CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Embedded Planet, a leader in computer and embedded systems solutions ( today announced an invaluable tool for telecommunications providers transitioning between legacy circuit switched networks and newer IP-based networks. The EP50120M Circuit Emulation Service over Packet (CESoP) module satisfies the critical need for a simple, cost-effective method to bridge the two types of networks and safely and effectively migrate legacy circuit switched networks.

"This innovative module is a key enabler for facilitating the upgrade of telecommunications devices and a critical tool in the race to deliver next-generation services," said Mark Lowdermilk, president of Embedded Planet. "As service providers push to gain market share through higher reliability and faster networks, they've come to rely on Embedded Planet's expertise, technology, support and best-of-breed solutions as a strategic business advantage."

CESoP offers the traditional circuit emulation service over a packet network and is used for TDM trunking over a range of transport protocols including Internet Protocol (IP), MPLS and Ethernet. CESoP is widely used in the access market for a wide range of applications including cell-site backhaul, Metro Ethernet equipment, DLCs, MTU/MDU equipment, data communications equipment, and EPON technology. CESoP technology offers low cost per channel solutions that take advantage of CESoP's low latency.

"It is extremely important that the service providers move as quickly as possible into the world of IP. Embedded Planet's CESoP module certainly could be the catalyst providing feature rich, revenue producing customer solutions," said Ernie Bergstrom, Crystal Cube Consulting's VP Research and Chief Analyst.

The EP50120M uses a Freescale MPC8248 as the control processor and the Zarlink ZL50120 for CESoP processing. The ZL50120 is capable of supporting both structured and unstructured TDM data. It includes a 10/100 customer side Ethernet port that can be used to aggregate data traffic with voice traffic and then back hauled using the 10/100/1000 provider side port. The EP50120M board is designed to operate as a stand-alone module for software development and rapid prototype development. The board comes complete with a U-Boot bootloader and VxWorks Board Support Package to speed application development. Embedded Planet offers the board in prototype or production quantities and a reference design package can be purchased for rapid deployment of custom products.


The EP50120M CESoP is available immediately from Embedded Planet. For information, visit

About Embedded Planet

Embedded Planet is the pioneer of the Design, Develop, Deploy process for embedded systems engineering that allows designers to take advantage of production-tested, reusable product designs in all phases of system development, significantly reducing time to market, project risks, and development costs. The company offers integrated single board computer and embedded hardware, software and systems solutions including standard off the shelf single board computer products, embedded operating systems, and full custom design and intellectual property solutions. Embedded Planet's customers are comprised of market leaders who rely on the company to provide a wide range of form factors including: Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMC) for use in AdvancedTCA (ATCA) and MicroTCA systems, PrPMC cards for use in CompactPCI systems, PC-104, PCI-104, and Computer-on-Module (COMs). Additional information about Embedded Planet can be found at

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