EVK-301E Information Sheet

V2X Starter Kit, V2Xcast®– ITS-G5 stack, Europe

EVK-301:V2X Starter Kit, V2Xcast - ITS-G5 stack, Europe

Overview

EVK-301E is a universal V2X starter kit for Unex V2X product line including System-on-Module (SOM), On-Board Unit (OBU) and Roadside Unit (RSU). It’s an ideal V2X platform for evaluation, development and demonstration of V2X applications including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I). This kit provides multiple connectivity options such as CAN, GPIO, Ethernet, USB and GNSS capabilities. It also includes an extension conversion board for direct connections with various I/O devices. With preloaded ITS-G5 stack and V2Xcast® software, EVK-301E offers a rapid way to develop your V2X applications and use-cases either standalone or being incorporated into your existing application host, allowing seamless migration to your final design.

Feature

  • A rich SDK contains facility-layer messages, APIs and example codes supports quick development of innovative V2X applications.
  • Modular software framework allows different mode of operation to meet various system requirement.
  • Enable V2X on external Linux host via USB or Ethernet connection and V2Xcast® easily.
  • Seamlessly migrate V2X applications developed on EVK-301E to the final design with Unex V2X SOM/OBU/RSU.
  • Automotive I/O cable connector and conversion board provide flexibility to integrate with variable devices.
  • 5.9GHz and GPS antennas diagnostic detection in case of antenna open or cable pinch.

Specifications

Chipset
  • Autotalks® CRATON2 V2X communication processor
    • dual 600MHz ARM Cortex-A7 32-bit CPU cores
    • 1140 DMIPS processing power each Cortex-A7 core
    • ARM Cortex M3 32-bit processor with memory protection unit (MPU) and ECC protected memory
  • Autotalks® PLUTON2 V2X RF Transceiver
  • Embedded Hardware Secure Module (eHSM)
    • Dedicated ARM Cortex-M0 CPU
  • Telit® SL869-V3 GNSS module (SL869-ADR optional)
Operation System Linux Yocto
System Service RS-232 console port (baud rate 115200 bps)
Preloaded Firmware ETSI ITS-G5 includes IEEE 802.11p, GeoNetwork, BTP, DCC*, and Security (*. Est. in Q2 ’21)
Development Tool V2Xcast® SDK, including APIs and ITS-G5 facility layer messages
Hardware Security
  • Dedicated ROM containing certified secure V2X signing firmware
  • Secure encrypted off-chip storage of private keys
  • Private material is inaccessible outside HSM
  • Capable of >110 signatures / second, with <9ms signing latency for ECDSA NIST P256 or ECDSA Brainpool P256R1
  • Line-rate ECDSA verification engine (>2500 ECDSA NIST P256 verifications / second)
  • Embedded HSM supports less than 9ms latency on ECDSA NIST P256 signing, it’s granted FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification*
  • Tamper detection* (by project)
DSRC
  • Frequency band: 5.85 ~ 5.925 GHz
  • Radio mode: ITS-G5
  • Channel: 172, 174, 176, 178, 180, 182, 184
  • Channel bandwidth: 10MHz (5MHz & 20MHz by project)
  • Data rate: 3, 4.5, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 27Mbps for 10MHz BW signal
  • RF transmit power: > +20dBm, Class C RF spectrum mask compliant with margins
  • RF receive power: < -92dBm, compliant with SAE J2945
GNSS
  • Refresh rate: 10Hz
  • Sensitivity:
    • Acquisition: -146dBm
    • Navigation: -158dBm
    • Tracking: -162dBm
  • NMEA Standard: NMEA 0183
  • Accuracy: 1.5m (CEP50 with SBAS)
  • Telit® SL869-V3 GNSS receiver supports GPS/Glonass constellations. SBAS like EGNOS (EU), WAAS (US), and MSAS (JP) are also supported
External GNSS Support RS-232 Tx/Rx for NMEA input
External Connector
  • One integrated IO interface
    • Power 6-48V DC
    • Reset
    • One RS-232 for Console (baud rate 115200 bps)
    • One RS-232 for external GNSS NMEA input
    • One 1PPS input
    • Two CAN
    • One USB 2.0 host with USB bus power output
    • Two GPIOs
  • One Ethernet port with 802.3af PoE (optional)
  • One USB Mini-B port with OTG
  • Two FAKRA Z RF port for DSRC
  • One FAKRA C RF port for GNSS
On-Board Interface
  • Two MMCX RF connector (DSRC with remote compensator power & control signal)
  • Two MHF I RF connector (DSRC)
  • One MMCX RF connector (GNSS)
  • One Mini PCIe slot* (for LTE module or SOM-301)
  • One SIM slot*
  • One PoE Module slot
  • One Reset button
  • LED headers
  • Boot strapping DIP switch
  • JTAG 7-pin header

