CDRouter Support

NTA1000v3 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, v5, and is now at v6. The v1, v2, v3, and v4 models are no longer being shipped. This document refers to the third version NTA1000 (v3). Although the model name has not changed and the six 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:

If you are not using an NTA1000 v3 system, please refer instead to the appropriate NTA1000 Data Sheet.

Throughout the remainder of this document the NTA1000 v3 will be referred to simply as the NTA1000.

Key Benefits

The NTA1000 incorporates seven on-board Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces, and an integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 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 Performance, CDRouter Multiport, CDRouter TR-069, CDRouter TR69-EDM, CDRouter BBF.069, CDRouter IKE, CDRouter IPv6, CDRouter ICS, CDRouter DOCSIS, CDRouter USP, CDRouter Storage, CDRouter Nmap, and CDRouter SNMP.

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

Technical Specifications

Spec NTA1000 v3
CPU Intel Core i5660 at 3.33 GHz
Chipset Intel 3450 PCH
Memory 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
Storage Samsung 840PRO 128 GB (OS), WD 4003FZEX 4 TB (data)
Wired LAN (7) 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces: MGMT = Intel 82578DM, ETH1-6 = Intel 82574L
Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Intel 7260HMW dual-band mini-PCIe with external antennas
I/O (2) front panel USB 2.0 ports; (1) front panel DB9 serial port; (1) front panel VGA port
Expansion (1) PCIe expansion slot (rear)
Operating System CentOS 6.5 (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 (17.32”) x 411.5 mm (16.20”) x 44 mm (1.73”)
Weight 7.7 kg, 16 lbs 15 oz
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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