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Data Link Solutions Testing Enhanced Communications Capabilities Between 5th and 4th Generation Fighter Jets

AT&T seeks experimental license for technology in 3.5 GHz region

Webinar: Spectrum Clearing: Preparing for Future Services

Streetlights doubling as LTE towers in Los Angeles

Is the shared spectrum revolution upon us?

Federated Wireless Launches CINQ XP, a Cloud-Based Spectrum Management Platform for Wireless Carriers and Content Service Providers

Federated Wireless Awarded Contract from Leidos to Participate in Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications (SSPARC) Research Program

Federated Wireless Announces Appointment of Jeannie Diefenderfer as Strategic Advisor

Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm Bring 4GLTE Small Cells into Homes

Harris Corporation Receives $10 Million Tactical Radio Order from Nation in Eastern Europe

IZT Solutions’ Over-the-Air System Tests GNSS Receiver Performance

Nokia, Artemis Team to Test 'Personal' Cell Networks

Qualcomm, Ericsson and ZTE weigh in on calls for more US spectrum

Pentek Introduces FlexorSet Turn-key Multichannel, High-Speed A/D & D/A

Harris Corporation Receives $21 Million Wideband Tactical Radio Order from Latin American Nation

Battelle’s DroneDefender anti-drone beam gun grounds UAVs

Harris VP on the emerging tactical radio marketplace

Harris Corporation Receives $10 Million Order to Provide Wideband Tactical Radios for Southeast Asia Nation

Harris delivering tactical radios to multiple customers

NEC Reveals Emergency Mobile Radio Network

USSOCOM orders new two-channel handheld tactical radio from Harris

NordiaSoft to Showcase SCA OpenCL Demonstration at WInnComm-Europe

Nokia, NI Team Up on Prototype, Demonstrate 5G Millimeterwave Technology

Pentek's New, Turn-Key FlexorSets Deliver Optical Interface Solutions for Radar, Communications and Data Acquisition Applications

Harris Corp. lands $390M military contract

Harris Corporation Receives $21M Wideband Tactical Radio Order from Latin American Nation

Federated Wireless Partners With The National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN) to Conduct the First Pilot Test of an Environmental Sensor Capability (ESC) for the Spectrum Access System (SAS)

Cerberus is top dog [DSEi15D4]

Thales unveils new tactical radio

Harris Bags $26 Mln Orders To Supply Tactical Radio Systems

DSEI 2015: Selex ES debuts its smallest software defined radio

Defense Logistics Agency Increases Harris Corporation Tactical Radio IDIQ Contract Ceiling by $100 Million

Snapdragon 820 Will Support 600 Mbps Cat 12 LTE, 802.11ad Wi-Fi, LTE-U

Air National Guard Orders Harris Radios for Tactical, Public Safety Missions

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 820 Modem Configuration: X12 LTE

Fine tuning the Army's next-generation radios

Cobham Launches Ultra Flexible, Software-Defined Transmitter at IBC 2015

Harris Corp Wins Another US Navy Contract Worth $97 Million

Raytheon wins next-gen satcom certification contract

Harris delivers Falcon tactical radios

New open standard to link land mobile radios and push-to-talk

Next-gen SATCOM radio delivered for certification testing for U.S. Army

LTE-Capable Huawei SCL-L03 Goes Through FCC Testing

Rockwell Collins unveils new DF-500 for advanced direction finding capabilities

Rockwell Collins DF-500 Ups the Ante for Search and Rescue

NIWeek: NI partnerships with Samsung, Nokia bearing 5G fruit

Harris Corp. lands $36M Marine Corps radio order

Federated Wireless Announces Appointment of Sarosh Vesuna as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Alliances

R-Check® SCA 2015 delivers more test coverage and customizability to SCA developers

Pentek Introduces FlexorSet Turn-key Signal Interface Solutions for Radar, Communications or Data Acquisition

PrismTech Releases Major Update to Spectra DTP4700 Software Defined Radio Development and Test Platform

Launching New Products @ IBC2015 Is Cobham Tactical Communications & Surveillance

Andy Seybold’s Public Safety Advocate, June 27, 2015

Data link lets even small UAVs serve as secure comm nodes

Airtel taps Nokia Networks for 3G network rollout

Harris Corporation Radios Complete User Testing During US Army Network Integration Evaluation

Rockwell Collins Records a Big Win in a $856 Million Day at the Pentagon

Pentek Expands Talon Value Series Recorders with a New Serial FPDP System

Google, Broadcom, Wi-Fi Alliance push for more collaboration between LTE-U/LAA and Wi-Fi

Harris Nets $55M Order from the Australian Defence Force

T-Mobile keeps lobbying FCC to increase size of 600 MHz reserve

Comsearch Upgrades Wireless Backhaul Design Tool for Better Microwave Links and Quicker Deployments

Canadian Navy receive 85 721S radios

Airbus develops new multirole jammer for military platforms

Harris Corporation Successfully Demonstrates MUOS Waveform Operating On-Air

Altera FPGAs Help Enable Deployment of Harris Corporation's Latest Falcon III Wideband Tactical Radio

Pentek Expands SPARK Development Systems to 6U VP

Google touts Spectrum Access System for 3.5 GHz spectrum management

Thales Selected for U.S. Army Rifleman Radio Program

Federated Wireless Announces Upcoming Pilot Program for the Commercialization of 3.5GHz Spectrum

Harris Corporation Receives $74 Thousand in Purchases from Worldwide Client

FCC asks how LTE can share the airwaves with Wi-Fi

Nokia shares its rules for 5G deployment

Harris, ViaSat Increase Production of Small Tactical Terminal

Harris, Thales Win Army’s Rifleman Radio

Analysts: Verizon working with Ericsson to add small cells, sees positive results of LTE-U trials

AT&T linked with Colombia approach; telco could bid for 700MHz spectrum

Here’s why Raytheon’s Jammer program is worth way more than its $10 billion price tag

Federated Wireless Announces Support for the Federal Communications Commission’s Report and Order on Spectrum Access System (SAS) for the 3.5 GHz Band

Pentek Introduces Slimmed Down and Featured Up 200 MS/sec Rugged Portable RF/IF Signal Recorder

Google launches Project Fi mobile phone network

Dr. Jeff Reed to Demo New Dynamic Spectrum Access System for Next Generation Public Safety Radios

Harris Falcon® Orders Fly Out w/$74 Million From International Customer For Tactical Radio Modernization

Italian Navy anticipates key contracts in fleet renewal process

Analysts: Verizon's prospects for winning FirstNet project increasing

DataSoft Develops a SideBridge LCD display for the Rifleman Radio

Cobham Offers Aeroflex Tester for ADS-B

Confirmed: Nokia in Talks to Buy Alcatel Lucent

QEOS and NUTAQ partner to deliver industry’s first complete baseband processing with V-Band millimeter wave radio for 5G Massive MIMO Applications

Harris Corporation Receives $27 Million in Orders from U.S. Special Operations Command for Falcon III Wideband Tactical Radios

Airbus Defence And Space partners With Spectra For Tactical Radio Extension Service

Pentek Introduces Dual Channel Adaptive IF Relay XMC for Commercial and Military Communications

Verizon, T-Mobile, Google Eye Unlicensed Wi-Fi Spectrum

Rockwell Collins Unveils Ground-Breaking Approach to Military Communications with Launch of TruNetTM Networked Communications Solution

Harris Receives $25M... Flies In Falcon III® For NATO Nation

Siru Innovations Oy will launch its latest Software Defined Radio product at WinnComm conference in San Diego, California

JTNC Compliance Awarded to Software Defined Radio System

Unfurlable Mesh Antennas from Harris Corporation Successfully Deploy on U.S. Navy’s Third Mobile User Objective System Satellite

NordiaSoft's Product Selected as Finalist for Technology of the Year

Harris Corporation to Deliver Falcon III Wideband Radio Systems for C4ISR Modernization to a Middle East Nation

NordiaSoft Expands Its Engineering Service Team

Thales and Ultra develop new radios

Tata, BEL consortia get Rs 40k-crore 'battlefield management system'

Wireless @ Virginia Tech Faculty awarded NSF Grant to improve communications engineering education

Alcatel-Lucent says small cells are needed for data demand

Nokia Networks wins China Telecom's phase 2 LTE build tender

BEEcube Deliver World's First Millimeter Wave Prototyping Platform Solution for Pioneering Development of 5G Applications

Pentek Introduces Deployable PCIe FMC Carrier with Optical Interface

AT&T urges FCC to revisit spectrum bidding rules

Spectrum 2025: Google's Pragmatic Road to 5G


Analysts: Harris-Exelis Deal Not Expected to Spark M&A Rush

Google, Qualcomm at odds over 600 MHz

Google, Nokia and Federated Wireless execs see momentum behind 3.5 GHz ecosystem, uses

Software Defined Radio market to reach $27 billion

MUOS Milestones Established By General Dynamics + Rockwell Collins For Manpack Radios

Harris Corp. to supply Air National Guard

Major Boost For 5G Research As The 5G Development Center Opens

Harris Corporation Receives Order from Air National Guard for Vehicle Communication Systems

Big visions for 5G before the FCC

Lift-Off, Signal Acquired for Navy Communications Satellite

Pentek Introduces 8-Channel Portable Serial FPDP Recorder

Google lobbying FCC for unused spectrum to provide wireless broadband service, WSJ reports

