Aeroflex Inc. in Plainview, N.Y., is offering a high-speed uplink packet access (HSUPA) test capability to the company’s 6401 air interface monitor emulator (AIME) 3G mobile protocol test system. The new capability is for engineers with a development test requirement for relatively high uplink data rates provided by HSUPA. It will be followed by a conformance test capability that will enable the formal certification of HSUPA devices. HSUPA is a 3GPP Release 6 feature that provides higher uplink data rates and comes in parallel with HSDPA. This combination of HSUPA and HSDPA will offer bidirectional high-speed, low-latency data links for services such as VoIP (voice over Internet protocol). The new HSUPA development test suite runs on Aeroflex’s existing 3G mobile protocol test system, the 6401 AIME test system, which is already well established in the market and used by most of the world’s top test labs and major mobile handset manufacturers. The flexible system design of the 6401 AIME allows existing users to upgrade their development test systems to include the new HSUPA capability without the need for additional hardware. For more information contact Aeroflex online at www.aeroflex.com.