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April 05, 2011

Larsen & Toubro Picks Spectrum Signal Processing's SDR-4000

Larsen & Toubro, India’s private sector engineering and construction group, with global operations has reportedly selected Spectrum Signal Processing’s SDR-4000 for internal research and development of software defined radio (SDR) capabilities.

Spectrum (News - Alert) Signal Processing by Vecima was selected by L&T to support its domestic SDR expertise, including support for the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) and to support its future bids to the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

U.K. Kalyana Ramudu, general Manager of L&T said that Spectrum’s SDR-4000 is an open and programmable platform to build on for development of indigenous SDR capabilities and has the advanced signal processing technology required to support anti-jamming, frequency hopping waveforms that will be developed for the Indian Government and Defense Forces in future programs.

The innovative SDR-4000 technology offers software reconfigurable transceiver that combines high performance processing boards and I/O modules that can be mixed and matched to meet application requirements.

According to the company, the latest SDR-4000 is backed by a proven platform supporting ISR (SIGINT, COMINT), MILCOM, and SATCOM applications with a small 3U CompactPCI (News - Alert) form-factor, available in air-cooled or conduction-cooled packages for both development and deployment. It comes with a comprehensive software stack including Spectrum's quicComm hardware abstraction layer and API library, a real-time operating system (RTOS) with an integrated development environment, and a Software Communications Architecture (SCA) Core Framework with development tools.

Douglas Fast (News - Alert), president of Spectrum said that they are proud to provide SDR solutions for transformational programs that will deliver software-based defence communications and network centric warfare capabilities to the Indian Armed Forces.

“This contract with L&T reaffirms our commitment to support both government and private industries in India as they advance their Armed Forces modernization initiatives,” Fast added.

Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima (News - Alert) was recently in news for announcing the availability of a new product line of high-definition (HD) video encoders that will enable service providers to distribute a variety of stored and live video content over an IP network.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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