Wednesday, 03 November 2021 13:06

Granite River Labs partners with Rohde & Schwarz for new state-of-the-art high-speed digital compliance test laboratory in Germany

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Granite River Labs (GRL), a global leader in engineering services and test solutions for connectivity and charging, has just announced the opening of its new lab in Karlsruhe, Germany. Located in a major technology hub about one hour from Stuttgart and Frankfurt, GRL’s new state-of-the-art lab supports the growing needs of the automotive, medical and industrial automation industries in Europe to validate and troubleshoot high-speed connectivity and charging interfaces. These interfaces include automotive Ethernet, HDMI, USB, MIPI and DDR, as well as USB Power Delivery and Qi wireless charging.

Industry-leading test solutions from the global supplier Rohde & Schwarz will be an integral component of GRL’s new compliance test and certification capabilities. With the recently launched R&S RTP164 oscilloscope, GRL’s enhanced European lab is able to offer de-bugging & standards-compliant certification of a wide range of established and future high-speed digital technologies, including 1000BASE-T1, MultiGigabit automotive Ethernet, USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed USB, HDMI, MIPI D-PHY, DDR and more. The R&S RTP high-performance oscilloscope combines unrivalled signal integrity analysis capabilities with the fastest acquisition rate for debugging in the market. Real-time functions such as the built-in 16 GHz serial pattern trigger with true hardware-based CDR and real-time de-embedding make this oscilloscope stand out in its class.

The R&S RTP164 oscilloscope will be an integral component of GRL’s new compliance test and certification capabilities. (Source: Granite River Labs)The R&S RTP164 oscilloscope will be an integral component of GRL’s new compliance test and certification capabilities. (Source: Granite River Labs)

“Germany is the centre of innovation for Connected Car technologies for automotive networking, infotainment, charging and power management,” said Holger Kunz, President of Worldwide Services for Granite River Labs. “Additionally, medical equipment and industrial automation applications are rapidly adopting new connectivity and communications technologies to create the next generation of products and solutions. Rohde & Schwarz is an ideal partner that will enable GRL to leverage deep technical expertise and support the entire European product development ecosystem in adopting new technologies.”

“GRL’s European facility will enable us to accelerate the development of our chips that support the evolution of electronic devices to meet consumer demand,” said Dr. Amin Shokrollahi, CEO and Founder of Kandou. “We value our partnership with GRL whose expertise is helping us realize our goal as a leader in high-speed and energy efficient chip-to-chip link solutions that revolutionize wired connectivity.”

Dr. Nik Dimitrakopoulos, Market Segment Manager Automotive at Rohde & Schwarz said, “We are extremely pleased to partner with GRL, one of the leading test and engineering services companies worldwide, and empower them to offer first-class compliance test for existing and future high-speed digital communications. We are proud to contribute to this valuable testing resource serving the automotive and industrial community in Europe.”

About Granite River Labs
The world’s leading Engineering Services and Test Automation Solutions firm for connectivity and charging, GRL helps engineers solve tough design and validation challenges.  GRL began in 2010 with a vision to provide affordable test services to help hardware developers implement digital interface technologies as they become faster, more complex, and more challenging to test. Today, GRL has worked with hundreds of companies supporting the adoption of new and emerging technologies from our worldwide test facilities and R&D centers. GRL’s combination of market-leading technical expertise, broad capabilities across connectivity and charging technologies, and intense focus on quality and customer service excellence has led to rapid growth and recognition as the “go to” expert. For more information, visit www.graniteriverlabs.com 
Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded more than 85 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the globe. On June 30, 2020, Rohde & Schwarz had around 12,300 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.58 billion in the 2019/2020 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

R&S® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG.

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