RF Signal Source Based on NI VST Targets Infotainment Systems

Averna, a test and quality solution provider for communications and electronics device makers has launched the first all-in-one infotainment RF signal source based on the NI Vector Signal Transceiver. Featuring their leading RF and test expertise, the software-defined AST-1000 can generate all common infotainment RF signals, including AM/FM, DAB, GPS, HD Radio, and Sirius/XM. This all-in-one solution is ideal for validating automotive infotainment systems. Due to the AST-1000's software-defined architecture, this innovative instrument will soon accommodate new signals, including connectivity protocols like Bluetooth and WiFi, Navigation (GNSS) and non-RF signals like CAN for bus monitoring.  

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Supports all common broadcast radio and navigation protocols
  • FPGA framework easily accommodates new signals, saving on instrument costs
  • Seamless integration with Averna URT Instruments to protect your investment
  • 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

Averna has been working closely with the team at NI to develop an RF signal source based on the NI Vector Signal Tranceiver. The AST-1000 was introduced at NIWeek 2016, which is taking place in Austin right now. The AST-1000 is sure to appeal to automotive infotainment developers who want a software-defined instrument that will continue to evolve to cover their ongoing test requirements.