PrismTech Announces First COTS Product Support for SCA 4.0 Software Defined Radio Specification

Boston, MA, USA – October 24, 2012 – PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced details of its support for the SCA 4.0 next generation Software Defined Radio (SDR) middleware specification as part of its Spectra product suite.

SCA 4.0 is a major revision of the Software Communications Architecture standard.  SCA 4.0 is more scalable, lightweight, and flexible than the current SCA 2.2.2 specification and is compatible with radio sizes ranging from small, single channel radios to prime-power, multi-channel sets.  The SCA 4.0 specification includes transfer mechanisms to provide standardized client/server operations.  SCA 4.0 Appendix E identifies the approved set of platform specific transport and technology mappings, transformations, and model representations used to achieve conformance with the SCA Platform Independent model (PIM) as defined in the main specification.

PrismTech’s SpectraCommon Data Bus (CDB) is a fully integrated and optimized SDR middleware stack.  It is the first standards based, high performance, low footprint, fully interoperable, COTS SCA middleware solution that can be deployed across multiple processor types, including GPP, DSP and FPGA environments.  Spectra CDB includes the Spectra C++ ORB (for GPP) and C ORB (for GPP and DSP); and the Spectra IP Core ORB (ICO) for FPGA and ASIC implementations.

PrismTech is today announcing that the Spectra CDB suite of CORBA ORBs will be fully SCA 4.0 compliant by the end of the year 2012.  Spectra ORB C++ Edition will provide support for SCA Full Profile.  The Spectra ORB C Edition will provide support for SCA 4.0 Full and Lightweight Profiles.  Spectra ICO already supports the SCA 4.0 Ultra-Lightweight Profile.

“PrismTech has already established a strong reputation in the market for supporting the SCA standard in our Spectra product suite,” said Andrew Foster, Spectra CDB Product Manager, PrismTech.  “SCA 4.0 is a major update to the standard and we look forward to being the first middleware vendor to support it.”

PrismTech will be detailing its support for SCA 4.0 middleware in a webcast to be held on October 25 2012.  To register for the webcast please visit:

Further information about PrismTech’s Spectra product suite is available from PrismTech’s website at

PrismTech will also be showcasing its Spectra product suite at MILCOM 2012 in Orlando, FL, USA, October 29 – November 1 2012 in the Datasoft #114, Space Coast Communication Systems #1734 and GRA Consortia #1736 booths.

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