Spectra DTP4500 Webcast 8 July 2010


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Spectra DTP4500 - A Closer Look
The Ideal development & test platform for SDR/SCA waveforms & application development.

A presentation introducing Spectras product family, competitive advantage and the users, configuration, spceification, software interfaces, tools & waveforms of Spectra DTP4500.

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Spectra DTP4500 Webcast 8 July 2010

  1. 1. Spectra DTP4500 – A Closer Look The Ideal Development and Test Platform for SDR/SCA Waveform and Application Development July 8, 2010
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>PrismTech’s Spectra Product Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra’s Competitive Advantage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typical Spectra DTP4500 Users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra DTP4500 Configuration and Roadmap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra DTP4500 – A Closer Look </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Baseband Specification </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Radio Frequency (RF) Specification </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User Software Interfaces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development tool support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key Waveform Parameters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Typical waveforms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User-friendly features: Test waveform, Tutorial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A and Contact Information for Follow-Up </li></ul></ul>Webcast Agenda
  3. 3. Spectra SDR/SCA Tools and Middleware Spectra CX: Model-Based Development Tool Eclipse Workbench Spectra OE: e*ORB Spectra OE: Core Framework TCP/IP v4/v6 SCA Infrastructure SCA Infrastructure Radio Application (Waveform) Radio Application (Waveform) SCA 2.2.2 and POSIX AEP Hardware (GPP, DSP, FPGA) RTOS / Linux BSP ASP UML 2 Windows / Linux / Unix End-to-End: Model, Generate, Validate, Deploy
  4. 4. The Spectra Product Family <ul><li>Spectra CX </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Model-based Software Engineering (MBSE) developer productivity tool (model, generate, validate, deploy) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spectra OE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SCA Operating (deployment) Environment (ORB, COS, CF) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spectra DTP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A pre-packaged application development and test platform (BB, IF, and RF hardware, OE, SCA devices and services, demo app, tools optional) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Spectra’s Competitive Advantage <ul><li>Spectra CX </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best-in-class SCA developer productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spectra OE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best-in-class SCA software platform performance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spectra DTP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best-in-class SCA feature set, ease-of-use, price </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Problem Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developing SCA software is too complex, too expensive, too time consuming, and forces me to become an expert in SCA platform technology when I just want to develop, test, and deploy new waveforms and applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A pre-packaged COTS SCA development and test platform with great software tools, superior RF, good demos and docs, and an affordable price…that allows me to start developing, now! </li></ul></ul></ul>Introducing the Spectra DTP4500
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Waveform and application development/test teams in major radio OEMs and their end customers (enabling both in-house and third-party development of SCA waveforms and applications for later deployment on target production radio platforms) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced wireless communications (government and defence) laboratories conducting research in fields such as: cognitive radio, electronic warfare, and secure SDR waveforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal research and development (IR&D) and collaborative research projects (e.g. SBIR, Eurostars) related to advanced wireless communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic teaching and laboratory use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent waveform and application developers creating software IP for the SDR market </li></ul></ul>Spectra DTP4500 - Users
  8. 8. Spectra DTP4500 : System Configurations <ul><li>Variants </li></ul><ul><li>DTP4500 BB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseband Only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DTP4500 RF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RF to Baseband </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DTP4500 RFFE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DTP4500 RF plus RF Front </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DTP4500 RFFQ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequency Extended DTP4500 RF </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Spectra DTP4500 : Hardware Components
  10. 10. Spectra DTP4500 : Software Stack
  11. 11. Spectra DTP4500 : Product Roadmap Mistral DTP4500 Monsoon RF Front End C++ Code Gen C Code Gen GPP DSP VHDL Code Gen 400-4000 MHz 225-4000 MHz CORBA Everywhere MHAL GPP+DSP+FPGA GPP+FPGA GPP+FPGA GPP+DSP+FPGA Fieldable Rx & Tx User Code GPP+DSP FPGA GPP R 1 R 2 R 3 R 4
