September 19, 2013. Aeroflex announced at Autotestcon 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 2.6 GHz, 90-MHz 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 multiband, multifunction 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.
The 7215 features accuracy and specifications comparable to stand-alone instruments. Phase noise is -102 dBc/Hz, RF generator level accuracy is ±1.0 dB, and the instrument includes spectrum-analyzer capability with -147-dBm DANL and 85-dB dynamic range.