Marines order Harris wideband tactical radios

Federated Wireless Names Wireless Industry Veteran Kurt Schaubach as Chief Technology Officer

Military radio & networking market to embrace commercial tech

Google moves ahead with tests in unused 3.5GHz spectrum

Google makes push for untapped spectrum

6U VPX FPGA boards for radar, beamforming, communications, and SIGINT introduced by Pentek

RF Communications order tops $50 million

Harris Corporation Receives $38 Million Order from Australian Defence Force for Wideband Tactical Radios

Rockwell Collins Lands New Navy Airborne Radio Delivery Contract

Pentek Extends Flexor Family of Software Radio FMCs

Next-Gen Jammer: Raytheon Leads A Revolution In Information Warfare

Richardson RFPD Introduces New MIMO RF Transceiver From Lime Microsystems

RF chip can be programmed for MIMO and 4G

Ettus Research Releases Compact, Stand-Alone Software Defined Radio Platform

Google Adds to Broadband Testing

RF receives contract worth up to $159 million

Pentek Introduces NEW Line of 6U VPX Boards Boosting Functional Density and Performance

Harris' Newest Addition... Engineering Facility in Florida Brings New Jobs That Help Militaries

Indo Defence 2014: Rohde & Schwarz presents an enhanced portfolio of communications and intelligence systems

Harris Corporation delivers Rifleman Radio program production units

Startup Federated Wireless working on spectrum sharing scheme for 3.5 GHz

TacNet Tactical Radio Joins Data Link Solutions Link 16 Product Offerings

Innovation Ireland Forum: Prof Linda Doyle on innovation and the new CONNECT centre


Shared Spectrum Company Receives SPIFFY Ground Breaker Award for Engineering Excellence at Annual Telecom Council of Silicon Valley TC3 Service Provider Forum


Airbus presents LTE tactical solution for rescue forces


Harris' Rifleman Shoots Straight Through Independent Tests + Exceeds Requirements


JTNC/JTEL adopts DIVA software for API Compliance Verification

Harris Corporation's Falcon III® Radios For DoD's Rifleman Team Are On Target

Turning the tables on wireless interference

Google, Microsoft keep pushing for unlicensed use of 600 MHz band

Shared Spectrum Company Expands Reach for WiFi and LTE

George Helm: Harris Gets 2nd DoD Order for Falcon III Multichannel Manpack Radio

Rohde & Schwarz Enables Standard Test Solution for Moog's TACAN Beacon Rollout

Pentek Launches High-Performance, Pre-Integrated and Tested VPX Systems to Jump Start Application Development

Caicedo Receives Faculty Research Award from Google

Harris RF gets NSA certification on radio

5 win contract to develop waveform for small UAVs

Kenya relies on frequency management from Rohde & Schwarz

Soldier's Network Update: Two General Dynamics PRC-154A Rifleman Radio Talk-groups Separated by 2,000 Miles Use PRC-155 Manpack Radios to Connect via MUOS Satellites

Research Team At The University Of Bradford Contributes To Developing Lighter, Safer And More Fuel Efficient Aircraft

Wideband Small Tactical Terminal Certified by NSA

Pentek Introduces Slimmed Down 3.6 GS/sec Rugged Portable RF/IF Signal Recorder

OIS Completes Security Evaluation for ORBexpress

Raytheon to Aid in Upgrade of Army Helicopter Fleet

Whitepaper: Design and Implementation of Wideband Spectrum Sensing on an SDR Platform with Receiver Calibration

Harris to Supply Wideband Tactical Radio to Mideast Client; Brendan O’Connell Comments

ORBexpress® Successfully Completes Security Evaluation for F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

AT&T, Google and others pick apart FCC's 3.5 GHz spectrum-sharing scheme

Federated Wireless Applauds FCC for Adopting Three-Tier Spectrum Sharing Network and Recommends That the Exclusion Zones Be Eliminated to Broaden Access Further

NordiaSoft Appoints Claude Belisle as its New CEO

NuRAN Wireless Selected by Rhizomatica to Connect Mexico's Rural Communities

Nutaq Announces 5G Massive MIMO Partnership with Université de Sherbrooke

Pentek Introduces Affordable Talon Value Series Recorders with Quick Delivery

Nutaq Announces the 2014 Software Defined Radio Academic US Contest Winner

FCC Launches Test of Google TV Band Database System 

Eurosatory 2014: Professional radiocommunications from Rohde & Schwarz enabling network centric operations

Member Video: What is Spectrum Sharing?

Harris RF selling more to foreign militaries

Orlando lands $14M in tech venture deals in 1Q (database)

Virginia Tech centre to give research in Tamil Nadu major boost
( 5/23/14)

Chris Reith: Exelis to Back UK’s Tactical Radio Transition Under General Dynamics Subcontract
( 5/23/14)

Naval Special Warfare Places First Order for Falcon III(R) Multi-channel Manpack Radio

ISEE-3 Reboot Project Hardware Detects ISEE-3 at Arecibo

Harris Wins $78M Deal from Asian Country
( 5/16/14)

Pentek Introduces GSM Monitoring Receiver for Government, Military and Homeland Security Systems

Harris Rifleman Team Radio Obtains NSA Certification; George Helm Comments 

Datron Delivers Spectre V® Tactical Handheld Radios to Nation in Africa
( 5/13/14)

Spectre calling

Mobile phone inventor calls for sector to smarten up
( 5/9/14)

Ettus Research Expertise Helps Rescue An Aging Satellite For Science
( 5/9/14)

Coherent Logix, Sinclair Launch ONE Media

Army gives 4 companies contracts for Soldier Radio Waveform systems
( 5/2/14)

Pentek Introduces Onyx Virtex-7 Transceiver 3U VPX Rugged Board for Communication and Radar Systems
( 4/29/14)

Thales Defense + Security + U.S. Army Contracts For A VIPER That Provides Jerk + Run

Nutaq Announces Launch of TitanMIMO 5G Massive MIMO Testbed

Harris Corporation Continues Successful Demonstrations of Falcon III Manpack Radio with Mobile User Objective System

PrismTech Appoints Soft Service as new Japanese Distributor

Harris, Exelis win Army radio contract

Pentek Introduces Onyx Virtex-7 Software Radio Module for Extremely Wideband Signal Applications

Harris Corporation Receives $49 Million in Orders from Nation in Asia for Falcon III Wideband Tactical Radios

Selex To Sell Radios, Night Vision Gear to Italian Army

Harris Corporation Showcases Emerging Capabilities in High-Frequency Tactical Communications

UCLA Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging selects Nutaq’s PicoDigitizer 125-32 for positron emission tomography


Harris RF Communications—Senior Scientist Recognized, Award To Nieto 

NordiaSoft Technologies Pave the Way to SCA Certification for GateHouse

Battelle Petitions FCC for Service Rules to Enable 10G Wireless

Rohde & Schwarz to demonstrate latest generation of software defined tactical radio at DSA 2014

Tech Researchers Work With New Wireless Technologies To Improve Hospitals

Rohde & Schwarz And Elektrobit First To Test High-Power User Equipment For Public Safety Networks On LTE Band 14

Nutaq's 2014 Software-Defined Radio Academic US National Contest 

Special Operations Command orders Harris tactical radios

Nutaq Launches a New Division: NuRAN Wireless for its Line of Wireless End Products

Virginia Tech researchers win grants from Virginia Innovation Partnership

Pentagon Awards $1.54 Billion in Defense Contracts Tuesday

Ettus Research Releases Software Defined Radio Platforms Featuring Kintex-7 FPGA

NordiaSoft Announces New Product for SCA Compliance

ViaSat and Harris Demonstrate Small Tactical Terminal Extended Range Operation

Google looks to tap Australian telcos for its global balloon WiFi revolution

Harris Corporation Receives $100 Million Order from Australian Department of Defence for Falcon® Tactical Radios

Harris Corporation Receives $28 Million in Orders to provide Latin American Nation with Mission-Critical Tactical Communications

Harris to Design & Build Radio that Can Connect Soliders With Voice, Data and Imagery

Harris Corp. Gets $36 Mln Order From NATO Nation For Falcon HF Tactical Radios

White Spaces & Dark Fiber: Internet Giants Angle For Control Of The Internet's Pipes

Motorola Solutions Inc : How LMR and LTE Work Together for Public Safety

Army asks EADS to provide six UH-72A light utility helicopters and aircraft data radios

Harris Corporation Falcon III(R) Manpack Radio Successfully Communicates with MUOS Satellite Constellation

FCC Certifies Key Bridge White Space System

Harris to Update DoD Soldier Radio Waveform; George Helm Comments

Approval for Key Bridge Global, LLC to operate its database system to provide service to certified unlicensed devices that operate in the broadcast television bands as described

Harris Corporation : to Enhance Soldier Radio Waveform for U.S. Department of Defense

Google using TV whitespace to create spectrum for other uses

Nutaq's PicoSDR Selected By FIT/CorteXlab For Large Cognitive Radio Testbed

Google opens up TV white space spectrum database API for curious devs and big business alike

Pentek Introduces 2-Channel Analog RF Tuner for Communications, Radar and Signal Intelligence Systems

Harris Corporation Named R&D 100 Award Winner for Ka-band Software-defined Radio Technology as Part of NASA Team

