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NTA1000v6 Data Sheet

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NTA1000

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 sixth and current version NTA1000 (v6). 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 v6 system, please refer instead to the appropriate NTA1000 Data Sheet.

Throughout the remainder of this document the NTA1000 v6 will be referred to simply as the NTA1000.

Key Benefits

The NTA1000 incorporates eight on-board Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and three wireless interfaces, 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 seven Ethernet connections and three 802.11 wireless connections.

Technical Specifications

Spec NTA1000 v6
CPU Intel® Core™ i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Chipset Intel® C236 PCH Chipset
Memory 64GB DDR3 2133 MHz
Storage Samsung 970PRO 512GB (OS), Western Digital WD4005FZBX 4TB (data)
Wired LAN (8) 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces: Intel Corporation I210 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
Wireless LAN (wifi0-ac) SparkLAN WPEA-352ACN, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Atheros AR9880 dual-band 3x3 mini-PCIe with external antennas
Wireless LAN (wifi1-n) SparkLAN WPEA-127N, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Atheros AR9380 dual-band 3x3 mini-PCIe with external antennas
Wireless LAN (wifi2-ac2) Compex WLE1216V5-20, 802.11 a/n/ac-wave2, Atheros AR9984 5GHz 4x4 mini-PCIe with external antennas
I/O (2) front panel USB 3.0 ports; (1) rear panel VGA port
Expansion (2) PCIe expansion slots (rear) populated with (10) RP-SMA antenna connections, top four for wifi2-ac2, bottom left three for wifi1-n, bottom right three for wifi0-acn
Operating System CentOS 7.6 (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): 438mm (17.24”) x 422 mm (16.61”) x 44 mm (1.73”)
Weight 6.8 kg, 15 lbs
Power Full-range 250W 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.

Recovery/Upgrade

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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