AXE 110 01

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AXE 110 01
“Less is more”
What is this ?
• Worlds smallest full features cellular
switching system
• Full re-use of AXE 10 target dumps
• Based on standard software and hardware
components
System Overview
Sparc/Solaris
SwitchBoard
SIMAX
Emulated
GSS, RPs
SwitchBoard
Erlang API
SB HW
Product
• NMT 450 MTX R8
• Production series from factory
• FOA in Russia October 18th
Technical highlights
• SwitchBoard !!!
• RAM based programmable logic
• TI 6201 DSP
CAS engine, MTP2
• JIT compiler ASA -> Sparc
• Base System Unit
Hatchet project
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Run @ RCUR -97 -98
Simon Cornish
Krister Parck
Tony Rogvall
• Christer Palmgren
• Svante Axling, Ulf Svarte Bagge, Freddie
Ekberg
Intentions
• Provide cost effective local switching
• Extend the AXE 10 offering with an entry
level product
• “Steal with pride”
• Exploit Ericssons software assets
• Show unprecedented ROI figures
• Small Company Approach
Micro Switching Solutions
• Decision January -99
• Rurax and Hatchet teams in same
organization
• Only responsible for SW development, later
full product
• Rurax put on hold May -99
• Different culture, religion and motivation
• No Ericsson techies left from August -99
Special Thanks
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Simon Cornish
Tony Rogvall
Ulf Svarte Bagge
Svante Axling
Why are we so late ???
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Idea in October -97
Project start late November -97
Initial prototype running December -97
Complete MTX March -98
Prototype hardware July -98
Organization proposal July -98
Organization decision January -99
Rurax hold May -99
FOA October -99
Advice
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No such thing as “Technical Manager”
Avoid distributed projects
Avoid “black-hole” organizations
Keep the anti-technical staff low
Forget the idea of “virtual companies”
K.I.S.S. mindset
Focus on the application
Kontakten
Conclusion
• Whatever you do the pay is the same …

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