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Customer Area

Here is a sampling of our recent customers and the many ways they are using our systems.


Alticast
Boston Scientific
Deere & Company
Ferrari
General Dynamics
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Philips
PrairieComm
Racal
Sanyo
Siemens
Titan


Alticast
Alticast

Alticast offers end-to-end technologies and services for Interactive TV. They remain far ahead of the competition in their expertise gained from deployment experience and superior interactive television solutions. Broadcasters, operators, equipment manufacturers and application developers all are benefiting from working with Alticast. Alticast supports open standards and serves as a gateway to the industry.

Alticast has picked Blunk's TargetFFS-NOR flash file system to be used in its Interactive TV settop box throughout Asia. Force.TV in Norway is using TargetFFS-NOR for similar devices throughout Scandinavia and Europe.


Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific Corporation is the world's largest medical device company dedicated to less-invasive therapies. The Company's products and technologies are designed to reduce risk, trauma, cost, procedure time and the need for aftercare.

Blunk delivered a complete turnkey package for Power Architecture product development to Boston Scientific, including TargetOS, TargetTCP, the development tools, and Blunk's board support package for the JRM XP862T reference board, as well as the reference board hardware itself with its schematics and design documentation. Application development started immediately on the reference platform and transitioned smoothly to the customer's hardware design which was derived from JRM's design.


Deere & Company
Deere & Company

Deere & Company, founded in 1837, grew from a one-man blacksmith shop into a worldwide corporation that today does business in more than 160 countries and employs approximately 43,000 people worldwide. It is one of the oldest industrial companies in the United States. It produces agricultural, commercial, consumer, construction and forestry equipment as well as engines and components to power Deere's equipment and other products around the world.

Deere's equipment is among the most reliable and rugged in the world and so it was no surprise that they selected Blunk's flash file system to be used in their newest equipment.


Ferrari
Ferrari

Ferrari designs and manufactures extremely high performance automobiles for competition on the racetrack as well as exclusive road cars derived from their competition vehicles. The race track has always been Ferrari's advanced research laboratory and the inspiration for the many innovations it has introduced into the automotive world.

In order to advance the state of the art of their race cars, Ferrari creates advanced telemetry systems to monitor and record critical information on their test vehicles. These telemetry systems are as high technology as the vehicles they instrument and Blunk is proud to be providing Ferrari with TargetOS, TargetTCP, and a customized BSP for a specially created variant of the A3000 to meet the demanding requirements of this application.


General Dynamics
General Dynamics

General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S), an operating unit of the General Dynamics Corporation, provides secure command, control, computers and communication solutions that integrate custom-engineered and commercial off the shelf products for the military and commercial markets. It designs, integrates, and supports strategic and tactical battlefield communication systems, world-wide, including the U.S. Army's Mobile Subscriber Equipment and Tri-Tac switching programs.

GDC4S has selected Blunk's embedded LAPB protocol stack for exchanging frames of data on their newest point-to-point network equipment.


Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, managed by the California Institute of Technology, is NASA's lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Its spacecraft have visited all the planets in our solar system except Pluto. To support its continued exploration, JPL is making advances in technology with new instruments and computer programs to help our spaceships travel further and our telescopes see farther than ever before.

JPL has selected TargetFFS-NAND to be used in conjunction with Wind River's VxWorks RTOS. JPL selected Blunk's flash file system after extensive performance and reliability testing. It will first be used by JPL in the Deep Impact mission, a satellite being sent into deep space that absolutely had to maintain its file system integrity for a long period of time under harsh and unpredictable conditions. Ball Aerospace has also selected TargetFFS-NAND for use in satellites.


Philips
Philips

Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is one of the world's biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest, with sales of EUR 31.8 billion in 2002. It is a global leader in color television sets, lighting, electric shavers, medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, and one-chip TV products. Its 166,000 employees in more than 60 countries are active in the areas of lighting, consumer electronics, domestic appliances, components, semiconductors, and medical systems.

Philips Semiconductor has entered into a software licensing agreement with Blunk for worldwide use of TargetTCP with the Nexperia and TriMedia processor families and is including an evaluation version of TargetTCP in its forthcoming software development platform for its customers. Philips Consumer Electronics has incorporated Blunk's TargetTCP and Wi-Fi driver in its award winning MC-i250 - Streamium Wireless Broadband Internet Audio System and is designing Blunk's systems into other products.


PrairieComm
PrairieComm

PrairieComm delivers integrated chipsets, software and licensed intellectual property to leading international consumer electronic companies serving the digital wireless communications market. Several consumer electronic customer-partners have come to rely on PrairieComm to develop baseband processors and software for their second (2G) and third (3G) generation digital wireless devices.

Long a licensee of Blunk's TargetFFS-NOR, PrairieComm recently also licensed TargetFFS-NAND for use with Accelerated Technology's Nucleus RTOS on their custom silicon chipsets destined for their customer's digital wireless devices.


Racal
Racal Instruments

Racal Instruments designs, manufactures, sells, and services electronic test and measurement equipment and systems to leading high-technology customers throughout the world. The company offers an extensive range of products and services, from stand-alone instruments to turnkey automatic test systems. Among the key market sectors the company serves are Telecommunications, Broadband & Photonics, Semiconductor, and Defense.

Racal ATE selected Blunk's TargetTCP for its newest equipment. In addition to the protocol stack, Blunk supplied Racal with the required Ethernet device driver and integrated the entire package on Racal's platform.


Sanyo
Sanyo

Sanyo is one of the best known brands in consumer electronics. Sanyo, which means "three oceans" - specifically, the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans - and symbolizes the company's global perspective, has a history rich in creating and delivering technology-based products to every corner of the globe. The Sanyo Group of companies is truly an international organization, comprising 83 manufacturing companies, 37 sales companies, and 38 other companies.

Sanyo has incorporated Blunk's software into its ARM based Internet radio consumer electronics platform to achieve improved performance and reliability. By using TargetTCP and Blunk's driver for the Intersil Prism-based CF Wi-Fi cards, Sanyo was able to achieve glitchless streaming audio in their wireless design.


Siemens
Siemens VDO

Siemens VDO Automotive AG, a partnership between Siemens Automotive and Mannesmann VDO, is a worldwide leader now setting the bench mark for innovation in the fields of automotive electronics, electrics and mechatronics. BMW, "The Ultimate Driving Machine", consistently sets the standard for superior driver ergonomics.

Working together, Blunk and Wind River's Professional Services organization created a flash file system solution for Siemens VDO using TargetFFS-NAND that retained its powerfail robustness while supporting an interface that allowed it to be integrated as a VxWorks file system. This solution has been incorporated into a dashboard control system for use in BMW automobiles.


Titan
Titan

The Titan Corporation (recently acquired by Lookheed Martin) is a leading provider of comprehensive information and communications products, solutions, and services for National Security and the Security of our Homeland. It serves the Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, and other government customers. Titan's Wave Science Division has engineering expertise in both analog and digital radio systems and in cryptographic design for radio products used by the U.S. military.

Wave Science licensed TargetOS, TargetTCP, and the BSP for the Motorola ColdFire 5272 reference board from Blunk some time ago, along with development tools, kernel awareness, and event trace system. Recently Wave Science also licensed the newly available BSP for the ColdFire 5282 reference board (the M5282EVB). Titan's Datron Division is also using TargetOS and the 5282 BSP.