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Positioning Application, SimCHAN: What is the recommended minimum specification for a Spirent PosApp/SimCHAN Controller?

Environment/Versions
  • PosApp
    • SimGEN
    • SimREPLAY+
    • SimREPLAY (discontinued 2017)
    • SimTEST
  • SimCHAN
Answer
This information should be used as a guide only and does not imply that previously supplied systems necessarily need updating or replacing.  

Customer-sourced Controller minimum specification:
  • A computer running Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit
    • Note that from PosApp v4.04, Windows XP is no longer supported
    • Note that PosApp v2.91 onwards does NOT run on Windows 2000
    • Windows Vista is NOT recommended
  • CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or similar as a minimum requirement (NOT Celeron)
  • 2GB RAM Minimum
  • 80GB hard disk minimum
    • NOTE: We have experienced problems with laptop hard drives with “Free Fall sensors”, avoid hard disks with this feature if possible
  • USB: 4 ports minimum, 6 preferred
  • Laptops: 1 x  type I/II PC Card slot (PCMCIA) or 1 x ExpressCard minimum 
  • Desktops: 1 or more PCI slots required depending on system configuration
  • 1 x 100MHz  Ethernet port minimum.  Full duplex auto-MDI/MDIX switching preferred, 2 ports preferred, (also 1MBit Ethernet preferred over 100MHz)
  • Graphics: Laptop: 15” WXGA+ LCD minimum
  • CD/DVD Reader minimum
  • Autosensing power supply 100V to 240V. 50Hz & 60 Hz recommended

The GSS6300MI simulator system contains a pre-configured "Embedded Host Controller":
  • Minimum specification as listed above

The GSS9000 simulator is supplied with a pre-configured "C50r Host Controller":
  • x2, 8-core, 2.1 GHz Intel Broadwell Xeon processors
  • x8, 8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz DIMM (64 GB total)
  • x1, removable, Kingston 1 TB SSD, SATA3 6Gb/s, 2.5”
  • x1, DVD-recorder, SATA - TEAC DV-W28SS-BZ3 built-in type CD-RW/DVD-Multi
  • recorder/DVD+RW
  • x1, 2 Port PCIe USB 3.0 controller adaptor
  • x1, PCIe re-driver card (PCIe X1 GEN2 Cable adapter)
  • x1, NVIDIA QUADRO K420 video card 2GB DDR3
  • x1, 1 Port Gigabit Ethernet card
  • x1, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Embedded with SP1

The GSS7000 simulator system contains a pre-configured "Embedded Host Controller":
  • x1, 4-core, 3.1 GHz Intel Haswell Intel i7 processor
  • x1, 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz DIMM
  • x1, non-removable, 500GB, SATA, 2.5”, SSD
  • x1, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Embedded with SP1

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