Next Generation Ethernet Network Interface Software
Discover the Next Generation Ethernet Network Interface Software
As your partner with many years of experience in the development of Automotive Ethernet network interfaces, Vector now offers a new and optimized way of using Ethernet interfaces (in the following simply called interfaces) and accessing Ethernet networks. This also includes new versions of the Ethernet interface software (firmware) for current and future interfaces.
The new firmware version 11.2 optimizes and improves the way your application software interacts with and accesses an Automotive Ethernet system. This has a positive effect on the use of the Vector tools and is available in the latest versions of the Vector tools CANoe and CANape.
The new firmware allows a flexible use of the interfaces in different application areas. Due to the new and versatile configuration possibilities, it fulfills the different and individual requirements of the test setup.
Through a freely configurable connection of the available Automotive Ethernet ports using different segmentation types (switch, link), you 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 and VN5640 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. This reduces the computing load on your PC that is required for processing non-relevant packets.
Extensive Ethernet packet filters are also available. These filter out irrelevant Ethernet packets on the basis of 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 regarding to the desired functionality. When measuring, you rather 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.
Using 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 assignment of the Ethernet ports by drag'n'drop simplify 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.