New Radio Science Findings from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Described

Harris Bites Back at Budget Woes by Doubling Down on Innovation

Successful live test of R&S SDTR software defined tactical radio at Combined Endeavor 2013

Pentek Introduces Newest Onyx Virtex-7 Wideband Software Radio Module for UAV, Radar and Communications Applications

PrismTech Announces Support Plans for Spectrum Signal Processing's SDR-4000 and SDR-7000 Platforms

U.S. Army Increases Harris Corporation Tactical Communications IDIQ Contract by $847 Million

Motorola Solutions Inc : Motorola Solutions Showcases Secure Mobility Innovations for the U.S. Army at AUSA 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Harris unveils new multichannel manpack radio

Spectrum and NordiaSoft Plan to Provide Continued Support and Evolution for SCARI Software Communications Architecture (SCA) Suite



Member News: CRC SCARI Software Suite now Available from NordiaSoft

Pentek Introduces High-Speed, Multichannel LVDS Recorders for R&D, Ground, Ship & Airborne Applications



ORBexpress® Support Expands to INTEGRITY® 11


Army Awards Vehicle Radio Deal Worth up to $140.7 Million


DataSoft Receives 2013 Excellence in Global Business Award


Harris Corporation Awarded $38 Million in Orders from U.S. Air Force for JTRS-Certified Wideband Tactical Radios


The new, highly efficient Rohde & Schwarz transmitters reduce costs for operators of radio and TV networks


Member News: Harris Introduces New Tactical Radios


NICT develops tablet for WLAN comms in TV white spaces


Pentek Introduces LVDS Digital I/O Module for Control and Data Capture Applications


Vringo CEO Andrew Perlman on ZTE, Google (VRNG, GOOG, MSFT)


PrismTech Announces General Availability of First COTS SCA 4.0 Compliant Middleware Solution for Software Defined Radios


Aviacomm Announces Collaboration with WiMatek for Joint Development of Technology for Low Power LTE Machine to Machine Chipsets and Modules/


Aviacomm and Spectec Deliver to the Market the World's Smallest 14 Band RF Front End Using Aviacomm's Patented Wideband Programmable RFIC


Harris Corporation Receives $23M Order From Middle East Nation For Wideband Tactical Communications System


Aviacomm Announces Collaboration with WiMatek for Joint Development of Technology for Low Power LTE Machine to Machine Chipsets and Modules


Pentek Introduces High-Speed Clock Generator for Cobalt Virtex-6 and Onyx Virtex-7 FPGA Board Families?


Key Bridge on 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz and 92-95 GHz Bands


Norden Extends Contract with Harris - Analyst Blog


Elektrobit (EB) Releases a White Paper on Utilizing Cognitive Radio Technology in Military Communications


ViaSat Announces Next Generation Broadband Satellite


Altair Selected by u-blox to Power Single-Mode LTE Wireless Modules


Special Operations Forces in the Market For Global Communications Technology


Harris lands contract with Marine Corps


Lawmakers press Pentagon to fund General Dynamics' battlefield network


Harris lands $26M contract with Marine Corps


Making frequency-hopping radios practical


FirstNet's future depends on state and local support, says Harris exec


Navy to buy serial adapters from Sealevel Systems for AN/PRC battlefield radio systems


Two Virginia Tech Teams Named Finalists in DARPA Spectrum Challenge


Harris Corporation Receives $40M Order to Provide Falcon Tactical Radios to Royal Brunei Armed Forces


Rapid Waveform Development with Spectra CX and Simulink


Harris Corporation Selected by SAVIS to Provide Tactical Area Communications System to Brazilian Border Security Program


Thales passes LTE interoperability test


Battelle has a new high-bandwidth wireless communication technology available for commercialization


Pentek Launches PC Development System for Software Radio Applications That Gets Customers Up and Running Quickly 

Harris Wins Radio Order in Virginia


Army looks to Rockwell Collins to provide critical spare parts for avionics instruments


Telecom-equipped drones could revolutionize wireless market


Raytheon releases One Force Mobile Collaboration app for first responders


Reservoir Labs Delivers Powerful Advances In SCA Compliance Testing


PrismTech Launches the Spectra Virtual Appliance, a Complete Pre-Configured SCA 2.2.2 Development System and Operating Environment

Spectrum Bridge Granted 12th Patent for Wireless Spectrum Sharing, Strengthening its Leadership Position in Next Generation Wireless Network Solutions

European Defence Agency chooses Thales to conduct study on future of military communications 

ZTE taps TI's KeyStone SoCs for small cell products

Elektrobit broadens specialized device platform for public safety, FirstNet, defense

NEC provides mobile systems for Odakyu Electric Railway


Rockwell Collins, Inc. : Rockwell Collins signs teaming agreement with Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division 
Rockwell Collins, a world leader in software defined radio technology, and Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED), a proven and well-established system integrator in the Indian defense industry, today announced a teaming agreement as part of their pursuit of the Indian Air Force Software Defined Radio program. ... 


IAF Looks at Ad-Hoc Networking for Future Communications 
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to deploy an advanced communications network, the MOD has invited several international companies to participate in an international tender to offer software defined radio based communications for the networks’ airborne and ground based segments. Initial testing are expected to commence in February 2013. ... 


Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, TV white space broadband project 
Following the lead of co-founder Bill Gates Microsoft is taking more interest in Africa, announcing its 4Afrika Initiative with a stated aim of improving the continent's global competitiveness. ... 


Harris Begins LTE Band 14 Pilot Network During Super Bowl
Harris began a six-month demonstration network Feb. 3, allowing first responders to experience Long Term Evolution (LTE) and applications over a dedicated 700 MHz band 14 network. ... 

Intracom and ZTE roll out small cell backhaul products
Both Greece's Intracom Telecom and China's ZTE announced backhaul solutions for small cell deployments, reflecting growing marketplace demand for these types of offerings. ...

Aero India 2013: Rockwell Collins showcases advanced avionics, simulation, training and communication solutions 
At Aero India 2013, Rockwell Collins will showcase its advanced avionics solutions for India, and discuss its continued investment in the region through steady growth, strategic alliances and commitment to build on existing customer relationships. ... 

Thales Communications to Introduce MBITR2 - the World's First Simultaneous 2-Channel Handheld Radio - at SO/LIC


Thales Appoints Borkey as CTO and Strategic Initiatives Lead for U.S.
Thales Communications appointed Todd Borkey as the company’s chief technology officer (CTO) and vice president of strategic initiatives. ... 


Pentek Expands Product Line with Digital Downconverter for Wideband Radar and SDR Applications
Pentek, Inc., today announced an enhancement to its fastest-ever data acquisition XMC module for the popular Cobalt® family. The Model 71641, capable of digitizing one 12-bit channel at 3.6 GHz, or two channels at 1.8 GHz, comes preconfigured with a programmable one- or two-channel digital downconverter (DDC) loaded into the onboard Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA. The new module is ideal for wideband radar and software defined radio (SDR) applications. ... 


World's First TV White Space Prototype Based on IEEE 802.22 for Wireless Regional Area Network
The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. and ISB Corporation have developed the world's first prototypes of base station (BS) and consumer premise equipment (CPE) based on the IEEE 802.22 standard operating in TV White Spaces (TVWS) (470 MHz - 710 MHz). ... 


Virginia Tech engineers awarded $800,000 to improve radio spectrum usage
Cognitive radios, the "intelligent" cell phones or police radios that help determine the best way to operate in any given situation, are becoming the "radio platform of the next generation of wireless communications. They are also expected to play a major role in tactical communications for the U.S. Navy and for the Department of Defense," said Thomas Hou, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. ...

Pentek's new multiband, modular RF downconverters use less power
Pentek has launched a new line of multiband, modular RF slot receivers: the Model 8111 series accepts RF signals over the range of 800 MHz to 3 GHz, downconverting them to a 225 MHz IF signal suitable for A/D conversion by any of several Pentek signal acquisition modules. ... 

PrismTech Adds Its Product Line Management Option to the Spectra Quick-Start SDR Development and Test System - at No Additional Cost
PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced that it has added its Product Line Management (PLM) option to its Spectra™ Quick-Start Software Defined Radio (SDR) Development and Test System – at no additional cost. ..


Thales receives sub-contract from Rheinmetall for 'Gladius' equipment
As part of the "Gladius" project, Thales has received the sub-contract from Rheinmetall Defence to manufacture and supply 310 night vision goggles of type Lucie II D and 16 IR modules for 30 combat systems of the "Infantry Soldier of the Future" (IdZ 2). ... 


New Air Force contract for Harris Corp.
An $85 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has been given to the Harris Corp. by the U.S. Air Force for manpack tactical radios. ...


Elektrobit (EB) Delivered The First Series Of Tactical Wireless IP Network Products To Finnish Defence Forces; The renewal of the Finnish Defence Forces' command and control data networks started
Elektrobit (EB) has delivered the first products of the Tactical Wireless IP Network communication system to the Finnish Defence Forces. The product delivery consists of tactical router and radio head units and is part of the deal signed with the Finnish Defence Forces in September 2011 for the deployment of EB's Tactical Wireless IP Network. ... 


