PrismTech to Work with GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms to Develop COTS SCA-compliant Development & Deployment Platform

2 December 2009

New platform will shorten time to market

GE Fanuc LogoBoston, MA, USA — December 2, 2009 — PrismTech™, an acknowledged leader in Software Defined Radio (SDR) infrastructure solutions, today announced at the SDR Forum’s Technical Conference and Product Exposition (December 1-4, Washington, D.C.) 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.

The platform will combine best-in-class COTS SCA software from PrismTech, and CompactPCI hardware from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, and will provide a flexible, richly-featured, affordable COTS SCA solution for developers of SDRs.

The platform will provide:
• GPP, DSP, FPGA resources.
• PrismTech's Spectra OE (SCA Operating Environment, minimally on GPP but also supporting extended configurations with SCA support on all resources).
• RF/IF interfaces with a minimum 10MHz bandwidth, using standard 10.7, 70, 140, or 160MHz IF.
• FPGA resources to provide IF processing functions, data formatting, switching, etc.
• PrismTech’s Spectra CX component modeling, code generation, and SCA-compliance validation tool.

The jointly-developed platform will provide an end-to-end development environment for the SDR development lab: waveform and platform modeling, SCA code generation and compliance testing, code deployment, and target monitoring and management, with application code portability assured through SCA compliance. It also provides a potential deployment platform with the quality and ruggedness necessary to support field applications.

"We are extremely pleased to be working with GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms," said Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development at PrismTech. "The SDR development community has been looking for some time for a combination of COTS hardware and COTS SCA software to provide off-the-shelf development systems that feature the functionality and performance they need. PrismTech and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms will deliver this combination."

About PrismTech
PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in advanced software integration and infrastructure solutions. The company develops, markets, and supports a wide range of high-performance, standards-compliant, and cost-effective middleware products which are further differentiated by unique technical capabilities and advanced productivity tools. PrismTech's products "Power Netcentricity" by enabling the event-driven communications, end-to-end qualities-of-service, and software optimization required to best exploit available resources, to better synchronize events, and to support system agility. PrismTech's product's differentiators are most highly valued in markets that require business-critical and mission-critical systems. These systems are pervasive in a number of vertical markets, such as Telecom, Mil/Aero, Finance, Utilities, Transportation, and Civil Administration. PrismTech's customers constitute an impressive list of major systems integrators, OEMs, and ISVs, including many Fortune Global 500 companies.

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