Date Added: Sep 2011
Embedded GPS receivers have become commonplace with the proliferation of GPS navigation systems into all but the least expensive vehicle and cell phone lines. As more manufacturers embed low-cost GPS receivers in to their products, the need for low-cost GPS signal simulators have also grown. Controlled virtual testing is vital in ensuring the expected system performance. Many GPS signal generators are available that are designed specifically for high volume production test applications for devices that use commercial GPS/SBAS, GLONASS, and Galileo receivers. Often the cost of these high-end simulators is beyond the reach of small companies or universities.