SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

October 08, 2007 19:16 ET

Cavium Networks Demonstrates Complete Broadband, SOHO, SME Reference Designs and Partner Solutions at Broadband World Forum 2007 in Berlin, Germany

OCTEON Single- and Dual-Core MIPS64 Processors Offer Leading Performance, QoS Features and Security With Attractive Low Power

BERLIN--(Marketwire - October 8, 2007) - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage and security applications, today announced the availability of its complete reference system designs for Broadband, SOHO and SME markets. These reference designs incorporate ready-to-use hardware systems along with a large variety of world-class software applications from leading companies such as D2 Tech, Arada Systems and TeamF1. Reference designs will be displayed at the Broadband World Forum in Berlin, Oct. 8 - 11 in Cavium Networks booth # 223.

One reference design at the Broadband World Forum demonstrates a triple-play gateway using the dual-core OCTEON MIPS64 processor with SME Class 1Gbps+ throughput of data with hardware based QoS (quality of service) support for voice and video traffic. The reference design uses D2 Tech software to provide VoIP processing and call termination in software on the core. The reference design also supports MPEG decoder to stream traffic from a central storage location to an attached display, as well as support for 802.11n WLAN. All of this simultaneous processing is done at low power that eliminates the need for a fan in the system.

"The powerful single- and dual-core OCTEON MIPS64 processors provide enough headroom to process multiple VoIP channels with full call control and voice compression algorithms running simultaneous with the data, video and wireless traffic," said Doug Makishima, vice president of marketing and sales at D2 Technologies. "We have multiple successful deployments of our vPort VoIP software running on OCTEON and see continued demand moving forward," he said.

"Next-generation dual-band 802.11n requires high-performance processing and hardware QoS to support multi-media over WLAN," said Praveen Singh, CEO at Arada Systems. "We have ported our Arada wireless stack for Atheros' 802.11n WLAN chipsets over to OCTEON and are successfully taking common customers to market. OCTEON allows us to have enough headroom for retail/enterprise applications to work effectively, even with high 802.11n traffic," he said.

"SME markets require high-performance UTM functionality at aggressive price points," said Mukesh Lulla, President and CEO at TeamF1. "We see huge momentum with Cavium's dual-core processors, and our UTM software on these processors provides a compelling solution to OEMs building SME networking equipment."

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage, and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India. For more information, please visit:

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