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TOYO Corporation Granted US Patent for Data Recording Technology on Packet Capture System

TOYO Corporation Granted US Patent for Data Recording Technology on Packet Capture System

“Data recording apparatus and method” patent covers high-speed network data capture without data loss enabling big data analytics and network forensics

 

TOKYO, JAPAN – July 22, 2020 – TOYO Corporation (TOKYO:8151), the leading test and measurement company, today announced that an intellectual patent for the data recording technology used in their packet capture system, SYNESIS, has been registered in the United States followed by registration in Japan on September 2018. Titled “Data recording apparatus and method,” the patent invention number is US 10,585,622. The technology described in the patent pertains to the world’s first packet capture system released in 2015 that captures 100G Ethernet at full line rate and was engineered by TOYO Corporation. This allows TOYO Corporation to advance their global strategy in network forensics.

TOYO’s SYNESIS can keep up with the fastest of networks without having to rely on expensive and often times unreliable access equipment. This is achieved through two unique patented technologies for parallel write processing and load balancing algorithms that efficiently distribute and optimize data movement across the same storage array.

“These technologies enable SYNESIS to perform long term capture even at 100Gbps full line rate without incurring any packet loss. No other packet capture system on the marketplace can achieve this level of performance.” Said Yoshiyuki Saitoh, President of SYNESIS Business Unit. “As a leading innovator of network forensic solution, we look forward to continue working with our partners to contribute to better network

SYNESIS Key Advantages

SYNESIS is a high-performance capture and analysis system for 1G/10G/40G/100G Ethernet interfaces with sustained rates of up to 100Gbps.

  • Capture without loss: Capture and directly stream high volume traffic to storage without any packet loss
  • High speed extraction: Reduce the time to extract packets by saving indexing information
  • Portable and Distributed models: For 1G/10G/40G/100G

SYNESIS Online Resources

SYNESIS Product Information: https://www.synesis.tech/
SYNESIS Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N55-LT_4sjI
TOYO Corporation Issued Patent For Data Recording Technology On Packet Capture System:
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180906005011/en/TOYO-Corporation-Issued-Patent-Data-Recording-Technology

About TOYO Corporation
TOYO Corporation (TSE: 8151) is a Japanese technology company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with subsidiaries in the United States and China. Since its founding in 1953, TOYO has become the leading distributor of advanced measurement instruments and systems in Japan. TOYO also engages in original product designs and develops advanced solutions for many of markets that its serves including automotive, sustainable energy, and cyber security industries. TOYO’s innovative products are used by many leading companies in Japan, the United States and APAC countries, helping TOYO’s customers accelerate development, reduce time-to-market, and improve product quality. For more information, please visit the company’s website at https://www.toyo.co.jp/english.

Contact  
Yoko Nonaka
SYNESIS Marketing (Synesis-sales@toyo.co.jp)

 

TOYO Launches New Radiated Emission Measurement Software ”ES10/RE”

TOYO Launches New Radiated Emission Measurement Software ”ES10/RE”

Replaces long-standing industry standard EMC measurement software, “EP5” and “EP7” series

 

Fremont, Calif. – July 2, 2020 – TOYOTech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TOYO Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Division, Code: 8151) announced the completed development for “ES10/RE,” a new software for EMI*1 compliance evaluation and EMI measurement of radiated emission (electromagnetic noise emitted by electronic equipment including home appliances, multi-media, and medical equipment).

All electronic equipment including home appliances and communication devices emit electromagnetic waves, and EMI measurement needs to be conducted to ensure that the electromagnetic waves do not adversely affect other electronic equipment. While EMI measurement is conducted for both radiated emission (noise radiated in the air from electronic equipment) and conducted emission (noise propagated through the power and communication lines), the new software, “EP10/RE” is used for EMI measurement of radiated emission. It is meant to be used together with an EMI receiver, the hardware necessary for EMI measurement.

