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PrismTech Achieves Major Technical Breakthrough Porting a C++ CORBA(R) ORB to a Digital Signal Processor (DSP).

WASHINGTON -- Allowing more Real-time and Embedded Applications Developers to Reap the Benefits of CORBA Technology

Today at the OMG(TM)'s Real-time and Embedded Systems Workshop, PrismTech a leading provider of productivity tools and middleware, announced it had achieved a major technical breakthrough by porting its OpenFusion e*ORB SDR C++ edition product to a Digital Signal Processor (DSP).

Digital Signal Processing is a key technology fuelling innovative, high growth applications for many of today's fast growing markets such as digital wireless, broadband access, digital audio, high-resolution imaging and digital motor control. DSP is unique because it processes data in real-time making it perfect for applications that cannot tolerate any delays.

Running CORBA middleware on a DSP achieves flexibility and simplifies integration by exposing the services offered by the DSP far more widely than is possible with any other technology. Any application where a DSP is integrated with external systems of any kind benefits from the simplified integration and enhanced flexibility provided by CORBA.

Traditional thinking suggested that due to the nature of its highly restricted environment that it was not possible to run a C++ ORB on a DSP.

Now PrismTech has been able to achieve a major breakthrough by porting its OpenFusion e*ORB C++ edition to a DSP. This has been achieved through the unique micro-kernal architecture of the C++ ORB combined with footprint optimization.

"One example of the significant benefits that can be gained from hosting OpenFusion e*ORB SDR C++ edition on a DSP is in software defined radio (SDR) development," said Andrew Foster, Product Manager, PrismTech. "Efficiently hosting a C++ ORB on a DSP is a major move forward in standardizing the interfaces in a SDRs signal processing chain and improving waveform portability. The fact that a C++ CORBA component can be hosted on a DSP means that a unified C++ language binding can now be used across GPPs and DSPs, something that was previously impossible."

OpenFusion e*ORB SDR is available for the Texas Instruments C64x family of DSPs.

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About PrismTech

Founded in 1992, with offices in the USA and Europe, PrismTech is a privately held software products company. PrismTech serves international Fortune 500 customers in the telecommunications, data communications, defense and aerospace sectors. PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in productivity tools and middleware, with solutions ranging from wide-scale integration to embedded real-time systems, supporting applications from operations support systems (OSS) through to software-defined radio (SDR). For additional information about PrismTech, visit the web site at

CORBA is a registered trademark of the Object Management Group, Inc in the U.S. and other countries. OpenFusion and e*ORB SDR are trademarks of PrismTech. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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