Tools
DaVinci Configurator Pro is the central tool for configuring, validating and generating the basic software (BSW) and the run-time environment (RTE) of an AUTOSAR ECU. You can use this tool for MICROSAR modules from Vector as well as for your own BSW.

Small Series Production ECUs

Vector Controllers are ECUs that can be used universally for vehicle communication. They are perfect for rapid development of functional samples and use in small series productions. The ECUs cover a broad range of applications. You can get an optimal solution for your needs from the scaled product family and by ECUs with reduced PCB population.

The Vector Controllers in the automotive product family have been conceptua lized for use in 12 V electrical systems. Starting with gateways and extending to domain controllers, the product family lends itself to a broad spectrum of potential use cases.

Vector Controllers
The VC36B-12 is a high performance automotive Ethernet switch. With five 100BASE-T1, a 100BASE-TX channel, 3 CAN / CAN FD channels and 1 LIN master channel it is well-suited for many gateway applications and backbone architectures. It is also appropriate as information highway and driver assistance (ADAS) controller in the automobile.
The universal ECU VC121-12 offers many communication interfaces for CAN, LIN, FlexRay and Ethernet as well as IO interfaces. Therefore it is ideally suited as gateway ECU.

Analysis and Testing

Automotive Ethernet is a switched network compared to the bus systems used in the automotive field. Special approaches for analyzing and testing networks are required. They include access to the network as well as the capturing of the entire communication.

Tools
Analysis of the whole vehicle communication across bus and protocol boundaries. The option .Ethernet comprises protocols like SOME/IP, AVB/TSN, DoIP and more as well as the network technology Ethernet.
Remaining bus simulation across networks and testing of ECUs and entire networks with one tool. The option .Ethernet comprises protocols like SOME/IP, AVB/TSN, DoIP and more as well as the network technology Ethernet.
Hardware
VN5610A / VN5640
The VN5610A and VN5640 are compact and very powerful interfaces connected to PCs by means of USB. They provide an easy and transparent access to Automotive Ethernet and CAN (FD) networks. The use cases are switching, tapping and media conversion.
VT System
Modular test environment for efficient ECU and functional tests. When used together with CANoe, the VT System becomes a high-performance and flexible test solution.

Measurement and Calibration

The following products from Vector let users reprogram, measure and calibrate individual ECUs via Ethernet (e.g. 100BASE-T1).

Tools  
CANape
Measuring, calibrating and flashing over XCP or microcontroller-specific data trace and debug ports. CANape and VX1000 enable maximum transmission rates with minimal or no impact on ECU run-time.
Hardware
VN5610A / VN5640
The VN5610A and VN5640 are compact and very powerful interfaces with USB host connection for accessing Automotive Ethernet and CAN (FD) networks.
There are many use cases for the VN5610A and VN5640 such as Ethernet monitoring, frame- as well as load generation or synchronous tracing of Ethernet frames with other bus systems such as CAN.
Embedded Software
MICROSAR.ETH
AUTOSAR basic software modules for reprogramming, measuring and calibrating via XCP on Ethernet.

 

Diagnostics and Flashing

The following products from Vector support DoIP (Diagnostics communication over Internet Protocol). Compared to CAN, DoIP offers a significantly higher gross data rate and therefore the possibility to diagnose or reprogram multiple CAN, LIN, FlexRay and Ethernet ECUs in parallel.

