SOURCE: Cavium Networks

October 14, 2008 11:06 ET

Cavium Networks' OCTEON™ Powers Actiontec's New Broadband Home Router Being Deployed by Verizon

Dual-Core OCTEON Processors Enable Breakthrough Performance and Value-Added Services as Part of Actiontec's MI424-WR

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless and security applications, today announced that Actiontec Electronics, a leading developer of broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions, has designed the Cavium OCTEON CN50XX dual-core, 64-bit MIPS processor into their next generation Broadband Home Router, MI424-WR. The routers will be deployed to support Verizon's FiOS FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) Internet and IPTV services.

Actiontec's new design provides numerous connectivity options and quality of service (QoS) controls for critical services like voice, IPTV or security. Additionally, it offers future-proof capabilities including significant headroom to support increased bandwidth rates without requiring software or hardware redesign.

"Actiontec has brought to market a feature-rich broadband router with market-leading performance using the Cavium OCTEON processor," said Dean Chang, president and CEO, Actiontec Electronics, Inc. "We evaluated a number of processors to meet our stringent performance and feature requirements within tight cost and power constraints. The OCTEON CN50XX processor with its optimized 64-bit dual MIPS cores and hardware acceleration for networking and quality-of-service (QoS) delivered the highest performance for our application and was the best solution for us."

"We congratulate Actiontec for developing an outstanding home router product using our OCTEON processor," said Syed Ali, president and CEO, Cavium Networks. "Our OCTEON CN50XX processors have enabled leading performance along with unmatched functionality in broadband routers for some of the largest FTTx/PON deployments in the world, in addition to a broad range of leading 802.11n enterprise access points and Soho/SME routers."

The OCTEON CN50XX family offers the choice of 1 or 2 custom 64-bit MIPS core devices, operating at 300-700MHz frequencies with multiple software and pin compatible processor options. Along with the best in class processor cores, the OCTEON CN50XX provides an integrated 128KB L2 cache, QoS, TCP, packet and security co-processing in hardware with a rich set of interfaces such as TDM/PCM, multiple Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, PCI, USB 2.0 and many others. With these advanced features, competitive price points and low power consumption the OCTEON CN50XX delivers an unparalleled solution for the rapidly growing high bandwidth broadband deployments in Europe, Japan and North America.

About Actiontec Electronics, Inc.

Actiontec Electronics develops broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions that simplify and enrich the digital life -- delivering a unified experience that encompasses communications, entertainment, home management, and more. Actiontec offerings range from the market's broadest selection of IPTV-capable broadband home gateways for bringing IP-based video services into the home, to DSL modems, wireless networking devices, routers and digital entertainment devices. The company's carrier-class products are easy to install, manage, and use, and are sold through retail channels and broadband service providers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit

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 20 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:

Contact Information

  • Cavium Networks Contact:
    Angel Atondo
    Marketing Manager
    Tel: (650) 623-7033
    Email: Email Contact