National Instruments introduced the NI GPS Simulation Toolkit 1.5 for LabVIEW. The toolkit expands the NI RF PXI platform to provide engineers a cost-efficient, high-performance solution for GPS receiver testing that exceeds the capabilities of traditional box instruments. The latest version of the GPS Simulation Toolkit features extended time duration of non-repeating GPS satellite signals and the ability to customise motion profiles for mobile receiver tests. The NI GPS Simulation Toolkit 1.5 for LabVIEW is priced from £3,499 (€4,199).
The GPS Simulation Toolkit has an easy-to-use graphical API for validating and testing GPS receivers. Engineers can simulate C/A codes for up to 12 satellites in the L1 band. The toolkit also features waveform creation tools to specify both the receiver location and velocity, and the ability to create waveforms with up to 24 hours of non-repeating GPS satellite signals, giving engineers a longer period of non-repeating simulation data than other GPS test solutions. This enables engineers to achieve extended reliability testing and superior control over signal impairments introduced during design verification testing.
The NI GPS Simulation Toolkit 1.5 for LabVIEW includes capabilities for generating custom motion trajectories, so engineers can simulate the signals that GPS receivers capture on specific routes. The ability to simulate these signals using software-defined instrumentation helps engineers conduct customised and repeatable tests featuring route-specific signals without performing expensive drive tests. Engineers can also adjust individual satellite signal powers during signal generation for dynamic range and scenario-specific tests.
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