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Intel selects Averna to test DOCSIS 3.1 chipsets

Intel selects Averna to test DOCSIS 3.1 chipsets

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The DP-1000 captures and filters MAC-layer data in real-time to verify RF parameters, validate MAC-level communication, troubleshoot interoperability issues, and improve performance.

Developed with major industry players and designed for both DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1, the DP-1000 provides users with state-of-the-art tools for analyzing, debugging, maintaining and monitoring local networks and Internet connections. Multiple system operators (MSOs), chipset manufacturers, product developers and certifications bodies use it to quickly find and correct trouble spots in order to maintain the highest quality of service possible.

Optimized for real-time signal processing with FPGA technology, the DP-1000 analyzes up to 32×8 single or bonded US/DS channels (DOCSIS 3.0) and 2×1 OFDM US/DS channels (DOCSIS 3.1), and includes numerous channel-filtering, demodulation, triggering, display, and upgrade features.

“Intel was seeking a solution to test its new chipset for D3.1 as well as D3.0, validate CableLabs® specifications for the MAC-layer and parts of the PHY-layer, as well as evaluate CMTS interoperability,” said Alex Pelland, Director of Broadband Test Strategy at Averna. “Our DP-1000 DOCSIS Protocol Analyzer was a perfect fit for these requirements. Since DOCSIS 3.1 will enable a new generation of sophisticated products and cable services, broadband product developers like Intel will benefit from the DP-1000’s ability to accelerate the important validation and certification phases.”

Key features of the DP-1000 inlude support for both DOCSIS 3.0, 3.1, and some mixed mode; an input frequency range of 100 MHz to 1.8 GHz DS, 5 MHz to 200 MHz US; acquisition cards of 200 MHz bandwidth each; FPGA-based architecture that is highly flexible, configurable, upgradable and extendable, and many channel-filtering, demodulation and decoding, triggering, display, and upgrade possibilities. An optional DOCSIS VSA enables RF spectrum and synchronized signal analysis for both US and DS, including burst, constellation, SNR, MER, EVM and power level

www.averna.com

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