Artesyn Blades Support Sun's AdvancedTCA-based Netra Servers

Artesyn Communication Products, a subsidiary of Artesyn Technologies (NASDAQ: ATSN), today announced support for Sun Microsystems’ new AdvancedTCA-based Netra family of servers. Artesyn is currently working with Sun to integrate and certify its KatanaQp ATCA blade with this new family. Artesyn is also working with Sun to integrate and certify a new ATCA blade that Artesyn will announce later this month.

“Artesyn has been a pioneer in the development and early deployment of open architecture standards like ATCA, AdvancedMC, and MicroTCA,” said Todd Wynia, vice president of product management at Artesyn Technologies. “We are pleased to support Sun’s launch of its new Netra ATCA family, and look forward to working with Sun to integrate our ATCA-based control, signaling, protocol/packet, and media processing blades within the Netra framework.”

The KatanaQp is a high-performance ATCA blade for telecom infrastructure applications like WAN access, SS7/SIGTRAN signaling, media gateways, traffic processing, wireless base stations and softswitches. The KatanaQp features a pair of PowerPC(R) MPC7448 processors, four PTMC expansion sites, redundant IPMI-based system management interfaces, and a PICMG 3.1-compliant ATCA high-speed fabric interface with four redundant (eight total) Gigabit Ethernet channels.

“With the launch of the Netra ATCA server family, Sun brings proven carrier-grade reliability, performance and choice to the most demanding applications in communications infrastructure. Sun is pleased to include Artesyn as one of its ATCA ecosystem partners,” said Mark Butler, director of marketing for Netra and Networking products in Sun’s Scalable Systems Group. “Sun’s ATCA partner ecosystem offers a wide choice of best-of-breed partner technologies in multiple vertical solutions.”

Artesyn and its partners offer a family of PTMC and AdvancedMC modules that make it easy to add application-specific functions as such as WAN access, packet/protocol processing, signaling, and media processing to Artesyn’s ATCA blades. Artesyn’s PTMC WAN interface modules, for example, provide up to eight E1/T1 ports, which enable the KatanaQp to be used as a signaling blade, signaling gateway, or softswitch. Similarly, Artesyn’s PowerPC-based AdvancedMC and PMC modules can be used to add dedicated functions like SONET mapping, packet traffic and protocol processing. Artesyn is also working with partner Surf Communications to integrate Surf’s DSP-based PTMC and AdvancedMC cards, which will enable Artesyn blades to offer triple play media processing for applications such as media gateways.

About Artesyn Technologies, Inc.
Artesyn Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Boca Raton, FL., is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power conversion and single-board computing solutions for infrastructure applications in telecommunications and data-communications systems. The Company’s products are used in middle to high-end servers, data storage devices, routers, hubs, high-speed modems, RF amplification systems, base station controllers and transceivers. The Company has a global sales reach with design and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America. Artesyn is a public company whose common stock is traded on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol ATSN.