Spectrum Signal Processing and Green Hills Software offer Integrity OS on SDR-4000

BURNABY, British Columbia, 27 Feb. 2006. Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. and Green Hills Software Inc. has announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Spectrum will resell Green Hills Integrity Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and Multi Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with Spectrum's flexComm SDR-4000 3U rugged software defined radio (SDR) platform.

BURNABY, British Columbia, 27 Feb. 2006. Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. and Green Hills Software Inc. has announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Spectrum will resell Green Hills Integrity Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and Multi Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 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.

"Bundling Green Hills' Integrity RTOS and Multi IDE with Spectrum's SDR-4000 platform extends our integrated solutions portfolio targeting the military defense market," saysMark Briggs, VP of Marketing for Spectrum Signal Processing.

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 is SCA-compliant and POSIX certified. The MULTI IDE 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.

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