SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it has enhanced the
capabilities of its Signal Studio for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
software and added real-time multi-satellite simulation of China`s Beidou
Agilent is demonstrating the enhancements at the first IEEE International
Wireless Symposium, under way through April 18, at the China National Convention
Center in Beijing.
The Beidou satellite navigation system, also known as Compass or Beidou 2, began
offering service for the Asia-Pacific region in December 2012. It currently
has16 satellites in service; a full constellation of 35 satellites is scheduled
for completion in 2020. Following the official release of the Interface Control
Document with specifications for the Beidou B1I open service signal, an
increasing number of companies around the world have begun developing Beidou
chipsets and receivers.
A key enhancement to Agilent`s N7609B Signal Studio software, Option WFP,
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.
"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," said Jim Curran, marketing manager of
Agilent`s Microwave and Communications Division. "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."
Additional Real-Time GNSS Enhancements
Agilent has added a number of enhancements to the N7609B Signal Studio software
to improve its real-time GNSS capability. For example, 40 channels for
line-of-sight and multipath signals are now available for any combination of
GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou satellite navigation systems. Sixteen additional
channels are available for the Galileo system. Additionally, ephemeris and
assistance data output is now available for Galileo scenarios. The output of
simulated scenario data (truth data) can also now be accessed for comparison
with results from the receiver under test.
Product Option Changes
Included in the enhancements are a series of changes to Signal Studio`s option
structure. Previously, the real-time simulation function and scenario generator
function were offered as separate options for each GNSS constellation. Since
most users require both functions, these separate options have been combined
into a single offering for each constellation. The new real-time and scenario
generator options for the N7609B Signal Studio software are as follows: Option
PFP for GPS functionality, Option SFP for GLONASS functionality, Option UFP for
Galileo functionality, and Option WFP for Beidou functionality.
The previously available real-time GPS capability (Option QFP), as well as the
RFP, TFP and VFP scenario generator options are all being discontinued. Option
EFP for basic single-satellite waveforms will still be offered. Additionally,
Option 9FP has been added to support basic single-satellite waveform capability
for Agilent`s M9381A PXIe vector signal generator.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent`s new N7609B Signal Studio for GNSS software enhancements will be
available May 1. Pricing for each of the new options is as follows:
Option WFP Advanced Beidou real-time and scenario generation $13,000
Option PFP Advanced GPS real-time and scenario generation $11,500
Option SFP Advanced GLONASS real-time and scenario generation $12,500
Option UFP Advanced Galileo real-time and scenario generation $12,500
Option EFP Basic waveform generation $3,490
Option 9FP Connect N7609B to M9381A PXIe VSG $0
More information on the recent N7609B Signal Studio for GNSS enhancements is
available at www.agilent.com/find/N7609B. Images are available at
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world`s premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
electronics and communications. The company`s 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012.
Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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