Aeroflex Rolls Out IFR2945B, IFR2948B Communications Service Monitors

4/12/2005 - Aeroflex has announced two new communications service monitors, the IFR2945B and IFR2948B, which will bring expanded capability and ease of use to analog radio testing. The new products reinforce Aeroflex’s commitment to product development in support of a key market segment that sustains critical communications services in the analog Private Mobile Radio (PMR) sector.

“Aeroflex is the only major test vendor that actively supports testing of all primary digital and analog PMR systems. Legacy analog radio systems still make up a huge part of the market. These radio communications systems are critical to First Responders and others and in some cases will be used actively well into the next decade,” said Graham Stevens, product manager, Aeroflex.

The predecessors to the new IFR2945B and IFR2948B communications service monitors have been widely accepted in the market because they are rugged and lightweight (under 25 lbs.), include a full span spectrum analyzer, a tracking generator with full offset tracking, and can measure accurate power measurements to 150W. They have a frequency range from 400kHz to 1.05GHz. The 2948B includes all the same features as the 2945B but with a low phase noise signal generator added for more critical receiver testing.

The new products have all the same features as the previous models plus added features and five new options to expand the testing capability for radio service and maintenance, base station service and maintenance, and manufacturing test. Key new capabilities include addition of LTR (Logic Trunked Radio) as well as currently available MPT1327/EDACS, greater tracking generator isolation, a seamless RF generator, flexible audio and demodulation filters, an internal battery option allowing up to 60 minutes of field use, a sunlight-readable transflective colour display, and extension to the tones capability.

The new options are LTR (available October 1, 2005), Tone Remote, Plus 2 Distortion Notch Filters board, IF Output, and Internal Battery (2945B only).

The LTR option will be available for order starting October 1st, 2005, with all other products and options available immediately. First deliveries for the IFR2945B and IFR2948B products will be eight and 12 weeks respectively upon receipt of order.

About Aeroflex
Aeroflex Incorporated is a global provider of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defence, cellular and broadband communications markets. The Company’s diverse technologies allow it to design, develop, manufacture and market a broad range of test, measurement and microelectronic products. The Company’s common stock trades on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol ARXX and is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 index. Additional information concerning Aeroflex Incorporated can be found on the Company’s website:

About Aeroflex Test Solutions
Staffed with experts in RF and microwave signal generation and processing subsystems, Aeroflex Test Solutions Group provides test and measurement systems, instruments, modules, services and integration support for the communications test, military, government and semiconductor industries. Aeroflex' solutions reflect a commitment to industry-accepted standards and the concept of modular product development. They encompass the following product areas:

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