Burnaby, BC and Gatineau, QC – September 11, 2014 – Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima (“Spectrum”), trusted supplier of Software Defined Radio (SDR), embedded processing, RF and I/O solutions, today announced their successful implementation and delivery of NordiaSoft’s SCARI Software Suite running on Spectrum’s SDR-7000 Open VPX line of integrated systems to a major Asian government defense agency.

“NordiaSoft is pleased to hear that Spectrum is successfully delivering the NordiaSoft SCARI Suite to customers on their VPX product,” said Claude Bélisle, CEO of NordiaSoft. “This announcement represents the beginning of a new era for both companies as we jointly plan to continue evolving the SCARI Suite, and delivering to customers on a new generation of hardware and software.”

“Spectrum and NordiaSoft have been working closely to ensure a smooth adoption of the NordiaSoft implementation of SCARI SCA,” said Mark Briggs, General Manager of Spectrum. “Delivering the SCARI Software Suite on our Open VPX hardware to a defense agency is a milestone in our mission to support the developers of commercial and defense applications with world-class hardware and software products.”

The NordiaSoft SCARI Software Suite SCA implementation was delivered in a full system configuration of Spectrum’s Open VPX modules, including:

  • A RF-7102 wideband transceiver module (20 MHz to 3 GHz tunable frequency range)
  • A VPX-1151 Virtex-6 FPGA co-processor module
  • A VPX-8320 DSP card, with two Texas Instruments (TI) C6670 DSP cards (both fixed-and-floating point)

Spectrum’s SDR-7000 family of integrated systems provides highly reconfigurable and scalable RF and processing solutions capable of supporting multiple waveforms in various environments, from benign laboratory conditions to deployment in harsh conditions. It is ideally suited for development, testing and deployment of applications using a mixture of RF and digital signal processing. All SDR-7000 systems
are compliant with OpenVPX (VITA 64) and VPX (VITA 46) standards. This product family is well-suited for the following applications:

  • Electronic Warfare (EW)
  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Military Communications (MILCOM)
  • Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), including: Communication Intelligence (COMINT) & Electronic  Intelligence(ELINT)
  • Cognitive Radio

For more information about the SDR-7000 product family and its implementation with NordiaSoft SCARI Software Suite, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com. The NordiaSoft Suite has also been delivered on Spectrum’s SDR-4000 product family.

About NordiaSoft SCARI Software Suite

The SCARI Software Suite is a comprehensive Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for SCA-based SDR development. Used internationally by platform and radio manufacturers as well as application providers, the SCARI Software Suite reduces development risk and time to market, creating top-quality SDR products. The Suite includes:

  • SCARI Core Framework (CF): The battle-proven CF of choice for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform providers and radio manufacturers, supporting the largest combination of operating systems, object request brokers, and processors.
  • SCA Architect: The platform independent, Eclipse-based development environment that lets you create, validate, and debug your components and applications in a single project.
  • Component Development Libraries (CDL): Provides a set of generic functions that greatly simplifies code generation and reduces the number of lines of code a developer must write to create SCA components.
  • Radio Manager: A platform run-time monitoring tool to install and control applications, as well as visualizing deployment strategies.

The NordiaSoft SCARI Software Suite will be available for order immediately on Spectrum’s SDR-4xxx product line, and available in 2014 for Spectrum’s SDR-7xxx product line.

For more information, contact Spectrum at 1.800.663.8986 or email sales@spectrumsignal.com, or NordiaSoft at +1-613-869-7371 or email info@nordiasoft.com.

About Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima

Spectrum Signal Processing designs and builds board and system-level hardware solutions for demanding signal and video processing applications. Spectrum combines high-performance data acquisition (RF, analog and digital I/O) and reconfigurable signal and video processing hardware with its best-in-class support and engineering services to enable customers to rapidly develop and then deploy their products and systems. Spectrum has worked with both commercial and military customers worldwide to develop and deliver solutions optimized for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), video, military (MILCOM) communications and satellite communications (SATCOM) markets. For more information on Spectrum and its products, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com. Spectrum is part of Vecima Networks Inc. and its products are designed and manufactured in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. See www.vecima.com for more information on Vecima.

About NordiaSoft

NordiaSoft offers products and services for customers that need to create state-of-the-art software-defined platforms for use in the military/aerospace, telecommunications, robotics, instrumentation, transportation and consumer electronics industries.

Founded as a spin-off from the Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC), NordiaSoft’s core team has led a decade-long list of industry firsts in Software Communications Architecture (SCA) technologies. As experts in software components for embedded systems, NordiaSoft offers proven solutions to developers creating next generation platforms.

NordiaSoft’s solution is built on CRC’s trusted SCA modeling tools and Core Framework, the first commercial-off-the-shelf Core Framework to have been deployed on military radios in the battlefield. NordiaSoft offers exceptional technical support, mentoring, and consulting services.


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