Pentek, Inc., today announced the new Talon RF/IF signal recording and playback system
Pentek, Inc., today announced the new Talon® RF/IF signal recording and playback system: the Model RTR 2727 rugged portable recorder suitable for military and aerospace applications. The system features recording and playback of IF signals up to 700 MHz with signal bandwidths to 200 MHz. It can be configured with 500 MHz 12-bit A/Ds or 400 MHz 14-bit A/Ds and an 800 MHz 16-bit D/A. Pentek’s SystemFlow software allows turnkey operation through a graphical user interface (GUI), while the SystemFlow application programming interface (API) allows easy integration of therecording software into custom applications.


CIT Announces Winners of CIT's GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today the winners of the GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards, a statewide award program designed to identify and celebrate Virginia’s next generation of entrepreneurs who are creating high-growth companies. ...


AN/PRC-155 2-Channel Manpack Enters CS13 Production Run
Another system under test at the spring 2012 Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 12.2 was the AN/PRC -155 2-channel Manpack radio, which underwent its Multiservice Operational Test and Evaluation (MOT&E) in conjunction with that event. (See "Soldier Armed/' July 2012 and "The Changing Face of Network Integration Evaluations," August 2012.) ... 


Etherstack licenses wireless tech to Japanese radio maker
ETHERSTACK, a company based in Redfern, NSW, will see its wireless technology incorporated into a range of electronics products from JVCKENWOOD ... 


Aviacomm Announces Collaboration with Toshiba for Joint Development of Radio Over Fiber Remote Base Stations
Leading wideband RFIC vendor Aviacomm Inc. and Toshiba Corporation announced today that the two companies will work together in development and integration of Aviacomm's Smart Analog Solution technology into the Toshiba Remote Base Station Product Line. 



PrismTech Launches Spectra CX Product Line Management
PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the launch of Spectra CX™ Product Line Management to reduce the time and costs of managing variations in Software Defined Radio (SDR) / Software Communications Architecture (SCA) product family design. ...


Rockwell Collins Ties Up With Tata for Indian Air Force Bid
Rockwell Collins Inc. (COL) has tied up with Tata Power Co. (TPWR) to bid for an Indian Air Force contract as the aerospace-equipment maker seeks to boost sales outside home amid curbs in U.S. military spending. ... 


Drones, Balloons May Help In Next Hurricane, Beaming Wi-Fi From The Sky

As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, power outages wreaked havoc on telecommunications networks, knocking out wireless service for thousands of cell phone users. ...



200 MHz A/D converter module for radar and communications introduced by Pentek
Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the Onyx Model 71720 three-channel, 200 MHzA/D converter, 2-channel 800 MHz D/A module for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), radar, and communications applications. ...


Huawei closing Irish RF design center
Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is closing down its RF IC design center in Cork, Ireland. 

PrismTech Announces Spectra DTP4700 Probes Toolbox
PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the availability of the Probes Toolbox for its Spectra™ DTP4700 Software Defined Radio (SDR) development and test platform. 


CEVA and GSN to offer software-based GNSS solutions
CEVA, Inc., a licensor of silicon intellectual property platform solutions and DSP cores, and Galileo Satellite Navigation, Ltd., or GSN, a developer of multi-system global navigation satellite system, or GNSS, receiver technology, have announced a partnership to offer software-based GNSS solutions for the CEVA-XC and CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP platforms.

Spectrum's New RF-4102 Offers Increased Frequency Range from 20 MHz to 2.7 GHz and More Instantaneous Bandwidth
Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima (“Spectrum”), trusted supplier of embedded processing, RF and I/O solutions, today announces the RF-4102 wideband frequency-agile RF transceiver module covering an analog frequency range of 20 MHz to 2.7 GHz. The RF-4102 module provides RF-to-Digital baseband capability in a single-slot 3U CompactPCI (cPCI) card for applications including signals intelligence (SIGINT), tactical military communications (MILCOM), electronic warfare (EW), software-defined radio (SDR), and cognitive radio (CR). 

World's First TV White Space WiFi Prototype Based on IEEE 802.11af Draft Standard Developed
The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan, has developed the world's first WiFi prototype in the TV White Space (TVWS) (470 MHz - 710 MHz) based on the IEEE 802.11af draft specification. IEEE 802.11af is currently the only task group (TG) under the IEEE 802.11 working group (WG) for WiFi technologies in the TVWS. The developed system is the first prototype that verifies the physical (PHY) and media access control (MAC) layer design of the draft specification, following the worldwide trend of prompting the TVWS for wireless communication systems.


How one company is putting ‘Super Wi-Fi’ on the fast track
Wi-Fi has been one of the most useful technologies developed over the past couple of decades and it’s about to get even better now that manufacturers will be allowed to create devices that run on the former television “white space” spectrum that lets signals travel farther and penetrate more deeply into buildings. And to help speed up the adoption of this so-called “Super Wi-Fi,” wireless technology company Spectrum Bridge has announced a certification program for wireless OEMs that want to zip through the Federal Communications Commission’s rigorous certification process that the commission put in place to make sure that “Super Wi-Fi” devices don’t interfere with television broadcasts being run over adjacent spectrum. 

Security experts scoff at Mars rover hack threat
The word has been out for more than a week now that the hacktivist group Anonymous is looking to break into the communication system between NASA and the Mars rover, Curiosity.
The New York security firm Flashpoint Partners reported that it found a message on an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) by a user called "MarsCuriosity," asking for help to hack into the signals NASA uses to communicate with the rover.


Pentek Introduces 2-Channel RF/IF Rackmount Recorder for Ultra Wideband Signals
Pentek, Inc., today introduced an ultra wide-band RF/IF rackmount recorder, the Talon RTS 2709. Using 12-bit, 3.6 GHz A/D converters and state-of-the-art solid state drive storage technology, this system can achieve sustained recording rates up to 3.2 Gbytes per second. It can be configured as a one- or two-channel system and can record sampled data, packed as 8-bit or 16-bit wide consecutive samples.

U.S. Army Orders 13,000 More JTRS HMS Rifleman Radios from General Dynamics
General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a new order from the U.S. Army for an additional 13,000 Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) AN/PRC-154 Rifleman radios and accessory kits. This is the second order placed by the Army for PRC-154 Rifleman radios, bringing the number of radios ordered by the government to more than 19,000. The new order is valued at approximately $53.9 million.

EB (Elektrobit) Demonstrates LTE Band 14 Functionality on EB Specialized Device Platform
EB, Elektrobit Corporation, a developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, today announced that the company will be demonstrating LTE Band 14 functionality and other updates on the EB Specialized Device Platform, the company's award-winning Android-based mobile device platform that enables vertical markets such as public safety to quickly and efficiently roll-out customized mobile devices that meet specific industry functional or performance requirements.

PrismTech Launches Spectra DTP4700L the 30-1600MHz Version of the Award-Winning Software Defined Radio Development and Test Platform
PrismTech, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the general availability of Spectra DTP4700L, a next-generation Development and Test Platform (DTP) for Software Defined Radio (SDR) developers. Spectra DTP4700L is the latest addition to PrismTech's Spectra DTP family of Radio Frequency (RF) capable Software Communications Architecture (SCA) development systems. The DTP4700L covers the frequency range 30MHz – 1600MHz making it compatible for development activities with lower frequency military waveforms such as MUOS, HAVEQUICK and SATURN.

Shared Spectrum Company Awarded American Technology Award for Telecommunications Innovation
Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), the leading innovator of dynamic spectrum access and cognitive radio technology software solutions, announced it has been awarded the American Technology Award (ATA) for outstanding achievement in telecommunications for its Spectrum Sensing Toolbox (SST). Also known as the Termans, in honor of Frederick Emmons Terman, the widely credited father of Silicon Valley, the ATAs recognize products and services that have significantly advanced technology.

The First JTRS Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW)-capable Radio System Approved by the National Security Agency
The Joint Tactical Radio System Ground Mobile Radio (JTRS GMR) system was certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) on March 23, 2012. The GMR radio system implements the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW), Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS), and the approved Joint WNW Network Manager (JWNM).

xG Technology Demonstrates Data Capability
Florida-based wireless startup xG Technology announced that it recently completed a successful demonstration of mobile data transmissions on the company’s cognitive-radio solution that operates on unlicensed spectrum in the 900 MHz band.

Spectrum Bridge Partners With Neul for Global M2M Communications Over TV White Spaces
Spectrum Bridge, Inc. today announced a partnership with Neul to expand the global deployment of TV White Spaces (TVWS) networks for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.

ViaSat Does More Than Talk the Talk With Deal
The military aircraft known as the Super Hornet is getting an electronic upgrade with the help of Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. Certain F/A-18 fighter/attack jets, similar to those that routinely fly near Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, will soon be equipped with upgraded radios that provide pilots voice communications as well as situational awareness - including a continuously refreshed diagram of friends and foes in the vicinity.

Telecom Council of Silicon Valley Selects Shared Spectrum Company for its Innovation Showcase at CTIA WIRELESS 2012
Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), the leading innovator of dynamic spectrum access and cognitive radio technology software solutions, today announced it was selected by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley as one of 24 featured companies at Innovation Showcase @ CTIA WIRELESS 2012 being held May 8-10, 2012 in New Orleans. Chosen by a distinguished group of Telecom Council member companies, including Qualcomm, Docomo, BT, HTC, Vodafone, China Mobile and Nvidia, SSC was selected from hundreds of applications for its innovative approach to solving one of the most the critical challenges facing the wireless sector—spectrum scarcity.

