Artesyn, Wind River Offer Carrier Grade Linux for ATCA Telecom Blades

5/25/2005 - Artesyn Communication Products, a subsidiary of Artesyn Technologies (NASDAQ: ATSN), and Wind River Systems announced that they have joined forces to offer the Wind River Platform for Network Equipment on Artesyn’s telecom blades. Artesyn also announced that it has joined Wind River’s Alliance Program as a platform partner.

Artesyn and Wind River will work together to develop Carrier Grade Linux and VxWorks board support packages (BSP) for Artesyn’s telecom blades, beginning with the PowerPC-based KatanaQp AdvancedTCA blade. Wind River will provide validation services for the new BSPs. Both companies will work together to market the new products.

Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux edition is available with the latest mainstream releases of OSDL Carrier Grade Linux (version 2.0.1) and Linux 2.6, combines Wind River’s Eclipse-based Wind River Workbench development suite with a rich set of networking middleware. The Platform makes it easy for telecom OEMs to develop and deploy a complete range of network equipment applications, from core and enterprise to access and edge devices.

“Wind River is a pre-eminent supplier of real-time operating systems and has taken the lead in offering an integrated development and run-time environment for carrier grade Linux,” said Todd Wynia, vice president of marketing at Artesyn. “Our high-availability AdvancedTCA blades, together with the Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, provide an ideal foundation for building a broad range of high-availability telecom infrastructure systems.”

"Artesyn has always been at the forefront of providing open architecture solutions for high-availability telecom infrastructure applications,” added John Fanelli, vice president of product planning and management at Wind River. “We’re happy to have Artesyn on board as a Platform partner and look forward to working with them to develop optimized versions of our Network Equipment Platform for their high-availability telecom blades.”

The KatanaQp is a high-performance ATCA telecom blade that combines two PowerPC® MPC7447A processors with four PTMC expansion sites, redundant IPMI-based system management interfaces, and a PICMG 3.1-compliant ATCA interface equipped with 10 Gigabit Ehernet channels. The KatanaQp’s high-speed PowerPC processors, switched fabric ATCA interface, flexible mezzanine expansion, and integrated system management make it easy to customize for a wide variety of control and packet processing applications, including WAN access, SS7/SIGTRAN signaling, media gateways, traffic processing, wireless base stations and softswitches.

About Artesyn Technologies, Inc.
Artesyn Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Boca Raton, FL., is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power conversion and single-board computing solutions for infrastructure applications in telecommunications and data-communications systems. Our products are used in middle to high-end servers, data storage devices, routers, hubs, high-speed modems, RF amplification systems, base station controllers and transceivers. The Company has a global sales reach with design and manufacturing facilities in Asia, 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, please visit the Company's web site at

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run device software faster, better, at a lower cost and more reliably. Wind River Platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk, and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process from concept to deployed product. Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

The Wind River logo is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc., and Wind River and VxWorks are registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc.

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