APx516B Series Audio Analyzer - 2-channel audio analyzer with digital module slot

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APx516B Series Audio Analyzer

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APx516B Series Audio Analyzer - 2-channel audio analyzer with digital module slot 

With the proliferation of digital audio interfaces, there is an increasing need for a straightforward, budget-friendly analyzer for both digital and analog audio testing. The APx516B Series Audio Analyzer offers a cost-effective modular solution for electronic audio customers, upholding the Audio Precision standard of performance and service:

  • Simplicity of Testing: The APx516B effortlessly tests both analog and digital audio. It features two analog generator/analyzer channels plus one optional digital module slot, perfect for testing the next generation of consumer and professional audio devices.
  • Future-ready Digital Integration: Equipped with a digital interface module slot, the APx516B is compatible with all current and future AP modules, including Bluetooth, HDMI2, I2S/TDM, PDM, S/PDIF, Toslink, and AES3.
  • Seamless Software Solution: The APx516B integrates seamlessly with the APx500 measurement software, which provides an extensive library of measurements available with one-click and is compatible across all APx analyzers.
  • Affordable Precision: The APx516 is designed to be accessible to every audio professional, from extended R&D teams to production testers, so rather than sharing or waiting to get their instrument.

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Product Overview

Where Quality Meets Affordability in Analog and Digital Audio Testing

With the proliferation of digital audio interfaces, there’s an increasing need for a straight forward, budget-friendly analyzer for both digital and analog audio testing. The APx516B Series Audio Analyzer offers a cost-effective modular solution for electronic audio customers, upholding the Audio Precision standard of performance and service. Designed for extended R&D teams and production test applications, the APx516B delivers comprehensive testing for analog and digital audio in a versatile, affordable package.

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Affordable Analog + Digital Audio Testing for the Extended R&D Team

The APx516B is a two-channel audio analyzer with an optional module slot. It combines analog and digital audio testing at a price point previously unavailable in the market. Using an Audio Precision analyzer ensures consistency across the entire product development process, especially for extended, distributed, and remote teams, eliminating the discrepancies often seen with makeshift or ad hoc approaches. Key features include:

• 2 Analog Signal Generator Channels

• 2 Analog Signal Analyzer Channels

• Optional module slot for all current and future APx500 digital audio interface modules

 

Streamlined Production Testing and Automation

The APx516B streamlines production testing with an instrument that seamlessly integrates both digital and analog audio connectivity. Directly compare data between R&D and manufacturing, make all key audio measurements in less than three seconds, and automate testing with a well-documented Application Programming Interface (API). Key features include:

• Automation support through .Net, Python, Labview, Matlab, and more

• Robust hardware suitable for 24/7 operation on a manufacturing line

• 3-year standard warranty, or 5-year extended warranty

• Accredited, ISO17025 calibration from the factory

• World-wide, direct support

Product Features

Affordable 2-Channel Audio Analyzer

The APx516B is a two-channel audio analyzer built for affordability and versatility:

  • 2 Analog Signal Generator Channels

  • 2 Analog Signal Analyzer Channels

  • Optional digital audio module

 

Audio Precision Quality & Reliability

The APx516B is designed to the same standards of precision, quality, and robustness as all other Audio Precision products:

  • 3-year standard warranty, or 5-year extended warranty

  • Accredited, ISO 17025 calibration from the factory

  • World-wide, direct support

 

Optional Digital Audio I/O

The APx516B is compatible with any current or future APx500 digital audio interface module:

  • Bluetooth

  • PDM 16

  • PDM

  • Digital Serial

  • HDMI

  • AES/SPDIF

Datasheets

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Hardware Options

The APx516B is a two-channel audio analyzer built for versatility. It is compatible with any current or future APx500 digital audio interface module, including Bluetooth, PDM, Digital Serial, and HDMI.

 

Bluetooth

AP’s Bluetooth module, the APx Bluetooth Duo™, delivers a wider selection of A2DP codecs, faster pair and connection times, an increased feature set within APx500 measurement software, and improved RF shielding for use in production test environments. APx Duo supports Bluetooth core specification v4.2, HFP v1.7, HSP v1.2, AVRCP v1.4 and A2DP v1.3.