With the technological development such as IoT, 5G and autonomous driving, the electromagnetic environment around us has been becoming more and more complex. Though it is more difficult to detect electromagnetic noise than before due to the increased number of parts and functions used in recent products, engineers are requested to shorten the development time and reduce manhours. So, development engineers and EMC*2 test engineers need to measure noise and take countermeasures effectively and efficiently. By combining the ”ES10/RE” with an EMI receiver supporting the “FFT time domain scan*3,” you can quickly and accurately identify the location of the noise source. In addition, its difference display feature enables you to take more efficient countermeasures against noise as you can easily compare two different sets of measurement results obtained in completely different environments, for example, before and after the countermeasures are taken or a function on DUT is switched.

TOYO has developed and sold a number of EMI measurement software applications to respond to various customer needs. The software roughly falls under two main series – the “EP5” and ”EP7” series that has established its position as the industry standard, supporting various EMI receiver models and EMI measurement equipment (including antenna mast and turntable), and the high-end “EPX” series*4 that fully utilizes the features of Keysight Technologies’ top-of-the-line “N9048B PXE” EMI receiver. With “ES10/RE” developed on the same platform (fundamental software structure) as “EPX,” the functional differences among the “EP5” and “EP7” series have been minimized or eliminated, and the new features will be delivered to users in a shorter time. “ES10/RE” is the first application of the “ES10” series that will replace the existing ”EP5/RE” and “EP7/RE” software and will be followed by two other applications in sequence. “EPX” and “ES10” will be the two main pillars of TOYO’s EMI measurement software.

Utilizing our 30 years of experience in EMC measurement software development, TOYO will continue to deliver products that will help improve the efficiency of EMC measurement to reduce emissions and to improve quality control for electronic equipment and automobile development.

 “ES10/RE” Features

  • Support the latest functions of “EPX” series*5
  • Easy identification of recently-increasing complex noise using the time domain scan feature
  • Difference display function that enables easy comparison and analysis of multiple sets of measurement data
  • Substantially improved usability – same level as the high-end “EPX” series
  • Customizable UI according to your preference
  • Unifying the “EP5” and “EP7” series.  Using the same platform as “EPX”, the upper series, the functional differences among products or series have been minimized or eliminated. The new functions can be released for both delay “EPX” and “ES10” series with little time delay.

With the launch of “ES10/RE,” “EP5/RE” and “EP7/RE” will be discontinued on August 31, 2020. Technical support will not be provided after July 30, 2021.

About TOYOTech
TOYOTech LLC, founded in Fremont, California in 2015, is a wholly-owned local subsidiary of TOYO Corporation. TOYOTech provides the customers in the US and several other countries with TOYO Corporation’s self-developed products incorporating the know-how and technologies accumulated over many decades, as well as TOYOTech’s own-developed products that are unique in the markets – these include test and measurement solutions for automobile, new materials, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and EMC applications among others. At the same time, TOYOTech keeps a keen eye on the newly emerging technologies and up-to-date information in Silicon Valley, a holy site of innovation, actively collaborating with startups and seeking M&A opportunities. For more information, please visit the company’s website at https://www.toyotechus.com.

About TOYO Corporation
TOYO Corporation (TSE: 8151) is a Japanese technology company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with subsidiaries in the United States and China. Since its founding in 1953, TOYO has become the leading distributor of advanced measurement instruments and systems in Japan. TOYO also engages in original product designs and develops advanced solutions for many of markets that its serves including automotive, sustainable energy, and cyber security industries. TOYO’s innovative products are used by many leading companies in Japan, the United States and APAC countries, helping TOYO’s customers accelerate development, reduce time-to-market, and improve product quality. For more information, please visit the company’s website at https://www.toyo.co.jp/english.

