MontaVista Software Announces Support for the New Intel IXC1100 Control Plane Processor

9/5/2002 - MontaVista Software, the company powering the embedded revolution, announced that its flagship product, MontaVistaTM Linux Professional Edition 2.1, will support the new Intel® IXC1100 control plane processor.

The IXC1100 control plane processor is a highly integrated system-on-a-chip designed for use in next-generation telecommunication equipment such as multi-service switches, VoIP media gateways, and wireless infrastructure. By combining the high performance and extremely low power consumption of an Intel® XScaleTM core with a rich suite of interconnects, the Intel IXC1100 control plane processor provides the performance and headroom to handle a variety of compute-intensive tasks involving deep packet inspection on line cards and blades.

"The combination of the Intel IXC1100 processor and MontaVista Linux offers telecommunications equipment manufacturers (TEMs) greater design flexibility and faster time to market, " said Doug Davis, general manager of Intel's Network Processing Division. "MontaVista Software's expertise in embedded Linux and the company's extensive experience in the telecommunications market make MontaVista Linux a natural complement for Intel's new control plane processor."

MontaVistaTM Linux® Professional Edition 2.1 is the next generation of the company's classic and award winning embedded OS platform. It includes cross development tools and native tool chains for local development, along with extensive real-time features, including enhanced kernel preemption technology. The feature-rich release enables a wide variety of embedded applications, providing a standard platform for designs from communications infrastructure to connected consumer electronic devices.

"A robust embedded operating system such as MontaVista Linux can take advantage of Intel's new powerful, highly integrated processor," said Sheila Baker, vice president, marketing, MontaVista Software. "Together, MontaVista Software and Intel help TEMs meet growing customer demand for flexible network service provisioning capabilities at lower cost."

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1, optimized for the Intel IXC1100 control plane processor, is expected to be available toward the end of the year from MontaVista Software and its worldwide distribution channels. It is offered as a product subscription, providing customers with the MontaVista Linux kernel, utilities, development tools, software updates, access to the MontaVista Zone and full technical support.

About MontaVista Software (
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and their associated infrastructure, for applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux based open-source systems software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista Software's principal products include MontaVistaTM Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVistaTM Linux® Carrier Grade Edition. The Professional Edition comprises a Linux-based embedded source and binary distribution, cross development environments, and a versatile set of tools for the x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, SH, ARM, XScale, Xtensa and other microprocessor architectures. The Carrier Grade Edition is a next-generation high availability product that is the first Commercial Off-The-Shelf Linux (COTS) platform for telecommunications and carrier-grade applications. MontaVista Software also provides several complementary technology products addressing specific customer needs, such as Java development and runtime, powerful graphics capabilities and more.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Panasonic and Sony Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please email to or call (408) 328-9200.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc. Intel and XScale are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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