Spectrum Releases SCA-Enabled Software Defined Radio IRAD Package

10/15/2003 - Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. (NASDAQ: SSPI / TSX: SSY), a leading provider of high performance solutions for wireless signal and packet-voice processing, Wind River Systems, Inc., the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, and Harris Corporation, the only off-the-shelf provider of the Software Communications Architecture Core Framework (SCA CF), announced at the MILCOM 2003 show, the industry’s first offering of a Software Defined Radio Internal Research and Development Package (SDR IRAD Package). The SDR IRAD Package is available through Spectrum’s sales channel for qualified research and development programs.

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“We are aiming to cement our leadership position in SDR with this unprecedented product offering through the cooperation of our key partners: Wind River and Harris,” said Sean Howe, Vice President and General Manager of Spectrum’s Wireless Systems Group. “The SDR IRAD Package significantly lowers the development cost barrier for research in the field of SDR that will influence the functionality and quality of field deployed radios.”

“SDR is the future of military and First Responder communications. Making SDR technology more accessible will serve to increase the speed of its adoption,” said Michael P. Zeitfuss, Vice President and General Manager, Homeland Security Programs, Harris Government Communications Systems Division. “Once again, Spectrum, Wind River and Harris have broken new ground with the first SCA-enabled commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) SDR package targeting research and development.”

“Wind River is pleased to be able to support Spectrum and Harris in this innovative initiative,” stated Steve Blackman, Aerospace and Defense Director of Business Development for Wind River. “Our united support of research and development will ensure more rapid deployment of SDR-based military radios.”

This special promotion is available to qualified companies or research organizations that have IRAD funding available to develop and demonstrate software defined radio technology. This promotion will ease the initial development costs associated with demonstrating the feasibility, flexibility, and lower cost of ownership of SDR. Pricing for the flexComm SDR IRAD package starts at under US$100,000.

About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is an international communications equipment company focused on providing product, system, and service solutions for government and commercial customers. The company's five operating divisions serve markets for government communications, tactical radio, broadcast, microwave, and network support systems. Harris serves customers in more than 150 countries. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

About Wind River
Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It provides market-specific embedded platforms that integrate real-time operating systems, development tools and technologies. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Wind River provides high-integrity technology and expertise that enables its customers to create superior products more efficiently. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time to market.

Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com.

About Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.
Spectrum Signal Processing designs, develops and markets high performance wireless signal processing and packet-voice processing platforms for use in defense and communications infrastructure equipment. Spectrum’s optimized hardware, software and chip technology work together to collect, compress and convert voice and data signals. Leveraging its 17 years of design expertise, Spectrum provides its customers with faster time to market and lower costs by delivering highly flexible, reliable and high-density solutions. Spectrum subsystems are targeted for use in government intelligence, surveillance and communications systems, satellite hubs, cellular base stations, media gateways and next-generation voice and data switches. More information on Spectrum and its flexComm and aXsTM product lines is available at www.spectrumsignal.com.

TMflexComm, quicComm and aXs are trademarks of Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.
Wind River Systems, the Wind River Systems logo and VxWorks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc.

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