Contact
Nori Sugawara | TOYOTech
nori.sugawara@toyotechus.com
www.toyotechus.com/emc
1-510-309-5570

*1 Electromagnetic Interference

*2 Electromagnetic Compatibility

*3 Function that measures the spectrum in a wide band using fast Fourier transformation operation

*4 A software series comprised of three software products, “EPX/RE” for radiated emission, ”EPX/CE” for conducted emission and “EPX/VE” for automobile and on-vehicle equipment

*5 Some features of the “EPX/RE” including the “Accelerated Time Domain Scan feature” are not supported by the “ES10/RE.”[/vc_column_text]

TOYO appointed as a RanLOS distributor in United States, Japan and China

TOYO appointed as a RanLOS distributor in United States, Japan and China

Launch of Swedish “Automotive CATR Solution“ installable in existing EMC testing anechoic chambers

Fremont, Calif. – June 25, 2020 – TOYOTech, a wholly owned subsidiary of TOYO Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Division, Code: 8151) announced the launch of the “Automotive CATR*1 (compact range) Solution” from RanLOS AB (HQ: Gothenburg, Sweden), following the conclusion of a distribution agreement for marketing RanLOS products in the United States, Japan and China. This solution offers a method to evaluate the quality of on-vehicle wireless communication devices.

The integration of automotive and communication technologies has been advancing with the increased needs  for on-vehicle wireless data communication to improve safety, streamline traffic, and offer infotainment and internet access services. It is expected that higher-quality communication – larger capacity and smaller delay – will be required to advance the progress of autonomous driving/Advanced Driver Assistance System technologies and to offer better-quality services.

While wireless communication testing has become a part of the routine in the mobile products and service development process to improve quality and guarantee performance in the communication industry, testing methodologies and standards for wireless communication functions on automobiles has yet to be established. When you test on-vehicle wireless communication equipment, the entire vehicle with the communication equipment mounted on needs to be tested instead of testing the equipment alone. In addition, automotive manufacturers are seeking a practical way to test while simulating actual traffic environments to reproduce more realistic communication.

RanLOS develops the “Automotive CATR Solution” by applying to automotive testing the accurate and highly reproducible test method that has been used in the communication industry. By deploying the solution in your existing anechoic chamber, you can test wireless communication performance of automobiles while simulating realistic communication on highways or in cities.

Its compact and easy-to-install design and reduced reflection from the floor and walls with the use of plane waves to generate electromagnetic fields allow it to be installed in an existing anechoic chamber for EMC testing. When it is placed on a turntable with a chassis dynamometer, OTA (Over-The-Air) testing can be conducted in either driving or regeneration mode and with ADAS function running.

This solution can be used for functional testing of safety systems and autonomous driving systems as it supports V2X communication, which is expected to spread widely in the future. In addition, the easy setup helps reduce test time.

The “Automotive CATR Solution” will offer a practical method to test wireless communication equipment on automobiles in a realistic environment, contribute to improved wireless communication quality and shorten development cycles for automobiles.

 
 

Automotive CATR Solution Features

・ OTA test for on-vehicle wireless communication equipment in an existing EMC anechoic chamber

・ Test zone large enough for vehicle body size (8.2ft diameter) allowing testing of antenna installed at almost any location on the vehicle

・ Test in either drive or regeneration mode by using a turntable with a chassis dynamometer

・ Combined test of ADAS and V2X communication quality

・ Easily changeable test frequency (simply by changing the antenna array at the reflector focus, no re-alignment is necessary)

・ Substantially reduced or eliminated capital cost – you do not need to build an expensive anechoic chamber and can use an existing one instead.

 

About RanLOS

RanLOS AB was founded in 2015 by Professor Per-Simon Kildal at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. RanLOS has applied for a patent of Random Line-of-Sight measurement set-up OTA (Over The Air), to be used for testing of communication with cars. The solution is based on research from Chalmers University of Technology and includes antennas from Gapwaves AB. Professor Per-Simon Kildal has commercialized a number of inventions. The Comhat antenna has been sold in over one million units and is deployed worldwide in Ericsson’s minilink. Professor Kildal also founded Bluetest AB which has a track record of delivering OTA test systems based on reverberation chambers to all major players in the telecom industry. RanLOS Website: https://ranlos.com/

 
 

About TOYOTech

TOYOTech LLC, founded in Fremont, California in 2015, is a wholly owned local subsidiary of TOYO Corporation. TOYOTech provides the customers in the US and several other countries with TOYO Corporation’s self-developed products incorporating the know-how and technologies accumulated over many decades, as well as TOYOTech’s own-developed products that are unique in the markets – these include test and measurement solutions for automobile, new materials, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and EMC applications among others. At the same time, TOYOTech keeps a keen eye on the newly emerging technologies and up-to-date information in Silicon Valley, a holy site of innovation, actively collaborating with startups and seeking M&A opportunities. For more information, please visit the company’s website at https://www.toyotechus.com.

