Spectrum Signal Processing enters agreement with Motorola

BURNABY, British Columbia, 4 August 2006. Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. has announced a $500,000 agreement with Motorola Inc. for the supply of its flexComm SDR-3000 SMRDP. Spectrum's SDR-3000 SMRDP is based upon its SDR-3000 software-defined radio processing and analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog converter boards in a four slot 2U CompactPCI chassis.

Aug 4th, 2006

BURNABY, British Columbia, 4 August 2006. Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. has announced a $500,000 agreement with Motorola Inc. for the supply of its flexComm SDR-3000 SMRDP.

"This agreement is significant because it provides Spectrum with valuable insight into how the public safety and homeland security markets are adopting software defined radio and cognitive radio technologies," states Pascal Spothelfer, Spectrum's CEO.

A cognitive radio is a type of software-defined radio that is able to reconfigure its analog radio frequency (RF) output and incorporate "self-awareness" and knowledge of transmission protocols, etiquette, and procedures. By sensing its RF environment and location, a cognitive radio is able to alter its power, frequency, modulation, and other operating parameters to reuse whatever radio spectrum is available.

Spectrum's SDR-3000 SMRDP is based upon its SDR-3000 software-defined radio processing and analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog converter boards in a four slot 2U CompactPCI chassis. These components are integrated with two RF transceiver subsystems in a 20-slot 3U CompactPCI chassis.

The system includes all software application libraries, including digital down-conversion and digital up-conversion field programmable gate array cores, operating systems and a Software Communications Architecture Core Framework.

The system is flexible, scalable and can be customized as required.

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