We have invested in the resources and infrastructure so you don’t have to, staffed by engineers with domain expertise across technologies.
From ground-up development and integration to end-to-end validation, Novus Labs is ready to tackle challenges confronted by engineering teams every day at any stage of the development lifecycle.
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Novus Labs takes into account the wide range of user scenarios and deployments both in controlled lab and real-world environments.
Novus Labs maintains the world’s largest Interop Library with all the latests and legacy devices that are most likely to be encountered in the real-world.
Customers leverage our extensive device library to meet their Interoperability testing needs:
- 1000+ wireless access points
- 300+ international APs
- 700+ phones and tablets
- 500+ Bluetooth devices
- 300+ vehicles
- 400+ AV devices (TV, DVD, Bluray, Set top box, AVR, soundbars, streaming devices, gaming consoles, etc)
Connectivity and reliability are the keystones of smart devices. Novus Labs provides component and end-to-end system level development and testing across wireless technologies.
Experts in development, test and debug across Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, NFC, GPS, Cellular / LTE will ensure your product’s communications strategy is ready for deployment.
Infrastructure and resources to address any Wireless Connectivity challenge:
- Interop Device Library
- 25 RF Chambers
- RF attenuators
- RF noise generators
- Wireless sniffers
- Spectrum analyzers
- Rate vs range
- RF Coexistence
- Network load balancing
- Longevity / stability
- RSSI / SNR heat maps
- Device orientation
- RF coexistence
- Mesh integration
Electrical validation for hardware development, test and debug to ensure compliance with standards and protocols as well as meeting product requirements.
From component and board-level electrical characterization for standards and protocols used in consumer electronics worldwide:
- High Speed Cable / Connectors
Electrical Validation Lab
- Network / protocol analyzers
- Signal generators
- Power meters
Power System Analysis
- Power management
- Power states
- Battery life
- Energy harvesting
- Charging options
In addition to our headquarters, Novus Labs operates three fully furnished residential homes dedicated to testing for real world deployments and analysis.
A combination of controlled lab and Over the Air (OTA) testing in the homes provide invaluable feedback for products intended to be used or deployed in smart homes.
Real World Deployments
- Furnished 3,000 sf homes
- Continuous spectrum monitoring
- Ability to introduce RF profiles to simulate common user and network congestion scenarios
- Reproducible environments for iterative testing
Automated solutions and custom tools for Connected Home applications:
- Distributed audio
- Home automation
- Home monitoring
- Power monitoring
Infrastructure to support accelerated lifecycle as well as other standard and customized environmental test solutions.
- Salt Spray
- Mil Spec Drop
Test processes to ensure products will perform over their expected lifespan and under harsh conditions they may encounter in the real world.
- Mean time between failure
- Physical / mechanical stress
Whether your device is the source, sink or anything in between, Novus Labs has the expertise and resources to test any type of display and content delivery technology.
Leveraging our extensive Device Library, Novus Labs takes into account the wide range of user scenarios and deployments both in controlled lab and real-world environments:
- Streaming services
- HDMI / DisplayPort
- CEC functionality
- Audio Output Formats
We have developed AV test tools for complete end-to-end playback analysis, agnostic to the underlying technology. This allows for objective and repeatable measurement of:
- Glitches / artifacts
- Protocol analysis
- Frame jitter / judder
- Audio / video sync
Novus Labs has in depth capabilities for the integration, performance tuning and test of a wide range of audio technologies
Wide ranging capabilities for technologies implementing voice enablement (digital assistant, speech recognition), playback analysis and many other applications for audio RX / TX.
- Acoustic chambers for audio isolation, performance and tuning
- Novus Labs A/V Test Suite
- Audio Precision Analyzer (APx 555)
- Residential homes: distributed audio ‘solution’
- G.R.A.S. 43AG ear & cheek simulation
- High performance microphones
Performance and Integration
- Glitch and dropout
- A/V sync
- Codec validation
- Acoustic tuning
- Frequency response
- System delay
Novus Labs has developed unique capabilities around sensor selection, integration and validation for a wide range of sensor applications.
When it comes to sensors, implementing the right solution and integration strategy are key to a successful user experience. Novus Labs has extensive experience with sensors to ensure products will meet expectations.
- Expertise and equipment for testing sensor accuracy, responsiveness, latency and drift
- Automation tools
- Sensor fusion and algorithms for optimizing performance
Understanding of components and applications for different sensor technologies:
- Pressure / touch
- Optics / IR
A very wide ranging field, optics have been used in many applications where Novus Labs’ unique expertise has proven beneficial to help customer’s implement and test the right solution for their products.
- Stereoscopic imaging
- Focus time of flight
- MM wave
For projects that require a light controlled environment, Novus Labs has the facilities to monitor lux levels to capture performance metrics:
Approved and acknowledged by a wide range of world-class compliance programs. Novus Labs has tested thousands of competing products and have gained a reputation for unmatched independence and objectivity.