BURNHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - Aeroflex announced that it has won the Contribution to Safety Award at the inaugural e-Legacy Awards, organized by the UK's Electronic Product Design magazine and held last month at the Tate Modern in London.

Aeroflex (www.aeroflex.com) received this award for its A-GPS mobile handset test system (see figure) based on its 6103 AIME and 6103 AIME/CT systems. A-GPS enhances the performance of GPS, making the exact position of a mobile phone available to all emergency services. The 6103 A-GPS mobile handset test system provides GSM/GPRS network emulation, software for development and conformance testing, as well as modeling of all associated GPS satellite and vehicle effects. Aeroflex beat out strong competition from Ramtron for its FM25x FRAM memory card used in smart airbags, Atmel for its EEPROM CryptoMemories used in smartcards to prevent counterfeiting, and Syfer for its SFDNC and SFEMC EMI filters.

"We are extremely honored to receive the Contribution to Safety Award, particularly because the winners were elected by the electronics community as a whole," says Phil Medd, product manager at Aeroflex Test Solutions, Wireless Division.