USA: Agilent Technologies has announced the enhancement of its Signal Studio GNSS software capabilities and added real-time multi-satellite simulation of China’s Beidou system.
A major upgrade to Agilent’s N7609B Signal Studio software, Option WFP, is that it supports these development efforts by enabling real-time simulation of Beidou B1I satellite signals. The software enables engineers to simulate stationary or moving receivers. A scenario-generation capability enables them to create and edit custom scenarios.
Option WFP may be used with Agilent’s N5172B EXG or N5182B MXG X-Series signal generators. It will be available for use with Agilent’s N5106A PXB baseband generator and channel emulator at a later date.
Jim Curran, marketing manager of Agilent’s Microwave and Communications Division, said: “While the Chinese Beidou system is farther along in deployment than its European counterpart, Galileo, it still faces the same test challenges, especially with regard to receiver test. Addressing these challenges is critical for its continued deployment and for proliferation of Beidou receivers in consumer devices. Our software enhancements address these challenges head on by providing users with the real-time capabilities they need to easily simulate Beidou signals and generate Beidou-specific scenarios.”