French Ministry of Defence selects Spectrum Signal Processing for communication equipment test initiative

BURNABY, British Columbia, 20 March 2007. Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. has announced the signing of a $850,000 contract with its European distributor, Antycip.

BURNABY, British Columbia, 20 March 2007.Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. has announced the signing of a $850,000 contract with its European distributor, Antycip.

Antycip has been awarded a contract by the Centre D'ELectronique de l'Armement (CELAR). Spectrum has received an order for deliveries of multiple flexComm SDR-3002 IMRDP systems, training, and engineering services over the next nine months.

The CELAR may exercise options under the terms of their contract with Antycip that could result in additional follow-on orders to Spectrum totaling approximately $855,000, commencing in 2009.

The CELAR, an organization within the French Ministry of Defence, is a technical test and evaluation center for communications, information security, and electronic warfare. The CELAR already has software defined radio (SDR) capabilities and will use Spectrum products to advance its own SDR technology and Software Communication Architecture (SCA) capabilities. This will enable them to test waveforms and radios for SCA compliance.

The SDR-3002 IMRDP is a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution specifically targeted at international military communications programs.

The platform provides a turnkey black-side "RF to Ethernet" processing system and includes sample application software supporting frequency agile operation. Also included are an SCA Core Framework, an SCA development environment with code generating tools, a real-time operating system, and Spectrum's quicComm hardware abstraction layer that facilitates algorithm partitioning and programming. These components are integrated with an RF front-end subsystem.

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