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Artesyn Supports MontaVista Linux for KosaiPM AdvancedMC Modules
[November 11, 2005]

Artesyn Supports MontaVista Linux for KosaiPM AdvancedMC Modules

TMCnet IP Communications Columnist

Artesyn Communication Products has announced availability of MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition for its KosaiPM AdvancedMC modules. The hot-swappable, single-wide AdvancedMC card easily enables processing power to be added to AdvancedTCA blades, MicroTCA systems, and proprietary systems equipped with AdvancedMC expansion bays. KosaiPM customers will be able to purchase MontaVista Linux CGE directly from MontaVista Software, pre-configured for the KosaiPM.

The KosaiPM modules can act as a control plane processor for optical and wireless infrastructure, and may also be used for augmenting packet processing and routing performance in voice gateways. They may additionally be used for enhancing protocol processing performance in SS7 and SIGTRAN signaling control points and gateways. KosaiPM features a 1.8 GHz Pentium M processor, two MB of Level 2 cache, a high-speed AdvancedMC system interface with two Gigabit Ethernet channels and two GB of DRAM. The modules also include an I2C-based Intelligent Platform Management Interface. They will be available with CGE support from MontaVista in Q1 2006.

The MontaVista Linux CGE development platform complies with 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 2.0.

“Embedded Linux is emerging as a 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,” said Todd Wynia, vice president of marketing at Artesyn. “KosaiPM AdvancedMC modules equipped with MontaVista Linux CGE provide a flexible platform for adding high-performance, carrier-grade control, packet and protocol processing to a broad range of ATCA, MicroTCA, and custom telecom systems equipped with AdvancedMC expansion sites.”

“Linux is becoming the platform of choice for many TEMs wanting to leverage cost-effective, off-the-shelf (COTS) components,” said Peder Ulander, vice president of marketing at MontaVista Software. “MontaVista Linux running on Artesyn’s AdvancedMC modules gives TEMs a flexible, open and proven foundation for building and deploying reliable, feature-rich, carrier-class solutions.”
Laura Stotler writes about IP Communications and related topics for TMCnet. She has covered VoIP and related technologies for seven years, contributing to Internet Telephony magazine and TMCnet, and as a freelance writer. To see more articles, please visit: Laura Stotler’s columnist page.

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