As a result of a new strategic partnership with 6WIND, a leader in embedded multicore networking software, VirtualLogix[tm], Inc. announced the industry’s first solution allowing network equipment providers (NEPs) to bring advanced network elements such as 4G wireless base stations or smart media gateways to market faster, ultimately speeding the delivery of Internet Protocol (IP) multimedia services to end-users.
The solution, featuring 6WINDGate[tm] multicore networking software suites, together with VirtualLogix VLX virtualization and Linux running natively on Texas Instruments (TI) C6000 multicore Digital Signal Processors (DSPs), allows multi-plane consolidation, resulting in a reduced bill of materials and lower power consumption. It is the first solution of its kind that allows NEPs to easily integrate optimized IP networking protocol stacks into designs based on TI multicore DSPs.
“Network equipment providers use a large number of multicore DSPs in network elements such as WiMAX base stations or media gateways,” said Eric Carmès, CEO for 6WIND. “The support of 6WINDGate on VirtualLogix software for TI DSP opens new opportunities for network equipment providers, allowing them access to the flexibility necessary to develop new cost-sensitive network elements and reduce their time to market.”
The ability to integrate complete L2/L3 networking functions into a DSP platform becomes critically important as the industry further adopts multicore DSPs. In partnering with 6WIND, VirtualLogix is further strengthening its commitment to developing solutions that address the demand for compressed voice, video and data over IP. The 6WINDGate software suite has been designed to provide a ready-to-use, scalable, modular and portable networking software solution for most advanced hardware architectures including multicore processors.
“Performance per watt is becoming a key design factor for network equipment providers and cost-effective gateways are more and more critical in the deployment of the IP multimedia core network subsystem,” said Didier Irlande, Senior Marketing Manager at VirtualLogix. “VirtualLogix and 6WIND have joined forces to create an innovative solution to lower the total cost of ownership of IP gateways while offering new capabilities at the system level.”
VirtualLogix’s VLX for Network Infrastructure supporting Texas Instruments Digital Signal Processor allows running Linux and TI DSP/BIOS[tm] simultaneously on high performance TI DSP processors. With VirtualLogix VLX on TI DSP, network equipment manufacturers can combine the richness of open source software with the real-time capabilities of TI DSP/BIOS getting the flexibility necessary to develop new network elements, such as 3G/4G base stations or smart media servers and gateways. VLX provides the capability to integrate required signal processing applications with advanced platform management, control, and debug solutions – all without adding another specific board or processor.
6WIND provides an embedded networking software solution to mediate through simplicity the networking and application development process within multicore based equipment for telecommunications, networking and security equipment manufacturers and their embedded chipset designers. With 6WIND, the entire ecosystem of multicore technology – board manufacturers, executive environment and OS providers, chipset vendors and equipment manufacturers – can take full advantage of multicore processor capabilities without needing to deal with traditional embedded design complexities. The 6WIND’s solutions enable a reduction in development costs and a faster realization of revenues. 6WIND is a privately owned company based near Paris, France with a subsidiary in California, sales office in Asia, and an R&D center in Beijing, China.
VirtualLogix[tm], Inc. is the global leader in Real-Time Virtualization[tm] technology for connected devices. VirtualLogix is an Affiliate member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers committed to the development of modular, standards-based solutions on Intel technologies. VirtualLogix VLX enables multiple operating system environments to run concurrently on shared hardware and provides a range of performance, fault tolerance and security options to address specific market requirements. As a result, the world’s largest semiconductor companies, manufacturers, OEMs and carriers are able to reduce development and bill of material costs, improve time to market by leveraging existing software investments, and create conditions that meet their business goals. With more than 20 years of experience developing system software for network infrastructure, digital multimedia and mobile handsets, VirtualLogix is paving the way for the development of next generation connected devices. VirtualLogix, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. with operations worldwide. For more information, call 408.636.2800.
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