Emerson Network Power’s (NYSE: EMR) new Embedded Computing business, formerly Artesyn Communication Products, announced the availability of MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux for its KatanaQp AdvancedTCA blades and PmPPC7448 ProcessorPMC modules. Emerson will offer MontaVista CGL (version 3.1 or 4.0) bundled with its KatanaQp blades and PmPPC7448 modules, certified by MontaVista. Emerson will demonstrate MontaVista CGL running on its blades and modules at the Freescale Technology Forum (MontaVista Booth #1603).
“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, vice president of product management for Emerson’s new Embedded Computing business. “Now, Network Equipment Providers (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 Linux CGE is the operating system platform of choice for many NEPs who want to outsource their system design and leverage cost-effective, commercial-off-the-shelf components,” said Jim Ready, chief technical officer, 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.”
“MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux running on processors from Freescale Semiconductor built on Power Architecture(TM) technology are designed to deliver a combination of high availability and exceptional performance while holding the line on power consumption,” said Lynelle McKay, vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Digital Systems Division. “Emerson’s high-density, configurable AdvancedTCA blades make this technology readily accessible to network equipment providers, providing a flexible, high-density, high-performance foundation for building a broad range of network infrastructure equipment.”
MontaVista 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 also features comprehensive development tools (based on the latest open source Eclipse framework) and world-class technical support and services.
Emerson will offer both MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux Edition 3.1 and MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux Edition 4.0 for its blades and modules. Version 4.0 integrates the latest Linux 2.6 kernel, which features advanced hard real-time capabilities, unique clustering services, and built-in AdvancedTCA hardware support.
The KatanaQp is a high-performance telecom blade for open architecture systems utilizing Advanced TCA chassis. The KatanaQp features a pair of Freescale MPC7448 processors built on Power Architecture technology, four PTMC expansion sites, redundant IPMI-based system management interfaces, and a high-speed PICMG 3.1-compliant ATCA interface with ten-Gigabit Ethernet 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 makes it easy for telecom OEMs to add high-availability processing power to telecom systems equipped with PMC expansion sites. Based on Freescale’s MPC7448 processor, the PmPPC7448 makes an ideal control plane processor for optical and wireless infrastructure. It’s also ideal for augmenting packet processing and routing performance in voice gateways and softswitches, and for enhancing protocol processing performance in SS7 and SIGTRAN signaling control points and gateways.
About Emerson Network Power
Artesyn Communication Products has now become the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity(TM). Preparing customers for high-stakes opportunities and threats, Emerson Network Power provides reliable power, precision cooling, connectivity and embedded computing solutions for IT, communications, healthcare and industrial systems. Backed by the largest global services organization in the industry, Emerson Network Power offers network reliability programs encompassing engineering, installation, project management and support services.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2005 were $17.3 billion.