Sunday, June 24, 2018
Publication Date: 12/1/2009
Archive >  December 2009 Issue >  Product Preview: productronica > 

Aeroflex Extends LTE to its PXI Platform
LTE-capable PXI platform.
Plainview, NY — Aeroflex has added new LTE measurement capabilities to its flexible, modular PXI 3000 platform. This latest addition enables production test engineers to achieve faster time to volume for RF components and LTE user equipment.

The new measurement suite option for the PXI 3000 allows production test system engineers to use low-cost modular PXI equipment to characterize LTE terminals, chipsets and RF components. LTE terminals will feature the coexistence of LTE with legacy standards in the same device. Support for multiple cellular standards in a single test platform is key to improving production yield and reduce test times.

The new measurement suite is complemented by the new LTE waveform generation capabilities of the company's IQCreator® software, which supports the PXI 3000 Series as well as the Aeroflex 3410 Series of bench-top digital RF signal generators, making them suitable for LTE RF component test.

The company's PXI 3000 and 7100 platforms have much in common, simplifying the migration from R&D to manufacturing. The same software algorithms underpin both platforms and comparable RF performance is achieved, so equipment used by R&D engineers will give results that correlate very well with measurements in the factory. This can eliminate delays that occur when a range of instrument types behave differently and require time-consuming troubleshooting to overcome the discrepancies.

The new LTE FDD Measurement Suite for the PXI 3000 Series enables characterization of LTE FDD signals in accordance with the requirements outlined in 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 8. This allows LTE analysis of the single-carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) uplink. In addition to numerical measurement results, the measurement suite provides trace displays for spectrum emission mask (SEM), complementary cumulative distribution function (CCDF), constellation plots, error-vector magnitude (EVM) vs. carrier, and EVM vs. symbol. Capabilities expand across the entire range of possible frequencies and bandwidths, from 1.4 to 20MHz, when used with any of the company's PXI modules.

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:

See at productronica Booth A1.135.

search login