10/31/2003 - Multiple Access Communications Limited (MAC Ltd) has recently appointed Kane Computing Ltd (KCL) as their Authorised Distributor in the United Kingdom for their Advanced Signal Processing Engine (ASPE) and the related RF Down-Converter (RFDC).
The ASPE is a single board containing all of the components required to implement the baseband functions of a wide variety of wireless signal processing applications. Using state of the art signal conversion and signal processing components the ASPE offers a high degree of flexibility at a competitive price.
The ASPE is ideally suited for wireless receiver and transmitter applications that demand flexibility, such as test and measurement equipment, spectrum monitoring, signal intelligence receivers and arbitrary waveform generators. Using the ASPE and the RFDC complete radio systems can be rapidly assembled and, through software, customised to the users' requirements.
The core of the ASPE is a field programmable gate array (FPGA) connected to a digital signal processor (DSP), with a universal serial bus (USB) link providing a high-speed control and data interface. This combination of FPGA programmability and DSP processing power makes for a flexible platform suitable for many tasks including the capture of intermediate frequency (IF) signals and the outputting of processed baseband data.
Richard White, Managing Director of KCL, expressed delight that this new relationship has been finalised as it adds important new products to their signal processing solutions portfolio.
Peter Gould, Managing Director of MAC Ltd added that he is very pleased to have forged a relationship with one of the UK's leading distributors of signal processing solutions and he looks forward to the increased exposure of the ASPE product.
KCL is a Texas Instruments Third Party Partner with expertise in advising, supporting and supplying DSP based signal processing design and development packages in the fields of image processing/compression, audio and wireless transmission.
MAC Ltd is an independent private company, founded in 1986 to provide the Telecommunications industry with high quality consultancy and an associated range of products. MAC Ltd is a member of the Xilinx Xperts program, the Texas Instruments Third Party Network and the MathWorks Connections program.
About Kane Computing Ltd
KCL has been providing Image Processing, DSP and high performance computing products for use in industry, education and research since 1987. The last few years has seen considerable growth within KCL in the high performance and Digital Signal Processing markets. KCL started life as Sension Advanced Computing, designing, manufacturing and supplying parallel processing products based around the Inmos transputer. In 1995 it became part of Kane International Ltd and subsequently changed its name to Kane Computing. In October 2001 Kane Computing became an independent Company, Kane Computing Ltd. KCL are now regarded as the primary source of fully supported development tools for Texas Instruments series of DSPs in the United Kingdom. KCL provide a whole range of products based around Texas Instrument's TMS320 range of DSP's. This includes starter kits, development systems, application boards and emulators. KCL has a policy of continual improvement and operates its business in accordance with the requirements of ISO9001:2000. Web: www.kanecomputing.com
About Multiple Access Communications
Multiple Access Communications Limited (MAC Ltd) is an independent private company founded in 1986 to provide the telecommunications industry with high quality consultancy, and a concomitant range of products. Based at the Chilworth Science Park in Southampton, England, MAC Ltd has a team of highly qualified, enthusiastic communications and software engineers, with the ability to solve complex problems and realise high quality products. The company operates internationally, particularly in the USA, Europe and the Far East. Its customers include network operators, equipment manufacturers, government departments and semiconductor houses. MAC Ltd has in addition to its technical consultancy, a core competence in the development of signal processing systems for wireless applications including FPGA and DSP designs, and has many years of experience providing such services and products to the wireless industry. Services offered cover system design and specification through to the production of small quantities of prototype units together with support for larger production volumes. MAC Ltd can provide a turnkey design service or act as an integrated part of its customers' team.
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