Aeroflex releases its Development Test Mode for the WiMAX 802.16e protocol conformance test solution. The availability of this product gives first-line WiMAX equipment manufacturers, chipset developers and protocol stack developers an early opportunity to test both subscriber and base station functionality and interoperability throughout the development phase of their products. WiMAX 802.16e protocol conformance test systems purchased with the initial Development Test Mode capability will be upgradeable to the full-conformance test system when the additional functionality becomes available. The product development roadmap for the WiMAX 802.16e protocol conformance test solution stated that it would be introduced in multiple phases that progressively increased the available functionality to provide both a comprehensive Base Station Emulator (BSE-MINT 2230) for subscriber equipment testing and a Subscriber Station Emulator (SSE-MINT 2231) for base station equipment testing. This device enables the creation and execution of test case campaigns along with the production and analysis of test reports and logs. It also facilitates source level debugging with single stepping and break points and provides the ability to edit, save and compile test cases.