New ATE and PXI systems address efficient manufacturing test, including wide bandwidth automotive wireless networking
MUNICH, GERMANY and STEVENAGE, UK—November 13, 2013— Aeroflex Limited announced that its booth at this year’s Productronica show in Munich will feature its strongest ever line-up of automatic test equipment (ATE) and PXI modular instrumentation, as well as flexible stand-alone signal generators and signal analyzers.

The product offering includes a new form-factor ATE system; the latest wide-bandwidth 5th Generation PXI modules; WLAN802.11p functionality; PXI Maestro software for lower cost wireless device production test; and the Aeroflex S-Series signal generators and signal analyzers.

5860 ATE system

Aeroflex’s latest addition to the 5800 Series Multi-Strategy Test System range combines analogue in-circuit test and functional test capabilities in a new upright form factor. The new system combines an operator’s panel and larger cabinet space for additional instrumentation. When coupled with an in-line fixture, the SMEMA compliant 5860 products provide a very low cost automated production test solution.

In common with the rest of the 5800 series ATE, the 58xx allows seamless integration of third-party PXI instruments in a single test system for fast and configurable in-circuit test, functional test, and device programming.

5th generation PXI modules and PXI Maestro
The Aeroflex PXI 3000 series is a complete, proven production test platform for cellular, wireless LAN, GPS and Bluetooth® wireless devices. The comprehensive range of wireless standards supported includes the wide bandwidth WLAN 802.11ac, and the automotive WLAN variant 802.11p at 5.9GHz.

The latest 5th generation of PXI RF test equipment features the lowest phase noise currently available, along with the wide bandwidth needed to meet the challenge of the latest wideband wireless standards.
The PXI Maestro automatic test solution, which has been shortlisted for an Electronics Weekly Elektra award, allows up to eight mobile devices to be tested at the same time, achieving an almost four-fold throughput improvement per radio when compared with an equivalent serial test method. PXI Maestro sets a new speed benchmark for non-signaling mode RF test system integration and test execution.


Also on show at Productronica will be the Aeroflex S-Series, an instrument platform designed to make complex measurements rapidly and accurately, with the simplicity of a totally touch screen measurement interface. The S-Series comprises both digital and analog signal generators and a vector signal analyzer, and function modules such as a RF combiner.

The SGD digital vector signal generator leads the field with a 200 MHz bandwidth and 100 µs level and frequency settling time that make it ideal for generating wide bandwidth signals such as WLAN 802.11ac, and the SVA vector signal analyzer is the widest bandwidth and fastest signal analyzer in its class. The S-Series is also uniquely scalable, with multiple instruments able to be Aerolocked together within a standard 19” format.

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