PrismTech Upgrades Spectra DTP4700 Software Defined Radio Development and Test Platform

By CIOReview | Friday, August 7, 2015

BOSTON, MA: PrismTech, a provider of software defined radio (SDR) solutions, has released the latest version 3 of its software-defined Radio Development and Test platform. Software Communications Architecture (SCA) developers can leverage this latest solution to develop portable waveforms.

The latest solution is an upgraded Spectra DTP4700 Software Communications Architecture (SCA) compliant SDR Development and Test Platform.

Spectra DTP4700 is an optimized, small form-factor platform with low power consumption which is ideally suited to the Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) constraints of next generation Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) SDR environments. The Spectra DTP4700 is a Linux based platform.

Significant new capabilities are added to the platform to support SCA waveform application developers. The enhancements include a new suite of SCA compliant platform components based on the Joint Tactical Networking Center’s (JTNC) standard SCA Radio Services and Devices APIs.  

In addition to the aforementioned features, Spectra DTP4700 now includes implementations of the SCA Audio Port Device, Ethernet Device, Serial Port Device, GPS Device, Frequency Reference Device, Timing Service, and Vocoder Service APIs.

Moreover, Spectra DTP4700 v3 now includes a new SCA compliant data carrying waveform example, including source code and waveform model that can be used in conjunction with the Spectra CX SCA modeling tool. A new Packet Service which enables components to send and receive network packets to and from a network interface and was developed to support the data carrying waveform example is also provided.