Mindspeed Technologies, a supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, and ProSyst, an OSGi provider, announced a collaboration to co-market OSGi SoC solutions to service providers and product manufacturers.
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 OSGi framework is a module system and service platform for the Java programming language.
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 multipurpose facility. Moreover, ProSyst’s OSGi adds remote-management capabilities, including software and firmware lifecycle management, provisioning, remote configuration and remote monitoring. The companies worked together to optimize system performance using OSGi on Mindspeed’s dual-core asymmetric processing platform.
The Comcerto 1000 packet processors help enable service providers to deploy triple-play and additional value-added services over their fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) Next Generation Networks (NGNs). The family of processors combines ARM core technology, software architecture and application-specific hardware accelerators to deliver gigabit wire rate packet performance with enhanced voice and video quality and low power consumption. Finally, the Comcerto 1000 incorporates power-management features accessible via software application programming interfaces.
“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.”
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 optimized for the use in commercial embedded products like broadband equipment, modems, routers, gateways, CPEs, STBs and femtocell devices. The stack allows resource management, reliability and recovery on errors. In addition to the components specified by OSGi, mBS Smart Home includes connected home-specific extensions like home protocols (UPnP, ZigBee, Zwave, KNX, X10, Cameras), home automation layer, media broadcasting and playback (DLNA server), notifications (e-mail, SMS), home gateway and control panel GUI and home applications.
“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.”