Aeroflex 3900 Series Digital Radio Test Set Supports SmartNet, SmartZone

Aeroflex has announced the release of version 1.7.4 software for the Aeroflex 3900 Series Digital Radio Test Set that includes support for Motorola’s Astro SmartNet[tm]/SmartZone[tm] systems. Included in this release is support for re-banded channels in the 800MHz band. This new software is available for all Aeroflex 3900 Series products currently in the field, including the 3901, the 3902 and the new 3920 Series.

“The Aeroflex 3900 continues to prove its flexibility with the addition of the Motorola SmartNet/SmartZone technology,” said Rob Barden, Director of Product Marketing for Aeroflex. “This new capability provides users of Astro systems with both analog and digital P25 test capabilities. Plus, with the re-banding feature, users can now test radios that have been re-banded for proper operation.”

Aeroflex is a licensee of the SmartNet/SmartZone technology from Motorola. Aeroflex currently provides a wide range of features for a number of Motorola radio technologies, including Project 25 and HPD®.

In addition, the Aeroflex 3900 Series now supports additional tests with the 1.7.4 software including:

  • Motorola Linear Simulcast Modulation for testing the latest Simulcast Systems being released by Motorola.
  • Support for Survey Technologies’ Field Test 6 Software. Now, users of the Aeroflex 3900 Series can improve and automate the acquisition, analysis and display of signal strength across a given terrain to include P25 signals. Field Test 6 has expanded the drive-test measurement concept to include indoor measurement and analysis for applications where GPS is not available.
  • Auto-Test II TIA-603 Software. Analog radio designers and servicers can now test their radio to the TIA-603 Land Mobile Radio Measurement and Performance Standards. This Auto-Test II application allows users of the Aeroflex 3900 to verify radio performance to this TIA standard.
  • DCS/DTMF decode. To further support analog radio testing, the 3900 Series with software version 1.7.4 now supports DCS and DTMF decode.

All the new software functions will be available in September 2008. The SmartNet/SmartZone support, the Linear Simulcast testing support and the TIA-603 Test Application will be available as charged for options. DCS and DTMF decode will be supported as a standard feature in the 1.7.4 release, as will the support for the Field Test 6 Software.

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, 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).