CDRouter Support

NTA1000v5 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, v4, and is now at v5. The v1, v2, v3, and v4 models are no longer being shipped. This document refers to the fifth and current version NTA1000 (v5). Although the model name has not changed and the five 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 v5 will be referred to simply as the NTA1000.

If you are not using a v5 NTA1000 system, please instead refer to the appropriate NTA1000 Data Sheet.

Key Benefits

The NTA1000 incorporates eight on-board Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces, an integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless LAN interface, and an additional 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 seven Ethernet connections and two 802.11 wireless connections.

Technical Specifications

Spec NTA1000 v5
CPU Intel® Core™ i7-4790S CPU @ 3.20GHz
Chipset Intel® C226 PCH Chipset
Memory 32GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Storage Samsung 850PRO 128GB (OS), WD 4004FZWX 4TB (data)
Wired LAN (8) 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces: MGMT = Intel I217LM GbE, ETH1-7 = Intel I210-AT GbE
Wireless LAN (wlan0) SparkLAN WPEA-352ACN, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Atheros AR9880 dual-band 3x3 mini-PCIe with external antennas
Wireless LAN (wlan1) SparkLAN WPEA-127N, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Atheros AR9380 dual-band 3x3 mini-PCIe with external antennas
I/O (2) front panel USB 2.0 ports; (1) front panel RJ45 (8P8C) serial port; (1) front panel VGA port
Expansion (1) PCIe expansion slot (rear) populated with (6) RP-SMA antenna connections, left three for wlan1, right three for wlan0
Operating System CentOS 7.2 (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): 440mm (17.3”) x 411.5 mm (16.2”) 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 either of the internal disks. However, due to a disk failure or software corruption, etc., it may be necessary to restore either or both disks to their 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 either of your disks for any reason, you can find detailed instructions on how to do this here:



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