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Pentek releases complete software radio development platform

Posted: 17 Nov 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Pentek Inc. released a development platform containing all hardware and tools required for software-defined radio development and compliant with the Software Communication Architecture (SCA) mandated for all future U.S. military radios.

The Pentek SCA 2510 hardware platform consists of a Pentek 7640 software radio transceiver PCI card installed in a PC workstation. The computer is loaded with the Linux operating system, development tools and the SCARI++ SCA core framework from Communications Research Centre (CRC) Canada. The hardware and software are fully integrated to ease development. The PCI card comes pre-configured with drivers and libraries so developers can immediately begin their software-defined radio projects.

"Creating a reconfigurable radio that's adaptable to many radio standardswithout the need to replace hardware--is what JTRS is all about," says Pentek vice president Rodger Hosking. He explained that combining high-performance PCI transceiver card and an extensive set of supporting software libraries to the most comprehensive suite of SCA development tools resulted to a powerful, cost-effective PC-based system that extends the reach of JTRS software radio development.

The SCA 2510 software development environment is based on the SCARI++ SCA Core Framework, Component Development Library and Software Defined Radio Development Toolset. This toolset is integrated with Pentek's SCA-compatible board support package for a complete development solution ready for radio and waveform designers.

Pentek's SCA 2510 Development Platform starts at $85,000 for all hardware and software tools for the first development seat. Discounts are available for additional seats. Product availability is approximately 12 weeks ARO.

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