Harris Wins Radio Order in Virginia
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 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). ...
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. ...
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 http://sca.jpeojtrs.mil/scanext.asp.
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.
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."
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™, 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.
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.
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.
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 http://ossie.wireless.vt.edu. 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  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