Averna Announces First Channel Emulator Designed for the DOCSIS Industry

DOCSIS Channel Emulator to Be Demonstrated at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012
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Oct. 11, 2012 - PRLog -- Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, announces the availability of the first channel emulator designed specifically for the DOCSIS industry. This new product – the DOCSIS Channel Emulator (DCE) – is especially beneficial to OEM/ODM labs to facilitate and accelerate their internal validation and external certifications for SCTE 40 with multi-system operators (MSOs). It also enables MSOs to easily simulate real-life cable-plant environments in their labs. See the DCE demonstration at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® in Orlando, October 17-19, in Averna’s booth #809.

The DCE ensures that modems, set-top boxes and gateways are resilient to cable-plant noise interference so that MSOs can deliver the highest quality of service. As this industry moves to high channel counts – 24-bonded downstream channels and 8-bonded upstream channels – the DCE cost-effectively enables the impairment of these channels while maintaining synchronization between headend (HE) and customer-premises equipment (CPE).

“The cable and broadband industry will greatly benefit from this highly adaptable, software-based instrumentation solution,” said Averna’s Jean-Levy Beaudoin, Director of Business Development. “The DCE provides a significant competitive advantage over traditional hardware-based instruments, enabling MSOs and device-makers to efficiently simulate field environments and help the industry achieve higher quality of service.”

DCE Highlights

• Multiple channels: Up to 24-channel simultaneous processing (3x80 MHz input bandwidth for DS)
• Scalable: 8-DS channel blocks of 80 MHz can be added with additional modules
• Large frequency range: 65 MHz–1.004 GHz (DS) and 5 MHz–80 MHz (US)
• Real-time impairments: Phase noise, AWGN, micro-reflections, CTB, CSO, C/I, etc.
• Intuitive interface: Real-time Spectral and Constellation displays

For more information about the DCE: http://www.averna.com/solutions/broadband-av/docsis-test-...

Averna at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, October 17-19, in Orlando, FL
Averna will be demoing the DOCSIS Channel Emulator as well as other Broadband products – in booth #809. Contact sales@averna.com to schedule a private demo.

About Averna
http://www.averna.com is a premier manufacturing solution provider for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, helping them deliver a better end-user customer experience. Key Averna clients in the communications, aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer electronics, and medical device industries use Proligent, RF Test Instruments, and other test solutions to accelerate product development, reduce manufacturing costs, achieve superior quality throughout the lifecycle, and solve critical supply-chain issues.

Averna has offices and sales partners around the world. Incorporated in 1999, Averna is a Best in Test award winner, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® recipient, and has been honored as one of the Deloitte Fast 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America. www.averna.com
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