Rohde & Schwarz and u-blox validate GLONASS compatibility

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and
module company, and Rohde & Schwarz (R&S), a global supplier
of test and measurement equipment, announced that they have completed a simulation
of the Russian GLONASS satellite navigation system.

The test, carried out with the R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator and its
GNSS simulation options, verified the u blox proof-of-concept and the
compatibility of u-blox receiver technology with the GLONASS transmission

Our close cooperation with Rohde & Schwarz
has proven to be a valuable and strategic asset, allowing us to develop
advanced satellite receiver technology well before the actual satellites are
available” said Thomas Nigg, VP Product Marketing at u-blox.

The GLONASS satellite system will provide a high-accuracy
positioning system with global coverage once completed. GLONASS will also be
used in hybrid receivers around the world in conjunction with GPS to ensure improved
coverage especially in dense cities and thus improve the location accuracy.

u-blox, with its depth of expertise in GNSS
technologies, has helped us to validate our satellite simulator technology. Now
we have enhanced our cutting-edge test equipment for GLONASS that simulates the
protocol and physical layer,” said Andreas Pauly, head of R&D Signal
Generators Baseband at Rohde & Schwarz.

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