Aeroflex 5800 Series ATE System Ordered by Liebherr Group for Testing Control Units for Construction Equipment

November 13, 2007

Munich, Germany-Productronica 2007-November 13, 2007-Aeroflex today announced that Liebherr Group, one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction machinery, has ordered Aeroflex's 5800 Series multi-configuration, multi-function Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) system. The Germany-based Liebherr Group plans to use the 5800 Series to test the control units for their electronic equipment used for aviation, construction cranes, earth-moving and transport products.

Flexibility and PXI open architecture were key reasons Liebherr chose Aeroflex's 5800 Series over closed-architecture systems. With the 5800 Series, Liebherr can customize the Aeroflex ATE system with components from other suppliers and tailor the test system exactly to its needs. The 5800 Series' modular PXI architecture offers easy integration and future expansion.

About the Aeroflex 5800 Series

The 5800 Series is an easy-to-use digital ATE system that integrates seamlessly with an analog suite to provide mixed signal testing as well as pure digital functional test. The system is based on a digital test controller board and up to 18 digital testpoint boards, giving a maximum digital functional testpoint count of 1152 un-multiplexed I/O channels.

With its flexible, scalable and modular test environment, the 5800 Series features an open hardware and software architecture and reconfigurable pin-face styles, allowing users to perform digital system testing, low-cost analog in-circuit testing with a maximum of 3,456 test points, high integrity functional testing and systems test-all within a single test environment. This saves floor space, reduces board-handling damage and lowers the cost of test.

The system's digital test controller board features a 10MHz test step rate, trigger generation and response, four pattern generators and 5nS edge placement. The digital testpoint card provides 64 channels, configurable drive and monitor levels and 1,152 digital test channels.

Three different body styles make up the 5800 Series-floor standing (5850), benchtop (5820) and rack-mount (5830). Each body style has a common core of 21-slot rack, power and utility cards.

Aeroflex also announced at Productronica this week that it has added a new option to 5800 Series-the PXI-based SCANFLEX® platform from GOEPEL electronic, a leading vendor of JTAG/boundary scan solutions.

Pricing and availability

For details on the 5800 Series' price and availability, contact your Aeroflex sales representative at (800) 853-2352 or

About Liebherr Group

The Liebherr family business was established in 1949 by Hans Liebherr. The great success of his first mobile, easy-to-assemble and affordable tower crane was the foundation on which the company flourished. Today Liebherr is not only one of the world's leading manufacturers of construction machinery but is also an acknowledged supplier of technically innovative user-oriented products and services in numerous other fields. Over the years the family business has grown into what is today a group of companies, employing a workforce of approximately 22,000 in more than 100 companies on all continents.

About Aeroflex

Aeroflex Incorporated is a global provider of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defense, 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. Aeroflex Incorporated, founded in 1937, is a privately held company with more than 2,600 employees worldwide. Additional information concerning Aeroflex Incorporated can be found on the company's website:

For more information, contact:
Debra Seifert
McClenahan Bruer Communications
(503) 546-1000

James E. DeBroeck
Aeroflex Incorporated
(316) 522-4981

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