Av/Comm News - Issue 2 July-Aug-Sept 2013

Issue 2, July - August - September 2013
In the News
Aeroflex Introduces the 3920B Digital Radio Test Set  
Aeroflex announced the introduction of the new 3920B Digital Radio Test Set for Analog AM and FM, Digital P25, P25 Phase II, DMR, NXDN™, dPMR, TETRA and TEDS technologies. 

The 3920B features a new low phase noise RF signal generator in addition to the already advanced functionality available on the Aeroflex 3900 Series Radio Test Sets. The 3920B is the direct replacement for all versions of the Aeroflex 3900 Series, including the 3901, the 3902, and the 3920.

New ALT-8015 FMCW and Military Pulse Radio Altimeter Flightline Test Set


The Avionics Business Unit announces the  Radio Altimeter Flightline Test Set for testing of FMCW and Military Pulse radio altimeters. The ALT-8015 has all the same functions of the ALT-8000 with updated capability for military applications.


The ALT-8015 may be used to test any radio altimeter, but it is best suited for military maintenance facilitiesfor rotary wing aircraft with pulse radio altimeters, such as:





The ALT-8015 will require export licensing where applicable.
Product News
3550 front with screen shot     

New Software Version 1.1.6 for the 3550 Touch-Screen Radio Test System

Aeroflex announced  the release of new software version 1.1.6 for the 3550 Touch- Screen Radio Test System. This version adds several new features and many improvements to the 3550 operation. 
App note 3550          

Understanding the Precision Antenna, Cable, and Power Measurements on the 3550 Radio Test System


The Aeroflex 3550 Radio Test System now includes new methods for more accurately measuring power, distance to fault (DTF), return loss(RL),and voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR). This Application Note includes information that will help you to understand how to use

these new methods. The new methods for making these measurements require externa lcomponents. It is critical to understand how to use these components to make these precision measurements.


View application note here


Aeroflex talks to Urgent Communications at APCO 2013

Rob Barden, Product Marketing Manager for Aeroflex, talks about the company's new digital radio test set, the 3920B, during the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference in Anaheim, California.


View video here

Show Guide


Schaumburg, IL

September 16 - 19, 2013


Avionics for NextGen

Atlantic City, NJ

September 17, 2013


Simtec #5

Arcachon, France

September 19, 2013


Modern Day Marine

Quantico, VA

September 24-26, 2013


AEA East

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

September 26, 2013


Mexico's Aerospace Summit

Queretaro, Mexico

September 26 - 27, 2013


PROS Customer & Industry Forum

Atlanta, GA

Sept. 30-Oct 4, 2013


Enterprise Wireless

St. Louis, MO

October 2-4, 2013


SAFE Symposium

Reno, NV

October 14-16, 2013


APCO Atlantic Regional Conference

Hyannis, MA

October 14 - 16, 2013


Simtec #6

Aix en Provence, France

October 17, 2013



Hamburg, Germany

October 23 - 24, 2013


At your service

Aeroflex is committed to providing world-class service and support. Let us know how we can help you get the most out of your Aeroflex test products.


Request support from our Help Desk.

Americas: 1-800-835-2350
Asia Pacific: [+65] 6873 0991
China: [+86] 10 65391166
Europe: [+44] (0) 8706 080134
France: [+33] 1 60 79 96 00
Germany: [+49] 89 99641 0 


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Career Spotlight

Sr RF Design Engineer

Aeroflex is accepting applications for a RF Engineer to develop system and module level requirements and specifications.


Job Requirements:

  • BSEE or equivalent
  • 6+ years of RF system and circuit design experience

Click here to find out more about this position. 

In This Issue
 Quick Product Links
New Literature
8015 Data Sheet
The new Aeroflex ALT-8015 Radio Altimeter Flightline Test Set provides an easily configurable RF based altitude simulation to quickly test an installation, or direct connect to the Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) for additional troubleshooting capability.
Scout Data Sheet


The portable Scout CS1104 Broadband Signal Analyzer (BSA) instrument is designed to find and to solve the toughest RF issues. It combines live and off-line signal analysis capabilities to address multiple test applications


Explorer Data Sheet


The Explorer is used to record, process and analyze RF signals. It supports collecting contiguous recordings up to a 400 MHz instantaneous bandwidth (IBW) with user selected 400 MHz or 70 MHz IBW.


About Aeroflex

Aeroflex Test Solutions is a global leader in the Test and Measurement Instrumentation marketplace. Our products support a wide range of industries including aerospace, defense and wireless mobile and broadband communications. Our proven solutions encompass a full spectrum of instrumentation from turnkey systems, stand alone boxes or modular components that provide customers with highly reliable, customized, innovative and cost effective tools for solving their test and measurement requirements. www.aeroflex.com

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