Aeroflex has unveiled the latest upgrade to its Lector software, which it says provides dramatic improvements in the speed of mobile device RF tests in service centres.
Lector 7 software achieves a doubling in LTE test speed for a range of mobile devices. Test times for a reference multi-band mobile device using the Aeroflex 7100 LTE digital radio test set with Lector 7 have been improved by an average of 53%.
It now takes only 3 minutes 5 seconds to complete the full set of LTE tests with Lector 7 as compared with 6½ minutes with the previous version, Lector 6.83. For a full test script covering multiple 2G/3G/4G bands, test time is reduced from ten minutes to less than six minutes, a saving of over 40% in test time.
The 2G/3G/4G final tests were performed using a 7100 for LTE and an Aeroflex 4400 mobile phone tester for 2G/3G, although a 2201 service tester can also be used in place of the 4400.
“Speed of test is a critical factor in high volume service centres,” said Roger Perry, product manager at Aeroflex. “The substantial reductions in overall test time achieved with Lector 7 reinforce the cost-saving advantages service centres can achieve when using Aeroflex solutions for testing mobile devices.”
Aeroflex's Lector software is a well-established and cost-efficient test tool that allows service centres and repair shops to easily perform RF final tests of 2G/3G/4G mobile devices.
Lector 7 is designed to seamlessly integrate Aeroflex's terminal testers, shield boxes and antenna couplers with a growing database of mobile devices to enable quick and simple testing.