u-blox selects Spirent simulator to evaluate performance of its new GPS + GLONASS multi-GNSS receiver components
Sep 12, 2011
GPS + GLONASS Record & Playback and Multi-GNSS Simulator systems enable
progressive testing approach
Sunnyvale, California and Thalwil, Switzerland – September 12, 2011 – u-blox has selected Spirent’s GSS6700 Multi-GNSS GPS + GLONASS simulator and Spirent’s GSS6400 GPS + GLONASS Record & Playback test system to evaluate performance of its new GNSS receiver components.
“u-blox conducts rigorous testing on all new receiver designs” said Clemens Buergi, Vice President of Software at u-blox. “To make this process as efficient as possible, we use Spirent’s multi-GNSS simulator remotely. Spirent’s comprehensive remote command set enables us to complete the testing in the shortest possible time and in a repeatable way”.
The GSS6700 multi-GNSS simulator is designed to be integrated into an automated test system or with the advanced Spirent SimGENTM graphical user interface. The GSS6400 Record & Playback system enables u-blox to capture complex real-world signal effects and then repeatedly replay the RF in the laboratory.
“Combining Spirent’s record and playback system with the GNSS simulator enables
u-blox to have a progressive and complete test approach” added John Pottle, Marketing Director at Spirent’s Positioning unit. “With the traditional receiver characterization tests, u-blox is able to test for real-world signal effects and classic challenges of navigation systems. An example would be entering and leaving tunnels while simultaneously changing direction in mountainous and alpine driving scenarios.”
For more information testing multi-GNSS solution visit http://www.spirent.com/Positioning-and-Navigation/What_is_Multi-GNSS_Simulation.aspx
To learn more about Galileo simulators visit http://www.spirent.com/Positioning-and-Navigation/What_is_a_Glonass_Simulator.aspx