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7/25/13 to 7/25/13

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Agilent in LTE & Wireless - Webcast Series 2013

Title: Validating Performance of Satellite Navigation Systems and Receivers

July 25 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 7pm CET

Presenters: Mirin Lew, Application Specialist, and Daren McClearnon, Product Marketing Manager, both of Agilent Technologies

Abstract:
Satellite-based location services have become essential to both commercial and military applications, and navigation receivers are being integrated into an increasing number of consumer products. Next-generation global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) will improve coverage and reduce positional uncertainty by using multiple standards, multiple frequencies, updated algorithms, and RF/antenna improvements. Now that the GLONASS and Beidou systems are in operation in addition to GPS, designers face the challenge of providing receivers capable of working with multiple GNSS.

This webcast introduces the essentials of the current GNSS standards such as GPS and Beidou. It then looks at design & verification challenges at different points in the product development lifecycle for both commercial and military applications. The first discussion begins in early R&D with simulation-based validation of signal processing algorithms, as well as modeling of RF front ends, propagation channels, satellite constellations, and external sources of interference in order to validate performance prior to fabrication. The discussion then moves to hardware validation for GNSS receivers with real-time multi-satellite signals for design verification. Finally, test methodologies and solutions will be discussed for efficient testing of receivers in high-volume manufacturing applications.

Audience:
This webcast will be of interest to R&D designers creating system architectures, RF components, and devices that incorporate GNSS receivers, as well as engineers testing these devices. It will also be of interest to managers and academic researchers working in wireless technologies.

Presenter Bios:
Mirin Lew is an Applications Specialist for the Microwave and Communications Division of Agilent Technologies, focusing on product planning, marketing, and support of signal generation software and solutions for wireless connectivity markets. For the past few years, Mirin has been responsible for defining, marketing, and supporting products for wireless LAN, GPS and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), WiMAX, and fading channel emulation. Since joining Hewlett-Packard/Agilent Technologies in 1987, Mirin has had a variety of marketing roles related to signal generator, signal analyzer, and network analyzer products. Mirin earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Davis and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Daren McClearnon is a Product Marketing Manager for System-Level design products within Agilent’s EEsof EDA organization and is the author of Agilent’s ESL Design Notebook blog. He has held engineering and management roles in the EDA industry since 1985, including Field Applications, and Field Sales, Customer Education, and Product Marketing for a variety of RF and System-level products. He graduated with a BSEE from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) and has worked at TI, HP, and Agilent Technologies.

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