Lyrtech launches OBSAI/CPRI Virtex-4 Development Platform

    A flexible, integrated, and cost-effective platform for proven and
    established Xilinx OBSAI and CPRI reference designs

    QUEBEC CITY, June 19 /CNW/ - Lyrtech Inc. (Lyrtech) (TSX Venture
Exchange: LYT), a worldwide leader in digital signal processing technologies,
announced today the launch of the OBSAI/CPRI Virtex-4 Development Platform. At
the heart of the platform are the new Xilinx OBSAI RP3/RP3-01 and CPRI
reference designs that were developed by Xilinx as part of its 3G Wireless
Base Station Initiative.
    According to Dell'Oro, the base station market is already at the
$20 billion level and In-Stat projects 14% annual growth through 2009. The
Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (OBSAI) and the Common Public Radio
Interface (CPRI) are two industry initiatives formed by major wireless OEMs
such as Nokia, Samsung, LG Electronics, Ericsson AB, Huawei Technologies, NEC
Corporation, Nortel Networks SA, and Siemens AG. These initiatives endeavor to
develop industry standards and create open markets for cellular base stations
that will allow manufacturers and component vendors to share a common
protocol, more easily adapt their products from one customer to another, and
reduce structure costs.
    "Xilinx and our host of blue-chip partners are an integral part of
Lyrtech's strategy - helping us extend our reach, support a broader set of
customers, and develop new specialties in specific technologies and markets so
we can offer our customers more complete solutions," said Miguel Caron,
President and CEO of Lyrtech. "We look forward to more collaborative
    The Lyrtech OBSAI/CPRI Virtex-4 Development Platform allows users to
create flexible CPRI and OBSAI RP3/RP3-01-compatible data sources, sinks, and
bus translation bridges for serial RapidIO and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
The platform also allows users to design high-speed serial OBSAI/CPRI data
connections from the onboard, high-performance clock circuitry.
    "Base station and remote radio unit OEMs are increasingly making CPRI and
OBSAI interfaces a definite requirement. With the introduction of the
OBSAI/CPRI Virtex-4 Development Platform and available reference designs,
Lyrtech and Xilinx can significantly reduce engineers' development time on
OBSAI and CPRI applications," said Amit Dhir, director, Infrastructure
Vertical Markets at Xilinx.
    Benoit Fleury, Lyrtech's Vice President of Sales and Marketing commented
that, "Lyrtech is proud to be recognized once again by Xillinx as an
industry-leading partner in the development of the OBSAI/CPRI Virtex-4
Development Platform. Wireless is one of Lyrtech's key expertise and focus
areas, and this OBSAI/CPRI project further builds on our leadership in
wireless design solutions."

    About Lyrtech

    Lyrtech develops and manufactures advanced digital signal processing
solutions for companies worldwide, a vital technology to network and wireless
communications, audio and video processing, as well as electronic systems in
all fields of technology. Lyrtech offers a full range of DSP-FPGA development
platforms, as well as design, prototyping, and manufacturing of electronic
products through its Innovator division.
    From the company's state-of-the-art 4,645-m2 (50,000-ft(2)) facility,
Lyrtech's Innovator division offers prototyping services, new product
introduction services, turnkey assembly, box build assembly, and other
electronic manufacturing services, providing customers with a quality
production run of highly complex products with a fast turnaround.
    Lyrtech works in partnership with industry leaders such as Texas
Instruments, The MathWorks, and Xilinx. Lyrtech's customers include many
prestigious names of the consumer electronics, telecommunications, aerospace,
and defense fields such as BAE Systems, Defence Research and Development
Canada (DRDC), the European Aerospace Defence and Space Company (EADS),
Fujitsu, Harris, ITT, Motorola, Neural Audio, NTT DoCoMo, and Samsung-Thales.

    About Xilinx

    Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions.
For more information, visit

    Forward-looking statements

    Certain statements made in this press release regarding Lyrtech's future
operations, expected financial position, future revenues, projected costs,
prospects, plans, and objectives are forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements, by their nature, necessarily involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ significantly from
those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Lyrtech considers the
assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based to be
reasonable at the time they were prepared, but cautions that these assumptions
regarding future events, many of which are beyond Lyrtech's control, may
ultimately prove to be incorrect. Factors and risks which could cause actual
results to differ materially from current expectations are discussed in
Lyrtech's annual report for the year ended December 31, 2006. Lyrtech
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements. For additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to
these forward-looking statements, investors should consult Lyrtech's ongoing
filings, including its most recent annual report, found on SEDAR at

    TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information
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For further information:

For further information: Miguel Caron, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Lyrtech,, T (418) 877-4644, F (418)
877-7710; Mary S. Dellar, The Equicom Group,, T (514)

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