Mentor Automotive Extends Test Platform Portfolio for Automotive Audio Bus



Mentor, a Siemens business, has extended its commitment to Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) technology from Analog Devices Inc. with the announcement of a second-generation A2B Analyzer System, additional support for the popular Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) protocol, and plans for a new A2B passive bus monitoring product.

Mentor’s second-generation A2B Analyzer platform incorporates all the robust functionality of its predecessor, while adding new features to support the latest AD242x family of transceivers from Analog Devices, including node simulation tools, A2B network configuration, and support for Slave-to-Slave node communication. The new Mentor Automotive A2B Analyzer System also includes a comprehensive Software Development Kit (SDK) with thoroughly documented APIs to enable users to implement a broad range of custom test applications.

In addition to introducing the next-generation A2B Analyzer System, Mentor has announced new support for the Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) driver, a popular technology from Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. With this driver, the Mentor A2B Analyzer hardware is presented as a virtual sound card to popular audio processing client applications such as AudioMulch, Audacity and Reaper, thereby enabling direct access to high fidelity individual audio streams over USB. ASIO driver support is available as an optional add-on to the A2B Analyzer software, and is compatible with both generations of Mentor’s A2B Analyzer platforms. Mentor Automotive has also announced plans to soon launch an automotive-grade A2B network monitor product engineered to help customers passively observe A2B bus traffic in a spy mode.

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