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Mentor updates test tool for Automotive Audio Bus

Mentor updates test tool for Automotive Audio Bus

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt



The new version of the A2B Analyzer platform adds features to support the latest AD242x family of transceivers from ADI, including node simulation tools, A2B network configuration, and support for Slave-to-Slave node communication. The system also includes a Software Development Kit (SDK) with documented APIs to enable users to implement a broad range of custom test applications.

Mentor said the development of the second generation of this platform is owed to the increasing acceptance of the A2B technology among automotive OEMs. With the 2nd generation product, users can better leverage the potential of this technology.

 

In addition to introducing the next-generation A2B Analyzer System, Mentor has announced support for the Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) driver, a popular technology from Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. With this driver, the Mentor A2B Analyzer hardware is presented as a virtual sound card to popular audio processing client applications such as AudioMulch, Audacity and Reaper, thereby enabling direct access to high fidelity individual audio streams over USB. ASIO driver support is available as an optional add-on to the A2B Analyzer software, and is compatible with both generations of Mentor’s A2B Analyzer platforms. Mentor Automotive has also announced plans to soon launch an automotive-grade A2B network monitor product engineered to help customers passively observe A2B bus traffic in a spy mode.

More information:  https://www.mentor.com

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