QNX Neutrino RTOS to Support Latest Network Processors from Intel

OTTAWA, February 20, 2003 - QNX Software Systems is expanding its support for the Intel® network processor line with the addition of the new Intel® IXP420, IXP421, and IXP422 network processors.

Together, the QNX Neutrino RTOS and the IXP4xx product line allow vendors of small-to-medium enterprise (SME) equipment to take a modular building block approach when designing residential gateways, SOHO routers, and integrated access devices (IADs). The new processors also provide the wire-speed performance, integrated security, and multiple service interfaces demanded by next-generation access devices.

"In today's market conditions, reducing risk and maximizing revenue is the key focus for any vendor building SME equipment. New designs are focusing on higher density, rich functionality, and built-in security, all of which can be delivered through these new network processors from Intel," said Sachin Lawande, director of product management at QNX Software Systems.

"Our IXP4xx product family enables the integration of multiple, feature-rich services at network access points. QNX Neutrino's POSIX-based memory-protected architecture allows developers to reduce the complexities of such designs while maintaining performance and reliability," said Nick Finamore, general manager of the Intel Network Processor Division.

With network processor engines handling all the service interfaces in the data plane, the Intel® XScaleTM microarchitecture core of the IXP4xx network processor product line has the headroom to handle the computational requirements of various control plane duties. QNX Neutrino's ability to scale in both processing power and functionality (through dynamic addition and replacement of software components) allows for a scalable and flexible software foundation in next-generation SME equipment.

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 small memory footprint of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Delphi, Siemens, Alcatel, Texaco, and Ford depend on the QNX technology for network routers, medical devices, intelligent transportation systems, safety and security systems, next-generation robotics, and other mission-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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