Certification Tests

Overview of the certification test tool

The G3-PLC certification covers 3 main aspects : conformance, performance and 1-to-1 interoperability. In order to perform the associated tests, a certification test tool has been developed composed of a Tester and tests scenarios. This certification tests tool is used by the accredited certification laboratories to perform the required tests: additional information on how the tests are done using this tool can be found in the tests specifications.

Latest release of the test tools for certification

The latest release of the certification test tools is version 5.0 and was issued on March 15th 2021. This release includes new conformance and interoperability tests for the optional hybrid PLC&RF feature.

For PLC only, the conformance tests suite specification includes modification of some existing tests and the addition of new tests to cover the use of reserved fields in Path-Discovery and Bootstrap messages.

Test specifications

The latest test specification documents can be found in the table below.

Purchase the certification tests tool

To enable G3-PLC Alliance members to prepare themselves for the conformance and performance testing, the certification tests tool to perform these tests can be purchased. Note that the equipment required for the performance testing, such as noise generator or spectrum analyser, have to be purchased separately. All the required information to build the performance test setup is included in the performance tests specification and the accredited laboratories can be contacted in case of specific questions. G3-PLC members interested in buying the certification test tool, can contact Trialog using the following e-mail address: contact@trialog.com.