Aeroflex has announced the release of the Aeroflex 7215 Configurable Automated Test Set. The 7215 is a complete radio test system designed for production and depot-level testing of military and software-defined radios (SDR).
The standard 7215 configuration includes a high resolution touch-screen user interface, RF testing up to 2.6GHz, 90MHz of instantaneous bandwidth for both digital signal generation and analysis, and multiple RF and audio instruments in a single package.
Advanced digital signal analysis tools, such as EVM measurements and even power drop-out tests on frequency hopped waveforms, are optional and are custom developed for each customer’s unique test requirements.
Customers who require automation for RF and non-RF radio tests can also use the 7215 as a smaller, more capable and cost-effective alternative to large rack and stack ATE systems.
“The 7215 is an ATE system in a single box that provides customers with an advanced, synthetic solution capable of complex modulation and frequency hopped tests – either in a manual or automated mode – for software-defined radios,” said Rob Barden, director of product marketing for Aeroflex.
“As the capabilities of multi-band, multi-function software-defined radios continue to evolve, customers are asking for a test instrument capable of performing a broad range of complex tests both now and in the future; yet accomplishing this in a simple, cost-effective manner unachieved by traditional ‘rack and stack’ ATE systems. The 7215 is the solution.”
The 7215 features accuracy and specifications comparable to stand-alone instruments. Typical specifications include:
- DC to 2.6GHz frequency coverage
- 90MHz instantaneous bandwidth for signal generation and digitization
- Phase noise of -102 dBc/Hz
- RF generator level accuracy of +/-1.0 dB
- -147 dBm DANL spectrum analyzer with 85 dB dynamic range.