GPS/GNSS News Coverage

Feb 26, 2013 - The relationship between vehicles and GPS signals
Satellite navigation poses challenges for automotive electronics engineers.

July 23, 2012 - New Spirent System Test Algorithms combining GNSS & inertial MEMS
Tests fusion algorithms taking inputs from a large variety of sensors - accelerometers, gyroscope, magnetometer, digital compass and barometric height sensors.

May 23, 2012 - Spirent Launches Entry-Level Multi-GNSS Simulator
Platform supports simulation of signals from individual or combined GPS/SBAS,GLONASS, and Galileo constellations, with eight satellites per constellation.

April 11, 2012 - Spirent E911 and LBS Testing Keeps Pace with Evolving Wireless Networks
Test solutions support long-term evolution positioning protocol and observed time difference of arrival.

April 5, 2012 - Simplifying GNSS Testing for Consumer Applications
Learn how to simplify GNSS testing throughout the value chain from industry leaders, Spirent

March 13, 2012 - FightSquared Drama
The wrangling between the GPS industry and LightSquared

20 Dec 2011 - Signals Research conducts LTE benchmark test with Spirent
The tests measured the downlink throughput, and key performance indicators of each chipset at the application layer under a wide range of realistic network conditions.

16 Dec 2011 - Spirent launch world city environmental data sets
A comprehensive set of real-world data recordings enabling cost effective testing.

15 Dec 2011 - Spirent Launches Data Sets of World City Environments
Spirent Communications today announced the launch of a data set subscription service for its GSS6400 GNSS Record and Playback test System.

08 Dec 2011 - Spirent Celebrates Decade with Testing Achievements, Workshops
Spirent Federal systems commemorates its 10th anniversary as a proxy company and wholly-subsidiary of Spirent Communications, provider of network, device, and services test solutions and GPS/GNSS test equipment.

28 Oct 2011 - Spirent Adds Compass/BeiDou-2 to GSS8000 Simulator
The addition enables both Compass-only testing as well as multi- GNSS testing that includes Compass.

21 Sep 2011 - u blox Acquires Fusion Wireless
The company recently selected Spirent's GSS6700 Multi-GNSS GPS

05 Sep 2011 - Why You Should Be Investing in a GSS6400 High Fidelity Record Playback System from Spirent
The GSS6400 Record Playback System from Spirent offers a simple, cost-effective and efficient way to capture real-world GNSS signals and replay them in the laboratory

18 May 2011 - Alcatel-Lucent, Spirent Team to Demo Performance of LTE Mobile Gateways
Alcatel-Lucent plans to use Landslide on Spirent TestCenter to show how the 7750 SR Mobile Gateway supports millions of active mobile broadband subscribers.

18 May 2011 - Sandvine Chooses Spirent for Mobile Core Testing of Network Policy Control
Sandvine has selected Spirent Communications to verify the performance of its network policy control solutions under mobile network conditions.

17 May 2011 - Spirent Wins Test & Measurement World's 2011 Best in Test Aw
The award, based on votes from the magazine's readers and editors, recognizes Spirent for helping companies save costs and bring products/services to the market faster.

11 Jun 2010 - Connected Planet - Why Better Location Data Means Better Location-Based Services
LBSs are red-hot, but that won't continue if developers can't get accurate location data from today's complex, hybrid location technologies.

10 Jun 2010 - GPS Business News - Spirent Introduces Wi-Fi Positioning Test Solution
Spirent has introduced the GSS5700 Wi-Fi Positioning Access Point Simulator to test Wi-Fi positioning capabilities in suitably-enabled devices and chipsets.

09 Jun 2010 - Satellite Spotlight - Wi-Fi Positioning Test Solution Introduced by Spirent
To test Wi-Fi positioning capabilities in suitably-enabled devices and chipsets, Spirent introduced the GSS5700 Wi-Fi Positioning Access Point Simulator.

