LabSat by Racelogic is a low cost GPS Simulator (with GLONASS and BeiDou option) which gives you the ability to record and replay real GPS RF data, allowing you to test almost any GPS device with real world signals, from your bench. You can also generate 'perfect' signals with our SatGen constellation simulation software.
If you are selling, testing or developing products using single GPS or multi-GNSS engines incorporating GLONASS, Galileo or BeiDou, then you'll find LabSat makes your job easier and more effective.
LabSat works by digitising the GPS data and then streaming this to a PC via a fast USB link where it is stored and then later replayed back through the device.
LabSat simulators are very popular in the automotive industry as they have the ability to play back other forms of data at the same time, such as CAN, digital and serial streams. This allows successful testing of integrated products which rely on dead reckoning sensors such as gyros and wheel speed sensors.
We also offer a turntable option which can rotate the system under test to replicate the original movement of the vehicle.
LabSat also integrates seamlessly with the Video VBOX to record and playback video, which is tightly synchronised with the GPS data, allowing you to see the exact conditions experienced during the recording.
LabSat is the most affordable, full constellation single GPS or multi-GNSS simulator range on the market, making GPS, GLONASS and BDS Test and Simulation accessible for any company involved in GNSS design, test or production.
Notable companies now using LabSat include Garmin, Nokia, RIM (Blackberry Smartphone), ST Ericsson, Telefonica, Thales Aerospace, Bosch, Siemens, BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Fujitsu, Broadcom, General Motors, Delphi, Raytheon, Denso, Nav N Go, Seiko Epson and Samsung.
LabSat is designed and manufactured by Racelogic Ltd.,experts in the field of GNSS Testing, Simulation, and data logging. Based in the UK with additional offices in Germany, Racelogic are an ISO 9001 company that supplies specialised GPS and GLONASS based test equipment to many well known corporations in over 80 countries.
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This June we will be exhibiting at Telematics Detroit and Mobile Asia. It will be our first time at Mobile Asia, where we will be represented by our distributor Guangzhou Zeer.
At the shows we will be demonstrating how LabSat can be used to test navigation and telematics devices, as well as showing you how LabSat 2 can now be used to test devices using the new Chinese BeiDou constellation.
LabSat, the GPS simulator designed and manufactured by Racelogic in the UK, is now compatible with the rapidly expanding Chinese BeiDou constellation.
LabSat allows users to easily record raw satellite signals and replay them on the bench for testing GPS based products. Its low cost and ease of use has led to its wide acceptance by many leading OEM GPS chip manufacturers and integrators. LabSat allows for reliable, repeatable testing and the addition of Beidou support makes it invaluable for any company developing GPS based products.
Julian Thomas, MD of Racelogic Ltd, said "With 14 BeiDou satellites currently operating, and the recent release of the Interface Specification, a lot of our customers have been asking for Beidou functionality. Luckily, due to the flexible nature of the LabSat 2 hardware, we can now offer a simple firmware upgrade to existing users in order to record and replay BeiDou as well as GPS and GLONASS. We will also be supplying pre-recorded scenarios (from China and Europe) with good Beidou visibility."
In urban environments satellite visibility can be disrupted. Entering tunnels, or accessing inner-city ‘canyons’, can lead to a clear view of the sky being lost, with navigation devices subsequently providing inaccurate or distorted readings.
To tackle this, we have developed a multi-GNSS record and replay system capable of logging and applying digital data. Utilising readings taken by an inertial measurement device and wheel speed sensors, LabSat is able to replicate vehicle movement using an integrated turntable.
New software makes it even easier to simulate GPS scenarios
Making it quicker and easier for test engineers to simulate satellite scenarios anywhere in the world, our new GPS only simulation software – SatGen v2 – makes testing GPS enabled devices easier than ever.
Developed with the user in mind, this software enables you to create scenes based on generated trajectory files which can be easily replayed on any LabSat GNSS Simulator. SatGen v2 will give you the opportunity to simulate a test anywhere in the world, with position, route, speed, date and time all easily defined.