PrismTech Launches SCA Compliant Spectra Core Framework for the Windows Operating System

PrismTech Launches SCA Compliant Spectra Core Framework for the Windows Operating System

Allows Software Defined Radio developers to use Windows as part of their SCA Operating Environment to develop complex SCA compliant military, homeland security and commercial networking waveforms

Boston, MA, USA – March 11, 2013 – PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the general availability (GA) of its Spectra™ Core Framework (CF) for the Microsoft Windows operating system.  Spectra CF is a high performance, low footprint next-generation implementation of the Software Communications Architecture’s (SCA) Management Framework Control interfaces.

PrismTech’s Spectra CF is ideally suited to the next generation of Software Defined Radios (SDR) where small memory footprint and optimized processing is key.  The latest release of Spectra CF allows SDR developers to use Windows as part of their SCA Operating Environment (OE).

As a leading vendor of SDR technologies, PrismTech is the only company to develop both the CF and middleware (Spectra CDB) components of an SCA OE.  This enables the creation of a CF that has the highest available performance and best Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) characteristics.

Spectra CF supports the development and deployment of both SCA 2.2.2 compliant platform and waveform components written in multiple programming languages, including:

  • C++ (for GPPs)
  • C (for GPPs and DSPs)
  • VHDL (for FPGAs and ASICs)

Spectra CF on Windows is fully supported by PrismTech’s Spectra CX tool for SCA component modeling, code generation and compliance validation.  Spectra CF, CDB and CX are currently available on Windows 7 and XP.  In addition Spectra products are also available on a broad range of other operating systems.  Please contact PrismTech (info@prismtech.com) for further details.

“Adding support for Windows increases the choice and flexibility SDR developers have when selecting their OE technologies,” said Andrew Foster, Spectra Product Manager, PrismTech.  “Developers can now benefit from the most complete suite of SCA COTS technologies fully supported on the Windows platform.”

Further detailed information about Spectra CF is available from PrismTech’s website at: http://www.prismtech.com/spectra/products/spectra-cf.

To download an evaluation copy of Spectra CF on Windows please visit:  http://www.prismtech.com/spectra/software-downloads.

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