PrismTech Announces v3.5 GA release of its Spectra CX Software Communications Architecture Tool

14 February 2013

PrismTech Announces v3.5 GA release of its Spectra CX Software Communications Architecture Tool

Numerous product enhancements improve user experience for software defined radio developers

Boston, MA, USA – February 14, 2013 – PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced the v3.5 General Availability (GA) release of its Spectra™ CX Software Communications Architecture (SCA) tool for Software Defined Radio (SDR) developers.

PrismTech’s Spectra CX is a model-driven development tool that simplifies, accelerates, and validates a significant proportion of the SCA development process.  Spectra CX validates SCA compliance at the architectural and unit test level, and generates correct-by-construction SCA compliant artifacts, such as: XML descriptor files, compliance test reports, and validation documentation.  Spectra CX enables SCA and non-SCA software aspects to be developed together, integrated early, and thoroughly tested.  Spectra CX also reduces development risk due to its consistent model-based approach.

The latest Spectra CX v3.5 GA release includes over 25 feature and capability enhancements which improve the product user experience including:

  • Simplification of modeling ports on components.  The type of a port is now specified using an interface rather than creating port types.  The user then decides whether the port is a uses or provides type.  Existing models will be automatically migrated to use the new way of modeling ports.
  • An alternative tabular view of the connections in an assembly (node or application) is now provided.  The user has the choice to either view the connections graphically or in a table (or both).  This makes the experience of working with an assembly with a large number of connections much better.
  • The product now uses the latest Rational Software Architect 8.5 as a platform which itself has a number of user experience enhancements.

"We have listened to Spectra CX user feedback and this has been incorporated into the latest product enhancements," said Toby McClean, Spectra CX Product Manager, PrismTech.  "These product enhancements help to ensure that Spectra CX will continue to be the leading tool for SCA developers."

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PrismTech is a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware. PrismTech’s products enable our OEM, Systems Integrator, and End User customers to build and optimize high-performance systems primarily for Mil/Aero, Communications, Industrial, and Financial Markets.

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