Aeroflex/AT4 Wireless WiMAX PCT System Powers Redpine Signals Demo

Aeroflex has announced that, at the Mobile World Congress 2008, Redpine Signals (Hall 2.1, Stand 2.1D75) will use the Aeroflex/AT4 wireless WiMAX Protocol Conformance Test System to facilitate live demonstrations of its subscriber station designs showcasing Mobile WiMAX and 802.11n WLAN connectivity using its Lite-NMAX convergence solution. Redpine Signals will be using the Aeroflex/ AT4 wireless PCT system to provide a simulated WiMAX network for the subscriber station to operate against.

“Aeroflex has been highly flexible in providing us with the means to create a simulated WiMAX network at the Mobile World Congress on which to demonstrate our subscriber station designs,” said Richard Murphy, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Redpine Signals. “Not only have they accommodated our request to provide a demonstration system but also provided significant engineering support in advance of the show to ensure that our customer demonstrations will run smoothly.”

Stephen Hire, Director of Marketing for Aeroflex Asia, added: “Aeroflex and AT4 wireless are considered the leaders in WiMAX test. Our WiMAX PCT system has been developed under the auspices of the WiMAX Forum and it has been designated official test equipment for WiMAX Certification. We see our role as one of partnership with our customers and this collaboration with Redpine Signals continues our long tradition at the Mobile World Congress of supporting customers with leading edge mobile test solutions. Elsewhere in the exhibition, for example, several network vendors will be using the Aeroflex TM500 LTE test mobile as part of their technology demonstrations.”

In its Development Test Mode, the Aeroflex/AT4 wireless WiMAX PCT ensures first-line WiMAX equipment manufacturers, chipset developers and protocol stack developers have an early opportunity to test both subscriber and basestation functionality and interoperability throughout the development phase of their products. It facilitates the integrated testing of the PHY and MAC to check the correctness of the protocol messaging and its conformance to WiMAX specifications. In Conformance Test Mode, the WiMAX PCT system enables the testing of both WiMAX infrastructure equipment and devices against validated test cases prior to their submission for certification.

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 was founded in 1937 and today has 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 Redpine Signals
Founded in 2001, Redpine Signals is a fabless semiconductor company driving Wi-Fi and WiMAX convergence products for mobile, consumer and enterprise applications with sustainable differentiation in power and performance. Using its extensive patent portfolio in ultra low power OFDM and MIMO technologies, Redpine is making wireless convergence a reality. Redpine is headquartered in San Jose, California with a development center in Hyderabad, India.