Ethernet Network Interface Family
Discover the Next Generation of Ethernet Network Interfaces
As your partner with many years of experience in the development of Automotive Ethernet solutions, Vector now offers a new and optimized way of accessing and using Ethernet network interfaces. This also includes new versions of the Ethernet interface software (device driver) for current and future interfaces.
With that said, the powerful VN5620 and VN5430 interfaces support analysis, simulation and validation of Ethernet networks. Following the powerfullness , the robust VN5650 features synchronous monitoring of Ethernet networks and can also be used for frame, load and fault generation during tests. The VN5240 outstands with regard to monitoring and analysis and provides, in combination with the VP6400, recording of Ethernet data in the vehicle.
Last but not least the newest Ethernet interfaces VN5611 and VN5612 act as compact and convenient interfaces. The VN5611 is a flexible interface for Automotive Ethernet IEEE 100BASE-T1/1000BASE-T1 while the VN5612 optimally supports Standard Ethernet IEEE 100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T.
Flexible and Scalable Approaches for Test Setups
The new firmware allows flexible use of the interfaces in different application areas. Due to the new and versatile configuration possibilities, it fulfills the individual requirements of the test setup.
Through a freely configurable connection of the available Automotive Ethernet ports using different segmentation types (switch, link), you can create suitable analysis, test or simulation configurations.
If you need a larger number of ports for your test setups, you can easily access multiple interfaces. In addition, you get extended assembly options and PC connection variants through the alternative connection of the VN5610A, VN5640, VN5620 and VN5430 interfaces via Ethernet in addition to USB.
Additional Test and Recording Components Can Be Integrated Easily
New firmware functions allow you to easily expand your measurement and test setups with additional 3rd party equipment. This can now also be synchronized with the interfaces using IEEE 1588 (Precision Time Protocol).
Extended Filter Options
With the port-based access, application tools such as CANoe and CANape access the interface according to a new scheme. The application only considers the Ethernet ports that are important for it. This enables the application to receive and process only the relevant Ethernet packets and reduces the computing load on your PC that is required for processing non-relevant packets.
Extensive Ethernet packet filters are also available. These filters remove irrelevant Ethernet packets based on packet content. Filtering is possible via e.g. IP addresses, TCP ports or MAC addresses.
Free Definition of Topologies
The requirements for an interface differ depending on the area of application and desired functionality. When measuring, you need many TAPs (Test Access Points), whereas when testing with the help of a residual bus simulation, you often emulate a certain topology. A simple Ethernet port is often sufficient for pure access to the network.
With the new firmware, you can set up simple and complex topologies on the interface. The topology can comprise one or more networks. The networks can be distributed over several interfaces. This allows you to adapt the interface very flexibly to the respective requirements.
With a new and user-oriented configuration surface, you can set up the interfaces clearly and conveniently. The graphic display of the topology, and the drag and drop assignment of the Ethernet ports simplifies configuration and increases clarity.
The new configuration surface supports the handling of different interface configurations and the exchange of configurations with other project participants. Configurations can be easily stored, loaded and distributed using the PC.
With applications that support the new firmware, you can apply predefined configurations to an interface at startup.
Use Case Matrix
1) Available in a later release.
2) Host computer must support USB-C with 3 A.
3) Only with VNmodule60 4AE1G 88Q2112.
4) Only with VNmodule60 4AE1G BCM89883.
The VN5620 is a compact and powerful interface for the analysis, simulation, test and validation of Ethernet networks. The network interface supports a wide range of possible applications.
The VN5430 is a compact interface for simulation and test tasks in the Ethernet environment. The user benefits from the VN5430‘s versatile configuration options. A wide range of simulation and test scenarios can be implemented and the network topology can be maintained at the same time.
Both devices are suitable for use in the laboratory office desk as well as on test stands.
The VN5650 is a powerful Ethernet interface supporting 100/1000BASE-T1 on 12 ports. It is suitable for synchronous monitoring of Ethernet networks with other bus systems. In addition, the VN5650 provides optimal network access for residual bus simulations and can be used for frame, load, and fault generation during tests. Thanks to its robust housing and the various mounting and stacking capabilities, the device is perfectly suited for use in vehicles.
The VN5240 is an interface that has been specially designed for monitoring and analysis of Ethernet networks. For recording Ethernet data in the vehicle, the VN5240 is ideal in combination with the VP6400 smart logging platform.
The VN5611 and VN5612 are very compact and convenient interface products for Automotive Ethernet IEEE 100BASE-T1/1000BASE-T1 (VN5611) and Standard Ethernet IEEE 100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T (VN5612). They are used for the analysis of Ethernet networks as well as for simulation and test tasks in the Ethernet environment. Thanks to the small and compact format, the devices are ideally suited for portable use. Especially the VN5611 additionally supports the sleep/wake mechanisms according to OPEN Alliance TC10.