Aeroflex, Innowireless Accelerate Development of 3GPP LTE Mobile Devices

Aeroflex and Innowireless have announced that they have entered into a technology partnership designed to accelerate the development of 3GPP LTE mobile devices for subscribers. The partnership will enable the two companies to combine their extensive engineering skills and resources to collaborate on the development of a new 3G LTE mobile test tool intended to enable handset designers and manufacturers accelerate the time-to-market of their 3G LTE products for subscribers. The new 3G LTE mobile test tool is expected to be available in Q4 2008 and will be marketed through Aeroflex’s extensive worldwide sales and support channel.

“The new 3G LTE mobile test tool for developers will enable subscriber station designers and manufacturers to move rapidly from development to volume production while both improving the integrity and quality of their products and reducing cost,” said Bob Vogel, General Manager of Aeroflex Test Solutions, Wireless Division. “By partnering with Innowireless we are continuing to expand our growing portfolio of 3G LTE test solutions for R&D, manufacturing and conformance test. This new 3G LTE test tool will complement Aeroflex’s market- leading GSM, 3G, CDMA and WiMAX solutions for the development, conformance and manufacturing markets.”

The new 3G LTE mobile test tool will incorporate a full suite of RF measurements for characterisation, calibration and verification purposes. It will be extendable to allow engineers to test, stress and debug the IP data handling capabilities of their designs in a controlled laboratory environment. The new test tool will represent a significant breakthrough in 3G LTE mobile testing, providing the flexibility to configure a wide range of network parameters through an easy-to-use Windows interface coupled with high-speed, precision-accuracy measurements. It will incorporate flexible basestation emulation and parametric tests into one, integrated unit, extending Aeroflex’s unmatched portfolio of mobile test solutions for R&D, verification and manufacturing customers.

“It is imperative to not only provide high-quality, cost-effective test solutions to the designers and manufacturers contributing to the realisation of 3G LTE but to do so with the backing of a sales and support channel that can provide real-time worldwide support to customers in their time zones,” said JongTae Chung, Chairman and CEO, Innowireless Co. Ltd. “By partnering with Aeroflex, Innowireless will continue to enhance the cutting-edge capability of its product offerings.”

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 Innowireless Co. Ltd.
Innowireless Co. Ltd. is a leader in providing comprehensive solutions in highly progressive wired/wireless test and measurement market throughout the globe. The company’s test and measurement product portfolio includes early R&D, lab controlled, production, conformance testing as well as network performance optimisation assisting handset manufactures, carriers and infrastructure vendors to achieve quicker returns on investment and increased profitability while offering end subscribers better quality and a more enhanced communications experience to ensure their satisfaction. Its testing solutions support all major air interfaces; GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA and CDMA, 1xRTT, EVDO, EV-Rev A, WiFi, WiMAX and LTE. Innowireless Co. Ltd. is a publicly traded company listed under KOSDAQ.