Building up GRL’s new European test laboratory in Karlsruhe, Germany, Granite River Labs (GRL) and Rohde & Schwarz continue their partnership. Opened in December 2021, GRL has added the R&S ZNB20 vector network analyzer (VNA) to the test equipment resources of the test lab. This extends the industry services to VNA-based measurements for verification, debugging and compliance tests of cable assemblies and connectors for Automotive Ethernet, Automotive SerDes Alliance, USB, HDMI, and many other standards.
GRL also provides customer services for accurate test fixture characterization and de-embedding in high-speed digital and RF applications. The R&S ZNB20 complements the range of interface tests offered.
Customers seeking official certification by the corresponding standards bodies can use the the same Rohde & Schwarz test solutions in-house for R&D and pre-compliance testing, before getting their products officially verified and certified by GRL.
Martin Stumpf, segment manager for digital design test at Rohde & Schwarz, says, “We are happy to move forward with our partnership with Granite River Labs and equip their new test lab in the heart of Europe. Pairing our expertise in test and measurement with the compliance and certification competency of Granite River Labs will help customers bring their products for current and future high-speed digital communications to market more quickly.”
Holger Kunz, President of Worldwide Services for GRL says, “Germany is the leader in innovation in the fields of automotive networking, infotainment, charging, and power management. We are pleased to be moving forward in our partnership with Rohde & Schwarz to ensure a world-class product development
ecosystem in Europe. With this relationship, GRL will be able to combine their deep technical expertise with our own extensive capabilities to support the introduction of next-generation products and solutions.”
High-speed digital compliance testing was exhibited by both parties at the Automotive Ethernet Congress in Munich from June 1 to 2, 2022.