B Series APx Bluetooth Duo module

 

 

PDM 16

The B Series APx PDM 16 option provides 16 acquisition channels for audio devices that have a PDM output (such as MEMS microphones). All 16 channels can be measured simultaneously. Cables are available in 2, 5, and 10 meters.

B Series APx PDM 16 module

 

 

PDM

The B Series APx PDM option provides direct I/O, modulation, and decimation for powerful test and analysis of PDM devices.

B Series APx PDM module

 

 

Digital Serial

The Digital Serial I/O option adds a multichannel digital serial interface. This provides a direct connection to chip-level interfaces such as I2S and supports all popular serial interface formats including left justified, right justified, and DSP.

Digital Serial I/O module

 

 

 

HDMI

The B Series APx HDMI option (HDMI2+eARC) allows measurment of HDMI audio quality and audio format compatibility on devices such as surround sound receivers, set-top boxes, HDTVs, smartphones and tablets, and DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ players.

B Series APx HDMI module

 

 

AES/SPDIF

The B Series APx DIO option provides AES3, AES/EBU balanced digital I/O on XLR; unbalanced SPDIF digital I/O on BNC; and TOSLINK optical digital I/O.

B Series APx DIO module

Software Options

Every new analyzer comes with a perpetual license for the current and next major software release, including a limited number of out-of-the-box measurements.

Measurements Included in APx516B Base Configuration: Level and Gain, THD+N, Stepped Frequency Sweep, Loudspeaker Production Test, Pass/Fail, Signal Acquisition

 

Subscribe to save and stay up to date: download any version of software and all software options, except PESQ and POLQA, with a software subscription.

Benefits of software subscriptions:

  • Access to latest software release
  • Includes all software measurement options (except PESQ and POLQA)
  • Available as 1-year, 3-year or 5-year subscription
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Measurements Included in Subscription:

APX-FLEX-PACK-2 Crosstalk, Crosstalk Sweeps, DC Level, DC Level Sweep, DUT Delay, Frequency Response, Interchannel Phase, Level Ratio, Measurement Recorder, Noise, Noise Recorder, Q-Peak Noise, SNR, SINAD, Stepped Level Sweep.

APX-FLEX-PACK-3 Continuous Sweep, Digital Error Rate, Dynamic Range–AES17, IMD, IMD Frequency Sweep, IMD Level Sweep, Input Sample Rate, Maximum Output, Maximum Output (CEA–2006), Multitone Analyzer, Regulated Frequency Sweep, Signal Analyzer.

APX-FLEX-PACK-4 Acoustic Response, Bandpass Frequency Sweep, Bandpass Level, Bandpass Level Sweep, Cumulative Spectral Decay, Impedance/Thiele-Small, Modulated Noise, Polar Plots, Transfer Function.

Use Cases

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Design Verification and Debug

The APx516B is a two-channel audio analyzer with an optional module slot. It combines analog and digital audio testing at a price point previously unavailable in the market. Using an Audio Precision analyzer ensures consistency across the entire product development process, especially for extended, distributed, and remote teams, eliminating the discrepancies often seen with makeshift or ad hoc approaches.

  • 2 Analog Signal Generator Channels

  • 2 Analog Signal Analyzer Channels

  • Optional module slot for all current and future APx500 digital audio interface modules

 

Streamlined Production Testing and Automation

The APx516B streamlines production testing with an end-of-line tester that seamlessly integrates both digital and analog signals. Directly compare data between R&D and manufacturing, make all key audio measurements in less than three seconds, and automate testing with a well-documented Application Programming Interface (API).

  • Automation support through .Net, Python, Labview, Matlab, and more

  • Robust hardware suitable for 24/7 operation on a manufacturing line

  • 3-year standard warranty, or 5-year extended warranty

  • Accredited, ISO 17025 calibration from the factory

  • World-wide, direct support