SCA Knowledge Center

In this section, the reader will find information about the Software Communications Architecture (SCA): What it is, Its components, Its benefits, How it works, Where it is and can be used.

A section on reference articles is also provided for the reader who would like to deepen its knowledge about the technology. This section will be updated on a regular basis so we invite the reader to bookmark the page and return to it periodically.


SCA Elements


Software Communication Architecture Overview

Software re-programmable devices that can be reconfigured to adapt to changing product developments are within reach, enabling rapid transformation of those products at much lower cost and much quicker than today’s conventional approach of developing a new product based on hardware modifications.

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SCA Android Demonstration

The Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) Software Communications Architecture (SCA) Core Framework, SCARI-GT, enabled Android™ smart phones to host JTRS SCA public safety waveforms: AM, FM, and APCO-P25.

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SCA Application Domains

Although originally created for tactical Software Defined Radios (SDR), the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) is a Component Based Development (CBD) architecture that targets all embedded systems developments regardless of the application domain.

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SCA Platform Abstraction

SCA Platform abstraction is achieved through the identification of an Operating Environment (OE) that defines the Real-Time Operating System, inter process communication mechanism, and physical hardware in which the application is to be executed.

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SCA 4.1

The Software Communications Architecture (SCA) version 4.1 is the latest release of the SCA specifications from the Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC). Published in August 2015, SCA v4.1 provides substantial improvements to the earlier SCA v2.2.2 specification.

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