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Rockwell Collins announces new software defined radio offering


Rockwell Collins has announced the introduction of its new Software Defined Radio Software Communications Architecture Waveform Development System (SCA WDS).

The offering is made possible through a strategic relationship with PrismTech. Under the terms of the agreement, Rockwell Collins will bundle its FlexNet Four Radio with PrismTech’s Spectra Software Defined Radio (SDR) development products. This allows international customers and SDR users to develop their own SCA-compliant waveforms, either new or reformatted legacy, on SCA -compliant military specified radios.

“As a leader in developing Software Defined Radio solutions, we continue to look for ways to broaden our offerings and bring greater capabilities to our customers,” said Bruce King, vice president and general manager of Communications Systems for Rockwell Collins. “This relationship with PrismTech enables us to offer unparalleled capability in the development of SCA compliant SDR waveforms.”

The Rockwell Collins SDR WDS includes the FlexNet 2MHz to 2GHz multi-channel SDR. The FlexNet Four offers enhanced capacities to significantly improve the connectivity, mobility, versatility, interoperability and exchange of information on the battlefield.

Key benefits include:

Up to four simultaneous channels
Internetworking communication nodes
Support for the high data rate ad hoc networking FlexNet Waveform
Support for standard legacy waveforms
Multimedia services
SCA 2.2 compliant

The highly integrated development platform delivered with the Rockwell Collins SDR WDS includes PrismTech’s Spectra model-driven development SCA waveform and platform tools and integrated SCA operating environment.

The Spectra product suite is tightly integrated with the FlexNet Four SDR and provides:

SCA Waveform and platform modeling
Complete SCA code generation
Waveform component library management
Reverse engineering of existing SCA-based waveforms
Integrated build and deployment environment
Automated SCA test generation and framework

PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in state-of-the-art software products for developers of standards-based, carrier-grade systems. The company provides high-performance commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) middleware, productivity tools and professional services for applications ranging from mission-critical distributed systems to embedded real-time devices. For additional information about PrismTech, visit the web site at


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