December 05, 2007 08:00 ET

PDTi SpectaReg Cuts Development Time for Spectrum Signal Processing's Latest Embedded Radio Module

SpectaReg Simplifies Collaboration Between Software, Verification, Hardware and Documentation Teams; Short Learning Curve and Easy Integration Provides Spectrum With Dramatically Shortened Time to Market

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - PDTi™, the leading provider of chip development tools for collaboratively managing register-map specifications and auto-generating code and documentation, today announced that by adopting PDTi SpectaReg™ for a recently completed project, Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima has successfully reduced their hardware and software register development time.

"Spectrum used SpectaReg from PDTi for the design of our flexComm™ SDR-4800 embedded radio demonstration module that has over 100 addressable FPGA registers," said Douglas Atterbury, VP of Engineering at Spectrum. "SpectaReg-generated outputs are used by our embedded software, technical publication, and FPGA design and verification teams. This tool helped achieve cross-team synchronization and auto-generated thousands of lines of code, saving valuable development time. SpectaReg's flexibility enables rapid changes to be made to the register specification, changes that can quickly be propagated to the rest of the development team."

SpectaReg simplifies all aspects of register map interfaces including logic design, verification, software, and technical publications. SpectaReg enables collaborative specification of registers using a rich and intuitive user interface that provides single click generation of dependent code and documentation views. Designs can be imported and exported in the IEEE P1685 IP-XACT IP metadata standard from the SPIRIT Consortium. Generated outputs include C, C++, SystemVerilog, Verilog, VHDL, DITA XML, HTML and others. The targeted protocol can be configured for industry standard on-chip interfaces including IBM CoreConnect OPB, ARM AMBA APB, Altera Avalon, and more.

"SpectaReg makes it easy to manage your register-maps from an electronic system level perspective. Significant value is derived in adopting SpectaReg for logic design, documentation and the ever complex tasks of verification and embedded software," said PDTi President Jeremy Ralph. "We are excited to see customers like Spectrum achieving sizable ROI from their adoption of SpectaReg."

About PDTi

PDTi provides specialized design tools which simplify the register-map implementation process for designs of all sizes. Development teams collaborate to capture specifications into an intuitive user interface and common database. Deliverables for software, verification, hardware and documentation are automatically created in industry standard formats for fixed and FPGA SoC designs. For more information on PDTi visit

About Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima

Spectrum Signal Processing is a leading supplier of software defined platforms for defense electronics applications. Spectrum's products and services are optimized for military communications, signals intelligence, surveillance, electronic warfare and satellite communications applications. Spectrum's integrated, application-ready products provide its customers with compelling time-to-market and performance advantages while mitigating program risk and cost parameters. Spectrum also provides applications engineering services and modified commercial-off-the-shelf platforms to the US Government, its allies and its prime contractors. For more information on Spectrum and its flexComm product line, please visit Spectrum is part of Vecima Networks Inc.

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