Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.

Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.

October 23, 2006 07:00 ET

Spectrum's SDR-4000 TMRDP Integrates a High Performance Modem with an RF Front-End to Reduce Risk and Schedule in Tactical MILCOM Deployments

Integrated platform offers "RF to Ethernet" functionality in a single 19" rack

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 23, 2006) - Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. (TSX:SSY)(NASDAQ:SSPI) today announced at MILCOM 2006 the availability of its flexComm™ SDR-4000 Tactical Military Communications (MILCOM) Rapid Deployment Platform (TMRDP). This platform equips quick response teams with an integrated platform designed for the rapid development and deployment of tactical MILCOM applications. The commercial-off-the-shelf SDR-4000 TMRDP provides full "RF to Ethernet" functionality of a software defined radio (SDR) with support for the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) in a single 19" rack. It integrates Spectrum's high performance SDR-4000 wireless modem, a DRT4001 RF front-end by Digital Receiver Technology, Inc. (DRT), a GPS receiver and all the software necessary for tactical MILCOM deployments.

"The SDR-4000 TMRDP is the latest in our family of integrated platforms targeted for military radio developers that require "RF to Ethernet" functionality in a single subsystem and want a fast path to deployment," said Mark Briggs, Vice President, Marketing at Spectrum Signal Processing. "Customers can use this off-the-shelf platform to develop and deploy their complex tactical MILCOM applications, allowing their in-house resources to focus on deployment-critical functionality."

The SDR-4000 TMRDP is ideally suited for tactical MILCOM applications including ground vehicular, airborne and shipborne systems, tactical data links, beamforming and multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) systems, as well as verification and validation.

The SDR-4000 TMRDP includes the following functionality:

- Spectrum quicComm™ hardware abstraction layer

- A real-time operating system with an integrated development environment

- A CORBA Object Request Broker (ORB)

- An SCA Core Framework

- An RF control application program interface (API) to manage all functionality of the RF subsystem

- A comprehensive set of processor-to-processor data flows and a system data flow example with digital down-converter (DDC) and digital up-converter (DUC). The system software example provides receive coverage from the RF input, through the signal processing chain and transmit coverage from signal processing to RF output. All data flow software examples include source code.

For more information on the SDR-4000 TMRDP, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com/products.


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.

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