Green Hills to provide RTOS and development tools for Spectrum Signal's software-defined radio

BURNABY, British Columbia, 23 Feb. 2006. Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. will resell the Green Hills Software Inc. INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) and MULTI integrated development environment with Spectrum's flexComm SDR-4000 3U rugged software defined radio (SDR) platform.

BURNABY, British Columbia, 23 Feb. 2006. Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. will resell the Green Hills Software Inc. INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) and MULTI integrated development environment with Spectrum's flexComm SDR-4000 3U rugged software defined radio (SDR) platform.

INTEGRITY provides a royalty-free RTOS supporting the POSIX system interfaces that are critical components in many SDR implementations and are required by the Software Communications Architecture (SCA). The SCA is an open architecture framework that tells designers how elements of hardware and software are to operate in harmony for programs such as the US Department of Defense Joint Tactical Radio Systems.

Spectrum Signal Processing is in Burnaby, British Columbia, and Green Hills Software is in Santa Barbara, Calif.

"By integrating Green Hills Software's highly-reliable, secure, software environment and development tools onto Spectrum's SDR-4000 platform, customers now have a robust solution that can take them from development to deployment," says Dan Mender, Green Hills Software's director of business development.

Spectrum's SDR-4000 includes the PRO-4600 SDR modem processing engine and the XMC-3321 dual-transceiver input/output mezzanine card. The system combines the processing power of the Xilinx Virtex-4, the Freescale PowerQUICC III PowerPC and Texas Instruments' TMS320C64x digital signal processor elements into a single-slot solution.

INTEGRITY RTOS will be pre-integrated onto the platform to provide features such as virtual memory management, rapid real-time response, and networking and communications protocols. INTEGRITY is SCA-compliant and POSIX certified.

MULTI provides tools for application development and includes a C and C++ compiler, debugger, text editor, and flash utilities. The offering includes an SCA core framework, an object request broker, a board-support package, and Spectrum's quicComm hardware abstraction layer that facilitates platform programming and code portability.

Also provided are comprehensive software examples that demonstrate application data flows that simplify and accelerate development initiatives. Technical support services and training courses are part of this extensive product offering.

For more information contact Spectrum Signal Processing online at www.spectrumsignal.com, or Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.

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