Freescale Semiconductor and Jungo Ltd. have joined forces to deliver platform solutions for residential and business gateway products. The solutions are based on the MPC8272 PowerQUICC II processor family containing a PowerPC core and powered by Jungo's popular OpenRG and OpenSMB software platforms.
Freescale and Jungo's combined solution bundles OpenRG and OpenSMB software with Freescale's MPC8272 Application Development System. The results are being demonstrated at the Network Systems Design Conference (booth #504) in San Jose this week.
"Freescale’s leadership in the processor market, combined with Jungo's feature-rich software, allows our customers to introduce a wide range of best-in-class networking devices, broadband routers and gateways," said Udi Yuhjtman, Jungo's vice president of business development. "Our relationship with Freescale represents our commitment to introduce to market highly integrated and complete hardware and software platforms to help our customers, OEMs, ODMs and telcos get to market fast."
The bundled solutions are designed to shorten development cycles and accelerate time-to-market for customer premises equipment (CPE) developed around the PowerQUICC architecture and Jungo's software platforms. Target applications include smart residential gateways, DSL/cable routers, integrated access devices (IADs), wireless access points, voice gateways, VPN routers, home storage routers, office-in-a box and other CPE/ SOHO and SMB networking products.
"The residential gateway market is seeing significant growth, driven heavily by telco deployments," says In-Stat analyst Joyce Putscher. "We see this market approaching 30 million gateways in 2009."
"Explosive growth in broadband and triple-play services is driving strong demand for residential and business gateway products, and our customers look to us for fast time-to-market solutions," said Lynelle McKay, vice president and general manager of Freescale's Digital Systems Division. "Partnering with Jungo puts market-leading evaluation and development tools based on PowerQUICC architecture and OpenRG and OpenSMB software platforms into the hands of gateway developers—fast!"