PrismTech Delivers New Productivity Boost for Software Defined Radio (SDR) Developers with GA Release of Spectra CX v3.4 Tool

New C Code Generation and Compliance Testing Features Reduce Cost of Building Software Communications Architecture (SCA) Compliant Radios

Boston, MA, USA – February 13, 2012 – PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the General Availability (GA) of version 3.4 of Spectra™ CX, the latest upgrade to its industry-leading Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Software Communications Architecture (SCA) development tool.  Spectra CX v3.4 adds significant new functionality and features that further boosts the productivity of SDR and SCA application and platform developers.

Spectra CX is a key part of PrismTech’s Spectra suite of fully integrated Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) tools, middleware, core frameworks, and development platforms for SCA developers.  Spectra CX is a model-driven architecture and development (MDA/MDD) tool that supports the complete SCA development lifecycle; allowing the developer to start developing application and/or platform code immediately with highly-productive requirements, modeling, code generation, code validation and deployment assistance features.  This results in a faster time-to-market, lower costs, better software quality, increased portability, and superior compliance for all SCA waveform and platform code developed with Spectra CX.

Spectra CX v3.4 introduces a new C Code Generator that generates SCA compliant ANSI C code for SCA components.  The C code generator introduces the ability to develop SCA compliant components for Digital Signal Processors (DSP) by leveraging the Spectra ORB C Edition.

Spectra CX v3.4 also provides the following specific improvements for SCA developers:

  • Generation of resource, resource factory, device, loadable device and executable compliance tests according to the JTEL Application and Operating Requirements lists for components developed with or outside of Spectra CX,
  • Support for generating and customizing compliance reports based on test execution,
  • Generation of a test framework including mirror component for writing functional tests against the user added ports on a component,
  • Support for running Spectra CX on a 64-bit Linux or Windows host operating system.

Spectra CX v3.4 also comes with a new licensing model which increases usage flexibility and thus value and productivity for project teams.  Current users of Spectra CX with a valid support contract will automatically receive Spectra CX v3.4 updates (under their current license terms).

“We are very pleased with the latest release of Spectra CX.  Spectra CX already sets the standard for the most productive and efficient SCA waveform and platform development available.  Spectra CX v3.4’s new support for DSP environments and C Code generation means that productivity gains can now be easily achieved across more of the signal processing chain so reducing time to market for our customers radio products,” said Francis Bordeleau, SVP Tooling Business, PrismTech.

An on-demand webcast introducing Spectra CX v3.4 is available at: http://www.prismtech.com/spectra/resources/webcast-archive and further information about Spectra CX is available at: http://www.prismtech.com/spectra/products/spectra-cx.

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