Aeroflex Adds G.703 Interface Pod Option to FB100A Bit Error Rate Tester

With the addition of the new G.703 Interface Pod option, the Aeroflex FB100A bit error rate tester can now test a wide range of standardised telecommunications interfaces (from T1 at 1.544 Mbit/s to STS-3 and STM-1 at 155.52 Mbit/s). This improvement greatly increases the variety of equipment on which bit error rate measurements and noise/error characterisation can be made.

The G.703 Interface Pod enables the FB100A to provide a fully integrated test system for R&D and manufacturing. Adding the optional G.703 pod and optional noise generation capabilities to the FB100A with its automatic and highly accurate carrier-to-noise-level calibration, gives users a comprehensive test solution ideal for effectively characterising error/noise performance. Used to test a range of RF/IF modems and other equipment carrying digital data through standardised telecommunications interfaces, the FB100A reduces test system development time and significantly decreases unit test times. This leads to higher production throughput as well as more accurate and repeatable results.

The FastBit G.703 Interface Pod has the same form factor as other FB100A pods–the HSSI pod and the Telecom Data Interface pod. It features a full range of standard instrument tests and results, including automatic bit-error-rate measurements (versus carrier-to-noise) and frequency-tunable noise that ranges from 5 MHz to 2.4 GHz with selectable noise bandwidths. The pod uses a transmitter clock internal or receiver with a transmit frequency deviation of ±2000 ppm (parts per million). The G.703 pod can operate in comprehensive loop-back mode, T1/E1 balanced and unbalanced mode, or monitor mode.

Unframed operation is available for the following interfaces: T1, E1, T3, E3, E4, STS-1, STS-3, STM-1. A full range of interfaces is available for PDH, SDH and SONET systems up to 155 Mbit/s.

The Aeroflex FastBit G.703 Interface Pod is currently available for order with delivery in 4-6 weeks.

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).