Quantum Parametrics (a Astek brand) is a leading provider of Test and Measurement products and services. Initially focused on IEEE-1394 Technology, alternatively labeled as Firewire® or iLink®, Quantum Parametrics supports variety of technologies with signal integrity and protocol analysis products.



Quantum Parametrics and Astek Corporation recently merged. Currently all Quantum Parametrics products and service information can still be found on this website. In the near future this information will be relocated to the Astek's website, www.astekcorp.com. The merged company, operating as Astek Corporation, will continue to provide the same Quantum Parametrics products and services as before the merger. For more information please contact John Sherman at (719) 260-1625 Ext. 102.



QP is a market driver through our role in industry organizations such as the 1394 Trade Association, SAE, and IEEE. QP has authored several technology specification such as the "VersaPHY Additions to 1394", "VersaPHY GPIO Profile", and "VersaPHY I2C Master Profile". Additionally, QP's central role in 1394 compliance and interoperability is evident by the number and quality of test related documents QP has authored; including the Base 1394 Test Suite Definition, both the Mass Storage and OHCI Host Point-to-Point Private Plugfest, Network and Functional Test Specifications. Quantum Parametrics is in a unique position to offer the highest level of 1394 testing (iLink testing or Firewire testing) available today. Companies can capitalize on QP’s vast 1394 testing experience during the development phase through QP’s product design and consult services. This approach can reduce development time and costs.

QP is the designated service provider for the Compliance Logo Program. This program from the 1394 Trade Association (1394TA) will benefit developers and consumers alike by promoting deeper-level interoperability among products.



*** Featured Product ***

QP-HSIT - High Speed Interconnect Tester

The Quantum Parametrics' High Speed Interconnect Tester (HSIT) is designed to enable at speed testing of cables, slip-rings, backplance and other interconnects. The HSIT's eight generic DC, low speed and high speed channels are configured through technology specific Connector Saver Modules such as USB, FireWire, HDMI, DisplayPort, SATA, SAS, PCIe, etc... Quantum Parametrics provides a variety of Connector Saver Modules. 




  • 15 October 2009

     Astek Corporation and Quantum Parametrics merge to create a Test and Measurement focused business unit. 

  • 24 September 2009

    1394 TA Establishes New VersaPHY Working Group (press release)

  • 23 April 2009

     VersaPHY at 1394 Automotive Technology Seminar (press release)

  • 4 March 2009

    Quantum Parametrics Licenses Point Grey 1394-Over-GigE Long Haul Technology (press release)

  • 27 July 2008

    1394 Automotive Copper Specification approved by the 1394 Trade Association. VersaPHY Power Management include as part of specification. Quantum Parametrics was editor for Electrical Characterists and Power Management chapters.

  • 27 July 2008

    OHCI P2P, Network and Functional Test Specification approved by the 1394 Trade Association. Quantum Parametrics was editor and technical contributor for the specification.

  • 16 June 2008

    Article - Semiconductor Applications: QP discusses IEEE-1394b and VersaPHYs new role as an industrial interface.

  • 27 January 2008

    VersaPHY Addtions for IEEE-1394 specification approved by 1394 TA. Visit our VersaPHY Info page for more on this exciting expansion to the 1394 architecture.

  • 10 December 2007

    Base 1394 Test Suite Defintion with Extension for 1394b approved by 1394 TA. QP-SIGKit, QP-SQT, QP-1394TSA, and QP-Cable Power Tester all referenced in specification.

  • 30 November 2007

    VersaPHY to I2C specification task group established by 1394 TA's Industrial and Imaging Working Group.