Celoxica and Sundance Accelerate Design of Software Defined Radio

11/15/2005 - Celoxica (CXA:L) and Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd. announced availability of a complete software-defined radio (SDR) Developers' Kit for rapid design of next-generation wireless communications applications in the defense, civilian and commercial market sectors.

The kit provides Celoxica ESL software for C-based design of SDR waveforms and Sundance COTS development boards populated with DSP and FPGA chips. The solution combines C-based and model-based design methodologies with pre-configured IP and programmable FPGA and DSP modules to enable rapid implementation of the very complex signal processing tasks required by SDR. Open application programming interface (API) specifications are provided with the kit to support the fundamental open architecture of SDR and enable creation of SDR models and IP to a single set of interfaces, independent of board level detail.

"The inherent SDR value proposition of dynamic reconfiguration and parameter selection is seriously undermined if developers cannot quickly respond to evolving standards, protocols and the need to quickly deploy or upgrade new network equipment and services," said Jeff Jussel, vice president of worldwide marketing for Celoxica. "Equipment manufacturers want a system that can support different standards with a common platform and we can help them achieve that, more quickly and flexibly than was previously possible."

Driven by the continuing evolution of link-layer protocol standards such as 3G and 4G, air interface standards such as GSM/TDMA and IS94/ CDMA and rising network operator deployment costs, SDR provides a solution based on open architectures, reconfigurability and ubiquitous connectivity. A wide range of radio applications such as Bluetooth Wireless LAN, Radar and GPS can be realized using SDR with the radio functions being implemented as software modules, or multiple software modules on programmable hardware platforms.

"Sundance's contribution to the kit provides the optimum mix of high-performance hardware and software technologies that can be reconfigured to perform different tasks and meet different radio standards," said Flemming Christensen, managing director of Sundance. "From the board level to the system level, the focus has been on ease-of-use, productivity and flexibility."

The SDR Kit, supplied with interchangeable modules mounted with Xilinx FPGAs and TI DSPs is available immediately. Design software support includes Celoxica's DK Design Suite and system level APIs, the Mathworks Simulink, TI's Code Composer Studio and System Generator from Xilinx. For further information contact info@celoxica.com

About Celoxica
A leader in electronic system level design (ESL), Celoxica is enabling the next generation of advanced electronic products by producing tools, boards, IP and services that turn software into silicon. Celoxica technology raises design abstraction to the algorithm level, accelerating productivity and lowering risk and costs by generating semiconductor hardware directly from C-based software descriptions. Adding to a growing installed base, Celoxica provides the world's most widely used C-based behavioral design and synthesis solutions to companies developing semiconductor products in markets such as consumer electronics, defense and aerospace, automotive, industrial and security. Celoxica is a publicly traded company on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol CXA.

About Sundance
Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures and markets high performance signal processing and reconfigurable systems for original equipment manufacturers in the wireless and signal processing markets. Leveraging its multiprocessor expertise and experience, Sundance provides OEM with modular DSP and FPGA-based systems as well as data acquisition, I/O, communication and interconnectivity products that are essential to multiprocessor systems where scalability and performance are essential. With over fifty different modules and carriers for PCI, cPCI VME and Stand Alone platforms, Sundance is a solution provider to semiconductor, pharmaceutical and factory automation industries. Sundance, founded in 1989 by the current directors, is a member of the TI Third Party Network, Xilinx Xperts and MathWorks' Connection programs.

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