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RAD-Galaxy (hardware only)
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Vehicle Spy license NOT included
One license per neoVI

Availability:: Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
Product Code: RAD-GALAXY-HW

The following items are included with this product:


Description Specifications Manuals
Your Go-To Tool for Conventional and Next-Generation Vehicle Networks
Intrepid’s RAD-Galaxy is a multi-purpose Ethernet active tap and media converter for Automotive Ethernet. Using the RAD-Galaxy, you can monitor both sides of up to 6 BroadR-Reach® (100BASE-T1) connections, or attach your laptop to as many as 12 BroadR-Reach® ECUs or other devices. As a gateway to standard 8-wire Gigabit Ethernet, RAD-Galaxy makes any standard Ethernet device, laptop, or data logger compatible with BroadR-Reach®.
The RAD-Galaxy has 12 BroadR-Reach / 100BASE-T1 PHYs, allowing it to tap 6 links between ECUs and/or switch ports. It can also be configured to act as a media converter for up to 12 devices. In addition to its Automotive Ethernet capabilities, it offers 8x CAN FD channels, 1 LIN channel, DoIP support and standalone operation capability.

  • Taps copy full-duplex communications between Automotive Ethernet master and slave on each link with sub-microsecond latency
  • Taps have basic filtering and routing capabilities
  • Can serve as a BroadR-Reach® to Gigabit Ethernet bridge.
  • Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Support
  • Audio Video Bridging (AVB) Support
The RAD-Galaxy’s broad network support and many features make it the ideal tool for a variety of applications, including:
  • ECU level and system level automated testing
  • Automotive Ethernet network monitoring
  • Network simulation / Restbus simulation
  • Automotive Ethernet to CAN FD or LIN gateway applications
  • Standalone data logging applications
  • Gang (multiple ECU) reflashing over CAN FD and Automotive Ethernet
RAD-Galaxy System Level / Gateway ECU Testing
The RAD-Galaxy has the unique ability to test an entire system of up to 6 ECUs / nodes connected to an Automotive Ethernet switch, plus 8 CAN FD networks, with up to 10 ns time accuracy. This makes it ideal for Gateway ECU testing applications, as well as whole system testing.

Active Tap Mode
A primary use of the RAD-Galaxy is to act as an active tap, transparently interposing itself between up to 6 pairs of BroadR-Reach® (100BASE-T1) Automotive Ethernet devices. These can be any combination of 6 ECU-to-switch or ECU-to-ECU links. The traffic from each device on a tapped link is forwarded to its partner, ensuring seamless operation of the network. Copies of all messages are also sent to the PC over the RAD-Galaxy’s Gigabit Ethernet link, where they can be analyzed using the included Vehicle Spy software.

Media Converter Mode
The RAD-Galaxy can also be configured to act as a media converter, allowing a PC to interact with up to 12 Automotive Ethernet ECUs. This allows you to simulate nodes, or perform direct diagnostics or ECU flashing.

APIs Included
The RAD-Galaxy includes APIs for use in your project. Vehicle Spy software is *not* included.

NanoMQS Pins and Plug Provided
Due to the wide variation of connectors used in Automotive Ethernet, and its strict physical layer requirements, we provide a Nano MQS plug and pin kit with the RAD-Galaxy. This includes two plugs and a set of pins for the RAD-Galaxy’s Nano MQS sockets. This hardware can be used to create harnesses to suit your vehicle or test bench needs.

The NanoMQS plug and pin kit includes:
  • 2x TE Connectivity part # 2177588-1 Nano MQS plugs
  • 28x TE Connectivity part # 2-2112449-1 Nano MQS crimp contacts (12 pins per plug, with 4 spares)
Additional kits, if needed, can be purchased from the Intrepid store.
Note that this kit does not include the Nano MQS crimping tool (TE Connectivity part # 4-1579014-0). If needed, this can be purchased from Intrepid, or sourced from TE Connectivity distributors.