SGS is pleased to announce the opening of its new Vehicle Over the Air (OTA) Performance Testing Laboratory in Suzhou, China.

The lab, which began operations in January 2022, will support automotive manufacturers with services to test, validate and comply with increasing wireless standards and regulations.

The lab provides an integrated one-stop, state-of-the-art testing and certification solution for electric and/or connected vehicles and their networks in the APAC region. It fully integrates advantageous resources in the fields of automobile, electronics, communication and reliability testing to provide technical verification, product certification, quality improvement and technology development services for commercial customers.

The Suzhou facility is the only third party laboratory in the world to use the standard all radio wave scheme to perform vehicle OTA testing. It is also the only testing lab to support both vehicle-level and component-level testing, and simultaneously meet 5GAA, CTIA requirements. Customers can benefit from shortened R&D cycles and an acceleration of speed of products to market.

Capabilities include:

  • In-vehicle networking terminal test and out-vehicle networking terminal test, such as 5G regulatory certification for mobile communication: CE, FCC, IC, MIC and ITA, which cover more than 180 countries around the world
  • Operator 5G test requirements GCF, PTCRB
  • Emergency call (eCall), ultra-wideband technology (FiRa), V2X, logo certification (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, UWB, USB Type-C, HDMI, etc.), product compatibility, interoperability (Carplay, Android Auto), voice recognition, signal measurement, software verification, global telecom operator network entry certification and other wireless technologies and related RF testing, automotive safety and mechanical reliability, environmental simulation verification, automotive EMC and many other fields

Antenna Performance Test Scheme

SGS has invested in an MVG SG3000, a multi-probe antenna measurement and OTA test system for component to full-scale vehicle testing. This system is the first in the world to support OTA measurements for 5G FR1 NSA/SA, GNSS, C-V2X and the emerging UWB technology for automobiles in compliance with the 5GAA Vehicular Antenna Test Methodology (VATM) Standard.

The antenna performance test scheme adopts the spherical near-field multi-probe test system that is most accepted by domestic and foreign vehicle manufacturers. This can verify vehicle 2/3/4/5G, GNSS (including GPS, Beidou, Galileo, Glonass), V2X, UWB and other technologies, covering the frequency range from 400MHz to 10GHz. Benefits include improved driver safety and user experience.

David Chu, SGS Global VP of Connectivity SBU, said, "With the expansion of wireless communication networks in automotive systems and the increasing regulations that guide them, the MVG SG 3000 will allow us to support our customers in performing antenna and OTA testing on not only sub-system components, but full-scale vehicle systems. It is of utmost importance to our customers to obtain accurate test results in a timely matter in order to meet rigorous automotive test standards."

For further information, please contact:

Joe Chen
Wireless Senior Director
Connectivity & Products
m: +86 13612819396

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