  12. 12. Spectra DTP4500 – Product Roadmap <ul><li>Release 1 (Summer 2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra DTP4500BB : Baseband GPP only (Mistral), capability to run reference application plus loopback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra CX for DTP4500BB: Code generation supported for C++ on GPP only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Release 2 (Fall 2010)   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra DTP4500RF/1 : First RF to Audio Baseband release with Mistral and Monsoon hardware, 400-4000 MHz Laboratory RF Performance Spec </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra CX for DTP4500RF: Code generation options supported for C++ and C on GPP only : MHAL for GPP-FPGA </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Spectra DTP4500 – Product Roadmap <ul><li>Release 3 (1H2011) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra DTP4500RF/2: Full RF performance release, with first ‘SCA Everywhere’ capability (MHAL or CORBA) now supported on the Monsoon FPGA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra CX for DTP4500RF/2: Option now available for VHDL code generation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Release 4 (2H2011) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra DTP4500RF/3: Full ‘SCA Everywhere’ capability GPP-FPGA-DSP (MHAL or CORBA). Also ‘RF Frequency Extension’ option now available </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>Baseband Specification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio Frequency (RF) Specification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Software Interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development tool support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key Waveform Parameters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typical waveforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User-friendly features: Test waveform, Tutorial </li></ul></ul>Spectra DTP4500 – A Closer Look
  15. 15. Spectra DTP4500 : Baseband Specification <ul><li>DTP4500 BB : Mistral TI OMAP 35x EVM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low cost, easy to use baseband platform based on TI’s OMAP 35x multimedia applications processor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced 720 MHz Superscaler ARM© Cortex™ -A8 RISC core with a 520 MHz C64x+ DSP core specifically designed for power aware applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OE runs on ARM while the DSP can act as a co-processor for intensive tasks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ARM: 1700 Dhrystone MIPS – extremely capable to run the VxWorks RTOS and to support complex WFs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DSP can be fully powered down when not required by ARM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Data and User Interfaces </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Spectra DTP4500 RF : Specification <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full duplex (FDD, TDD) transceiver architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide RF operating range: 400 MHz to 4000 MHz; covering a variety of wireless protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programmable signal BW from 50 KHz to 20 MHz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual-channel ADCs, 12-bits at 100 Msps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual-channel DACs, 16-bits at 800 Msps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TX: Quadrature Modulator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RX: Direct Conversion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGAs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCSP system for board-level control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monsoon is a high performance RF transceiver capable of deploying the next generation of commercial waveforms and will allow SDR developers to work much closer to the low-power real time OMAP 35x processor for truly embedded wireless applications. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Spectra DTP4500 BB : User Software Interfaces Hosted on Mistral ARM GPP <ul><li>Audio Device </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliant to the JTRS Audio Port Device API Version 1.3.2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Audio Port Device acts as “device adapter”. It is used by CORBA components to access the Audio HW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RF/Monsoon Data Proxy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided as part of DTP4500 BB Platform Model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables loop back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smooths developers path to DTP4500 RF release (Between R1 and R2) </li></ul></ul>Modelled with Spectra CX User SCA Resource User SCA Resource RF/Monsoon Data Proxy User SCA Resource User SCA Resource JTRS Audio Port Device
  18. 18. <ul><ul><li>SCX is a model-driven development tool that simplifies, accelerates and validates a significant proportion of the Software Communications Architecture development process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Validates SCA compliance at the architectural and unit test level. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generates correct-by construction SCA component structural source code in C++, with roadmap to C and VHDL code generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generates SCA compliant artefacts such as: XML descriptor files, compliance test reports and validation documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SCX enables SCA & non-SCA software aspects to be developed together, integrated early and be thoroughly tested </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces development risk due to its consistent model-based approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results in a faster time-to-market, lower costs, better software quality and superior compliance for all SCA waveform and platform code developed using SCX </li></ul></ul>Development Tool Support : Spectra CX
  19. 19. Spectra DTP4500 : Key Waveform Parameters Parameter DTP4500 RF DTP4500 RFFQ DTP4500 RFFE Freq Range 400-4000 MHz 225-4000 MHz 400-1000 MHz Signal Bandwidth 50 kHz – 20 MHz 50 kHz – 20 MHz 50 kHz – 20 MHz Rx Sensitivity -110 dBm -110 dBm -110 dBm Tx Power 0 dBm 0 dBm +30 dBm
  20. 20. Spectra DTP4500 : Example Commercial Waveforms
  21. 21. Spectra DTP4500 : User-Friendly Features <ul><li>Test and Reference Waveform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SCA FM Reference Waveform: Unites Spectra CX and the DTP4500 hardware to demonstrate an SCA compliant waveform. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra CX is used for WF modelling, generation and deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Reference WF will evolve to include live I/Q samples received by the Monsoon RF Transceiver for Release 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On-Line User Tutorial </li></ul>
  22. 22. Spectra DTP4500 : Information & Questions <ul><li>E-mail: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.prismtech.com/spectra </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your PrismTech account manager </li></ul>
  23. 23. Thank You Any Questions?