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SimPLEX: Does SimPLEX work with Windows 7?

  • PC running Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit
  • SimPLEX / SimPLEX35 / SimPLEX45


  • Spirent have now added support for the STR4500 simulator model to the Positioning Application (PosApp) software.
  • Please refer to article KNI10194 for more information.


Officially SimPLEX, SimPLEX35 or SimPLEX45 do not support Windows 7.

  • However, for SimPLEX and SimPLEX45 confidence tests have been conducted with Windows 7 32-bit only
  • This applies to the last available versions only, which were actually released for Windows XP:-
    • SimPLEX v2-10
    • SimPLEX45 v2-81 SR04
  • There is no intention of formally verifying or supporting SimPLEX / 45 with Windows 7 32-bit
  • SimPLEX / 45 shall not be used with Windows 7 64-bit
  • Windows 7 USB drivers are NOT included with the SimPLEX / 45 install.
    • However, we do provide Windows 7 32-bit compatible USB drivers via the downloads area of the CSC support website.
    • Please log in to your CSC account to access the USB driver pack (including instructions) via the "Utilities" download category.
    • Windows 7 64-bit USB drivers are available for the STR4500 simulator, but ONLY when using the  PosApp software.
  • You must also ensure that the host PC is configured in accordance with the instructions in DCS0036D,
    • Be aware that DCS0036D is written for installation of our PosApp and SimCHAN software applications.
    • At the section referring to installation of the Spirent software you may replace references to PosApp or SimCHAN with SimPLEX / 45 accordingly
    • The need for a sig_gen.txt file and hardware licence key is only applicable to SimPLEX45
    • The need for an 'lservrc.txt' licence file is not applicable
    • References to GPIB and Ethernet interfaces should be ignored unless using these connections for remote control of SimPLEX / 45 from a remote workstation

Product : SimPLEX,SimPLEX35,SimPLEX45