Aeroflex, Etherstack to Support P25 Protocol Conformance Testing

Aeroflex and Etherstack have agreed to jointly develop and market a suite of products to support Project 25 (P25) protocol conformance testing. The new products will help ensure mobile stations and base stations conform to the APCO Project 25 family of standards and bulletins published by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).

The suite, which will consist of applications software developed by Etherstack to run on a personal computer and the Aeroflex 3900 radio test set, will have the capability of performing base station emulation for protocol testing mobile stations, mobile station emulation for the protocol testing of base stations and synchronised inbound and outbound off-air protocol analyzers.

“This is an obvious alliance of two technology leaders,” said David Deacon, managing director and CEO of Etherstack. “We will be building on our synergies to provide complete APCO P25 test solutions in this rapid growth area of our industry.”

“This agreement will provide the P25 community with comprehensive tests for verifying operation of their base radio and mobile radio solutions”, said Rob Barden, director of product marketing for radio test solutions, Aeroflex. “Together, Etherstack and Aeroflex are taking P25 testing to the next level.”

About Etherstack
Etherstack is a leading wireless technology licensing company. The company licenses a range of products to wireless equipment manufacturers, including software protocol stacks for APCO Project 25 for use in mobiles, hand helds, base stations and All-IP radio network software based on open standards. In the past 10 years, Etherstack has built an impressive client base which includes some of the world’s largest names in public safety. The company is also an industry leader in the development of Software Defined Radio (SDR) waveforms, and has a substantial defense industry client base in this area. For more information, email

About Aeroflex
Aeroflex Incorporated is a global provider of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defence, cellular and broadband communications markets. The Company’s diverse technologies allow it to design, develop, manufacture and market a broad range of test, measurement and microelectronic products. The Company’s common stock trades on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol ARXX and is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 index.

About Aeroflex Test Solutions, Instruments Division
Staffed with experts in RF and microwave signal generation and processing subsystems, Aeroflex Test Solutions Group provides test and measurement systems, instruments, modules, services and integration support for the communications test, military, government and semiconductor industries. Aeroflex’ solutions reflect a commitment to industry-accepted standards and the concept of modular product development. They encompass Communications test (public mobile radio, wireless cellular and telecom, military radio and avionics radio test), Signal sources (synthesizers, signal generators, signal analyzers and phase noise systems), General-purpose test (spectrum analyzers, microwave analyzers, bit error rate testers) and Systems (satellite, ATE, PXI and radar).