Tools
CANoe is one of the diagnostic testers in Vector's diagnostic tool chain. It offers reliable ECU diagnostics via DoIP in the laboratory and the vehicle. Therefore it supports DHCP and parameterization of a Gateway Logical Address (GLA) and IP address. In addition to CANalyzer, CANoe offers remaining bus simulation across networks and testing of ECUs and entire networks.
CANalyzer is one of the diagnostic testers in Vector's diagnostic tool chain. It offers reliable ECU diagnostics via DoIP in the laboratory and the vehicle. Therefore it supports DHCP and parameterization of a Gateway Logical Address (GLA) and IP address. The focus of CANalyzer is analysis of the whole vehicle communication across network and protocol boundaries.
DiVa is an extension of CANoe for automated testing of diagnostic software implementations in ECUs. Test cases are generated based on a diagnostic description.
Indigo is an easy to use diagnostic tester, which is largely self-configurable and masks the complexity of the diagnostic protocols. It offers a quick overview of the vehicle status and permits detailed diagnostics of individual ECUs.
vFlash
vFlash is a very easy-to-use tool for programming ECUs. It supports already more than 70 different flash specifications and is simply expandable via a plugin concept.
Hardware
VN5610A / VN5640
The VN5610A and VN5640 are compact and very powerful interfaces connected to PCs by means of USB. They provide an easy and transparent access to the relevant physical layers 100BASE-TX and 100BASE-T1.
VN8810
The VN8810 is a compact and intelligent diagnostic hardware device for various applications involving vehicle diagnostics. Accessing the vehicle is easily done via the OBD socket. The reprogramming of ECUs and the execution of diagnostic scripts is handled by one single hardware device. The VN8810 operates thereby autonomously in standalone mode. Additionally the device serves as an access point for remote diagnostics.
Embedded Software
AUTOSAR basic software modules for vehicle diagnostics over DoIP. They allow diagnostics and quick reprogramming of Ethernet ECUs as well as parallel diagnostics and reprogramming of CAN, LIN and FlexRay ECUs behind a DoIP gateway

Automotive Ethernet Poster

This informative and clearly structured poster in DIN A1 format offers important technical details about:
 	Network physics 	MAC addresses 	Ethernet types 	VLANs 	Structure of Ethernet packets 	IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, address structures and headers 	TCP and UDP transport layers

This informative and clearly structured poster in DIN A1 format offers important technical details about:

  • Network physics
  • MAC addresses
  • Ethernet types
  • VLANs
  • Structure of Ethernet packets
  • IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, address structures and headers
  • TCP and UDP transport layers

Trainings

Training Classes

Vector offers numerous seminars and workshops dealing with Vector software tools, Vector standard software components, AUTOSAR and current bus technologies and protocols. The following regular training classes are held at the Vector office. It is also possible to arrange a training at your location and tailored for your specific requirements.

Available Training Classes
This workshop teaches you the fundamentals of Ethernet- and IP-based communication in motor vehicles. You also get an overview of application-related protocols and their use cases. Furthermore you learn a lot about the functions of CANoe/CANalyzer .Ethernet for analyzing, simulating and testing Ethernet- and IP-based communication.
In this hands-on training you will gain a fundamental knowledge about the connection of Ethernet and TCP/IP to the AUTOSAR Software architecture. We will take a detailed look at the most important Automotive use cases and you will learn about their general mode of operation as well as the according configuration principles in the AUTOSAR Software architecture.
This workshop gives you a fundamental knowledge of Ethernet- and IP-based communication in motor vehicles, as well as a short overview of relevant protocols and their application areas. You will learn how to define and configure ethernet networks using PREEvision to derive an Ethernet communication description.

E-Trainings

Vector E-Trainings consist of several sessions which are spread over several weeks. The sessions build upon each other and comprise exercises and homework.

The trainees are connected with the trainer by bidirectional audio-link, so questions can be posed and solutions discussed with the trainer. Course material and software can be downloaded.

Available E-Trainings
This E-Training addresses users of CANoe .Ethernet. The course is designed to provide an overview of CANoe .Ethernet’s basic features and an introduction to Automotive Ethernet. The only prerequisite to this E-Training module is a basic knowledge of CANoe features.

E-Learning for the Basics of Automotive Ethernet

In this E-Learning course you will learn the fundamentals of Ethernet- and IP-based communication in the automotive field.

The E-Learning course is also suitable for customers participating in the Ethernet and IP Workshops and E-Trainings of the VectorAcademy. You can learn the basics of Ethernet- and IP-based communication prior to attending the workshop. In this way, entry into the workshop is made easier because some contents are repeated and covered in more depth during the training.