Averna Launches First RF Record & Playback Solution with Real-Time GNSS Simulator

Averna’s RP-6100 Series Enables Clients to Capture and Analyze up to 160 MHz of Real-World RF Bandwidth and Simulate GNSS to Quickly Validate Their RF Receiver Designs


Montreal, Canada, June 17, 2015 – Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, announced today the industry’s first RF tool offering high-performance record-and-playback and real-time simulation in one cost-effective platform.

The Averna RP-6100 Series is a self-contained, record-and-playback solution for RF application validation. It can capture all GNSS bands, as well as HD Radio, WiFi, LTE, radar, and cognitive radio – plus impairments – to significantly advance RF projects and harden product designs. The RP-6100 Series features up to 4 channels, 160 MHz of recording bandwidth, tight channel synchronization, an extended frequency range of 10 MHz to 6 GHz, and 14-bit resolution.

The RP-6100 can also be equipped with Skydel’s software-defined, real-time GNSS Simulator, which delivers easy setups, integrated maps, dynamic scenario creation, high precision and tight parameter controls to enable highly repeatable simulations of current and future GNSS conditions, as well as corner cases.

RP-6100 Series Features

  • Frequency range of 10–6000 MHz, covering all GNSS bands, plus HD Radio, WiFi, LTE, and more
  • Multi-channel (1-4): Up to 160 MHz of bandwidth at 14-bit resolution (< 1 Hz)
  • 3.8 TB SSD storage or 16 TB HDD storage (for up to 22 hours of recordings)
  • Preloaded with RF Studio software for quick setups and in-depth analysis
  • Four models: RP-6120 (2 ch.), RP-6120P (2 ch. portable), RP-6120D (2 ch. desktop) and RP-6140 (4 ch.)
  • Optional real-time Skydel GNSS Simulator for complete GNSS corner-case/testing scenarios

Consult the RP-6100 Series product page to learn more about the solution’s features, technical specifications, and different models available.

“We are very excited to partner with Skydel Solutions as a way to continue to provide our customers with the latest technologies and products,” said Benoit Richard, VP of Innovation & Strategy at Averna. “Their technology maps perfectly with our portfolio of RF instrumentation solutions, which empower device manufacturers to efficiently generate, record, simulate, analyze, and play back all common radio, video, and navigation signals, ensuring complete test coverage and the highest quality for their RF products.”

“Today, Skydel is proud to introduce its software-defined GNSS Simulator, running in real-time Ettus and NI USRP hardware,” stated Stéphane Hamel, Co-founder and CEO of Skydel Solutions. “We are also very pleased to announce that our GNSS Simulator can be combined with Averna’s RP-6100 Series. These technologies complement each other perfectly, making the combined solution the ideal platform for high-performance design validation of RF and GNSS devices.”

Pricing and Availability

The Averna RP-6100 Series is available now to customers worldwide. Detailed pricing and product information is available on request; please contact us at [email protected] or visit the RP-6100 product page.

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About Averna

As the leading Test Engineering company in the world, Averna is a strategic partner for electronic and communication product developers, helping them achieve higher product quality, faster time to market, and greater value from their test systems. Founded in 1999, Averna offers specialized expertise and innovative test solutions that deliver substantial financial, technical and brand benefits for hundreds of clients in the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, defense, life sciences, telecom and transportation industries. Averna has offices around the world, numerous industry certifications such as ISO, CSIA, and ITAR registration, and is partnered with National Instruments, Keysight Technologies, and JOT Automation.

About Skydel Solutions

Skydel is a software company that offers GNSS test solutions to scientists and engineers who develop navigation systems.

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