AST-1000 Averna Signal Tester

Solution by: Averna


This software-defined solution is ideal for testing all common RF and GNSS signals used in infotainment systems, and it easily evolves as client needs change.
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All-in-One RF Signal Source for Infotainment Testing – Featuring Averna’s leading RF and test expertise, the software-defined AST-1000 can generate all common radio signals (e.g., AM/FM, DAB, DRM, HD Radio, and Sirius/XM), digital video signals (e.g., ATSC, CMMB, DVB-T2, and ISDB), as well as simulate all common GNSS signals (e.g., BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, and QZSS). And due to the AST-1000’s NI framework, customers can easily add a PXI-based waveform generator to generate any number of wireless waveforms using NI LabVIEW toolkits such as WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, and WCDMA for module-level validation. The AST-1000 is an extensible, future-proofed platform that can easily accommodate changing standards, new protocols, non-RF (e.g., CAN) and additional applications for wide-ranging product test and validation needs.

Features
  • Software-defined framework
  • Supports: AM/FM, RDS/RDBS (1 Channel or 3 Channels), Sirius and XM – Type 1 Acceptance and Manufacturing, DAB/DAB+/DMB, HD Radio (IBOC), TMC–RDS
  • GNSS simulation (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, QZSS, BeiDou)
  • Expandable to support Connectivity and non-RF signals/protocols
  • Video toolkits: ATSC, CMMB, DTMB, DVB-T, DVB-T2, ISDB-T
Benefits
  • Supports all common broadcast radio, digital video and navigation protocols
  • Multi-constellation and multi-frequency GNSS Simulator powered by M3 Systems
  • FPGA framework easily accommodates new signals, saving on instrument costs
  • Easy-to-use interface for quick signal generation and easy test setups
  • Flexible PXIe architecture allows integration of other applications/cards
  • Rackmountable, it handles lab validation as well as functional and EOL testing
  • Standardized platform, easy calibration, simple maintenance, and global support
  • APIs for seamless upgrade from older Averna RF signal-source products
NI System Content
  • NI VST
  • FlexRIO
  • LabVIEW
  • PXI chassis

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