Mimas enables the possibility to generate and analyze low level Ethernet data traffic in real time. Together with National Instruments’ FlexRIO board it´s the ideal platform for developing specialized Ethernet based applications.


Application Areas

  • Automotive Ethernet (together with NI IVN BroadR Reach adapter)
  • Ethernet traffic generation and analysis
  • Ethernet based communication testing
  • Custom Ethernet based application
  • Link simulation (delay, jitter)
  • Fault injection (dropped frames, bit errors, protocol violations)


  • Two Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T IEEE 802.3 compliant
  • Full access to MDIO/RGMII/GMII signals
  • Custom protocol processing in FPGA
  • FPGA IP cores for MAC, UDP etc. available

MIMAS for Automotive Ethernet

Automotive Ethernet is a physical network that is used to connect components within a car using a wired network. It is designed to meet the needs of the automotive market, including meeting electrical requirements, bandwidth requirements, latency requirements, synchronization, and network management requirements. Competing with existing technologies such as CAN, LIN, FlexRay MOST and LVDS the requirement to make Automotive Ethernet a success requires a lot of tests and suitable test hardware. The MIMA Gigabit Ethernet adapter can be a part of this process and help you validate the tests within:

  • Conformance Testing
  • Protocol Validation and Performance Testing
  • PHY Testing
  • Switch testing
  • Stress and Reliability Testing of Components
  • Security Testing
  • Manufacturing Test
  • Vehicle Diagnostics

More information

For more information regarding National Instruments’ FlexRIO,