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6WIND, Emerson Team Up

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- 6WIND, the leading provider of high-performance packet processing embedded software for networking and telecommunications equipment, and Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today announced an expansion of their technology partnership for joint multicore-based solutions. As part of the expansion, 6WIND will further integrate its 6WINDGate™ embedded networking software for multicore with Emerson Network Power AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) blades based on Cavium Networks OCTEON™ processors. The first expanded integration of 6WINDGate features Emerson Network Power’s ATCA-9305, an ATCA blade based on dual OCTEON CN5860 processors and the Freescale™ Semiconductor MPC8548 management processor.

The solutions will be supported with newly enhanced sales and marketing efforts by Emerson Network Power and 6WIND, with the objective of providing customers with greater integrated solutions that can help accelerate multicore-based designs.

The ATCA-9305 is targeted at security and packet-processing applications in the wireless and telecommunications transport markets. This market includes data plane packet processing, security co-processing, video compression and pattern matching. The ATCA-9305 complies with the SCOPE recommended profile for central office ATCA systems, CP-TA rules for interoperability with ATCA shelves and the PICMG® 3.0 ATCA specifications.

The ATCA-9305 is designed in the tradition of Emerson Network Power’s ATCA product portfolio. Reliability, high availability and field maintainability are the key means for reducing operational expenses. Capital expense is lowered drastically at the system level by introducing a new class of performance density, based on state-of-the-art multicore packet processing technologies. It will use 6WINDGate embedded networking software to greatly expedite the multicore design of embedded networking functionality and integration of applications running on this multicore-based architecture.

“Our joint solutions are already in use with a variety of tier one customers helping them realize powerful networking solutions with simplified design and development processes,” commented Dick DuBois, senior vice president, Embedded Computing & Power, Emerson Network Power. “Our increased collaboration will provide a broader spectrum of joint and tightly integrated solutions in terms of technology, sales and support.”


Emerson Electric Co.

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