SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

Cavium Networks, Inc.

October 19, 2010 14:09 ET

Cavium Networks and Partners Demonstrate Industry-Leading 4G Solutions at Chicago 4G WORLD

Complete Set of Low-Power, Flexible, High-Performance Hardware and Software Solutions Based on OCTEON II Available to Power Next Generation 4G Networking Equipment

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) -  Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking and wireless applications, today announced market-leading hardware and software solutions for 4G networks that are being demonstrated at the 4G World 2010 conference at Chicago's McCormick Place. These solutions have been developed in conjunction with major partners including Kontron and Tata Elxsi, and have been optimized for Cavium's OCTEON multi-core MIPS64 processors. The OCTEON wireless processors have been widely adopted in 3G, WiMAX and LTE infrastructure equipment including LTE Base Stations (eNodeBs) and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) devices, 3G Base stations, Cell Site Aggregators, Radio Network Controllers (RNC), xGSNs, Femtocells, Femto Gateways, WiMax base stations and ASN Gateways. To schedule a private meeting with Cavium Networks' executives at 4G World please contact Angel Atondo via email:

Surging mobile data and video traffic require 4G networks to provide a dramatic increase in user access speeds and overall capacity. 4G operators, challenged to monetize the large investment needed, are mandating processing solutions that deliver very high signaling capacity, subscriber density and data throughput, and better security with DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) at lower cost. DPI enables operators to leverage application and subscriber visibility to create tiered services for increased average revenues per user (ARPU), as well as mitigate attacks and enforce traffic policies. OCTEON II processors integrate 3rd generation, unmatched DPI technology into all product lines and deliver market leading Layer 2 to Layer 7 wireless performance for control processing, MAC layer acceleration, packet processing, routing and security at very low power and cost.

Cavium Networks and its partners will be demonstrating multiple market leading LTE solutions based on:

  • Next generation AMC platforms using OCTEON II processors for eNodeB and LTE network that can be scaled across both MicroTCA (Pico Station, MicroStation to Macrostation) and ATCA platforms. These platforms pack up to 15GHz of compute within 40W thermal budget and provide for complete L2-L7 processing on single chip.
  • eNodeB Software Stacks: Fully standard compliant, eNodeB stack, optimized on multi-core OCTEON II, delivering flexible and scalable solutions from Femto to macro stations. The stack provides complete interoperability with leading DSPs and allows for easy integration of third-party components and algorithms.

The Cavium OCTEON processor family is the industry's broadest and highest performance Multi-core MIPS64 processor family with price points that address application performance ranging from 1Gbps to 40Gbps in a single chip. The OCTEON processor family consists of processors with 1 to 32 cores with integrated networking interfaces and industry leading hardware acceleration for packet processing, quality of service, TCP, Security, compression / decompression and DPI. OCTEON processors' powerful control plane capability along with its advanced hardware accelerators have enabled telecom equipment manufacturers to introduce and deploy market leading, robust, low cost and low power Base stations to Gateways.

Tata Elxsi eNodeB solutions using OCTEON processors will be demonstrated in Booth 117 at 4G World in Chicago, US from October 18 to 21, 2010.

Kontron will highlight its second generation of AdvancedMC packet processor modules featuring the Cavium OCTEON® II CN6335 MIPS64® 6-core processor. The Kontron AMC module AM4211 has already garnered early interest from 4G network equipment vendors seeking a faster time to deployment using standards based hardware platforms such as AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to 40 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, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and Taiwan. For more information, please visit:

Contact Information

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