Agilent expands GNSS software with real-time and basic mode capabilities

Telecom Lead America: Agilent Technologies has expanded its Signal Studio for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) software with real-time and basic mode capabilities.

The enhanced version is aimed at allowing engineers to simulate Galileo signals for receiver testing and to address the needs of the manufacturing test market.

Signal Studio’s new capability, comprising the Advanced Galileo real-time mode and the Scenario Generator for Advanced Galileo, allows users to perform real-time, multi-satellite simulation for the European Galileo system.

Agilent’s Advanced Galileo software supports these development efforts by allowing engineers to generate signals that simulate Galileo satellites or a combination of Galileo, GPS and/or GLONASS satellites.

The Scenario Generator for Advanced Galileo enables users to create custom scenarios for specific locations, dates and times that contain Galileo satellites. Such capabilities are targeted at engineers designing or testing GNSS chipsets, modules, components or receivers, as well as mobile devices providing navigation or location-based services.

In addition to GPS, GLONASS and Galileo, waveform files are also available for the Chinese Compass/Beidou2 system, satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS), and the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS).

“By incorporating GNSS receivers that take advantage of satellites from multiple constellations into smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, engineers now have the ability to not only differentiate their products, but also improve their location-based capabilities,” said Jim Curran, marketing manager of Agilent’s Microwave and Communications Division.

Agilent’s new Signal Studio for GNSS real-time capabilities for Galileo and basic waveform generation capability are now available. The real-time capability is priced at $9,368, which includes connection to Agilent’s EXG or MXG signal generator and any one of the real-time options for GPS (QFP), GLONASS (SFP) or Galileo (UFP).

The starting price of basic waveform capability is $3,898, including connection to Agilent’s EXG and the basic single satellite waveform option. The basic waveform capability can also be used with Agilent’s ESG or PSG signal generators, EXT wireless communications test set, or PXB baseband generator and channel emulator.

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