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Linux CGE rolls for network equipment providers

Posted: 21 Jul 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MontaVista? Carrier Grade Edition? Embedded Systems Conference-Taiwan? XX? XX?

MontaVista Software Inc., a provider of embedded Linux, has announced the availability of MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) for Emerson Network Power, Embedded Computing's KatanaQp AdvancedTCA blades and PmPPC7448 ProcessorPMC modules.

"MontaVista Linux CGE is the operating system platform of choice for many network equipment providers (NEPs) who want to outsource their system design and leverage cost-effective, commercial-off-the-shelf components," said Jim Ready, CTO of MontaVista Software. "MontaVista Linux running on Emerson's AdvancedTCA blades gives NEPs a flexible, open and proven foundation for building and deploying reliable, feature-rich, carrier-class systems."

"Embedded Linux is emerging as the dominant platform for building high-availability network infrastructure products, and we are committed to offering our telecom equipment OEM customers the finest carrier grade Linux solutions for our open architecture blades and modules," said Todd Wynia, VP for product management for Emerson's new Embedded Computing business. "Now, NEPs can purchase MontaVista's Carrier Grade Linux directly from Emerson, certified by MontaVista, and installed in flash on our telecom blades and modules."

MontaVista said its Carrier Grade Edition is a field hardened Linux distribution that is widely deployed in the networks of the world's leading carriers. MontaVista Linux CGE complies with both the Service Availability Forum (SA Forum) application interface specifications for high availability services and the Open Source Development Lab's (OSDL) requirements for Carrier Grade Linux. CGE includes comprehensive development tools (based on the latest open source Eclipse framework), world-class technical support and services, and is the most complete carrier-grade operating system in the industry, the company said.

The KatanaQp is a high-performance telecom blade for open architecture systems utilizing Advanced TCA chassis. The product features a pair of Freescale MPC7448 processors, four PTMC expansion sites, redundant IPMI-based system management interfaces, and a high-speed PICMG 3.1-compliant ATCA interface with 10GbE channels. Key applications include WAN access, SS7/SIGTRAN signaling, media gateways, traffic processing, wireless base stations and softswitches.

The PmPPC7448 is a ProcessorPMC module that enables telecom OEMs to add high-availability processing power to telecom systems equipped with PMC expansion sites. Based on Freescale's MPC7448 processor, the PmPPC7448 is a suitable control plane processor for optical and wireless infrastructure.

MontaVista will showcase its Mobilimux development environment for wireless handsets and mobile devices at the 6th Annual Embedded Systems Conference-Taiwan on August 17-18.

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