Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.

Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.

March 19, 2007 07:00 ET

Spectrum Signal Processing Selected by French Ministry of Defense

French MoD to Leverage Spectrum's SDR-3002 IMRDP Product for Communication Equipment Test Initiative

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 19, 2007) - Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. (TSX:SSY)(NASDAQ:SSPI) today 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 CELAR is recognized in France as the centre of excellence for military communications, and is one of the most capable organizations in this technical area in Europe," said Dan Simard, Managing Director of Spectrum Signal Processing (UK) Limited. "The CELAR's selection of the SDR-3002 IMRDP to establish a strategic capability in SCA test is a testimony to Spectrum's SDR product leadership."

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. This makes the SDR-3002 IMRDP ideal for rapid-prototyping, development and deployment of both wideband and narrowband waveforms. 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. The system is flexible, scalable and can be customized as required within Spectrum's modified COTS program.

For more information on the SDR-3002 IMRDP, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com/products.

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Le CELAR is an organization within the French Ministry of Defence and is a test and evaluation center for communications, information security and electronic warfare.


Antycip is a major distributor in Western Europe for electronic development tools, real time systems, 3D simulation technologies and test equipment.

Partnering with the world's leading software and hardware manufacturers, Antycip provides complete solutions, including technical support and training, for digital signal processing, field programmable gate arrays and SDR applications.

More information is available at www.antycip.com.


Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. (TSX:SSY)(NASDAQ:SSPI) 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 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 www.spectrumsignal.com.


This news release contains forward-looking statements related to sales of the Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. flexComm product line. 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. Other product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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