(*. Support by project)

LED
  • STATUS (USDOT RSU 4.1)
    • Start-up: Blinking Green
    • Operational: Solid Green
    • FW upgrade: Amber (R+G)
    • Fault: Red
  • PWR
  • 1PPS
  • EXT GNSS
  • LTE WWAN
  • LED0
  • LED1
Antenna
  • STATUS (USDOT RSU 4.1)
    • Two detachable FAKRA type Z DSRC 5dBi Omni Dipole
    • One detachable FAKRA type C active GNSS antenna, cable length: 3 meters
Operation Voltage DC 6-48 V ± 5%
SOperation Temperature Range ambient: -40ºC ~ +85ºC
Operating Humidity 10% – 95%, non-condensing
Storage Humidity max. 95%, non-condensing
Product Dimension 103mm (L) x 95mm(W) x 31mm (H)

Software

Featuring with V2Xcast® , Unex’s innovative software technology, EVK-301E allows two modes of operation:

1. Hostless Mode: EVK works as a standalone full-featured V2X unit

EVK works as a standalone full-featured V2X unit

2. Hosted Mode: EVK works as a V2X communication unit to existing application host

EVK works as a V2X communication unit to existing application host

Unex EVK-301E enables ease of V2X software development through its V2Xcast® technology. Previously, V2X protocol software had to be built and verified complicated APIs, resulting in a duplicated effort, risk and cost. With Unex V2Xcast solution that provides ready-to-use V2X communication services for V2X applications, users can significantly cut time-to-market with less development and testing cost.

V2Xcast is supported in EVK-301E to facilitate V2X application development through its modular framework. It includes two parts – V2Xcast Service and V2Xcast SDK.

V2Xcast SDK

Deploy V2Xcast SDK in either EVK-301E or external application host, it includes APIs to get the services from V2Xcast Service and the main functions of facility layer (ITS-MSG), such as message encoder/decoder and example code.

V2Xcast Service

V2Xcast Service image resides in EVK-301E, it combines ETSI ITS-G5 protocol stack that includes GeoNetwork, BTP, DCC, Security, and POTI. V2X communication protocols will be easily enabled via configuration input without any programming.

Input Output Interface

Function Pin
Console
(DCE)
TX(I)
RX(O)
GND
Ext GNSS
(DTE)
Ext_GNSS_TX(O)
Ext_GNSS_RX(I)
Ext_1PPS(I)
GND
CAN0 CAN0_H
CAN0_L
CAN1 CAN1_H
CAN1_L
USB USB_DP
USB_DN
USB5V
GND
GPIO GPIO1
GPIO2
PWR POWER
RESET
GND

Pin Definition

20 Pin Connector

Pin Pin Name Type Description
1 POWER I 6-48V System main power
2 RESET I Reboot the device with rising edge
3 TX I Serial data from DTE
4 RX O Serial data to DTE
5 GND G Ground
6 CAN0_H I/O CAN0 High
7 CAN1_H I/O CAN1 High
8 USB_DP I/O USB Data +
9 USB_5V O 5V USB bus power
10 GPIO1 I/O GPIO
11 GND G Ground
12 EXT_1PPS I External 1PPS signal
13 EXT_GNSS_RX I Serial data from external GNSS module
14 EXT_GNSS_TX O Serial data to external GNSS moduleCAN0 High
15 GND G Ground
16 CAN0_L I/O CAN0 Low
17 CAN1_L I/O CAN1 Low
18 USB_DN I/O USB Data –
19 GND G Ground
20 GPIO2 I/O GPIO

