Artesyn Targets Telecom Systems with Low-Power Dual-Processor PMC Card

1/20/2004 - Artesyn Communication Products, a subsidiary of Artesyn Technologies (NASDAQ: ATSN), and a leading supplier of WAN infrastructure products, announced the availability of a new dual-processor PowerPC PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) for telecom infrastructure applications. Dubbed the PmPPC2750, the new Processor PMC (PrPMC) card is optimized for distributed multiprocessing.

The PmPPC2750 gives telecom OEMs an easy way to add processing power to telecom systems equipped with PMC expansion sites. The PmPPC2750 makes an ideal control plane processor for optical and wireless infrastructure. It is also well suited for augmenting packet processing and routing performance in voice gateways, and for enhancing protocol processing performance in SS7 and SIGTRAN signaling control points and gateways.

The PmPPC2750 features a pair of 800-MHz IBM PowerPC PPC750FX processors, each with 512 kbytes of L2 cache. A Marvell Discovery GT-64260B PCI bridge, equipped with a 133-MHz Processor Bus, gives the two processors high-speed access to external I/O devices and up to 512 MBytes of shared SDRAM. The PmPPC2750 also provides two 10/100 BaseT Ethernet ports, two serial ports, an eight-channel DMA controller, and an I2C bus controller.

“Our dual-processor modules give designers a flexible way to add processing power to telecom systems,” said Todd Wynia, vice president of marketing at Artesyn. “Designers can use the processors in a loosely-coupled, distributed fashion to process multiple channels and functions, accelerate compute-intensive functions, and enhance fault tolerance. These modules make it easy for equipment designers utilizing standard or custom platforms to significantly boost control and packet processing performance for applications ranging from softswitches and signaling control points to base station controllers and voice gateways.”

RTOS support for the PmPPC2750 includes Wind River Systems’ VxWorks® and QNX Software Systems’ Neutrino®.

The PmPPC2750 costs $2,350 in single-piece quantity and will be available in the first quarter of 2004.

About Artesyn Technologies, Inc.
Artesyn Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Boca Raton, FL., is a world leader in designing and manufacturing power conversion solutions for industry-leading OEMs in communications and IT infrastructure markets and is one of the foremost providers of controllers and WAN/protocol software for worldwide telecom and datacom systems and real-time communication applications. The Company has a global sales reach with design and manufacturing facilities in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Artesyn is a public company whose common stock is traded on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol ATSN. For more information about Artesyn Technologies and its products, please visit the Company's web site at

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