Skydel GNSS simulator: a new Python API

We are very proud to announce the latest version of our GNSS simulator (15.8), which provides a new Python API.
Release 15.8 with Python scripting API

We have chosen the Python scripting language because it is easy to learn and widely used in the industry and universities. With this new interface, users will now be able to:

  • Control remotely the GNSS simulator, without interacting with the GUI.
  • Create tests cases with complex sequences of commands, in which each command can be time stamped to ensure each run generates the exact same signal.
  • Do repeatability testing and statistical analysis.
  • Build a test cases library, from which tests can be selected and executed in different modes such as batch, repeat, random, etc…

Here’s a 2-minute introduction video, showing the new Python API in action with our GNSS simulator.

Inside GNSS Magazine publication

In its August/September issue, Inside GNSS Magazine published a thorough article which explains how Skydel is able to generate GNSS signals in real-time. Written by Professor René Jr Landry from “École de Technologie Supérieure” University and Iurie Ilie from Skydel Solutions, the article describes the architecture and the performance of Skydel’s GNSS simulator that combines the real-time computational capabilities of a GPU and universal software radio peripherals.

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Skydel and Averna Team Up

We’re very excited to team up with Averna. We are also very pleased to announce that our GNSS Simulator can be combined with Averna’s RP-6100 Series. Our technologies complement each other perfectly, making the combined solution the ideal platform for high-performance design validation of RF and GNSS devices.

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Leap Second

The world’s clocks will be adjusted by one second on June 30, when a leap second will be inserted into Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). While there’s no need to panic or expect disaster, manufacturers of GNSS equipment must make sure their products are ready for this event. In a world where more and more electronics devices are relying on global positioning and timing, the importance of testing for all eventualities is as important as ever.

More info on the leap second adjustment.