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Skydel, NOFFZ Partnership to Increase NOFFZ’ GNSS Testing Portfolio

NOFFZ.pngSimulation of the complete Galileo constellation is possible with Skydel's SDX GNSS simulator. Photo source: Skydel.
April 21, 2017

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Montreal, Quebec-based Skydel Solutions announced a partnership with NOFFZ, a Germany-based technology company.

NOFFZ creates test systems and solutions in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) — particularly in automotive RF-Test applications around eCall, Network Access Devices (NADs), Telematics Control Units (TCUs), Infotainment/Multimedia Units and Automotive Radar.

With nearly 30 years of experience, NOFFZ delivers worldwide turnkey solutions and PC based Measurement- and Automation systems. With their broad expertise in test solutions, NOFFZ is well positioned to bring Skydel’s SDX GNSS simulation solutions to clients located in Europe and beyond.

Technology is constantly evolving. With the advent of new satellite constellations, such as Galileo, expanding needs for position and navigation in the transportation industry, and the growing threats of RF interferences, GNSS simulation is more than ever a key component in the arsenal needed to design and validate new products, NOFFZ said.

Skydel SDX will expand the NOFFZ Universal Tester Platform (UTP) with an exclusive mix of performance, flexibility and unique capabilities for GNSS testing, according to the company. Interoperable with GPS and GLONASS, the Galileo GNSS constellation is Europe's civilian global positioning system that will reach Full Operational Capability (FOC) in 2019. Simulation of the complete Galileo constellation is possible with Skydel's SDX GNSS simulator.

SDX is multi-frequency (upper and lower L-band) and multi-constellation. SDX uses GPU-accelerated computing and software-defined radios (SDR), and is available as complete turnkey systems or software only. Since it is software-defined and uses COTS hardware, it is designed to provide the following benefits: unparalleled upgradability, hardware reuse and economy, advanced features, and high performance/precision. It is suited for design and validation of GNSS receivers, complex integration, academic research, NAVWAR and test engineering.

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