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Abatron adds on-chip development support for Cavium Networks family of OCTEON™ and OCTEON Plus Processors

ROTKREUZ, SWITZERLAND, July 9, 2008 – Abatron, AG announced today that the company has added support for the OCTEON and OCTEON Plus family of Multi-core MIPS64® processors from Cavium Networks. The BDI2000 and BDI3000 probes and their associated applications for development now support multi-core development and control of these chips to perform low-level hardware development, Linux kernel development, as well as in-circuit flash programming.

“Due to strong customer demand, we released an enhanced version of our bdiGDB-MIPS64 firmware that will enable users to target as many as sixteen (16) cnMIPS64 cores found in devices such as the CN3860 and CN5860” says Max Vock, President of Abatron.

“With OCTEON’s success, multi-core application development has become mainstream amongst embedded developers,” said Amer Haider, Director of Strategic Marketing and Ecosystem Development. “We are happy to work with Abatron to support current and future OCTEON customers using Abatron BDI probes.”

The BDI probes are available in stock from Ultimate Solutions, a leading supplier of professional grade development tools supporting North and South America. For more details about Ultimate Solutions, visit For a complete list of Abatron’s active distributors in Europe and Asia, visit

About the OCTEON Processor Family
The Cavium Networks OCTEON family of Multi-Core MIPS64 processors is the industry’s most scalable, highest-performance, and lowest-power solution for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to full-duplex 20Gbps. These software-compatible processors, with one to sixteen cnMIPS cores on a single chip, integrate next-generation networking I/Os along with the most advanced security, storage, and application hardware acceleration, offering unprecedented throughput and programmability for the Layer 2 through Layer 7 processing requirements of intelligent networks. OCTEON processors have been widely adopted by Tier-1 OEMs for networking, security, control plane, wireless, storage and broadband gateway applications based on superior performance, lower power consumption, and broadest scalability.

About Abatron AG
Abatron, AG is a privately held Swiss company, established on 1985. Abatron develops and produces high quality, high-speed BDM and JTAG Debug Tools (BDI Family) for development and production. Satisfied customers worldwide work with Abatron’s professional tools in targeting industries such as Automotive, Telecommunications, Industrial Control and Automation, Medical Instrumentation and Military and Aerospace Electronics. For further information regarding Abatron, please 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:

Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo
Marketing Manager
Cavium Networks
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 650-623-7033

Abatron Contact:
Abatron AG
Lettenstrasse 9
6343 Rotkreuz / Switzerland
Phone: +41 41 792 09 55
Fax: +41 41 792 09 60




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