CDRouter Support

NTA1000v1 Data Sheet

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The NTA1000 from QA Cafe is a pre-configured high performance network test appliance optimized for use with CDRouter, the industry’s leading CPE and router functional test solution. The NTA1000 delivers CDRouter in a turn-key solution enabling rapid deployment of CDRouter in any test environment.

A Note About NTA1000 Hardware Versions

The NTA1000 system has evolved from its original version (v1) to v2, v3, and is now at v4. The v1, v2, and v3 models are no longer being shipped. This document refers to the first version NTA1000 (v1). Although the model name has not changed and the four versions look similar, there are key differences that should be noted. If you’re not sure which model you have, please refer to this page:

Throughout the remainder of this document the NTA1000 v1 will be referred to simply as the NTA1000.

If you are not using a v1 NTA1000 system, please instead refer to the appropriate NTA1000 Data Sheet.

Key Benefits

The NTA1000 incorporates six on-board Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces, and an integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless LAN interface, all in a compact 1U form factor.

  • Compact, high-performance, fully integrated solution pre-qualified and optimized for use with CDRouter.

  • Supports all CDRouter add-ons, including CDRouter Multiport, CDRouter TR-069, CDRouter IKE, CDRouter IPv6, CDRouter Storage, CDRouter Nmap, and CDRouter SNMP.

  • Supports a wide variety of test configurations, including simultaneous connectivity of five Ethernet connections and one 802.11 wireless connections.

Technical Specifications

Spec NTA1000 v1
CPU Intel Core2 Duo at 3.0 GHz
Chipset Intel Q35 using Intel 64 architecture
Memory 4 GB DDR2 PC6400 at 800 MHz FSB
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
Wired LAN (6) 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces: Intel 82574L
Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n Atheros 9160-based dual-band mini-PCI with external antennas
I/O (2) front panel USB 2.0 ports; (1) front panel DB9 serial port; (1) rear panel VGA port
Expansion (1) PCI-32 expansion slot (rear)
Operating System Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop (64 bit)
Applications Pre-installed with the latest release of CDRouter
Chassis Compact 1U with front panel I/O
Dimensions (W x D x H): 430mm (16.93”) x 411.5 mm (16.20”) x 44 mm (1.73”)
Weight 9 kg, 20 lbs
Power Full-range 300W ATX power supply (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz)

Quick start guides

Please refer to the Quick Start Guide in order to get your NTA1000 up and running.


Normally, there is no reason to have to rebuild the internal disk. However, due to a disk failure or software corruption, etc., it may be necessary to restore the disk to its factory defaults. In addition, QA Cafe may create new disk images from time to time that feature updates to the underlying system (separate from CDRouter updates). If you need to rebuild your disk for any reason, you can find detailed instructions on how to do this here:



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