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LinuxPR: MMC Networks and MontaVista Software Bring Linux to Network Processor-Based Routers

Nov 03, 2000, 08:10 (0 Talkback[s])

"NGN2000 demonstration showcases industry's first working high-speed router reference design based on open-source software and off-the-shelf network processing chipsets."

"MMC Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (Nasdaq: AMCC) and MontaVista Software, Inc. today announced a joint public demonstration of the industry's first high-speed Internet Protocol (IP) router reference design based completely on off-the-shelf network processing hardware and open-source Linux-based software. This joint reference design signals a significant advance for the networking industry, allowing a completely new generation of networking and communications equipment vendors to bring products to market more rapidly than ever."

"MMC Networks is the market leader in network processors for rapid development of multi-gigabit networking and communications products, while MontaVista Software is the leading embedded Linux provider. MMC and Monta Vista have combined MontaVista's Hard Hat Linux for real-time applications with MMC's complete network processing platforms (network processors, switch fabrics, and traffic management engines), the MMC nPsoft Development Environment - including base system software, IP routing application reference library and developer API - and additional open-source application code."

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