Simulators & Tools

IFEN’s v3.0 of SX3 GNSS Software Receiver Adds Functions

May 4, 2015By

IFEN has launched the latest software release, v3.0, for its SX3 GNSS Software Receiver Generation. The newly released software version 3.0 offers the following new features: Real‐time P‐code generator and P‐code aiding for GPS L1/L2 cross‐correlation Full dual‐antenna support for SX3 Black Edition KML file output for Google Earth real‐time visualization better performance through switch from 32-bit to 64-bit version support... read more

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Cobham Offers Aeroflex Tester for ADS-B

April 13, 2015By

Cobham AvComm, formerly the Aeroflex AvComm business unit, has introduced the ATC-5000NG NextGen ATC/DME Test Set. Designed for engineering development, design validation, manufacturing and return-to-service test applications, the ATC-5000NG is the replacement product for the legacy SDX-2000 and the ATC-1400A/S-1403DL. The software defined radio architecture supports more transponder RTCA DO-181E test capability than the legacy products did and has new capability... read more

Rohde & Schwarz Used to Test ERA-GLONASS Systems

April 13, 2015By

The Certification Center Svyaz-Certificate in Russia is now using the R&S CMW500 to certify ERA-GLONASS systems in line with the TR CU 018/2011 technical guideline. The independent Russian test lab is currently the only test lab in Russia accredited to certify these systems. The R&S CMW500 is a wideband radio communication tester. Equipped with the R&S CMW-KA095 application software, the... read more

Averna Partners with Investor Tandem Expansion

April 2, 2015By

Tandem Expansion Fund, a Canadian growth-equity investor, has acquired a majority interest in Averna, a developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers, according to a news release from Averna. The transaction provides Averna with the financial resources to “accelerate organic and strategic growth as well as to expand its international presence,” the release said. Founded in 1999,... read more

Spectracom Adds India’s IRNSS, Japan’s QZSS to Simulator Capabilities

March 31, 2015By
Spectracom’s GSG-6 Series multi-frequency GNSS signal simulator.

Spectracom has added capability to simulate India’s global navigation satellite system, IRNSS, and Japan’s regional satellite system, QZSS, to its GSG-6 Series multi-frequency GNSS signal simulator. The simulator is designed to be field upgradeable to simulate all current and future GNSS constellations so current customers can benefit from these features without the need for a factory return in most cases. “Spectracom understands... read more

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Spirent Enhances GNSS Record and Playback System

March 10, 2015By

Spirent Communications has added capabilities to its ultra-wideband GSS6425, which enable recording up to 150MHz bandwidth of GNSS signals. Users can now record up to three RF frequency bands at any one time with 10-, 30- or 50-MHz bandwidth each. Other enhancements include the ability to record up to four video streams, USB 3.0 support and easy remote-control using tablet or smartphone. A... read more

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Antenna Array and Receiver Testing with a Multi-RF Output GNSS Simulator

March 6, 2015By
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This article discusses the GALANT adaptively steered antenna array and receiver, demonstrating the test scenarios generated with the GNSS simulator. Exemplary results of different static and dynamic test scenarios are presented, validating the attitude determination capabilities as well as the interference detection and mitigation capabilities. read more

MWC 2015: Rohde & Schwarz Adds Testing for Russia’s Emergency Calling

March 5, 2015By

Effective January 1, 2015, all new car models introduced to the Russian market must be equipped with the automatic ERA-GLONASS emergency call system. Rohde & Schwarz now offers a standard compliant test solution for manufacturers and suppliers of these in-vehicle systems. Rohde & Schwarz is demonstrating its ERA-GLONASS test setup at Mobile World Congress, being held this week in Barcelona,... read more