Tom Stroup of Shared Spectrum Company Selected To Speak At International CTIA Wireless 2012 In New Orleans
Shared Spectrum Company (SSC) today announced that Tom Stroup, CEO of SSC, will speak at the CTIA Executive Forum during International CTIA WIRELESS 2012, taking place May 8-10, 2012 in New Orleans. Stroup will participate in the session entitled Small Cells, Wi-Fi & DAS: Alternatives to the Cell Site where he will discuss how wireless networks in the United States face the greatest capacity restraints of any networks in the world. Moderated by Ken Rehbehn, principal analyst for Mobile Infrastructure with the Yankee Group, Stroup will be joined by other wireless industry leaders.

The 5th Meeting of COST-TERRA 25-27 April 2012, in Vilnius, Lithuania
COST Action IC0905 TERRA, working on the development of a harmonised European regulatory framework for Cognitive Radio (CR) and Software Defined Radio (SDR) with participants from 21 countries, shall have their Fifth meeting on 25-27 April 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Exhaustive information on COST-TERRA aims, composition and current activities, as well as up-to-date program and practical information for the forthcoming meeting may be found at the Action's website.

Shared Spectrum Company Collaborates with InterDigital on TV White Space Sensing Demonstration at Mobile World Congress
Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), the leading innovator of dynamic spectrum access and cognitive radio technology software solutions, today announced that its Spectrum Sensing Toolbox (SST) has been integrated into InterDigital's Dynamic Spectrum Management demonstration system. The companies will be demonstrating the solution at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona.

PrismTech Delivers New Productivity Boost for Software Defined Radio Developers with GA Release of Spectra CX v3.4 Tool
PrismTech, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the General Availability (GA) of version 3.4 of Spectra CX, the latest upgrade to its industry-leading Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Software Communications Architecture (SCA) development tool. Spectra CX v3.4 adds significant new functionality and features that further boosts the productivity of SDR and SCA application and platform developers.

Shared Spectrum Company Awarded Patents for Key Dynamic Spectrum Access Technologies
Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), the leading innovator of dynamic spectrum access (DSA) and cognitive radio technology, has recently been awarded four new patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office related to DSA methods, systems and devices. These inventions involve advanced technologies that enable the more efficient use of radio spectrum resources, such as the “white spaces” in the television and other bands. The company also has several additional patents pending in the U.S. and Europe.

North Carolina Officially Launches the First Commercial TV White Spaces Network
Spectrum Bridge, Inc., today announced the launch of the first commercial TV White Space (TVWS) network in the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina.

Pentek Debuts First in a Family of Virtex-7 FPGA SDR Modules for Demanding UAV, Radar and Communications Applications
Pentek, Inc., today introduced the first member of its high-performance Onyx family - the Model 71760. The 4-channel, 200 MHz A/D XMC module is based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA family.

Elektrobit Android Device Platform Wins Technology of the Year Award
This year's Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (SDR'11 - WinnComm) elected Elektrobit's Specialized Device Platform as technology of the year during the Wireless Innovation Forum Awards.

Reservoir Labs Advances the State of the Art in SCA Compliance Testing
Reservoir Labs today announced the newest release of the R-Check SCA static analysis tool for SCA compliance testing. Tailored for the SDR development community, R-Check SCA enables total code analysis for SCA 2.2 and 2.2.2 projects, including complete awareness of the code structure and context, with a single command. R-Check SCA can be utilized as a standalone tool or easily integrated into most SDR software development environment toolchains, including Eclipse-based development tools such as CRC's SCA Architect.

Complete P25 SDR Waveform Ported to Android with ORBexpress
Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS) today announced that Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) ported a complete APCO P25 waveform and Software Communications Architecture (SCA) radio system to a small form factor Android device in just one day with zero source code modifications using the ORBexpress communications software. This port by CRC of the P25 waveform to an Android device realizes the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program initiative to facilitate the migration of software-defined radios (SDRs) to smaller, commercial form factors to enable faster time to market and substantially lower development costs.

PrismTech Launches Spectra DTP4700 Software Defined Radio Development and Test Platform
PrismTech, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the launch of Spectra DTP4700, a next-generation Development and Test Platform (DTP) for Software Defined Radio (SDR) developers. Spectra DTP4700 is the latest addition to PrismTech's Spectra DTP family of Radio Frequency (RF) capable Software Communications Architecture (SCA) development systems. Spectra DTP4700 is a wideband, high-performance, baseband and RF development and test platform capable of implementing and deploying the next-generation of complex SCA compliant networking waveforms required for military, homeland security and commercial SDRs.

Communications Research Centre Canada Uses ORBexpress to Successfully Port Software Defined Radio to Android
Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS), announced today that Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) used ORBexpress communications software to achieve a record-time adaption of a complete Software Communications Architecture (SCA) radio system to a handheld Android device. The radio system, including a full core framework and FM waveform application, ran seamlessly while achieving long battery life on a single-core ARM processor.

xG Recieves Order For xMax Broadband Pilot Network From PC3 Solutions
xG Technology, Inc., the developer of a portfolio of wireless communications technologies, including cognitive radio networks, is pleased to announce that it has received a $55,500 sales order from PC3 Solutions, Inc., a San Ramon, California, based emergency communication and disaster response integrator and developer.

Harris Corp. gains $16 million order from U.S. Department of Defense for Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios
Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, won a $16 million order from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for additional Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio systems. The radios will supply DOD forces with networked line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight tactical communications.

JPEO JTRS Completes Successful SRW Interoperability Quicklook (SIQ) Field Exercise
The JTRS Reference Implementation Laboratory (JRIL) recently conducted a SRW Interoperability Quicklook (SIQ) Field Exercise at SPAWAR System Center (SSC) Pacific Topside and Seaside facilities in San Diego, CA

MIDS Program Office Awards Additional Contracts for MIDS-LVT and MIDS JTRS
JPEO JTRS announced today that the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Program Office has completed additional contract actions in pursuit of its mission to develop, field, and support interoperable, affordable, and secure MIDS tactical data link and programmable networking technologies and capabilities for the Joint, Coalition, and International Warfighter.

JPEO JTRS Conducts NIE 12.1 Training
The Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) recently completed another round of Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 12.1 New Equipment Training (NET) for members of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, TX.

ORBexpress Extends Support to Wind River’s VxWorks 6.9 RTOS with Improved Multicore Capability
Objective Interface Systems, Inc., a global leader of high-performance communications middleware solutions, today announced that its ORBexpress product now supports Wind River's VxWorks 6.9 real-time operating system (RTOS) with Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) on multicore platforms.

JPEO JTRS Delivers SRW Telemetry Operations Waveform
The Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) Network Enterprise Domain (NED) successfully completed the SRW1.1 Waveform Development Environment (WDE) Design Verification Test (DVT) earlier this summer. This is an important milestone because the enhancement introduces the telemetry operations domain and mode to the current version of SRW 1.01.1 as well as adding significant improvements to the performance and functionality of the core waveform.

ORBexpress Extends Support to INTEGRITY 10
Objective Interface Systems, Inc. today announced that its ORBexpress software product now supports Green Hills Software INTEGRITY 10 real-time operating system. INTEGRITY 10 has new security features including a memory resource lending capability for the secure and efficient distribution and revocation of resources. ORBexpress provides a high-performance communications framework for INTEGRITY 10, enabling real-time and embedded systems to communicate seamlessly with ultra-low latency.

xG Technology, Inc. Receives Order for Broadband-Enhanced xMax Pilot Network from Canadian Telecommunications Provider LikeTone Group
xG Technology, Inc., the developer of a broad portfolio of wireless communications technology, including cognitive radio networks, is pleased to announce that it has received a $50,000 sales order from LikeTone Group, Inc., a Toronto, Ontario (Canada)- based VoIP and prepaid cellular carrier.

New technology from Syracuse University researchers could change the way we communicate
Researchers at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies in partnership with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, Rochester Institute of Technology and other universities have developed a technology that lets people communicate with each other using whatever device or operating system they have.

xG Technology, Inc. Signs Memoranda of Understanding with Independent Telecommunications Carriers
xG Technology, Inc., the developer of a broad portfolio of wireless communications technology, including cognitive radio networks, is pleased to announce that it has signed Memoranda of Understanding with eight separate independent local carriers to evaluate the roll out of xMax wireless services in their respective territories. xMax will provide these independent carriers an all-IP, single network solution for voice, video, text and broadband data for mobile and fixed applications.

Harris Corporation Delivering Combat-Proven Wideband Networking to Largest-Ever U.S. Army Network Integration Evaluation
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, is delivering combat-proven wideband networking capability through its Falcon III AN/PRC-117G tactical radio system as part of the U.S. Army Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) at Fort Bliss, Texas and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

Etherstack DMR Protocol Stack Demonstrated on Freescale MC13260
Etherstack today announces the successful demonstration of its mobile and handheld DMR Protocol Stack on Freescale's MC13260 system-on-chip. The MC13260 represents the PMR/LMR industry's first system-on-chip two-way radio. It minimises external components and required board area by including an integrated 32-bit ARM-9 core, software defined modem, high performance RF transceiver and audio converters specifically designed for the two-way radio market on a single chip.

