eCall is an interoperable in-vehicle emergency
call system designed with the objective to greatly reduce response times in the
case of an accident in order to save human lives. In contrast to other already
existing private services, eCall is based on a pan-European standard and is
required to be introduced for all new car models from 2015 onwards by the
European Commission. Besides establishing a voice communications channel between
the driver and the public safety answering point, eCall provides a data message
with key vehicle information (GPS coordinates, timestamp, car ID etc.), which is
transmitted via the cellular network.

This webinar provides insights
into the underlying key technologies of the eCall system, highlights the test
requirements and demonstrates powerful test solutions for the verification of
eCall modems to ensure standard-compliant operation.

will learn:

  • Technical fundamentals of the eCall ecosystem
  • Overview of eCall standardization
  • Test solutions for verification and conformance testing of eCall in-band

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of mobile
communications standards

Who should attend:

  • Engineering and lab managers
  • Research and principal engineers
  • RF and transceiver design engineers
  • Software and protocol development engineers
  • Network and systems & test engineers
  • Application and support engineers

Hof, Product Manager, Test and Measurement Division, Rohde & Schwarz,

Christian Hof is product manager for mobile radio testers at
Rohde & Schwarz, Munich. Since 2010 he has been responsible for the
R&S®CMW500 wideband radio communication tester with focus on LTE and
TD-SCDMA technologies in relation to data end-to-end testing, eCall and
automotive applications. Christian joined Rohde & Schwarz in Munich as a
product manager for the R&S®CompactTSVP production test platform in 2004. In
2007 he took over responsibility for the R&S®CMW270 wireless connectivity
tester, focusing on WiMAX™ and WLAN, as well as chipset support in production.
Christian holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Munich University of
Applied Sciences.

Dr. Taro Eichler, Manager Test & Measurement, Rohde & Schwarz,

Taro Eichler is regional manager for test and measurement
products with focus on the automotive and wireless communications market in
Japan and Korea. He engages in business development activities related to
automotive applications, wireless standards for ITS as well as LTE and
LTE-Advanced. Before joining Rohde & Schwarz in 2007, he worked for Intel
Corporation in the field of optical communications. Previously he also worked as
post-doc at the University of Tokyo before joining NTT Basic Research
Laboratories for a project in quantum optics. Taro holds a Diploma degree in
physics from the Technical University of Munich and a PhD degree in physics from
the University of Bonn, Germany.