Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.

Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.

June 30, 2005 12:45 ET

Spectrum Signal Processing Integrates New Wireless Algorithms into its Software Defined Radio Platforms

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 30, 2005) - Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. (TXS:SSY)(NASDAQ:SSPI) -

New off-the-shelf options further accelerate Software Defined Radio design, development and deployment

Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. today announced the availability of off-the-shelf Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) algorithms for its flexComm™ product line. The addition of high performance, small footprint algorithms provide functions commonly used by waveform developers. These algorithms reduce the development time, cost and technical risks of high performance software defined radio applications.

"These FPGA algorithms are expected to allow our customers to exploit off-the-shelf front-end processing technology for projects that require complex, wide and narrowband channelization," said Mark Briggs, Vice President of Marketing, Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. "The available algorithms build on Spectrum's existing quicComm™ software and provide power efficient FPGA implementations critical to the field deployment of many defense electronic systems. With these new algorithm options, customers can choose a platform configuration more closely tailored to their application needs and allows them to concentrate on higher level design issues."

Spectrum will offer FPGA algorithms integrated into its line of software defined radio platforms as upgrade options. Available algorithms include:

- Dual channel 16K point Fast Fourier Transforms with the appropriate filtering;

- Tunable multi-channel receiver algorithms for high density, small footprint downconversion;

- Distributed half-band filters for simultaneously filtering, down-converting and decimating a real input signal; and

- Fixed-to-floating point converter algorithms.

Spectrum's software defined radio platforms with integrated algorithms are available today in Compact-PCI, PCI/PCI-X and VME configurations. For more details, visit http://www.spectrumsignal.com/products/sdr/fpga_ip_cores.asp.


Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:SSPI)(TSX:SSY) 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 Signal Processing (USA) Inc., based in Columbia, MD, provides application 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 www.spectrumsignal.com.


This news release contains forward-looking statements related to sales of the Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. flexComm product line. Although Spectrum has received orders for shipping flexComm product, development delays and customer issues could delay shipments. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and acceptance of Spectrum's new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, availability of components, changing market conditions and the other risks detailed from time to time in other company filings. Actual results may differ materially from those projected. These forward-looking statements represent the company's judgment as of the date of this release and Spectrum may or may not update these forward-looking statements in the future. Readers are referred to Spectrum's assumptions and risk factors set out in the most current Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the British Columbia Securities Commission.

™ flexComm and quicComm are trademarks of Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.

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