Harris Corporation Receives $16 Million in Orders from U.S. Department of Defense for Falcon III and Falcon II Tactical Radio Systems
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $16 million to supply the U.S. Department of Defense with a range of Falcon II and Falcon III tactical communication systems, including the AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio. The DoD is acquiring the radios to provide ground forces with expanded interoperable voice and high-bandwidth data communications.

CEVA Enhances Its CEVA-XC DSP Product Offering with HSPA+ Software IP
CEVA, Inc., the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, today announced the availability of fully optimized HSPA+ software libraries for the CEVA-XC DSP. The addition of these new libraries to the CEVA-XC Software-Defined Radio (SDR) reference architecture enables the implementation of a software-based multimode HSPA/HSPA+/LTE/LTE-A solution. Support for HSPA and HSPA+ is essential to provide mandatory backward 3G compatibility for mobile applications.

Harris Corporation's Final Chapter Aboard Space Shuttle
Advanced audio systems developed by Harris Corporation headed to the International Space Station (ISS) when Atlantis blasted off for the last time on July 8, marking the final launch of the historic shuttle program. Technology from Harris has been onboard every space shuttle since the program began 30 years ago, either providing direct mission support via onboard computers and electronics, or as part of the spacecraft's payload.

Adaptrum Demonstrates TV Whitespace Solution At Cambridge TV Whitespace Trial Launch Event
Adaptrum, a Silicon-Valley based company developing wireless broadband solution using unlicensed TV whitespace, demonstrated its radio system at the Cambridge TV Whitespace Trial launch event in Cambridge, United Kingdom, on June 29th, 2011.

CEVA and CellGuide Partner to Offer Software GPS Solution on CEVA-XC
CEVA, Inc., the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property platform solutions and DSP cores, and CellGuide, a leading GNSS solution provider, today announced a partnership to offer a software-based GPS solution for the CEVA-XC communications processor.

Pentek Announces Industry's Highest-Speed Data Acquisition Module with Multi-Board Synchronization for Radar and UAV Applications
Pentek, Inc., today announced its fastest-ever data acquisition module for the popular Cobalt family. Capable of digitizing one 12-bit channel at 3.6 GHz, or two channels at 1.8 GHz, the Model 71640 nearly quadruples the signal bandwidth that can be handled on a single channel. Further, the 71640 has provisions for the synchronization of multiple boards for capture and analysis of even wider bandwidths.

Stevens Selected to Host 2012 IEEE SAM Workshop
Stevens Institute of Technology has recently been announced as host of the IEEE 2012 Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop. The biennial SAM Workshop will be held on Stevens campus in Hoboken, New Jersey on June 17-20, 2012. The call for papers is now open, with a submission deadline of December 2.

PrismTech Unveils Business Model for OpenSplice DDS v5
PrismTech, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, recently unveiled a new business model for OpenSplice DDS v5.6. PrismTech also announced that it is the first company to market a full and open source implementation of the OMG DDSI interoperability specification that helps customers realize true vendor independence.

CEVA Announces DSP Technology Symposiums in Shanghai and Beijing
CEVA, a licensor of silicon intellectual property platform solutions and digital signal processing cores, announced it will demonstrate the role of DSP in wireless, consumer and multimedia applications through a series of DSP technology symposiums for the embedded engineering community in Shanghai on July 5th and Beijing on July 8th, 2011.

Virginia Tech's OSSIE 0.8.2 features improved tools, applications
OSSIE 0.8.2 is available for free download. OSSIE is a collection of software that has proven useful for software defined radio education, research, and rapid prototyping. OSSIE is used in reference implementations of the WInnForum's Smart Antenna and Transceiver APIs and in over 75 publications, theses, and presentations. OSSIE 0.8.1 applications and components do not require modifications to run with OSSIE 0.8.2. OSSIE 0.8.2 continues to support the Ettus USRP and USRP2 using libraries from GNU Radio. UHD-based USRP device, node, and applications for use with OSSIE 0.8.2 will be released separately.

OSSIE-GNU Radio Generic Component version 3.0 released
The OSSIE-GNU Radio Generic Component allows encapsulation and run time configuration of GNU Radio flowgraphs within OSSIE waveforms. The GC was initially developed by Duyun Chen, Garrett Vanhoy, and MaryPat Beaufait as part of an NSF funded research experience for undergraduates in Cognitive Communications during the summer of 2010.

Innovative Integration debuts X6-GSPS PMC/XMC module for digital signal processing
Innovative Integration has unveiled its X6-GSPS, a PMC/XMC I/O module that integrates high-speed digitizing with signal processing for demanding DSP applications. The Virtex6 FPGA core is well suited for software-defined radio, radar, and lidar front-end sensor digitizing and processing applications. At the same time, its PCI Express system interface sustains transfer rates of more than 2 gigabits per second for data recording and integration as part of a high-performance, real-time system.

Paris 2011: Rockwell Collins delivers first software-defined ARC-210 radio
When Rockwell Collins officially celebrated the first full-rate production delivery of its ARC-210 RT-1939(C) Generation 5 radio to PMA 209, the air combat electronics program office of the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command in late April, it marked a milestone. The handover was significant in that the fifth-generation ARC-210 "is the first airborne software-defined radio to hit the market," said Troy Brunk, Rockwell Collins senior director, Airborne Communications Products. Just a week earlier, PMA 209 completed a review that found the Gen5 radio meets requirements, making it available for procurement by fleet users under the Navair production contract.

Harris Corporation Receives $5 Million Order from U.S. Marine Corps for Falcon III AN/PRC-117G Multiband Manpack Radios
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $5 million order from the U.S. Marine Corps for additional Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack tactical radios. The Marines will acquire the equipment to broaden the deployment of secure networking of communications on the move.

VIStology announces BaseVISor 2.0 an inference engine suitable for Cognitive Radio implementation
VIStology, Inc., a leading semantic technology company, announced the availability of BaseVISor 2.0, a new release of a powerful semantic inference technology enabling organizations to implement Cognitive Radio by providing flexible and collaborative adaptation and interoperability. BaseVISor features a highly efficient forward-chaining inference engine, optimized for reasoning with any ontology expressed in OWL 2 RL (a W3C standard) and user-defined declarative rules. BaseVISor 2.0 can be embedded in existing software radios and extended with procedures written in an imperative language to meet application-specific requirements. It can be deployed as a RESTful or SOAP-based Web service and a mobile version can be installed on the Android platform.

PrismTech Releases Spectra CX v3.3 Offering New and Unrivalled Levels of Productivity for SDR Developers - New Waveform and Platform Modeling, Testing, and Code Generation Features Simplify, Accelerate and Validate SCA Developments
PrismTech, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the General Availability of the latest release of its Software Defined Radio Software Communications Architecture model-driven architecture and development tool, Spectra CX v3.3. Spectra CX v3.3 provides many new features which help to simplify accelerate and validate SCA-Based Development.

Connect Android Apps to Any Platform, Anywhere with ORBexpress for Android
Solving the problem of Android apps communicating with other devices, application developers can now use ORBexpress to connect their Android apps to any platform, anywhere, announced Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS). Developers also solve the Android device fragmentation problem by using a standard interface on all platforms. ORBexpress for Android provides an easy-to-use communication protocol for connecting disparate systems. OIS is the world's leading provider of high-performance communications middleware solutions.

JPEO JTRS Welcomes a New Joint Program Executive Officer
The Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) welcomed its incoming Joint Program Executive Officer (JPEO), Colonel (Promotable) Michael E. Williamson, U.S. Army, and paid tribute to the departing Acting JPEO, Mr. Howard Pace, Jr., during an Assumption of Charter ceremony at the Admiral Kidd Club in San Diego, Calif., on 16 March. As the JPEO, Williamson will provide direction and guidance for the development, acquisition, testing, product improvement and fielding of the JTRS capabilities.

LynuxWorks, CRC, and OIS to Present E-Cast on Next-Generation Small Form Factor SDRs
LynuxWorks, Communications Research Centre (CRC), and Objective Interface Systems (OIS) are partnering in an E-cast presentation on next-generation Small Form Factor software defined radios (SDRs). This event will describe a COTS solution that combines the open standards conformant and secure LynxOS-SE RTOS from LynuxWorks with the high-performance lightweight ORBexpress from OIS and the SCA/SDR framework from CRC.

PrismTech Announces Forthcoming Patent Grant for FPGA IP Core Middleware Technology - Breakthrough technology enables CORBA compliant components to be deployed on a Field Programmable Gate Array
PrismTech, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced that it has received notice of allowance for issue of a US Patent for its Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) IP Core middleware technology - which is today available in its Spectra IP Core product for Software Defined Radio (SDR) developers. The patent is expected to issue shortly.

OIS Introduces Advanced Open-Standard Integration Platform for the Automotive Industry
Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS), the leading provider of real-time, embedded and high-performance middleware communications solutions, today announced the introduction of the OIS Automotive Reference Platform with ORBexpress. Automotive engineers will be able to integrate systems and devices with the same high-performance, secure and safety-critical middleware used in the world's most demanding mission-critical applications such as avionics, nuclear fusion ignition facilities and missile defense systems.

