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Spectra Quick Start SCA Development and Test Package


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This presentation introduces the Spectra Quick Start Software Defined Radio (SDR) Software Communications Architecture (SCA) Development and Test Package. Spectra Quick Start packages the Spectra DTP4700 (the most complete, fully integrated, COTS SCA development and test platform on the market) and Spectra CX (the industry leading, standards-based, tool for model-driven SCA software development) with a reference waveform to provide an out-of-the-box SCA application development environment. Further information is available at

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Spectra Quick Start SCA Development and Test Package

  1. 1. Spectra Quick StartSCA Development and Test Package
  2. 2. Spectra Quick Start Spectra CX Spectra DTP4700 Development Environment Target DTP4700FM DTP4700 Waveform SCA Platform SCA Interface SCA Interface Spectra Core Framework Spectra CX: Spectra Common Data Bus (CDB) Model-Based Development Tool TCP/IP v4/v6 SCA 2.2.2 and POSIX AEP TI Linux ASP BSP Windows / Linux / Unix AM/DM37x OMAP GPP/DSP + Spartan6 FPGA2
  3. 3. Comes pre-integrated and packaged with DTP4700 H (400 MHz to 4 GHz) or L (30MHz to 1.6GHz) with SCA 2.2.2 compliant Core Framework, together with SCA Devices, ORB/COS, Linux OS and device drivers SCA Platform Reference SCA Waveform / Application Live USB (host) development environment with Spectra CF and ORB tools Spectra CX Platform models Application models and source code Simple licensing and support contracts Documentation Web-based orientation session Quick Start specific training (optional)
  4. 4. Spectra DTP4700An affordable Linux based COTS SCAdevelopment and test platform with greatsoftware tools, full RF capability,demonstration Wave Form, and supportingdocumentation
  5. 5. DTP4700 Options DTP4700H - with wideband RF coverage in the 400MHz-4GHz frequency range DTP4700L - with RF covering the 30MHz-1600MHz range allowing users to access lower MILCOM frequencies
  6. 6. Spectra DTP4700 – Front Panel LEDs Audio In Audio Out USB-OTG SD/MMC Ethernet TX Out Card Slot 100/1G Ethernet RX In 10/100
  7. 7. Spectra DTP4700 – Back Panel AUX External COM2 Port In/Out External Clock Out Clock In DC Power Power COM2 Port Fan 9-18V Switch GPS RF GPS 1PPS Antenna In/Out
  8. 8. Spectra DTP4700 – Hardware Components RF System MCSP DDR2 NAND CPLD SDRAM FLASH Subsystem Control Control 256 Mbyte 256 Mbyte UART UART TX Quad AMP LPFs DAC Mod OMAP TX AM/DM37x+5 dBm To RF DATA DATA ARM-45 dBm FPGA GPMC FPGA GPMC TI Cortex Front-end Xilinx Xilinx C64x A8 DSP GPP Module Spartan 6 Spartan 6 Power RX RX RX Direct Module LNA AMP LPFs ADC TPS65950 Con. RX +5 dBm To115 dBm Clock Ref Power Digital Ant I/F I/F RF FEM Synthesizers & Module System GPS Control Distribution EXT EXT REF REF Input Output DC PWR SD Card RS232 USB Audio Gig-E Ethernet
  9. 9. Spectra DTP4700 - Baseband SpecificationDigital System: Consolidated GPP, DSP and FPGA digital baseband processing hardware platform. Based on Texas Instruments’ AM/DM37x OMAP CPLD DDR2 SDRAM NAND FLASH multimedia applications processor and Xilinx FPGA Control UART 256 Mbyte 256 Mbyte technologies. OMAP Features a 1 GHz advanced Superscalar ARM© AM/DM37x Cortex™ A8 RISC core. DATA ARM FPGA GPMC TI C64x Cortex DSP A8 Xilinx GPP Spartan 6 Also features a 800 MHz C64x+ DSP core and SGX subsystem for 2D and 3D graphics acceleration. Power Module TPS65950 2000 Dhrystone MIPS – extremely capable to run the Linux RTOS and to support complex WFs Digital Ant DSP can be fully powered down when not required System GPS by ARM Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA ultra low power; low cost FPGA family. SD Card RS232 USB Audio Gig-E Ethernet Multiple digital (Ethernet, Gig-E, USB, SD, RS232) data and audio interfaces. Integrated GPS receiver with accurate 1-PPS output.
