Aeroflex Microelectronic Solutions is now part of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Sector. Its products can be found in three new business units: Cobham Motion Control Solutions, Cobham RFMW Solutions, and Cobham Semiconductor Solutions.
Aeroflex’s TM500 LTE-A Test Mobile and the E500 Capacity Test System now both support the aggregation of three component carriers (3 CC). Carrier aggregation of 3 CC allows mobile network operators to achieve data rates of up to 450 Mbit/s on their LTE-A networks. 3 CC carrier aggregation enables network operators with limited contiguous frequency allocations to maximise 4G data speeds by combining these spectrum bands.
Aeroflex says its 7100 Digital Radio Test Set provides LTE-A carrier aggregation testing at full Cat 6 data rates of 300Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink simultaneously for LTE-A in FDD mode, and now also supports carrier aggregation in TDD mode. The Cat 6 capability is available via an upgrade to the standard 7100 software and the use of a RF combiner, allowing users to maximise the potential of their existing test equipment investment.
Aeroflex says that the latest upgrade to its Lector software provides dramatic improvements in the speed of mobile device RF tests in service centres. Lector 7 software achieves a remarkable doubling in LTE test speed for a range of mobile devices. Test times for a reference multi-band mobile device* using the Aeroflex 7100 LTE Digital Radio Test Set with Lector 7 have been improved by an average of 53%.
Aeroflex has launched an extended version of its TM500 industry-standard base station tester capable of emulating several thousand LTE user equipments (UE), fading channel models, and LTE-A carrier aggregation functionality in a one-box benchtop unit. The TM500 Test Mobile is claimed to have a higher UE density than any other solution on the market.
Aeroflex’s TM500 Test Mobile family now provides full-stack WCDMA handset simulation capability that is scalable from testing and verifying the performance of small cells right up to multi-handset, multi-cell network capacity performance testing.
Aeroflex announced today that it has launched a new generation of wide bandwidth RF signal generators and analyzers in PXI format with class-leading performance enabling a high performance, flexible, and cost effective solution for RF component and wireless device testing to the latest standards, including WLAN 802.11ac.
Aeroflex Incorporated announced today the addition of support for Harris P25 P7300, P5500 and XG-75 Series portable radios to its expanding capabilities for the Aeroflex 3920 Auto-Test II system. The application provides automated testing and alignment to provide a new level of consistent repeatable results.
Aeroflex announced today the addition of enhanced VSWR (Return Loss) and Distance to Fault to the tracking generator functionality of the Aeroflex 3550 Digital Radio Test System. By utilizing the sweep of the tracking generator, the 3550 can measure and display the VSWR of an antenna or find the location of one or more faults in a cable.
Aeroflex has added support for the through-line Bird Wideband Power Sensors to the industry leading 3550 Hand-held Radio Test System. The addition of the Bird 5017 and support for other Bird power sensors allows the 3550 to improve measurement accuracies for in field test applications. The Bird 5017 supports frequency ranges from 25 MHz to 1 GHz, with power accuracy of +/-4% of reading.
Aeroflex announce the POCSAG testing option for the 3920 Series Digital Radio Test Set. With this option, the 3920 Series can now be used to verify the operation of POCSAG pagers and paging systems. This option adds the capability of both sending and decoding POCSAG encoded messages to the 3920 Series.
Aeroflex Limited announced today that the 7100 Digital Radio Test Set has added support for carrier aggregation, a key component of LTE-Advanced. Carrier aggregation allows multiple carriers to be added together, allowing wider channel bandwidths and higher data rates to be achieved.
Aeroflex Limited announced today that it will be presenting live demonstrations at this month's Mobile World Congress that will include carrier aggregation on LTE-A user equipment (UE), and LTE TDD-FDD handover on the E500 Capacity Test Platform. The demonstrations will take place on the Aeroflex stand, C64 in Hall 6.
Aeroflex announce that the Aeroflex E500 LTE Capacity Test System is the industry's first capacity tester to successfully hand over data services between TDD and FDD networks. Network operators around the world are already commissioning dual standard networks as part of the rapid expansion in TD-LTE networks. The E500's handover capability is therefore crucial for both operators and network suppliers testing TDD/FDD networks.
Aeroflex has revealed that the TM500 Test Mobile is the first to market to support full protocol stack user equipment emulation that enables network testing and measurements for the DC-HSUPA (Dual Cell High-Speed Upload Packet Access) standard specified in 3GPP W-CDMA Release 9. DC-HSUPA allows a UE to simultaneously transmit data over two independent enhanced uplink data channels, boosting both the uplink data rate and the network capacity, enabling maximum per-UE uplink data rates approaching 23Mbps - effectively doubling the maximum rate.
Aeroflex announced today that the industry-standard TM500 LTE-A Single UE Test Mobile has added support for 3GPP Release 10 Transmission Mode 9, which allows enhanced network capability and performance by flexible use of MIMO with minimum additional overhead.
Aeroflex announced a new test system based on its PXI 3000 Series modular instrumentation, which has been designed to offer measurements over a 160 MHz bandwidth at operating frequencies up to 6 GHz. The new system is particularly suited for making R&D, design verification, and production measurements on wireless LAN devices based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard, extending Aeroflex's market-leading 802.11ac measurement capability in PXI to cover the optional 160 MHz bandwidth.
Aeroflex announce support for a comprehensive range of IP data services with the Aeroflex E500 LTE Capacity Test platform. Adding end-to-end data services supplements the industry-leading functional capability of the E500, providing network equipment vendors and cellular operators with the most realistic lab-based LTE end-to-end test solution on the market.
Aeroflex has today revealed that the TM500 LTE-A Test Mobile now supports carrier aggregation for Time Division Duplex, in addition to its existing Frequency Division Duplex capability. Carrier aggregation, a key component of LTE-A, allows multiple carriers comprised of either contiguous or non-contiguous spectrum to be added together, allowing wider channel bandwidths - and higher data rates - to be achieved.
Aeroflex has today unveiled the 7700 integrated microwave test system. The 7700 is the market’s most complete turnkey ATE system-in-a-box designed for rapid production testing of microwave and RF components and modules. The 7700 is a bench-sized instrument that utilizes Aeroflex’s synthetic architecture and Common Platform hardware to achieve fast measurement throughput.