JPEO JTRS Releases the Software Communication Architecture (SCA) Next Draft Specification
The Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) has released the SCA Next Draft Specification.  The Specification is available for download from the JPEO JTRS Software Communications Architecture (SCA) website at

OIS to Present at Military and Aerospace Electronics Technical Conference
Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS), the worldwide leader of high-performance, real-time and embedded communications middleware solutions, today announced that its Senior Vice President, Joe Jacob will speak at the Military and Aerospace Electronics (MAE) Technical Conference on middleware solutions that simultaneously meet safety-critical, security and multi-core requirements.

DataSoft Corporation Delivers Industry’s First Completely Programmable Baseband-to-RF Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Development and Test Platform
DataSoft Corporation, a software-defined radio (SDR) product and technology company, today announced the availability of the Typhoon SDR Development Platform. The Typhoon SDR is a full-duplex, wide-band transceiver supporting RF frequencies from 400 MHz to 4 GHz and signal bandwidths from 50 KHz to 20 MHz. This complete baseband-to-RF radio platform consists of the Monsoon RF System connected to a standard Texas Instruments OMAP 35x EVM board from Mistral. 

Spectrum Announces New Ultra-High Speed 3.2 GSPS 12-bit ADC and FPGA Processing XMC Module
Spectrum today announced the latest member of its family of analog I/O and processing modules, the XMC-1151. The XMC-1151 provides ultra-high speed analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) at 12-bit 3.2 GSPS combined with high-density FPGA processing in a rugged, space-efficient XMC (VITA 42.3) module. The XMC-1151 enables direct conversion of low-pass or bandpass analog or RF signals up to 1.6 GHz input bandwidth. This allows users to reduce overall system size, cost and power consumption for applications such as software defined radio (SDR), Electronic Support Measures (ESM), RADAR, and SIGINT.

Spectrum Announces 3U OpenVPX Family of Products for Demanding ISR and Software Defined Radio Applications
Spectrum today announced the launch of a family of analog and digital I/O processing modules based on the 3U OpenVPX standard (VITA 65). These new VPX modules will offer an unparalleled blend of performance and quality in a rugged form factor to meet the demanding processing needs of ISR and Software Defined Radio applications.

ORBexpress Extends LynxOS-SE Support to the ARM Cortex-A8
Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS), provider of the most widely used communications middleware, today announced that its ORBexpress product now extends support to LynuxWorks LynxOS-SE on the ARM Cortex-A8 processor. The Cortex-A8 is the most power-efficient processor ever developed by ARM with extremely high performance. 

PrismTech Acquires Zeligsoft’s Tools Business to Become the Clear Leader in SDR/SCA Software Platforms and Tools
PrismTech, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced that it has acquired the tools business of Zeligsoft, a leading vendor of model-based development tools for embedded software systems. The acquisition follows on from a successful partnering agreement signed in July 2009 that created Spectra CX, which is now the most widely used SCA-compliant development tool by SDR developers. This immediate success quickly led to acquisition discussions that resulted in today’s announcement.

Call for Contributions and Invitation to Participate - COST-TERRA
COST Action IC0905 TERRA, working on the development of a harmonised European regulatory framework for Cognitive Radio (CR) and Software Defined Radio (SDR), shall have their second block of meetings on 19-21 January 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal.

ITT Electronics Systems Chooses ORBexpress for Scalable, Field Proven SDR

JTRS GMR Completes System Integration Testing

Shared Spectrum Company Applauds FCC's Vote on Opening "TV White Spaces" to Promote Innovative Wireless Devices
Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to proceed with opening up vacant broadband spectrum channels to new and innovative wireless devices. Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), a leading developer of dynamic spectrum access (DSA) radio technology, issued the following statement, which can be attributed to Tom Stroup, CEO of Shared Spectrum Company:"By opening up available and unused broadcast spectrum bands known as 'TV white spaces,' the FCC is opening the door wider for innovative technologies. SSC was the first company to advocate sharing of unused TV channels to the FCC back in 2000, so we applaud the Commission for taking this huge step forward."


Version 0.8.1 of OSSIE open source SCA-based SDR software released

PrismTech Appoints Dr. Vince Kovarik as Chief Technology Officer for SDR


Defining Next Generation Radio with SDR


Spectrum Launches Linux-Based PCI Express XMC Carrier in a High Performance Intel Server

The Coming of Age of the Software Communications Architecture

ORBexpress Chosen for MIDS JTRS Program

Thales Launches F@stnet-Twin

Innovative Integration’s New X6-RX PCIe XMC Module with Xilinx Virtex-6

Raytheon’s Navy Multi-Band Terminal is first in industry to receive Software Communications Architecture version 2.2.2 certification
Raytheon Company’s Core Framework product and Operating Environment (OE) is the first in industry to be certified by the Department of Defense for its compliance with the government’s Software Communications Architecture (SCA) version 2.2.2.

PrismTech Announces New Development and Test Platform for Software-Defined Radio Waveforms and Applications

PrismTech™, a world leader in high-performance software platform and integration solutions, today announced the price and availability of Spectra™ DTP4500, a development and test platform for Software-Defined Radio (SDR) developers. Spectra DTP4500 is a wideband, high-performance baseband and RF development and test platform capable of implementing and deploying the next-generation of complex Software Communications Architecture (SCA) compliant networking waveforms.

Imec, Renesas and M4S report a single-chip reconfigurable multi-standard wireless transceiver in 40nm CMOS

At today’s International Solid State Circuit Conference, imec and its research partners Renesas Technology Corp. and M4S present a complete transceiver with RF, baseband and data converter circuits in 40nm low-power CMOS. The fully reconfigurable transceiver is compatible with various wireless standards and applications, including the upcoming mobile broadband 3GPP-LTE standard.


German Forces Trust in Thales for SDR

Thales Deutschland has been awarded contracts to develop VHF/UHF radio module and national waveforms SEM and IdZ for the German Software Defined Radio programme, SVFuA.

PrismTech to Work with GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms to Develop COTS SCA-compliant Development and Deployment Platform 
PrismTech, an acknowledged leader in Software Defined Radio (SDR) infrastructure solutions, today announced at the SDR Forum’s Technical Conference and Product Exposition that it will work with GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, to develop and market a COTS platform for developers of Software Communications Architecture (SCA)-compliant waveforms and radios.

Thales’s LibertyTM Multiband Radio Proves Trunking Interoperability
Thales Communications, Inc., a pioneer and global leader in the development, manufacture, and support of multiband, software-defined radio (SDR) equipment, announces that its LibertyTM multiband land mobile radio (LMR) successfully completed trunking interoperability testing, meeting the requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP). The Liberty radio was certified by the Tait Radio Communications/EADS Secure Networks laboratory, one of only four land mobile radio manufacturers named by the U.S. federal government as having a recognized P25 CAP laboratory.

GateHouse and Spectrum to demonstrate the Inmarsat BGAN waveform for Software Defined Radio 
GateHouse A/S, Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima (Spectrum) and Inmarsat will be demonstrating a Software Defined Radio (SDR) implementation of an Inmarsat BGAN terminal at SDR’09 in December 1-4, in Washington DC. The demonstration will show a Software Defined Radio platform running GateHouse’s BGAN SDR waveform, and visitors will be able to access the internet via the Inmarsat BGAN satellite network.



PrismTech Releases SDR Benchmarks for Wind River Linux and VxWorks 


Spectrum´s SDR-4000 Selected by TUBITAK UEKAE for Testing, Porting, and Demonstration Activities for the Turkish Armed Forces
Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima, 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.

Introductory Offer on Pentek´s Award Winning Software Radio Product
Pentek is offering a special bundle so you can start using the latest software radio technology now!

PrismTech Announces GA Release of Spectra CX
PrismTech an acknowledged leader in Software-Defined Radio (SDR) infrastructure solutions, today announced the General Availability (GA) release of its new model-driven development tool for radio developers - Spectra CX.

SCA Technica, Inc. has issued a Request for Information (RFI) 
SCA Technica, Inc. has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to determine the availability, capabilities and price for commercial, small form factor, commercial on-the-shelf (COTS) test bed and prototyping equipment for software defined radio (SDR), cognitive radio (CR) and mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET). The RFI can be downloaded from the company website.

Bran Selic Joins Zeligsoft 
Zeligsoft, a leading vendor of software development tools to the embedded computing industry, today announced the appointment of Bran Selic to the position of Director of Advanced Technology. In this strategic role, Bran will be responsible for the overall Zeligsoft model-based engineering (MBE) strategy and technology research programs. He will also be a key contributor to the Zeligsoft product direction and roadmap.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Announces ATCA Single Board Computer To Enable Improved Network Throughput
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the A10200 ATCA® single board computer. Featuring a dual Intel® Xeon® 5500 Series dual- or quad core processor and up to 64 Gigabytes of DDR3 SDRAM memory, it delivers a combination of unprecedented performance and low power dissipation.

Pentek Introduces New PMC/XMC Transceiver Module
Ideal for Wideband Radar Countermeasures and MIL/COTS Applications. Pentek´s new Model 7158 data converter is the company´s highest-frequency PMC/XMC transceiver module. The module is well suited for high-speed, wideband applications including remote radar countermeasures, tracking and UAV surveillance. The Model 7158 is a dual-channel, 12-bit 500 MHz data converter that builds upon their proven Model 7156 by extending the A/D sampling rate.

