Charged EVs | Keysight expands e-mobility charging check portfolio

Keysight Applied sciences (NYSE: KEYS) has expanded its portfolio of charging design, emulation and check options. The brand new instruments complement Keysight’s current EV/EVSE charging check portfolio with component-level and field-testing options.

Because the EV market expands, interoperability amongst e-mobility merchandise is a rising concern for the business—to present simply two examples, DC quick charging energy ranges are on the rise, and bidirectional charging functions similar to vehicle-to-home have gotten extra widespread.

Keysight’s new charging check options are designed to enhance interoperability between EVs and EVSE merchandise by conformance testing and kind approvals by specializing in the entire vary of communications protocols employed by the Mixed Charging System (CCS) requirements.

The brand new charging check options embody:

  • SL1550A EV-EVSE Charging Communication Interface Tester—a completely built-in check adapter for electrical automobile communication controllers (EVCC) or provide gear communication controllers (SECC) that permits gear emulation or check case execution to check charging communication and protocols.
  • SL1556A CCS Charging Protocol Tracer—a transportable energy line communication (PLC) sniffer that permits seamless statement of the CCS communication channel between EV and EVSE within the lab or within the discipline by conductive or inductive coupling with the charging cable.
  • SL156XA EV-EVSE Charging Take a look at Robotic Sequence—a check automation course of that can be utilized with the Communication Interface Tester to include mechanical actuators to allow absolutely automated testing sequences.
  • TTCN-3 Charging Communication Take a look at Automation Software program—an automatic conformance testing resolution for CCS charging communication based mostly on ISO 15118 conformance testing requirements.
  • Sensible Charging Emulation Software program—a customizable and configurable emulation setting for scenario- and functional-driven EV and EVSE assessments based mostly on CCS Fundamental, CCS Prolonged, and CCS Superior profiles, supporting DIN 70121, ISO 15118-2/-3, and ISO 15118-20/-3.
  • CCS Charging Protocol Hint Viewer—a software program software that permits decoding of CCS charging protocols and helps the DIN 70121, ISO 15118-2/-20 vehicle-to-grid communication commonplace in addition to different proprietary messages outlined for the {hardware} abstraction layer.

“Keysight’s full charging check portfolio offers the instruments we have to assist our companions emulate real-life use instances to research the consequences of EV charging on the ability grid—each for high quality and immunity assessments,” stated Onoph Caron, Director of Keysight buyer ElaadNL. “With these new options, we are able to pace innovation by mitigating interoperability challenges to carry new merchandise to market shortly and easily, particularly with new market developments similar to vehicle-to-grid and new variations of the ISO 15118 commonplace.”

“With the introduction of recent communications-based charging check options to Keysight’s check portfolio, we’re giving the business the instruments it wants to reply to the accelerating e-mobility market,” stated Thomas Goetzl, Vice President and Basic Supervisor for Keysight’s Automotive & Vitality Options. “Keysight is the one vendor providing a whole turn-key resolution, from R&D to upkeep.”

Supply: Keysight Technologies