 
 

About TOYO Corporation

TOYO Corporation (TSE: 8151) is a Japanese technology company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with subsidiaries in the United States and China. Since its founding in 1953, TOYO has become the leading distributor of advanced measurement instruments and systems in Japan. TOYO also engages in original product designs and develops advanced solutions for many of markets that its serves including automotive, sustainable energy, and cyber security industries. TOYO’s innovative products are used by many leading companies in Japan, the United States and APAC countries, helping TOYO’s customers accelerate development, reduce time-to-market, and improve product quality. For more information, please visit the company’s website at https://www.toyo.co.jp/english.

 
 

Contact
Nori Sugawara | TOYOTech
nori.sugawara@toyotechus.com
www.toyotechus.com/emc
1-510-309-5570

 
 

*1 Compact antenna test range. Test system capable of performing far-field measurement in a short range to evaluate antenna characteristics.

 

TOYOTech Introduces New Conducted Emission Measurement and Analysis Software “EPX/CE”

TOYOTech Introduces New Conducted Emission Measurement and Analysis Software “EPX/CE”

Automated and high-quality measurement of electromagnetic noise on power and communication lines

Fremont, Calif. – May 21, 2020 – TOYOTech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TOYO Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Division, Code:8151) launched the new Conducted Emission Measurement and Analysis Software, “EPX/CE”, for EMI*1 measurement of electromagnetic noise generated by electronic equipment under test and propagated through power and communication lines.  “EPX/CE” may also be used for EMI compliance testing of electronic equipment and the software is available both in English and Japanese.

All electronic equipment including home appliances and communication devices emit electromagnetic waves, and EMI measurement is conducted to make sure that the electromagnetic waves do not adversely affect other electronic equipment. While EMI measurement is conducted for both radiated (noise radiated in the air from electronic equipment) and conducted emission (noise propagated through the power and communication lines)、 the new software, “EPX/CE” is used for EMI measurement for conducted emission.

 

The “EPX/CE” is the third application that completes the series of EPX software that includes two other preceding applications, “EPX/RE” for radiated emission measurement and “EPX/VE” for emission measurement for automobile and on-vehicle equipment. In the “EPX series”, two technologies developed by TOYO are used – they help to prevent missing important noise even when you conduct measurement in a wideband and to perform measurements that are fully compliant with international standards. Like other “EPX series” software, the “EPX/CE” also allows constant monitoring of the noise spectrum in the measurement frequency range by incorporating “Accelerated Time Domain Scan (A-TDS)” as an optional feature for Keysight’s latest EMI receiver*2 “N9048B PXE”, so that no noise is missed. When noise that exceeds the maximum allowable level defined by the standard is missed in the EMI measurement conducted at each development phase and is found at the final stage of development, this error will substantially increase the development time as engineers need to go back to an earlier stage and fix the problem. Due to this, development engineers have no choice but to take great pains in taking countermeasures against noise and spend much time on it. The solution comprising of the “EPX series” software such as the “EPX/CE” and the “N9048B PXE” EMI receiver reduces the time needed to take countermeasures against electromagnetic noise as it prevents from missing important noise and helps you easily find the source of noise. In addition, the automated measurement sequence feature of the “EPX series” delivers highly reliable measurement results equivalent to those obtained by an experienced engineer. The “EPX series” will improve the efficiency of the customer’s operation as well as the measurement quality.

 
 
Key technologies in “EPX Series”

The “EPX series” has two features that use TOYO’s self-developed technologies – “Impulse noise removal feature” and ”Compliance evaluation feature”, both of which solve the issues that could occur in a wideband measurement using the “N9048B PXE” EMI receiver.

