Averna Completes First DOCSIS 3.1 Interop

Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, announced today it successfully participated in the first Interoperability test of DOCSIS 3.1 products organized by CableLabs.

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Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, announced today it successfully participated in the first Interoperability test of DOCSIS 3.1 products organized by CableLabs.

In combination with other vendors’ DOCSIS 3.1 equipment, Averna’s DP-1000 DOCSIS Protocol Analyzer successfully performed OFDM downstream capture at the event.

This DOCSIS 3.1 interoperability event included providers of early implementations of cable modems, CCAPs, and test and measurement equipment. The goals of the event were to test product interoperability and successfully demonstrate both higher efficiency and wider channels, which combine to make multi-Gbps speeds possible.

“We are extremely proud of our achievement at this first DOCSIS 3.1 Interop. Our DP-1000 was among the first commercially ready products that successfully performed DOCSIS 3.1 OFDM downstream capture at the event,” said Alex Pelland, Director of Broadband Test Strategy for Averna. “This is an important milestone for Averna as well as for the industry and we congratulate all the participants.”

About the DP-1000 DOCSIS Protocol Analyzer
Co-developed with major industry players and designed for both DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1, the Averna DP‑1000 DOCSIS Protocol Analyzer is used to analyze, debug, maintain and monitor local networks and Internet connections. Multiple systems operators (MSOs), chipset manufacturers, product developers and certifications bodies can 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 32x8 single or bonded US/DS channels (DOCSIS 3.0) and 2x1 OFDM US/DS channels (DOCSIS 3.1), and includes numerous channel-filtering, demodulation, triggering, display, and upgrade features.

As a passive sniffer between CMTS and CPE devices, the DP-1000 silently captures and filters DOCSIS MAC-layer data in real-time to verify RF parameters, validate MAC-level communication, troubleshoot interoperability issues, and improve network performance.

DP-1000 Highlights

  • Supports both DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 protocols through FPGA-based signal processing
  • Input DS frequency range of 5 MHz–1.8 GHz (5–200 MHz US), and resolution of 1 MHz
  • Up to 7 acquisition cards of 200-MHz bandwidth each (5 DS, 1 US and 1 additional US or DS)
  • Contained in a single, 19-inch (48 cm), 4U rack for minimal footprint (60 lbs/27 kg)
  • FPGA-based architecture is highly flexible, configurable, upgradable and extendable
  • Many channel-filtering and display features like placement, burst, constellation, and spectrum

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