PrismTech, Green Hills Unveil SCA-Compliant SDR Operating Environment

PrismTech(TM), a leading provider of advanced software platforms and tools, and Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), announced the availability of the smallest and fastest complete Software Communications Architecture (SCA)-compliant Software Defined Radio (SDR) Operating Environment (OE) running on the most secure, reliable, high-performance real-time operating system (RTOS), INTEGRITY(R).

PrismTech’s Spectra(TM) OE was created by experienced SCA and SDR developers who combined their expertise with advanced technology and superior COTS packaging to deliver a truly next-generation SDR solution. Spectra OE is SCA v2.2.2-compliant and includes a core framework, high-performance embedded ORB middleware, XML parser and CORBA(R) object services in a ground-breaking consolidated footprint of less than 2MB.

Green Hills Software’s royalty-free INTEGRITY is the only RTOS to date to be certified conformant to the latest IEEE POSIX.1-2003 specification, key to supporting both the SCA v2.2 and v2.2.2 API. To date, INTEGRITY has been used on more SDR programs that depend on the SCA v2.2 and v2.2.2 interface than any other RTOS.

Architected for security, reliability and performance, INTEGRITY provides the most robust foundation available for any SDR platform development. INTEGRITY provides CPU time, memory, and file system resource guarantees for critical radio applications and SDR waveforms. Its brick wall-partitioning ensures that applications and waveforms always have the resources needed to run and cannot corrupt other applications or waveforms that are executing. INTEGRITY’s virtual device driver support provides added security and re-configurability required in SDR devices.

With this new announcement, PrismTech and Green Hills Software are now able to offer SDR and SCA product development teams a combination of Spectra OE with INTEGRITY, the JTRS RTOS of choice, delivering the most viable, high-performance, small-footprint OE available for today’s demanding SDR designs.

PrismTech’s Spectra SDR Developer Suite is also fully integrated with the Spectra OE running on INTEGRITY to provide a seamlessly integrated suite of SCA waveform modeling, code generation, test and deployment development tools.

“The integrated PrismTech and Green Hills Software solutions provide the SDR community a complete COTS SCA OE with far better performance, much smaller footprint, faster time-to-market, and lower cost-of-ownership than any other home-grown and multi-vendor OE currently in use,” said Steve Jennis, SVP Corporate Development, PrismTech.

“We’re very pleased to be able to offer this complete integration with the Spectra SCA OE and model driven development tools suite to our SDR customers. This new integration is an important addition to the Green Hills Platform for Software Defined Radio and further enables our customers to get their products to market with the highest quality, shortest development time, and lowest production costs,” said Dan Mender, director of business development for Green Hills Software.

Further information about PrismTech’s Spectra OE is available and further information about Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY RTOS is available.

About PrismTech
PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in the provision of state-of-the-art software platforms and tools that help developers of standards-based, carrier-class systems to: minimize time-to-market, reduce costs, and improve quality and reliability. The Company provides network infrastructure code, development tools, and services for applications from wide-scale integration to embedded Real-time systems for markets such as: Telecomm Operations Support, Defence C3I, and Software-Defined Radio. PrismTech’s customers constitute an impressive list of major systems integrators, network equipment providers and other OEMs, including many Fortune Global 500 companies. PrismTech was founded in 1992 and is a privately-held group with its US operations based in Boston, MA and Saddlebrook, NJ, and European operations in the UK, Germany, Netherlands and France.

About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY(R) and velOSity(TM) real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity(TM) microkernel, compilers, MULTI(R) and AdaMULTI(TM) integrated development environments and TimeMachine(TM) tool suite offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom.

PrismTech, the PrismTech logo and Spectra are trademarks of PrismTech. Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY, velOSity, µ-velOSity, AdaMULTI and TimeMachine, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc. in the U.S. and/or internationally. CORBA is a registered trademark of the Object Management Group, Inc, in the U.S. and other countries.