11 Aug 2009 - Spirent Launches New Signal Generator-Inside GNSS
Spirent Communications plc has launched the GSS6300 Multi-GNSS Signal Generator, intended for high-volume production test applications for devices that use commercial GPS/SBAS, GLONASS, and/or Galileo receivers.

20 July 2009 - Spirent unveils GSS6700 Simulator for GNSS Testing-Electronics Talk
The GSS6700 offers a GPS test capability and support for the Russian Glonass system and the planned European Galileo system.

29 Jun 2009 - GPS Wing Seeks Manufacturer, User Feedback on SVN49 Signal Anomaly, Solution - Inside GNSS
... According to the GPS Wing, GNSS simulator manufacturer Spirent Federal is preparing a scenario, based on the SVN49 error models, to simulate the SVN-49 problem and enable laboratory testing.

15 Apr 2009 - GNSS Simulators Serve as Industry Bellwether-GPS World
Examples of high-end GNSS simulators include Spirent's GSS8000 series and iFen's NavX-NCS.

09 Apr 09 - Interview with Nigel Wright, Spirent - GPS Business News
Spirent is a worldwide leading test and measurement company specializing, among other, in navigation and positioning test systems. At the CTIA trade show last week, GPS Business News met with Nigel Wright, vice president of product marketing, who explained us that there is still a lot to be made to increase GPS performance in improving GPS implementation in handsets and how the CTIA itself is pushing forward a certification methodology for over-the-air testing.

07 Apr 2009 - ETS-Lindgren's platform meets CTIA 3.0 A-GPS test plan-TMWorld.com
ETS-Lindgren announced an integrated platform that lets wireless device manufacturers test their products for compliance with CTIA's new requirement for over-the-air performance testing of A-GPS (Assisted-GPS) enabled mobile devices.

02 Apr 2009 - A-GPS big at CTIA-Microwave Journal Blog
... Spirent Communications, a mobile device, application, and wireless network testing company, has partnered with ETS-Lindgen, a provider of RF chambers and antenna measurement solutions, to integrate Spirent's UMTS Location Test System ...

26 Mar 2009 - Spirent Communications Solution for CTIA A-GPS Over The Air Test Standard-Mobile Handset Design Line
A common feature in smart phones today is GPS. However, accuracy is not always trustworthy, limiting the capability and reliance by users. This can be caused by a number of reasons, one of which is poor GPS antenna performance.

09 Apr 2009 - Interview with Nigel Wright, Spirent - GPS Business News
Spirent is a worldwide leading test and measurement company specializing, among other, in navigation and positioning test systems. At the CTIA trade show last week, GPS Business News met with Nigel Wright, vice president of product marketing, who explained us that there is still a lot to be made to increase GPS performance in improving GPS implementation in handsets and how the CTIA itself is pushing forward a certification methodology for over-the-air testing.

07 Feb 2008 - Spirent Enhances A-GPS Conformance Testing Product-InsideGNSS.com
Spirent has announced the availability of two new capabilities for its UMTS Location Test Solution (ULTS) that will affect assisted GPS (A-GPS) implementation in mobile communication devices and location-based services (LBS): enhanced testing of secure user plane (SUPL) and wideband CDMA (WCDMA) signaling conformance testing.

26 Sep 2007 - Spirent Delivers First SDS M-code Simulators - GPS World
Spirent Federal Systems said today that it has delivered the first SDS M-code simulation systems to Raytheon and Rockwell Collins companies in support of their Modernized User Equipment (MUE) Receiver Card Development contracts with the U.S. Air Force's GPS Wing.

08 May 2006 - Spirent Federal GPS Simulation System Selected by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR); NAVAIR Uses Spirent System to Test GPS Receivers - FreshNews.com
The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command PMA209 Common System Integration Lab will use Spirent Federal's GPS Simulation System for testing of GPS receivers.

01 Oct 2005 - Turn, Turn, Turn: Wheel-Speed Dead Reckoning for Vehicle Navigation - GPS World
A senior systems engineer for Spirent Federal Systems, Curtis Hay writes about the use of wheel-speed sensors for in-vehicle navigation systems.

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