Progressive companies in the test and measurement industry are working to
meet the challenges of developing an approach that cost effectively meets
today's test demands while preserving the investment of test in the future.
Synthetic test systems have emerged as the solution of choice for many, and
Aeroflex is the industry leader in high speed and high performance RF and
microwave test systems based on this approach. Aeroflex provides a highly
integrated, turn-key, hybrid synthetic test environment that allows digital,
analog, RF/microwave and power test of circuits, modules, subsystem and
complete systems for commercial, military, and aerospace customers.
Synthetic Test Environments "synthesize" stimuli and measurement
capabilities found in any traditional instrument through a combination of
software and hardware modules integrated in a synthetic architecture which
includes sophisticated algorithms, calibration and diagnostic routines, as well
as NIST traceable standards and an open software architecture. Non
traditional measurements can also be easily created by the user. Since this
approach is instrument independent this type of synthetic test environment is
obsolescence proof and easily maintainable thus offering the highest
performance at the lowest life cycle cost in the industry. Modern products
such as software defined radios, smart phones and other communication
systems are also based on this principle thus making this test approach
highly optimized for modern applications. Hybrid synthetic test environments
can also emulate legacy/obsolete test instruments and systems thus allowing
easy replacement of no longer procurable test equipment without having to
re-develop or re-write existing test sequences and test program sets.