  10. 10. Spectra DTP4700 – RF SpecificationRF System and Front-end Module: Low cost and high performance. Full duplex transceiver architecture with RF System programmable signal bandwidths from MCSP Subsystem 20 kHz to 40 MHz. T Dual-channel ADCs: 12-bits at 100 Quad X AMP LPFs DAC Mod Msps. TX +5 dBm To -45 dBm RF (400 MHz DATA Front-end Dual-channel DACs: 16-bits at 800 GPMC to FPGA Xilinx 4 GHz) Module Spartan 6 Msps. TX: Quadrature modulator; RX: direct RX RX LNA RX AMP Direct Con. LPFs ADC conversion. RX +5 dBm To Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. 115 dBm Clock Ref Power I/F RF I/F & Module Synthesizers MCSP system for board-level control FEM Distribution Control EXT EXT REF REF Input Output DC PWR DTP4700H DTP4700L 400 MHz to 4000 MHz frequency range 30 MHz to 1600 MHz frequency range 20 KHz – 40 MHz signal bandwidth 40 KHz – 40 MHz signal bandwidth
  11. 11. Spectra DTP4700 - Software Stack Productivity Tooling Spectra CF Radio Services & Devices Optional Spectra CX System Spectra Component IP Core Spectra ORB ORB Sourcery DSP TI Linux Code Bench BIOS “Lite” FPGA DSP GPP RFTX/RX RF RF System Digital System Front-end GPS Ant Hardware Hardware Hardware Baseband Data SD Card RS232 USB Audio Gig-E Ethernet
  12. 12. SCA Operating Environment DTP4700 provides a complete SCA compliant Operating Environment (OE), including: Linux OS (TI DVSDK 4.02, 2.6.32 kernel) Spectra CF – SCA 2.2.2 ultra low footprint Core Framework Spectra ORB – C and C++ high performance, low footprint CORBA middleware for GPP and DSP based development CORBA support for DTP4700 FPGA processing environment will be available in subsequent DTP releases Spectra COS – Lightweight Common Object Services (Naming, Event & Log) SCA Platform Devices and Services Spectra Core Framework – SCA 2.2.2 Spectra ORB C/C++ Spectra Linux OS TI DSP BIOS IP CORE ORB (future option) BSP BSP GPP DSP FPGA
  13. 13. SCA Platform SCA Platform is provided with Spectra DTP4700 Includes a complete set of implementation artefacts for the Platform Devices, including source code, binaries, and SCA XML Platform includes: GPP, DSP, AudioPort , FPGA and RFCtrl devices DTP4700 Platform model also provided for use with Spectra CX
  14. 14. SCA Reference Waveform SCA audio (FM) waveform example provided with DTP4700 FM implementation for use with DTP4700 that can be transmit and receive audio over the air FM waveform model also provided with Spectra CX
  15. 15. SCA FM Waveform Demo DTP4700 Digital System TX Up Modulator Sampler RF System SCA SCALoopback WfFPGA AudioPort Audio Incable from & Proxy Device TX to RX Device RF FEM Audio Out RX De- Down Modulator Sampler SCA FM Audio Waveform
  16. 16. Quick Start Training PrismTech has developed the following series of three (3) training courses specifically for the Quick Start package 1. Introduction to DTP4700 (1 day) 2. SCA Model Driven Development with Spectra CX (2 days) 3. SCA Programming (2 days) The complete five (5) days of training would enable developers to utilize all aspects of Spectra Quick Start. Courses may be purchased as one (1) or three (3) day packages
  17. 17. Use Cases 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 Advanced wireless communications laboratories (government and defence) conducting research in fields such as: cognitive radio, electronic warfare, and secure SDR waveforms Internal research and development (IR&D) and collaborative research projects related to advanced wireless communications (e.g. SBIR, Eurostars) Academic teaching and laboratory use Independent waveform and application developers creating software IP for the SDR market
  18. 18. Summary Spectra DTP4700 is the most complete, fully integrated, COTS SCA development and test platform on the market Spectra CX is the industry leading, standards- based, tool for model-driven SCA software development Spectra Quick Start packages these with a reference waveform to provide an out-of-the-box SCA application development environment Supported by PrismTech’s commercial-grade customer service and training
  19. 19. Information & Questions E-mail: Web Site: Your PrismTech sales representative