Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima

Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima

September 28, 2009 07:00 ET

Spectrum's SDR-4000 Selected by TUBITAK UEKAE for Testing, Porting, and Demonstration Activities for the Turkish Armed Forces

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2009) - Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima ("Spectrum") (TSX:VCM), an advanced custom radio provider, announced today that the National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), an affiliate of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), will use Spectrum's flexComm™ SDR-4000 transceiver for the development and deployment of tactical radio waveforms. TUBITAK UEKAE will also port two different waveforms to the SDR-4000 for demonstration to the Turkish Ministry of Defense: an implementation of STANAG 4285 for high frequency (HF) radio links and APCO Project 25 (P25) for public safety links.

"TUBITAK's selection of Spectrum's SDR-4000 reaffirms our strategy to become leaders in connecting the complex world of communications, video, and satellite," said Douglas Fast, President of Spectrum. "This win complements our announcements in the areas of airborne, public safety, and satellite. Across commercial and defense markets, Spectrum's radio products allow our customers to manage their own waveform portfolios so they are not locked into to any single vendor and can ultimately lower their total cost of ownership."

"The SDR-4000 is ideal for rapid-prototyping, porting, and testing of our project waveforms because it includes all the hardware, firmware and software required and is representative of a small form factor tactical radio," said Ibrahim Olcer, Chief Researcher and Project Manager at TUBITAK. "Selecting the SDR-4000 is a cost effective way for TUBITAK UEKAE to accomplishing our project phases, which include Software Communications Architecture (SCA)."

TUBITAK UEKAE is in the last phase of a project with an objective to build a universal test bed that will be used to develop and test SCA-compliant waveforms according to Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) requirements, and to execute SCA compliance test and verification on advanced software defined radios that will be supplied to the TAF.

About the SDR-4000

The SDR-4000 is a multi-purpose reconfigurable transceiver that supports a diverse array of waveforms including:

- Wideband Networking Waveform - Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing mode (WNW OFDM)

- Soldier Radio Waveform - Electronic Warfare mode (SRW EW)

- Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS)

- Future Multiband Multiwaveform Modular Tactical Radio (FM3TR)

- APCO Project (P25)

The SDR-4000 is available in air-cooled packaging for benign environments or conduction-cooled packaging for deployments in harsh environments. The SDR-4000 comes with a comprehensive software stack including an SCA Core Framework with development tools, Spectrum's quicComm™ hardware abstraction layer and API library, and a POSIX-compliant real-time operating system (RTOS) with an integrated development environment.

For more information on Spectrum's SDR-4000, supported waveforms, or other integrated solutions, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com/products.

About the Software Communications Architecture

The SCA is an open architecture framework that tells designers how elements of hardware and software are to operate in harmony. Originally developed for the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program, the SCA is being adopted worldwide as a standard technology for advanced radio designs.

For more on Spectrum's SCA-enabled solutions, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com/products.


Spectrum Signal Processing delivers advanced reconfigurable radio technologies that connect the complex world. Spectrum's products and services enable customers to reduce their total cost of ownership through managing and maintaining their own intellectual property (IP). Spectrum has worked with commercial and military customers worldwide to develop and deliver solutions optimized for satellite, communications, and video markets. Applications include air-to-ground communications, satellite communications, military communications, signals intelligence, surveillance, electronic warfare, and video distribution. For more information on Spectrum and its products, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com. Spectrum is part of Vecima Networks Inc.

Vecima (TSX:VCM) designs, manufactures and sells products that enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks. Vecima's hardware products incorporate original embedded software to meet the complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed digital networks. Service providers use Vecima's solutions to deliver services to a converging worldwide broadband market, including what are commonly known as "triple play" (voice, video and data) and "quadruple play" (voice, video, data and wireless) services. Vecima's solutions allow service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively bridge the final network segment that connects the system directly to end users, commonly referred to as "the last mile," by overcoming the bottleneck resulting from insufficient carrying capacity in legacy, last mile infrastructures. Vecima's products are directed at two principal markets: Converged Wired Solutions and Broadband Wireless. The Company has also developed, and continues to focus on developing, products to address emerging markets such as Voice over Internet Protocol, fibre to the home and IP video. For more information, please visit www.vecima.com.


The National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), an affiliate of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), produces and applies scientific and technological solutions with its qualified human resources and internationally accepted infrastructure in the areas of information security, communications and advanced electronics. UEKAE works on joint projects together with private sector companies and government authorities by utilizing the TEMPEST, Acoustics, Common Criteria and Cryptographic Algorithm Design and Test Centers and Product Development, Electronic Warfare, Microelectronics and Optoelectronics departments.


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