Av/Comm News - Issue 5, April - August, 2014


Issue 5, April - August 2014

In the News

Aeroflex Introduces the 8800 Analog and Digital Radio Test Set 


Aeroflex announced the introduction of the new 8800 Radio Test Set; a high performance, economical radio test system for Analog AM and FM; and Digital P25, DMR, dPMR, NXDN™, and ARIB T98 technologies. The 8800 is equipped with the industry's largest touch-screen color display, and a new hybrid portable design that provides bench-level test features while maintaining the low weight, ruggedness, and 2.5 hour internal battery required for field testing. With a measurement range of -140 dBm to 500 W, the 8800 is a breakthrough in radio test technology.

Designed for maximum test efficiency, the 8800 features a large, easy-to-read, color display that allows multiple meters and analysis functions to be viewed simultaneously. The 8800 also introduces an all new capability known as "Fast Stack", which speeds access to meters and analysis functions by allowing meters and analysis functions to be stacked and then instantly accessed at the press of a button. Innovative features, such as user-configurable Presets and Frequency Lists, as well as Color Meters with graphical indicators for Pass/Fail results allow ultra-fast test of analog and digital radios by performing transmit and receive tests over multiple frequencies in just seconds.


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RGS-2000NG TCAS Test Set New Product Announcement  


Aeroflex is now accepting orders for the new RGS-2000NG TCAS Test Set. 

This unit is an RF signal generator/receiver for testing TCAS (Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System) with an option available for testing transponder LRUs. The RGS-2000NG was designed with modern software-driven digital modulation technology and is the RGS-2000 replacement for engineering development, design validation, manufacturing and return-to-service testing. 


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New Aeroflex.com Website


Aeroflex is pleased to announce the launch of our new website, designed with a fresh contemporary new look and user-friendly navigation, updated with the latest information about our products and services.

Please take some time to explore the redesign of www.aeroflex.com.

We will continually be expanding our online content to bring you updated and relevant information, so we encourage you to frequently visit it.

We hope that you will enjoy browsing our new site, and that it will be yet another tool for strengthening our business relations.


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Product News

3550R Software Version 1.2.0 Release - New Features and Capabilities

3550 front with screen shot   

Aeroflex announced the release of new software version 1.2.0 for the 3550R Touch-screen Radio Test System. This software update is compatible with all 3550 and 3550R models. Featured in this software is the release of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) option. It also includes improvements in the stability of the 3550R.


There are other improvements to the operation with this release. For all other improvements to the 3550R operation, see the Release Note located on the Aeroflex 3550R web page (www.aeroflex.com/3550R)

on the Software tab.


Aeroflex Announces Availability of the Aeroflex 3920B Digital Radio Test Set for Automated Phase II Tests on Motorola APX™ Series Radios

3920 with screen shot    

Aeroflex announced additional test and alignment capabilities for Motorola APX Series Radios on the Aeroflex 3920B Digital Radio Test Set. The new test capabilities focus on Phase II Transmit and Receive tests.

The Aeroflex Automated Test and Alignment procedure provides fully automated test and alignment of Motorola APX radios without the need for user interaction. This test system ensures consistent and reliable tests and alignment to manufacturer-recommended specifications and to industry standards, ensuring proper interoperability and a uniform standard of performance within the radio's network technology.


Aeroflex Announces Availability of the Aeroflex 3920B Digital Radio Test Set for Automated Test and Alignment of EF Johnson Viking Series Radios

3920 Radio Test Set


"Aeroflex is pleased to have the opportunity to provide this unique test technology for EF Johnson radios," said Mike Fortna, Senior Product Marketing Engineer, Aeroflex. "The 3920B provides an advanced method for repeatable and highly accurate test and alignment for EF Johnson radios that requires minimal technical interface. Since the 3920B provides fully automated tests and alignment processes, EF Johnson dealers and end users can now utilize their technical resources to provide higher value services."


Learn more about our 3920B


New Tutorial Videos for the 3920B Digital Radio Test Set


Aeroflex has produced a set of seven NEW application videos to help understand the functions and capabilities with this radio test set. The first series of these videos are introductory. They will help customers understand the basic operation and functionality of the 3920B.

We are continuously producing new material and will have more videos developed shortly. If there are specific features, or options, you think would be beneficial for a video, please contact us.

Here is one of the many videos you can find on the videos tab of the 3920B web page (www.aeroflex.com/3920B) and our YouTube Channel View our videos on YouTube


3920 connectors and IO

3920B Digital Radio Test Set - Connectors and IO


Show Guide

APCO International 2014

New Orleans, LA

August 4-5, 2014


AEA Regional Canada

Kelowna, BC, Canada

September 3-4, 2014


F-16 & Proven Aircraft WWR

Ogden, Utah

September 8-10. 2014



Leipzig, Germany

September 9-11, 2014


AutoTest 2014

St. Louis, MO

September 15-18, 2014


AEA Regional East

Orlando, Florida

September 16-17. 2014


AEA Regional West

Reno, Nevada

September 30 - October 1, 2014



Rome, Italy

Oct 5-10, 2014


Association of Old Crows 2014

Washington, DC

October 6-9, 2014


Enterprise Wireless 2014

Denver, CO

October 8-10, 2014


AEA Regional Central

Kansas City, Missouri

October 9-10, 2014


C-130 Hercules Operator's Council

Atlanta, Georgia

October 20-23, 2014


C-130 WWR

Orlando, Florida

October 26-28, 2014


SAFE Symposium

Orlando, Florida

November 3-5, 2014


FCS Business Radio  

Nov 13, 2014

Warwick, UK 



Cologne, Germany

November 25-27, 2014



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

Senior Software Engineer

Our Kansas City office is accepting applications for an innovative software engineer to support modern embedded systems development.


Job Requirements:

  • 5 years of software engineering, leadership experience beneficial
  • Strong understanding of modern software embedded architectures
  • Linux, C++ and QT experience preferred

Click here to find out more about this position. 




Quick Product Links

New Literature

8800 Brochure



With its hybrid portable design, the industry's largest color

touch-screen display, and unmatched analog and digital test features, the 8800 offers RF professionals a whole new

experience in radio test.


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Avionics Quick Sheet



Aeroflex offers a wide range of avionics test solutions supporting engineering, factory, flightline, and return to service test requirements.


Learn about our product portfolio





RGS-2000NG TCAS Test Set Data Sheet



The RGS-2000NG TCAS Test Set is an RF signal generator/receiver for testing TCAS (Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System) with an option available for testing transponder LRUs.  


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Broadband Products





Radio Test Set Literature



Aeroflex offers a wide selection of PMR test sets addressing both mobile and repeater test applications. The most advanced Radio Test Sets currently used in engineering, production, support and service applications world-wide. Our Radio Test Sets test a wide range of technologies, including analog, digital, P25, TETRA, DMR, dPMR, and NXDN.


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About Aeroflex

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