The “Impulse noise removal feature” prevents the target electromagnetic noise from being hidden by other noise irrelevant to the measurement like static electricity and so-called click*3 noise. The “Compliance evaluation feature” allows you to conduct measurements compliant with international standards without relying on the experiences and skills of test engineers.

 
 

Main features of “EPX series”

・ Highly-reliable automated measurement sequence with A-TDS

       – Realtime scan measurement sequence that allows for gapless measurement within FFT bandwidth

       – Frequency step measurement sequence that reduces the time for each measurement

・ Prescan using QP detector

・ Noise analysis after removing impulse noise (PK/MaxHold) that hides other noise in a wide bandwidth

・ Automatic adjustment and setting of Dwell Time based on analysis of noise behavior

・ Noise data evaluation in time domain

・ MS-Office-based reporting feature

 
 

Product data

Product name: Conducted Emission Measurement and Analysis Software “EPX/CE”

Launch date: May 2020

 
 
Contact
Nori Sugawara | TOYOTech
nori.sugawara@toyotechus.com
www.toyotechus.com/emc
1-510-309-5570

 
 
*1 Electromagnetic Interference.

*2 Equipment for EMI measurement that records the electromagnetic wave emitted from DUT

*3 A very short noise that appears instantaneously. It is evaluated separately from the conducted emission as a discontinuous interference wave.

TOYO Corporation Unveils Hardware-Accelerated Cybersecurity Solution

TOYO Corporation Unveils Hardware-Accelerated Cybersecurity Solution

Powered by Artificial Intelligence, SYNESIS AURORA Eases Smart Extraction of Massive Network Data and Anomaly Detection

Tokyo, Feb 19, 2020 – TOYO Corporation (TOKYO: 8151), the leading test and measurement company, today announced SYNESIS AURORA, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered platform that’s purpose-built to recognize network anomalies that may otherwise be difficult to detect. The platform is hardware-accelerated and engineered from the bottom-up with advanced hashing and anomaly detection analytics.

Out of the box, SYNESIS AURORA can capture, process, record and analyze over 20 billion bytes of information per second. AURORA detects and identifies anomalies even in the most complex network environments providing engineers with the insight and visibility they require to proactively protect their networks. This week, TOYO Corporation will be showcasing SYNESIS AURORA at RSA 2020 on February 24-28 in San Francisco.

Increasing data rates, evolving standards, virtualization and Software Defined Networking (SDN) have resulted in complex network environments. More than ever, engineers today are confronted with large volumes of traffic rushing in and out of the networks they manage. These network management professionals are keenly aware that it is not humanly possible to “see” today’s networks without advanced tools. And a security breach can occur at any time putting not only the network at risk but also the entire business.

Conventional security appliances are optimized for real-time analysis and typically have limited storage capabilities. This storage limitation prevents them from utilizing machine learning and AI strategies in their product design. In contrast, SYNESIS AURORA is based on a platform not encumbered by limited storage so it does not face the same product design restrictions.

SYNESIS AURORA is the latest member of the TOYO SYNESIS family of network solutions. AURORA supports high-speed data transfer and facilitates anomaly detection and analysis through the power of AI technology. The hallmark of all SYNESIS solutions is the ability to capture and record network data with complete fidelity. SYNESIS AURORA provides deep and broad visibility to enable engineers to monitor network behavior, to detect network anomalies and to protect their networks.

Product Highlights:

  • Intelligent data transfer that captures network traffic and directly streams it to storage without incurring any loss of data
  • Advanced hashing analytics streamlines network data packet analysis, typically a time consuming process
  • Complete forensic system that delivers all the required tools in a single solution

SYNESIS AURORA will ship in early 2021 in a limited version. TOYO Corporation will offer certain customers early access to the product. If interested, please contact TOYO for further information.

