MontaVista Software and Freescale Team up

Jenny Fairbanks writes “MontaVista Software and Freescale Team to Deliver Next Generation Platform for Linux-Enabled Connectivity Solutions

MontaVista to Support Freescale PowerQUICC„· II Pro Processor Family with
QUICC Engine„· Technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 7, 2005 ¡X MontaVista Software, Inc., the leading Linux software platform for communications, today announced it will provide MontaVista„¥ Linux„¥ support for Freescale¡¦s newly announced MPC8360E PowerQUICC II Pro Processor family. The seamless integration of both products will enable equipment makers to develop next-generation systems that enhance end user connectivity and productivity.

¡§As the market transitions from a circuit-switched, ATM-based global network to a packet-switched, IP based network, many communications vendors are looking at Linux as one of their next generation platforms,¡¨ said Lynelle McKay, vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Networking and Communications Systems Division. ¡§Our strong relationship with MontaVista Software allows Freescale to address the growing market demands for Linux while providing a solid, reliable and open development platform for network equipment makers.¡¨

With MontaVista Linux Professional Edition atop Freescale PowerQUICC II Pro processors, developers can cost effectively bring wireline and wireless access network equipment to market quickly while taking full advantage of the open, flexible and reliable Linux operating environment.

¡§MontaVista is excited to be working with Freescale in supporting the launch of their new MPC8360E processor family with QUICC Engine technology,¡¨ said Peder Ulander, vice president of marketing, MontaVista Software. ¡§Many communications vendors are looking to MontaVista Software as their preferred Linux development platform, and the combination of our Linux technology with Freescale PowerQUICC II Pro processors will provide a comprehensive solution ¡V simplifying the development of next-generation IP networking equipment.¡¨

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition boasts the industry¡¦s most comprehensive support for embedded processor architectures, CPU boards and software components. It is a complete development platform and operating environment for communication devices. Pro, which now targets more than 30 processors from eight industry-leading architectures, is one the most widely deployed embedded Linux platforms in the market today. This award-winning product contains an impressive array of cross-development tools for system and application development, unparalleled processor and board support, and hundreds of deployable utilities, libraries, drivers, and other run-time components.

Pricing and Availability
For more information regarding MontaVista Linux for the MPC8360E and MPC8358E processors with QUICC Engine technology please contact in order to enable early design work. For more information on Freescale processors, visit

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software provides an Open Source platform, allowing system designers to innovate across a wide range of inter-connected intelligent devices and communications infrastructure. MontaVista enables software developers with a commercial-grade Linux-based operating system. MontaVista Linux is a universal development platform that helps customers differentiate their products and get them to market faster at lower overall development costs. MontaVista Linux is the preferred choice of some of the world’s largest corporations.

Founded in 1999, by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, and headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading venture capital firms and strategic corporate investors. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

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