Aeroflex boosts 7700 microwave test system to 26.5 GHz

September 16, 2014. Aeroflex Inc. today chose Autotest to announce a 26.5-GHz high-frequency extension for the 7700 Integrated Microwave Test System. The 7700 frequency extension increases the frequency coverage from 6 GHz to 26.5 GHz, which will address the growing need for a compact, economical, high-frequency bench-top microwave test system.

“Our customers have consistently requested an extended-frequency version of the 7700 system. This new product capability will provide our customers with the frequency range they requested as well as the same Aeroflex measurement quality they have trusted for more than 15 years,” said Keith Johns, product marketing manager for Aeroflex.

The 7700’s synthetic architecture and building-block modular design allows for measurement throughput faster than conventional instrument-based systems while also providing improved flexibility and enhanced configuration options. The 7700 also comes standard with several built-in measurement functions, test executive software, and reporting tools to accelerate automated test development.

In related news, Cobham plc announced Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Aeroflex Inc. Cobham is a global technology company serving multiple markets including aerospace and defense, with positions in audio, video, and data communications; air-to-air refueling; aviation services; and defense equipment.

In a letter to Aeroflex customers, Pete Raby, president of Cobham Communications and Connectivity, wrote, “Your business is important to us, so rest assured that we will take every measure to ensure this transition is as seamless as possible for you; our aim is that it will be business as usual as we work towards integrating the two companies. You can rely on continuing to receive the high quality, timely delivery, and excellent customer service you expect.”

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