Pentek Offers New Elegant VME Board Solution
Pentek Offers New Elegant VME Board Solution for Synchronization and Distribution of Timing Signals in Large Multi-Channel Systems. The Model 6891 VME board is well suited for radar beamforming, direction finding and shipboard diversity reception and cellular wireless applications where multiple antennas are used to steer and/or improve the reception of signals.

JTRS JPEO Lists SDR Forum as Public Liaison for New SCA
Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) has initiated the development of a new Software Communications Architecture (SCA) release. The fundamental goal behind this revision is to position the SCA as a specification that is comprehensive yet flexible enough to provide a technical foundation for multiple generations of JTRS and industry products.

HUGHES and Ultra Electronics Partner to Demonstrate an Integrated “Never-Out-of-Touch” Tactical Communications Solution
SATCOM Capabilities with High Capacity Line-of-Sight Tactical Communications Provide Seamless Connectivity and Range Extension While On-The-Move

China’s Radio Regulatory Bureau and SDR Forum to lead discussion on Spectrum Management 
Radio Spectrum Management Conference @ Wireless China Industry Summit 2009 September 2 - 3, 2009 • Landmark Hotel & Tower • Beijing, P.R.C.

New Cognitive Radio White Paper available from Agilent Technologies
This white paper outlines the challenges of today’s modern spectral environment, and details a novel new R&D testbed for developing and verifying algorithms for cognitive radio.

GateHouse Initiates Software Defined Radio Program with Inmarsat BGAN 
GateHouse initiates a program to prototype a Software Defined Radio (SDR) implementation of a BGAN waveform. The program is supported by Inmarsat.

Pentek´s New Carrier Board Enables High-Performance Applications in the Emerging PCI Express Environment
Pentek, Inc., today released the 7800 series of high-performance I/O boards built upon a versatile half-length x8 PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 carrier board. The carrier board hosts a PMC/XMC module to fulfill a wide range of software radio, data acquisition and beamforming applications. Now designers can utilize PCI Express, FPGAs and high-speed interfaces in low-cost PCs as well as in blade servers.

PrismTech and Zeligsoft partner to deliver Spectra CX
PrismTech, an acknowledged leader in Software Defined Radio (SDR) infrastructure solutions, and Zeligsoft, a leading vendor of software development tools to the embedded computing industry, today announced a comprehensive partnering agreement to jointly develop, and for PrismTech to market, a new advanced, model-driven development tool for radio developers - Spectra CX.

U.S. Army Selects Thales´s Mounted Soldier
Thales Communications, Inc., a pioneer and global leader in the development, manufacture, and support of multiband, software-defined radio (SDR) equipment, announces the award by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command for the development and delivery of Mounted Soldier Cordless Communication Systems.

Spectrum´s SDR-4000 to Support the Inmarsat BGAN Waveform from GateHouse
Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima, an advanced communications equipment supplier, announced today that GateHouse Communications, a leader in satellite communications software, has selected Spectrum´s flexCommTM SDR-4000 software defined radio (SDR) transceiver platform to port their Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) SDR waveform.

OSSIE Version 0.7.4 Released
Version 0.7.4 of the OSSIE open-source SCA-based software defined radio software is now available for free download at The software comprises a core framework, the Waveform Workshop rapid prototyping tools, signal processing components, device interface software, node/hardware platform configuration files, and sample applications.

Pentek Announces New SMP VxWorks Support 
Pentek, Inc., one of the pioneers of VME board-level technology, today released Wind River´s VxWorks® operating system support for its Model 4207, the company´s flagship processor board for high-performance I/O and data acquisition systems. Coupling the leading real-time OS for embedded systems to this PowerPC and FPGA platform flows stems from its target applications and wide market acceptance.

FM3TR Waveform Ported to Spectrum´s Multi-Purpose Radio
UC San Diego Researchers Succeed in Rapid Port of FM3TR Waveform to Spectrum´s Multi-Purpose Radio Under JPEO JTRS Support. Waveform Code and Documentation to be Available in the JTRS Open Information Repository

Shared Spectrum Company nominated for Hottest Emerging Government Contractor Award 
Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), a leading provider of dynamic spectrum access wireless technology, was nominated for the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Hottest Ticket Award. This prestigious award recognizes the accomplishments of emerging entrepreneurial companies within the technology sector.

Pentek´s New Software Radio Transceiver PMC Captures and Processes Wideband Signals 
The Model 7156 Dual Channel Transceiver is Pentek´s latest PMC module, comprising two 400 MHz A/D converters with 14-bit resolution and two 800 MHz D/A converters with 16-bit resolution. Both data converters on the 7156 use new Texas Instrument monolithic devices, the ADS5474 and the DAC5688, respectively.

Pentek Introduces Real-Time Data Recording and Playback System
By announcing its new RTS 2701 Recording and Playback System with Multiband Transceiver, Pentek has introduced a system that can be used as a powerful laboratory test instrument, as a stand-alone remote data acquisition system, or as a dedicated record/playback sub-system for deployed applications. Building upon previous expertise in portable recording and playback systems, the RTS 2701 incorporates enhanced software features and a highly capable 7641-420 Software Defined Radio (SDR) module.

Joint Strike Fighter Program Selects ORBexpress Communications Middleware
Making it easier to develop highly secure communication systems, Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS) announced today that ORBexpress® is the first communications middleware ever to be evaluated under the Common Criteria, the world’s most widely adopted security certification standard. ORBexpress is undergoing this certification for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter’s Communications, Navigation and Identification (CNI) system, an advanced and complex avionics system that must be certified to comply with rigorous security requirements. The certification of ORBexpress will save programs significant time and money by making it easier and faster to develop and certify secure systems using fully evaluated COTS communications middleware.

Hypres Demonstrates Industry’s First All-Digital Multi-Net Link-16 Receiver
Hypres Inc., developer of the Digital-RF™ product line, with support from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) and ViaSat, recently demonstrated the industry’s first all-digital Link-16 multi-net receiver prototype. This was the culmination of a multi-year development by the two companies sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, Washington, D.C., and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, PMW-150.

Pentek Announces a Multifrequency Clock Synthesizer
By introducing the Model 7190 Multifrequency Clock Synthesizer, Pentek now offers designers working with A/Ds and D/As an extraordinarily high performance, highly precise source of clock signals in an unusually small PMC format.

Thales, a major player in the field of software-defined radio
Thales is strengthening its leadership in new-generation communications systems by participating in the ESSOR [1] European project aimed at establishing European standards for secure software-defined radios. Thales also provides a range of software-defined radios called FlexNet, the first field tests of which have been successful. As a decision-making tool in fields of operation, software-defined radios are key components in battlefield digitization.

ITT announces delivery of Soldier Radio Waveform 1.0C
ITT Corporation’s Communications Systems today announced the qualification and release of the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) 1.0C waveform. This delivery represents a significant accomplishment by both the ITT and government teams, setting a benchmark delivery for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).

Shared Spectrum Company Names Thomas Stroup Chief Executive Officer
Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), a leading provider of dynamic spectrum access wireless technology, today announced that Thomas A. Stroup, a wireless communications industry executive with over 20 years experience, has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer.

Ultra Electronics - TCS Awarded Contract by its Korean Strategic Partner
Ultra Electronics - Tactical Communication Systems has been awarded a contract valued at CDN $10 M by its Korean strategic partner company, Huneed Technologies, for tactical military radios for the Republic of Korea.

Aeronix Receives 2008 World Class Team Supplier Award
Aeronix recently received the prestigious 2008 World Class Team Supplier Award from Northrop Grumman for delivery of the VMF waveform for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Communication, Navigation and Identification (CNI) System. This award is given to those suppliers who have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements and support of Northrop Grumman programs.

ORBexpress Middleware Used for Harris Corporation´s Falcon III Family of SDRs
Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS), provider of the most widely used communications middleware for software-defined radios (SDRs), today announced that ORBexpress® is the middleware foundation of Harris Corporation’s family of Falcon III® SDRs.

Ultra Electronics - Tactical Communication Systems launches UltraMAX
Ultra Electronics Tactical Communication Systems Division (Ultra-TCS) announced today the commercial availability of UltraMAX, a new family of OFDM Base Stations and Subscriber Stations in response to the growing needs for secure broadband communications for homeland security, paramilitary, civil defense, and public safety applications.

SCA Technica Awarded a Key Wireless Patent
SDR Forum member company SCA Technica was recently awarded a key wireless patent for “Achieving High Assurance Connectivity on Computing Devices and Defeating Blended Hacking Attacks”

Ultra Electronics - Tactical Communication Systems has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Navy
Ultra Electronics - Tactical Communication Systems has been awarded a contract valued at US $8.3 M for supplying tactical communication upgrade kits, including its high capacity AN/GRC-245A HCLOS radios to the U.S. Navy SPAWAR Systems.

Pentek Announces New Family of PCI Express Boards
The 7700 series is the latest family of Pentek software defined radio products and the first to feature the PCI Express (PCIe) form factor with advanced connectivity options.

Spectrum Selected by LiveTV to Bring Email and Other Services to the Skies
Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima, an advanced custom radio provider, announced today a partnership with LiveTV LLC, a world leader in in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems for commercial aircraft, to supply next generation radios for LiveTV´s connectivity system. The radios will allow passengers to send and receive email with people on the ground, while they are still in-flight.

Spectrum SDR-4000 Selected for NATO Research and Technology Task Group Activities
Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization to use SDR-4000 to advance radio interoperability between nations