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."