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AeroFlex Picks CommAgility

LOUGHBOROUGH, U.K. -- Aeroflex, a leading provider of specialised test and measurement equipment, has selected CommAgility's AMC-D4F1 module as a key component in its new TM500 LTE Test Mobile platform. Aeroflex chose the AMC-D4F1 because it provides market-leading DSP/FPGA performance and density in one AdvancedMC slot.

The TM500 LTE Test Mobile is designed to address the current and future challenges of 3GPP LTE (3G Long Term Evolution) infrastructure development, test and rollout. LTE is a significant advance in mobile network technology from 3G, and Aeroflex needed an order of magnitude increase in processing capability and I/O bandwidth compared to previous products.

Each AMC-D4F1 module includes four 1.2GHz Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320C6455 digital signal processors (DSPs) and a Xilinx Virtex-4 FX series FPGA, providing excellent signal processing performance. A 10Gbps SRIO infrastructure provides deterministic bandwidth for data transfers on and off card, and separate Gigabit Ethernet is provided for control, management and delivery of baseband or other processed data streams.

Evan Gray, TM500 manager, Aeroflex Wireless Division said, "CommAgility's AMC-D4F1 was chosen because it provides superior processing power and density. CommAgility delivered working product quickly enabling our development to start early. It combines technical excellence with speed of development, for example it was the first subsystem vendor to support TI's new 1.2 GHz C6455 DSP. CommAgility has also consistently provided excellent technical support from day one of our engagement with them."

Aeroflex Inc. (Nasdaq: ARXX)

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