This document covers the requirements for Ethernet PHY qualification. Requirements stated in this document will provide a minimum standard level of performance for the Ethernet PHY block in the IC to which all compatible Automotive PHYs shall be designed. No other features in the IC are tested or qualified as part of this recommended practice. This will assure robust serial data communication among all connected devices regardless of supplier.
Typically Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have their own communication PHY layer qualification requirements that vary over time. The intent of this standard is to minimize test variation and to consolidate requirements among OEMs.