News | April 30, 2014

Aeroflex LTE Base Station RF Measurement Option Available For PXI 3000 Modular Platform

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Software tools optimize ATE speed and flexibility for the RF parametric test of FDD and TDD LTE/LTE-A macro base stations and small cells

Aeroflex Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., has announced the separate availability of the LTE Downlink Measurement Suite, a suite of software tools that works with the Aeroflex PXI 3000 platform to characterize the transmitter and receiver parameters of LTE base stations (eNodeB) and small cells in production test.

The LTE Downlink (FDD and TDD) Measurement Suite can be used either with the recently-announced Aeroflex One-Box Base Station RF Tester, which is based on the Aeroflex PXI 3000 platform, or as an expanded application on the Aeroflex PXI 3000 Series VSA and VSG modules. With industry-leading measurement speed and accuracy already validated by end users, the software enables RF parametric test to be performed on macro base stations and small cells. The low level Application Programming Interface (API) of the analysis library allows users easy integration into the automated test system.

“We have tailored the LTE Downlink Measurement Suite to meet the production test needs of the evolving small cell market,” said Ran An, product manager at Aeroflex. “The software enables industry-leading measurement speed and flexibility for testing the multiple technologies integrated into small cells, macro base station RF transceivers, and associated RF components.”

The LTE Downlink Measurement Suite is incorporated with the user-friendly graphic interface and supports RF parametric measurements during the base station R&D design stage. It is a good choice for performing the 7X24 regression test as well as advanced radio signal simulation and analysis. LTE-A features such as carrier aggregation and higher order MIMO signal generation are included.

About Aeroflex LTE and LTE-A base station test expertise
Aeroflex’s LTE market-leading product line includes a complete range of end-to-end test systems that cover R&D, performance, service, and manufacturing test applications for LTE TDD and FDD network equipment and terminals.

The TM500 Test Mobile family is in use with almost every base station manufacturer across the world, and can be regarded as the de facto standard for eNodeB development and testing. E500 is the only network capacity test solution that incorporates the proven Aeroflex TM500 LTE air interface.

Aeroflex has recently announced the introduction of, one-box Base Station RF Tester for all popular cellular and non-cellular wireless standards, including LTE/LTE-A and Wi-Fi. The Vector Signal Generator, Vector Signal Analyzer and optional multiple-channel RF adapter modules are integrated into a 4U high PXI chassis to replace the conventional rack and stack instruments for the base station RF parametric test.

Aeroflex has engineers working in centers around the world on its LTE and LTE-Advanced test systems, to support the current and next generation of networks and devices.

About Aeroflex
Aeroflex Holding Corp. is a leading global provider of high performance microelectronic components, and test and measurement equipment used by companies in the space, avionics, defense, commercial wireless communications, medical and other markets.

SOURCE: Aeroflex Limited

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