LTX-Credence Launches X-Series PAx-ac Tester, Advancing Next Generation Low Cost RF Test
PAx-ac is the Only Commercial ATE Designed Specifically for High Volume RF PA & FEM Testing
LTX-Credence Corporation (Nasdaq:LTXC), today announced the second generation X-Series PAx test system, the PAx-ac. The PAx-ac is specifically designed to deliver the lowest cost of test for high performance, high volume manufacturing of RF front end mobility devices designed for the 802.11ac 160MHz and LTE Advanced modulation standards.
The PAx-ac test system was developed to address the test challenges presented by the latest generation of advanced front end RF devices used in 4G and 5G applications. This is accomplished by integrating the LTX-Credence Dragon RF sub-system, along with a new higher performance digital option, into the low cost, compact PAx tester infrastructure. This enables the PAx-ac to deliver cost effective, high-volume performance testing of advanced front end RF devices used in applications utilizing WLAN (802.11ac) and LTE-Advanced modulation standards, while providing enhanced capability for testing earlier generation standards such as GSM, Edge CDMA, WCDMA and Bluetooth. The PAx-ac also utilizes new software tools designed specifically for RF power amplifier (PA) and front end module (FEM) device testing which enable accelerated test program development, reducing the time it takes to get a new device to market.