Aeroflex has won the Contribution to Safety Award at the inaugural e-Legacy Awards 2007 organised by Electronic Product Design magazine in the UK and held earlier this month at the Tate Modern in London. The Award was presented to Phil Medd and Mike Thorpe of Aeroflex Test Solutions Wireless Division by Gina Citroni, Commercial Director, Amplicon Liveline, the sponsor of the Award and Caroline Hayes, the Editor of Electronic Product Design.
Aeroflex won the Award for its A-GPS mobile handset test system based on its 6103 AIME and 6103 AIME/CT systems. A-GPS enhances the performance of GPS so that the exact position of a mobile phone is available to all emergency services. The 6103 A-GPS mobile handset test system provides the GSM/GPRS network emulation, software for development and conformance testing as well as modelling of all associated GPS satellite and vehicle effects. Aeroflex beat off strong competition from Ramtron for its FM25x FRAM memory used in smart airbags, Atmel for its EEPROM CryptoMemories used in smartcards to prevent counterfeiting and Syfer for its SFDNC and SFEMC EMI filters.
“The e-Legacy Awards are distinctive in the electronics industry in that the entrants have to think outside the box to apply the criteria,” said Caroline Hayes, Editor of Electronics Product Design. “The Award categories demonstrate how electronics companies contribute to the wellbeing, security and development of individuals and communities alike. The Contribution to Safety Award was one of the broadest Award categories with a short-list ranging from help for emergency services to protecting individuals in cars and homes. In winning the Award for its A-GPS mobile handset test system, Aeroflex clearly demonstrated excellence in promoting the take up of a technology that we will probably all take for granted in the not too distant future.”
“We particularly like the fact that the e-Legacy Awards have been created to recognise the role that electronics companies play in society today,” said Phil Medd, Product Manager at Aeroflex Test Solutions Wireless Division. “So, we are extremely honoured to have won the Contribution to Safety Award at this inaugural event especially as the winners are voted for by the electronics community as a whole.”
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. Founded in 1937, Aeroflex is a privately held company with more than 2,600 employees worldwide.
About Aeroflex Test Solutions, Wireless Division
Aeroflex Wireless offers a full range of protocol, physical layer and parametric test solutions for the cellular communications industry. Its products address infrastructure and mobile handset testing and support all stages of mobile phone and radio access network equipment development and deployment. Applications include R&D, conformance, production, installation and commissioning, field service, and network optimization. Aeroflex’s wireless products test all key 2G, 2.5G and 3G wireless technologies including UMTS, cdmaOne, CDMA2000, TD-SCDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WiMAX and LTE worldwide.
About Electronic Product Design
Electronic Product Design is published by IML Group plc, an independent business to business publisher, based in Tonbridge, Kent, UK. It was first published in April 1980 and has consistently been voted the best-read technical magazine. It has a BPA-audited circulation in the UK of 18,465 registered readers. The editorial is a mix of technical design articles and news analysis, designed to deliver information to the readership of senior design engineers in the broadcast, telecommunications, military and high-reliability, computing and automotive sectors, covering power management, test and measurement, software and EDA, component integration and board level design solutions.