RJ45

Pin Pin Name Type Description
1 TX+ / BI_DA+ I/O 10/100Mbps: Transmit data +
1000Mbps: Bi-directional data +
2 TX+ / BI_DA- I/O 10/100Mbps: Transmit data –
1000Mbps: Bi-directional data –
3 RX+ / BI_DB+ I/O 10/100Mbps: Receive data +
1000Mbps: Bi-directional data +
4 BI_DC+ I/O 10/100Mbps: Not connected
1000Mbps: Bi-directional data +
5 BI_DC- I/O 10/100Mbps: Not connected
1000Mbps: Bi-directional data –
6 RX- / BI_DB- I/O 10/100Mbps: Receive data –
1000Mbps: Bi-directional data –
7 BI_DD+ I/O 10/100Mbps: Not connected
1000Mbps: Bi-directional data +
8 BI_DD- I/O 10/100Mbps: Not connected
1000Mbps: Bi-directional data –

USB Mini-B

Pin Pin Name Type Description
1 VBUS O USB device mode = USB 5V power input
USB host mode = 5V/900mA power output (e.g. when connecting an OTG cable)
2 D- I/O Data –
3 D+ I/O Data +
4 BI_DC+ I USB device mode = NC
USB host mode = Tied to GND (e.g. when connecting an OTG cable)
5 GND G Ground

I/O Conversion Board Interface

Console pinout
Pin Symbol I/O Level (V) Description
1 NC Not Connected
2 RX O 5.0 RS232 serial data to DTE
3 TX I 5.0 RS232 serial data from DTE
4 NC Not Connected
5 GND G Ground
6 NC Not Connected
7 NC Not Connected
8 NC Not Connected
9 NC Not Connected
CAN0 pinout
Pin Symbol I/O Level (V) Description
1 EXT_1PPS I 3.3 External 1PPS signal
2 RX I 5.0 RS232 serial data from DCE
3 TX O 5.0 RS232 serial data to DCE
4 NC Not Connected
5 GND G Ground
6 NC Not Connected
7 NC Not Connected
8 NC Not Connected
9 NC Not Connected
CAN1 pinout
Pin Symbol I/O Level (V) Description
1 EXT_1PPS I 3.3 External 1PPS signal
2 RX I 5.0 RS232 serial data from DCE
3 TX O 5.0 RS232 serial data to DCE
4 NC Not Connected
5 GND G Ground
6 NC Not Connected
7 NC Not Connected
8 NC Not Connected
9 NC Not Connected
USB1 pinout
Pin Symbol I/O Level (V) Description
1 VBUS O 5.0 5V/900mA
2 D- I/O 0.4 USB 2.0 data –
3 D+ I/O 0.4 USB 2.0 data +
4 GND G Ground
GPIO pinout
Pin Symbol I/O Level (V) Description
1 GPIO1 I/O 3.3 GPIO1
2 GND G Ground
3 GPIO2 I/O 3.3 GPIO2
4 GND G Ground

Using Cases

EVK-301 series is a fundamental evaluation platform of Unex V2X product line for V2V and V2I applications. Starting from EVK-301E to kick off application development, enjoy portability and easy migration to your final design with Unex V2X SOM/OBU/RSU-301.

Evaluation phase

EVK, In-vehicle or Roadside IPC

Final design phase

EVK, SOM, OBU, RSU, In-vehicle or Roadside IPC
EVK, SOM, OBU, RSU, In-vehicle or Roadside IPC

Package contents

  1. One OBU-301E
  2. Two DSRC omni dipole detachable antennas, 5.9GHz FAKRA type Z
  3. One GPS active detachable antenna, FAKRA type C, cable length 3 meters
  4. One 20-pin cable assembly
  5. I/O conversion board
  6. One power supply unit
  7. Hardware Guide and software development kit available on Unex server

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