|David B. Tuttle, Principal Engineer
|Profile, Products, Projects, Publications|
200 Fifth Avenue, Waltham, MA
a Teradyne company
|Northstar Internetworking was an internal startup group
within Teradyne, staffed by Peter Schmidt with a core of engineers from Midnight Networks
and other groups. The initial product target was the NetFlare™ Internet
Diagnostic Unit (IDU) that exploited the Midnight Networks protocol libraries
in a Red Hat Linux 6.0 environment, for a variety of communications test and
The basic IDU configuration was a 5U rack-mount chassis with a CompactPCI backplane and a device bay. The processor blade provided an Intel Pentium platform for Red Hat Linux. Additional blades provided T1/E1 digital interfaces for up to 64 channels of dial-in networking support, in a common-carrier-class hardware package.
Notable projects & activities:
Documents, Presentations, Papers:
The Northstar Internetworking group was discontinued in January 2000 and the people were redistributed within other Teradyne groups, notably RSW Software in Waltham, MA and Hammer Technologies in Wilmington, MA. The NetFlare™ IDU technology lived on; it was transferred to a Teradyne common-carrier testing products group in Deerfield, IL.
Training Catalog for Celerity and NetFlare Systems - June 2000
NetFlare Installation Quick Reference - May 2001
NetFlare Diagnostic System Install & Config Guide - June 2001