Lyrtech collaborates with Alcatel Space in developing new satellite communications system

Quebec City, Canada (August 11, 2006). Lyrtech Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: LYT), a
worldwide leader in digital signal processing (DSP) technologies, will be working in
collaboration with Alcatel Space and other European companies to develop advanced
satellite communications technology. This European collaboration will benefit the European
Space Agency’s (ESA) Telecommunications Technology group in further fulfilling its mission
of contributing to the competitiveness of the European private sectors by providing them
with a lead in research and development activities and by forging partnerships within the

In the course of this multiphase project, Lyrtech will be developing system-level and
hardware-in-the-loop simulation tools, advanced algorithms, and custom solutions used to
develop ultra fast internet satellite switching (ULISS) technology. This technology will
be used in a Ka-band advanced satellite system that uses radio burst switching (RBS)
technology, where the processing power is dedicated to the demodulation and decoding of
the header part of the packet. Standard system capacity will be increased because the main
burden of the data flow is not processed (demodulation and decoding), but simply switched.
The proposed new broadband system scenario — that deals with tens of gigahertz of
switched bandwidth — was deemed unfeasible only five years ago. Thanks to integrated
multi-gigabit transceivers (MGT), ASIC technology, and advanced digital signal processing
improvements, the scenario is now feasible and will be demonstrated into a realistic
DVB-RCS environment.

“It’s a mix of experience, expertise, and product capabilities that allows us to
participate in this European and Canadian project,” stated Migüel Caron, Lyrtech’s
President and CEO. “By investing in the right technology, R&D, and product development
in the past years, Lyrtech has the ability to position itself in such advanced engineering
projects as this one, leveraging once more the high technology expertise in digital signal
processing that the company has developed since its foundation in 1983.”

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-ft2) facility, Innovator 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.

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
For more information, contact:

Migüel Caron, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lyrtech

T (418) 877-4644

F (418) 877-7710

Contact Information


2800 Louis-Lumière Street
Suite 100
Quebec, QC, G1P 2J7

tele: 418.877.4644
toll-free: 888.922.4644
fax: 418.877.7710

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