Liebherr Group Selects Aeroflex 5800 Series ATE System

Aeroflex (Stand A1.135) has announced that Liebherr Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machinery, has ordered Aeroflex’s 5800 Series multi-configuration, multi-function Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) system. The Germany-based Liebherr Group plans to use the 5800 Series to test the control units for their electronic equipment used for aviation, construction cranes, earth-moving and transport products.

Flexibility and PXI open architecture were key reasons Liebherr chose Aeroflex’s 5800 Series over closed-architecture systems. With the 5800 Series, Liebherr can customize the Aeroflex ATE system with components from other suppliers and tailor the test system exactly to its needs. The 5800 Series’ modular PXI architecture offers easy integration and future expansion.

About the Aeroflex 5800 Series
The 5800 Series is an easy-to-use digital ATE system that integrates seamlessly with an analog suite to provide mixed signal testing as well as pure digital functional test. The system is based on a digital test controller board and up to 18 digital testpoint boards, giving a maximum digital functional testpoint count of 1152 un-multiplexed I/O channels.

With its flexible, scalable and modular test environment, the 5800 Series features an open hardware and software architecture and reconfigurable pin-face styles, allowing users to perform digital system testing, low-cost analog in-circuit testing with a maximum of 3,456 test points, high integrity functional testing and systems test–all within a single test environment. This saves floor space, reduces board-handling damage and lowers the cost of test.

The system’s digital test controller board features a 10MHz test step rate, trigger generation and response, four pattern generators and 5nS edge placement. The digital testpoint card provides 64 channels, configurable drive and monitor levels and 1,152 digital test channels. Three different body styles make up the 5800 Series–floor standing (5850), benchtop (5820) and rack-mount (5830). Each body style has a common core of 21-slot rack, power and utility cards.

Aeroflex also announced at Productronica this week that it has added a new option to 5800 Series—the PXI-based SCANFLEX platform from GOEPEL electronic, a leading vendor of JTAG/boundary scan solutions.

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. Aeroflex Incorporated, founded in 1937, Aeroflex is a privately held company with more than 2,600 employees worldwide.

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).