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Averna opens innovation lab in Atlanta to accelerate new product development

New office serves ITAR, RF signal processing & FPGA centre of excellence projects


Averna, a Montreal-based provider of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, has announced its opening of an RF and FPGA innovation lab at its US headquarters in Atlanta.

Fully equipped with the latest National Instruments equipment, the lab will focus on bringing more RF and FPGA innovations to market by assessing a multitude of designs and ideas, accelerating new product development, and further deepening ongoing research. The Atlanta office will act as Averna’s centre of excellence for all projects related to ITAR, RF signal processing and LabVIEW FPGA & VHDL.

Current research projects in the lab include 5G Massive MIMO, channel emulation, automotive radar, 802.11ad, 802.11p and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) for autonomous driving vehicles.

“Our new RF and FPGA innovation lab showcases Averna’s commitment and investment in developing next-generation wireless test systems and bringing them to market as quickly and efficiently as possible,” commented Benoit Richard, vice-president of strategy, innovation and engineering. “This approach helps reduce the time from concept to results by testing designs in a real-world environment without any risks. Ultimately, it means faster time to market and lower costs for our clients.”

“NI has worked closely with Averna for over 16 years and with the opening of the new RF and FPGA Innovation Lab, we look forward to strengthening our collaboration” says Charles Schroeder, vice-president of product marketing for RF and wireless communications, National Instruments.


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