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Publication Date: 02/1/2009
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Aeroflex Enhances PXI RF Test Platform
Enhanced modular RF test platform.
Plainview,NY — Aeroflex has added several new product features to its PXI Modular Instrument 3000 Series that will provide users with a greater degree of flexibility than ever before. To meet customers' current and future RF testing needs, the company has added a new embedded PXI system controller, enhancements to the 3030 Series GSM/EDGE measurement suite and two new arbitrary waveform generation (AWG) memory options for 302xC models.

The 3000 Series also now includes SelfTest capabilities and general enhanced functionality with the latest driver updates.

The new 3001B PXI slot 1 system controller is replacing the 3001A. According to the company, the 3001B offers up to 10 percent faster measurement speed over the 3001A and incorporates an Intel® Pentium M 760 2.0GHz processor with 1.5GByte memory and 80GByte HDD. This controller also includes a built-in IEEE488.2 GPIB controller, DVI-1 video, a high-definition audio I/O and will be supplied with a Windows® XP® operating system. The company is also introducing a modified 3000B 8-slot PXI Chassis with touch screen LCD panel display to replace model 3000A.

The latest measurement suites add a high-level programming interface and a graphical user interface plug-in for use with the company's PXIStudio application software. The GSM/EDGE measurement suite simplifies programming and integration of PXI into automated test applications for GSM/EDGE handsets/devices.

The company now offers two new AWG memory extensions for the 302xC RF signal generator series including Option 03 (1GB) and Option 04 (2GB). Both options are low-cost, deep-memory AWG solutions for applications requiring larger playback times or multiple waveform segments. With 3020 option 01 also fitted, these AWG signals are also available as differential baseband I & Q outputs as well as modulated RF outputs.

Also available for PXI is a new SelfTest software utility that performs system-level verification of all Aeroflex 3000 Series module variants when configured for transceiver testing. The software provides test log reports and first-step diagnostics if a problem is detected, providing complete confidence in the operation and performance of the PXI system and minimizing downtime when trying to decide which component to swap out.

Contact: Aeroflex Incorporated, P.O. Box 6022, Plainview, NY 11803-0622 800-843-1553 or 516-694-6700 fax: 516-694-0658 E-mail: Web:

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