Carrier Grade Edition 7

Ideal for optimized and targeted applications, MontaVista CGE7 enables next-generation networks (NGNs) to handle the explosive increase in mobile traffic driven by the growth in video-rich content and applications. CGE7 meets the demands of the telco cloud, providing application portability, dynamic configuration, virtualized functions, and real-time virtual machine performance in a single platform.

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BENEFITS

Faster Time-To-Development - MontaVista Linux CGE7 offers a complete embedded Linux distribution and tools to get up and running rapidly. Using the industry standard Yocto™, leverage existing work and move to MontaVista Linux CGE7 with the assurance of feature compatibility and a clear migration path.

CGE7 also offers readily available board support of leading embedded SoCs ensuring you can immediately begin development. With the release of CGE7, equipment manufacturers gain additional enablers for quick market launch with the incorporation of key technology packages for Virtualization and Carrier Grade. 

Right at the start, companies will have instant access to high availability, serviceability, and real-time integrated technology needed to create high uptime, carrier grade solutions. 

Supplementing CGE7 development with world class support and professional services, MontaVista mitigates the schedule risk factors so you can gain competitive edge in releasing product on time.

Lower your cost of ownership - One has two clear choices when choosing to use Linux in your project;
use a commercial Linux or do it yourself (DIY). 

DIY is very attractive as there are no associated fees or licenses.  However, DIY does have a burden cost that you must continue to develop, support, maintain, comply to, and manage.  You are the Linux provider.

 MontaVista can lower your cost of ownership significantly. 
MontaVista provides a Best-In-Class Linux distribution and development environment that has off the shelf, ready to go support for the most popular embedded SoCs.  We maintain this high quality distribution with frequent updates to bug fixes, toolchain, and important security patches. 

And MontaVista will continue to provide Long Term Maintenance (LTM) of these distributions for 10+ years to cover the life of your product.  To better support your project, we have world wide coverage that can be tailored to your project and service level needs.  Overall, MontaVista’s offering provides you with overall lower cost of ownership through the life of your program.

Rapid hardware enablement - MontaVista had been working with embedded processors since day one.  It is our DNA. 

We were the first commercial Linux to support PowerPC.  Today, we continue to support PowerPC along with MIPS, x86, and ARM by offering board support packages (BSPs) for leading reference hardware SoCs.  This also includes any necessary toolchain updates to support new processor architectures.

In addition, MontaVista can develop BSPs for custom hardware and continue to perform maintenance on it via our Board Maintenance Program (BMP).  MontaVista’s BMP will add the board to our large board farm that will continually be tested through our rigorous manual and automated testing process.

ARM has risen in popularity and adoption in embedded devices as such MontaVista has put focus and emphasis to support various ARM SoCs, such as ARM v7/v9 and ARM64 (v8).  MontaVista is a core member of the Linaro Networking Group and on the Technical Steering Committee.

Core competence can be your focus - MontaVista’s Linux offering takes the headache out of managing and maintaining a Linux distribution. 

Our distributions are of high quality, rigorously tested with tests designed over 15 years. 

And we stand behind our distribution providing indemnification from GPL and FOSS/export compliance.  Ultimately, you can focus on your core competence and value added applications.

Be compliant without even trying - Choosing Linux for your next generation network or NFV project brings value from truly open source software.  

The community enables continuous development and innovation.  It also requires one to be aware and compliant to GPL, FOSS, and export laws and regulations. 

Adopting MontaVista CGE7 gives you peace of mind.  We indemnify our distribution and will defend you in legal actions against it.  In addition, we comply with export laws..

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BOARD SUPPORT

Vendor
Architecture
Processor
Board Name
Platform

Vendor Architecture Processor Board Name Platform Availability
Altera CorporationARMCortex-A9 MPCoreAltera Arria V STCGE 7.0GA Available
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AMCCPPC440GXEBAMCC PPC 440GXEBCGE 7.0GA Available
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ARM, Inc.ARMCortex-A15ARMCGE 7.0GA Available
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Cavium, Inc.ARM64ThunderXCavium ThunderX EVBCGE 7.0GA Available
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Cavium, Inc.MIPSCN70xx, CN78xxCN7000-SFF Rev 2.0, CN7800-EVB-BASE-BOARD Rev. PR11CGE 7.0GA Available
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Cavium, Inc.MIPSCN61XX,CN63XX,CN66XX,CN68XXEVBCGE 7.0GA Available
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Cavium, Inc.ARMv8ThunderX 88xx and 86xxThunderX EVBCGE 7.0GA Available
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Hitachi Communications TechnologiesARMv7OPV53CEVBCGE 7.0GA Available
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Intel Corporationx86-32Generic x86 32-bitS1200BTCGE 7.0GA Available
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Intel SSGx86Xeon E5 (Sandy bridge)Intel S2600CP2CGE 7.0GA Available
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Intel SSGx86 AtomC2758, E3800supermicro A1SRi-2758F, WADE-8078CGE 7.0GA Available
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Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.ARMv7Armada A385DB-88F6820-APCGE 7.0GA Available
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Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.ARMv8MoChi Armada 7040DB-88F7040CGE 7.0In Development
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Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.ARMv8MoChi Armada 8040DB-88F8040CGE 7.0In Development
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NXP Semiconductors (Freescale)PPC8548CDSCGE 7.0GA Available
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NXP Semiconductors (Freescale)PPC8572DSCGE 7.0GA Available
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NXP Semiconductors (Freescale)PPCQorIQ P2020DSCGE 7.0GA Available
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NXP Semiconductors (Freescale)ARMv8LS1043ALS1043A RDBCGE 7.0GA Available
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NXP Semiconductors (Freescale)PPCMPC 8315EMPC 8315e RDBCGE 7.0GA Available
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NXP Semiconductors (Freescale)ARMv8LS2080ARDBCGE 7.0GA Available
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NXP Semiconductors (Freescale)PPCFreescale T1042RDBCGE 7.0GA Available
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NXP Semiconductors (Freescale)PPC64Freescale T1024RDBCGE 7.0In Development
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NXP Semiconductors (Freescale)PPCFreescale P4080XES Expedite 5470CGE 7.0GA Available
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Xilinx, Inc.ARMv8Zync UltraScale MPSoCEVBCGE 7.0In Development
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Xilinx, Inc.ARMCortex-A9zynq zc702CGE 7.0GA Available
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CGE RESOURCE CENTER

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