SOURCE: EADS North America

EADS North America

April 24, 2012 11:00 ET

U.S. Navy Awards EADS North America Test and Services a Contract for Tabor Electronics Arbitrary Waveform Generators

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - EADS North America Test and Services, a division of EADS North America, Inc., has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Tabor Electronics PM8572A, 50 MHz Dual-Channel Pulse/Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG). EADS North America Test and Services is the exclusive distributor of the Tabor Electronics product line in the United States. The total potential value of the award is $933,000.

The Naval Air Warfare Center at Lakehurst, N.J., awarded the contract to replace the current Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG), which had been discontinued and was nearing the end of its support life. The U.S. Navy had been using the AWG as a benchtop instrument with the ability to load its test waveforms from a floppy disk. The replacement product needed to maintain the data-import flexibility of a floppy drive, and its pulse generation needed to meet the exacting timing specifications that the legacy instrument provided.

The Tabor Electronics PM8572A Dual-Channel Pulse/Arbitrary Waveform Generator can emulate many earlier-generation products and, in this case, was the closest fit available to meet the requirements due to its processor and waveform generator architecture. The processor, running Linux, has the connectivity capabilities required to replace the floppy drive; for this requirement, a DVD-ROM drive is used for waveform uploads. The PM8572A seamlessly combines a memory-backed true AWG, Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS), and a traditional analog pulse generator on each of its output channels. Tests show that the generator's flexible architecture meets or exceeds the U.S. Navy requirements.

"We are pleased that the U.S. Navy has selected the Tabor Electronics PM8572A," said Jim Mulato, president of EADS North America Test and Services. "We strive to anticipate the current and future test and measurement challenges of our most valued customers. One of the ways we are successful is by offering high-quality AWGs that are designed to address legacy issues while providing state-of-the-art performance."

About EADS North America Test and Services (
EADS North America Test and Services designs, manufactures, sells, and services electronic test and measurement equipment, systems, and software to leading high-technology customers throughout the world. The company works with core customers to define test requirements and deliver support solutions by providing general purpose ATE products, designing and building unique ATE products and systems, enhancing and integrating software offerings, and establishing nationwide OEM and military test engineering services. Among the key market sectors the company serves are military, aerospace, marine, medical, telecommunications, semiconductor, and commercial manufacturing.

About EADS North America
EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

About Tabor Electronics (
Established in 1971, Tabor Electronics has become a world-leading provider of high-end signal sources, featuring: pulse, function and arbitrary waveform generators, high-voltage amplifiers, waveform and modulation creation software. Tabor has earned global recognition for its highly skilled workforce and innovative engineering capabilities. In addition to offering a full range of self-branded instruments, Tabor is also a world-class OEM that private-labels a variety of products for industry leaders. Technologically advanced, featuring the highest levels of performance, reliability, and most importantly, price-competitive, Tabor's products are sought-after in a diverse array of applications.

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    Frances Bennett
    Senior Business Communications Manager
    EADS North America Test and Services
    Telephone: (949) 460-6854
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