GPS Location-based Test Capability
Aeroflex announces a capability designed to address the emerging development and conformance test requirements of Assisted-GPS (A-GPS) location-based services for mobile phones. Aimed at reducing time, the test capability includes systems for all the major cellular technologies-GSM (2G), GPRS/EDGE (2.5G), UMTS (3G) and CDMA (CDMA2000 to 1x-EVDO). The Aeroflex A-GPS location-based test systems provide a single product for both the verification of signaling protocols and RF performance testing of A-GPS mobile devices. These units provide a fully integrated environment for repeatable R&D and conformance verification testing. The systems combine a 12 channel GPS simulator with the company’s conformance test platforms. The systems include test case packages for 3GPP and 3GPP2 wireless standards, Network Assistance Data elements for flexible control over assistance data messaging and support for Location Services (LCS) message exchange, along with support for MS-Based and MS-Assisted positioning methods.