QNX Targets Wireless and Wireline Networking Equipment with New Artesyn BSPs

OTTAWA, June 2, 2003 - QNX today announced the availability of board support packages (BSPs) for the Artesyn PM/PPC-750F and Artesyn PM/PPC 440, two of the leading PCI mezzanine cards for wireless, optical, and voice-over-packet networking applications. With these new BSPs, communications systems designers using the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS can eliminate time-consuming hardware integration issues and immediately begin application development.

The Artesyn PM/PPC-750F is a modular processor and memory subsystem that functions as the control or a processing element in optical networking, base stations, routers, and gateways. Featuring a PowerPC 750 microprocessor, the low-power design provides minimal draw on valuable system power resources, and the PMC standard allows it to be used in CompactPCI, VME, or proprietary environments.

Artesyn's PM/PPC-440 is a complete low-power processor subsystem in a very compact, industry-standard form factor. Based on a Book E-enhanced PowerPC architecture, the PM/PPC-440 allows communication equipment manufacturers to add modular and upgradable compute functionality to their I/O baseboard and provides the localized horsepower necessary for applications such as protocol processing, packet processing, data filtering, or I/O management.

The QNX Neutrino RTOS provides a high availability framework within a memory-protected microkernel architecture. Harnessing its built-in distributed processing, users can simplify the design of their fault-resilient systems, as well as achieve maximum scalability with QNX Neutrino's unparalleled symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) capabilities. Together with the Artesyn solutions, QNX Neutrino provides communication equipment manufacturers with a flexible, off-the-shelf platform for developing scalable, future-ready products.

About Artesyn Communication Products
Artesyn Communication Products, a subsidiary of Artesyn Technologies, provides a broad range of communications technology for use in wireless infrastructure, switching and optical networking. Products include WAN interfaces, CPU boards, protocols and hardware/software subsystems. Based on PMC, CompactPCI or custom platforms, Artesyn's products are used to develop products and systems for worldwide Teledatacomä networks and real-time communications applications. Located in Madison, Wis, Artesyn Communication Products is an ISO-9001 certified company. Visit www.artesyncp.com/

About QNX Software Systems
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and proven performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, medical, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Ford, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Texaco depend on the QNX technology for their mission- and life-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

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