Erlangen, Germany. October 8th, 2015 — NordiaSoft, provider of the most popular Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Software Defined Radios (SDR) based on the Software Communications Architecture (SCA), is proud to announce that it won the Best Technical Paper Award given by the Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) and presented at the recently held WInnComm-Europe 2015 Conference.
The joint paper by NordiaSoft and Cobham: “Using OpenCL™ to increase SCA application portability” addresses the “Techniques for Efficient Porting of Waveform Applications between Embedded Heterogeneous Platforms” which ranks first in the Wireless Innovation Forum list of the Top 10 Most Wanted Wireless Innovations – 2015. The paper describes how development of embedded systems can benefit by targeting software portability and code reuse through the Open Computing Language (OpenCL), a framework for writing source code that executes across CPUs, GPUs, DSPs and FPGAs. In addition to the SCA which provides a programming framework for portability across platforms, OpenCL now brings portability across processing elements. OpenCL enables developers to implement their algorithms in C-like source code, and execute without modification in a variety of processor types, making it easier to develop applications and improve performance by selecting the appropriate processor type. OpenCL conformant implementations are available from organizations such as Altera, AMD, Apple, ARM Holdings, IBM, Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung and Xilinx.
The award was received by Steve Bernier, NordiaSoft Chief Technology Officer and David Hagood, Principal Software Engineer of Cobham Communications and Connectivity at Wichita, KS.