SYNESIS Online Resources

SYNESIS Product Information: https://www.synesis.tech/

About TOYO Corporation

https://www.toyo.co.jp/English/

 

Contact:

TOYO Corporation
Yoko Nonaka
SYNESIS Marketing (synesis-sales@toyo.co.jp)

Collateral Alert: Network Management Challenges in the 5G Era (new white paper)

Here’s a snippet from our new white paper “Network Management Challenges in the 5G Era.”  “… Given the use cases described above, network engineers
will be challenged on how to collect network packets, a critical data source required for in depth troubleshooting.  The 5G implementation involves splitting the Fronthaul into two segments. The segment between the Control Unit (CU) and Data Unit (DU) is the “Midhaul”. The new “Fronthaul” is now the segment between the DU and Radio Unit (RU)..”

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TOYO Corporation Announces 25GbE Packet Capture Appliance for 5G Networks

TOYO Corporation Announces 25GbE Packet Capture Appliance for 5G Networks

New SYNESIS Helps Resolve Issues to Ensure Network Quality and Reduce Downtime Risk in Next-Gen Mobile Networks

Tokyo, Feb 19, 2020 – TOYO Corporation, the leading test and measurement company, today announced the launch of a 25GbE portable packet capture appliance specifically engineered to support the new 5G mobile and cellular network standard. With the ability to capture at multiple speeds combined with its portability the SYNESIS Portable 25G is ideal for testing in dispersed environments. It is particularly well-suited for field applications where engineers require complete packet visibility but may face different GbE interfaces and rates. This new offering allows engineers to quickly identify and resolve network issues.

The architecture of 5G networks consists of several standards operating at different Ethernet data rates, ranging from 10GbE to speeds up to 200GbE. Mobile Fronthaul networks often employ fast 25GbE infrastructure and rarely reach their peak speeds. In the 5G era, these Fronthaul networks now are playing an important role in connecting subscribers to a service provider’s core network and on to applications of choice. In between these critical connection points, many things can go wrong during the initial 5G rollouts and post-deployments given the bandwidth load driven by end-user demands. Maintenance engineers must have the tools and knowledge to troubleshoot network issues that lead to downtime and degraded end-user experience.

The SYNESIS Portable is a packet capture appliance that continuously captures data traffic with complete fidelity. This means it records every single packet helping service providers identify and resolve network issues not only quickly but also accurately. As a direct result, service providers can better manage their networks, ensure higher quality connections, eliminate the risk of network downtime and avoid catastrophic financial and reputational damage.

“For more than 60 years, TOYO’s test and measurement solutions have been the choice for many of the world’s leading companies,” said Mitsuru Onodera, Senior VP, Director at TOYO Corporation. “We continue that tradition today with the announcement of the new SYNESIS Portable 25G. Having this important tool in their arsenal will benefit 5G carriers and service providers who need confidence that their networks will continue to operate with peak performance and optimal quality in field deployments. This ultimately results in satisfied and happy customers for both TOYO and for TOYO’s customers.”

The new SYNESIS Portable 25GbE is equipped with the multi-capture ability to operate at any Ethernet speed 1/10/25/40/100GbE and its portable form factor allows for rapid deployment out in the field. Service providers can also streamline their toolset as they do not need to purchase and maintain a myriad of packet capture devices that may only operate at a limited number of data rates.

SYNESIS Portable 25GbE Model Key Advantages

  • 100% High Fidelity Capture: Capture and directly stream to storage without incurring any packet loss
  • Portable: All-in-one, easy to deploy and ship for onsite network packet captures
  • Hardware-Based: Powered by FPGA technology
  • High-speed Extraction: Significantly reduce troubleshooting time
  • eCPRI/PTP/25GbE Bi-Di applicable

About TOYO Corporation

TOYO Corporation (TOKYO:8151) is a Japanese technology company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with subsidiaries in the United States and China. Since its founding in 1953, TOYO has become the leading distributor of advanced measurement instruments and systems in Japan. TOYO also engages in original product designs and develops advanced solutions for many of the markets that it serves including automotive, sustainable energy, and cyber security industries. TOYO’s innovative products are used by many leading companies in Japan, the United States and APAC countries, helping TOYO’s customers accelerate development, reduce time-to-market, and improve product quality. For more information, please visit the company’s website at https://www.toyo.co.jp/english/

 

Contact:

TOYO Corporation
Yoko Nonaka
SYNESIS Marketing (synesis-sales@toyo.co.jp)