AST 1000

Powered by Averna’s RF signal source and application expertise, the software-defined Averna Signal Tester is ideal for validating all common infotainment protocols and easily evolves as your test needs change.

The only RF solution designed for Radio, Navigation, Video and Connectivity testing.

ast 1000


GENERAL RF Studio Player, DriveView Player
RADIO  AM/FM, DAB/DAB+/DMB, DAB Service Linking, DRM, HD Radio (IBOC), RDS/RDBS (1 Channel or 3 Channels), TMC–RDS, Sirius and XM (Pre-TA Part 2, Pre-OTA Change and Module Integration, including Sirius NGO)
NAVIGATION BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, HIL Simulation, QZSS
CONNECTIVITY PXI framework supports NI waveforms such as Bluetooth, LTE, WCDMA, and WiFi

Most Versatile RF Instrument Available

Featuring Averna’s leading RF and test expertise, the software-defined AST-1000 is powered by the NI VST and LabVIEW, and can generate all common radio signals (including AM/FM, DAB, DRM, HD Radio, and Sirius/XM), digital video signals (including ATSC, CMMB, DVB-T2, and ISDB), as well as simulate all common GNSS signals (including BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, and QZSS).

And due to the AST-1000’s NI framework, customers can easily add a PXI-based waveform generator to generate any number of wireless waveforms using NI LabVIEW toolkits such as WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, and WCDMA for module-level validation.

The AST-1000 is an extensible, future-proofed platform that can handle all of today’s infotainment RF and non-RF (e.g., CAN) test needs while also easily accommodating changing standards, new protocols and additional applications for wide-ranging product test and validation needs.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Supports all common broadcast radio, digital video and navigation protocols
  • Multi-constellation and multi-frequency GNSS Simulator powered by M3 Systems
  • FPGA framework easily accommodates new signals, saving on instrument costs
  • 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
  • Standardized APIs for seamless upgrade from older Averna RF signal-source products

IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTE: Every country has different laws governing the transmission and reception and/or recording of radio signals. Users are solely responsible for using their device in compliance with all local and applicable laws and regulations governing the transmission and reception and/or recording of radio signals. Averna Technologies Inc. does not accept liability for such use of our products. Averna recommends that you determine what licenses may be required and what restrictions may apply prior to use.

Averna RF Record & Playback Comparison Chart


All-in-One Infotainment RF Signal Source
Automotive Applications
  • Record & Playback
  • Playback
  • Radio, GNSS, Video, Connectivity
  • 9 kHz – 6 GHz
  • Up to 4 Channels @ 200 MHz
  • Storage: Optional
  • DriveView: Optional
  • Portable: Customizable


500 MHz Wideband RF Record and Playback
SatNav Applications
  • Record & Playback
  • Playback
  • 9 kHz – 6 GHz
  • Up to 1 Channel @ 500 MHz
  • Storage: 32 TB SSD
  • DriveView: Optional
  • Portable: Customizable


Multi-Channel RF Record & Playback
Field Applications
  • Record & Playback
  • Playback
  • Toolkit: NA
  • 10 MHz – 6 GHz
  • Up to 4 Channels @ 40 MHz – Up to 2 Channels @ 80 MHz
  • Storage: Up to 16 TB SSD
  • DriveView: Optional
  • Portable: RP-6120P


RF Player and Signal Generator
Lab Applications
  • Record & Playback: NA
  • Playback
  • Radio, GPS
  • 140 kHz – 2,5 GHz
  • Up to 1 Channel @ 20 MHz/Unit (expandable)
  • Storage: Up to 4 SATA HDD 500 GB
  • DriveView: Optional
  • Portable: NA