Aeroflex 6113 Basestation Protocol Test System Gains Wideband AMR Support

Aeroflex has announced the addition of Wideband AMR (Wideband Adaptive Multi-Rate) support to its highly successful 6113 AIME basestation protocol test system. The new test capability relates to the 3GPP TS45.003 test specification. The new Wideband AMR codecs (TCH/WFS12.65, TCH/WFS8.85, TCH/WFS6.60) build on existing narrow band AMR technology and their introduction will significantly improve the quality of voice services due to the wider speech bandwidth used.

“Wideband AMR features need to be correctly configured, optimised and maintained if subscribers are to get the full quality of service benefits that the new speech codecs can deliver,” said Ross Broadhurst, Product Marketing Manager, Aeroflex Test Solutions Wireless Division. “The launch of the new Wideband AMR test capability on our 6113 AIME protocol test system is of significant benefit to infrastructure developers who will be able to develop, integrate and test Wideband AMR basestation capabilities, in advance of the mobile handset capability becoming available.”

A powerful test and development tool, the Aeroflex 6113 AIME basestation protocol tester allows infrastructure developers to create and test new GSM basestation software and hardware features by providing a mobile emulation. Combining the 6113E test set with the 6113E AIME (Air Interface Monitor Emulation) software package, it provides software engineers with a layer 1, layer 2 and layer 3 monitoring and emulation capability for the Um interface. Software engineers can monitor, debug and fault find the layer 1 and protocol interchanges on the Um interface with fully decoded display of layer 2 and layer 3 messages. In addition, the 6113 AIME protocol test system features sophisticated script editing, debugging, execution and automation facilities, logging of all air interface signalling and logging of all traffic frames.

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, 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.