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This free of charge Spirent Application Note tells you how. The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS), the organisation which monitors and manages the difference between the atomic Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) and Earth-rotation-based time, UT1, has decided that a further leap-second will be inserted on 30th June 2012 at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds. This insertion - the first since 2008 - is intended to compensate for the accumulated difference betw...

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One of the major issues in testing GNSS receivers designed for use with multiple satellite systems is that the different systems do not necessarily share the exact same time-bases. And while the differences may be tiny, time is such a critical quantity in satellite navigation that even microsecond differences can create large accuracy errors. The problem is a legacy of the GPS system, which has used its own time-base (GPS time) since it began in the early 1980s, rather than the globall...

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