NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. & COLOGNE, Germany--(Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, and ProSyst Software GmbH, an OSGi pioneer, today announced a strategic collaboration to co-market optimized OSGi SoC solutions to service providers and product manufacturers worldwide. ProSyst now commercially supports Mindspeed®’s Comcerto® 1000 Series broadband gateway packet processor and Mindspeed will use ProSyst’s mBS Smart Home software solutions as its OSGi framework of choice.)--
“The combination of ProSyst’s OSGi implementation on Mindspeed’s Comcerto 1000 packet processor provides customers with a field-proven solution for complete residential gateway system”
"The combination of ProSyst’s OSGi implementation on Mindspeed’s Comcerto 1000 packet processor provides customers with a field-proven solution for complete residential gateway system," said Alex Aali, director of customer premises equipment (CPE) strategic alliances at Mindspeed. "Together, ProSyst and Mindspeed will help our common customers develop advanced residential gateways that can easily and seamlessly deliver exciting, sophisticated capabilities to end users without any degradation in core system performance. These capabilities include delivering triple-play services throughout the home, while simultaneously supporting remotely-managed value-added OSGi applications from carriers or third-party providers.”
Mindspeed and ProSyst have worked together to optimize system performance using OSGi on Mindspeed’s unique dual-core asymmetric processing platform. Typical fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) packet processors run all tasks on a single core or implement a symmetric multi-core architecture in which various applications can consume most available system resources and, in extreme cases, disrupt core system software and degrade quality of service for mission-critical applications. Mindspeed’s unique dual-core architecture allows each processor to run completely independently of the other. The Comcerto 1000 SoC’s Media Stream Processor (MSP) remains dedicated to core gateway functionalities, such as IPTV routing and voice processing, while the SoC’s Application and Control Processor (ACP) independently runs OSGi-based applications, thus creating a logical and physical partitioning.
Mindspeed’s Comcerto® 1000 processor and ProSyst’s OSGi / ProSyst mBS Smart Home software provide a multi-application execution environment that can run multiple software components simultaneously and deliver a robust and very resource-efficient, multi-purpose facility. Moreover, ProSyst’s OSGi adds sophisticated remote-management capabilities, including software and firmware lifecycle management, provisioning, remote configuration and remote monitoring. These capabilities help to significantly reduce the operating costs of broadband value-added service delivery.
"Mindspeed’s Comcerto 1000 processor provides the ideal platform for delivering the benefits of OSGi,” said Daniel Schellhoss, executive vice president at ProSyst. "OEMs can now use OSGi on the Mindspeed Comcerto platform to effectively differentiate their products, while enabling service providers to capitalize on revenue-generating applications. In addition, service providers can use this innovative combination to streamline the delivery of new offerings and firmware upgrades. Finally, users will benefit from simplified access to an emerging wealth of exciting, easy-to-download applications – all at top system throughput and performance.”
Mindspeed will be showcasing the jointly developed reference solution at the Broadband World Forum 2010 conference, October 26-28, 2010, in Booth #D17 at the CNIT La Defense in Paris, France. The company will show its Comcerto 1000 SoC processor running an interactive ProSyst OSGi home-security demonstration, while also distributing multiple simultaneous high-definition (HD) video streams, HD voice-over-IP (VoIP) service, and gigabit data transfer rates, with robust quality of service (QoS) and no degradation in the user’s quality of experience.
About Mindspeed’s Comcerto 1000 Processor
Mindspeed's Comcerto 1000 packet processors enable service providers to deploy triple-play and additional advanced value-added services over their fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) Next Generation Networks (NGN) using the next generation of broadband home gateways. Additionally, the Comcerto 1000 family of processors offers a unique combination of high-packet performance, low-power consumption and low cost, making it also one of the best choices for small- and medium-sized business (SMB) smart security appliances and VoIP for residential, retail and SMB appliances.
The family of processors combines energy-efficient ARM® core technology, innovative software architecture and application-specific hardware accelerators to deliver gigabit wire rate packet performance with a high voice and video quality of experience and low power consumption. Finally, the Comcerto 1000 incorporates advanced power-management features easily accessible via software application programming interfaces to support the energy-saving goals of service providers and product manufacturers worldwide.
About ProSyst’s mBS Smart Home
ProSyst’s mBS Smart Home is a software stack containing ProSyst´s own implementation of the latest OSGi specification R4.2 (Core and Compendium) which is highly optimized for the use in commercial embedded products, e.g. in broadband equipment, modems, routers, gateways, CPEs, STBs, femtocell devices, etc. mBS allows sophisticated resource management, reliability, and recovery on errors, which are unique on the market for OSGi compatible software. In addition to the components specified by OSGi, mBS Smart Home includes many connected home-specific extensions, like: Home Protocols (UPnP, ZigBee, Zwave, KNX, X10, Cameras), Home Automation Layer, Media Broadcasting and Playback (DLNA Server), Notifications (eMail, SMS), Home Gateway and Control Panel GUI, Home Applications, etc.
ProSyst’s mBS Smart Home software developer’s kit (SDK) comes with a rich collection of Eclipse-based tools for developing, optimizing and testing of OSGi applications for the Connected Home. The SDK can be white-labeled for service providers to allow 3rd party developers to create apps.
ProSyst is an OSGi and Java pioneer. The company is entirely focused on open standards technology and was most actively involved in helping to create the OSGi specification R1 - R4. ProSyst offers products and services for all vertical markets that use OSGi technology, such as Mobile Devices, Smart Home, Automotive Telematics, Enterprise and Industrial Applications. ProSyst brings together recognized OSGi and Java experts, professional processes and the ability to meet the technical requirements of commercial OSGi adopters. ProSyst provides a complete range of products and services from fundamental technology development, production and developer support, training and mentoring to device runtimes and remote management/ provisioning solutions. The company was founded in 1997. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany ProSyst operates additional offices in Sofia, Bulgaria and Seoul, Korea. ProSyst is a privately held company and employs 120+ Java/OSGi engineers. For more information, please visit www.prosyst.com.
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. designs, develops and sells semiconductor solutions for communications applications in the wireline and wireless network infrastructure, which includes today's separate but interrelated and converging enterprise, broadband access, metropolitan and wide area networks. Our products are classified into three focused product families: communications convergence processing, high-performance analog and wide area networking communications. Our products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in a variety of network infrastructure equipment, including voice and media gateways, high-speed routers, switches, access multiplexers, cross-connect systems, add-drop multiplexers, digital loop carrier equipment, IP private branch exchanges (PBXs), optical modules, broadcast video systems and wireless basestation equipment.
To learn more, visit us at www.mindspeed.com.
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