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Cavium Networks Introduces netHD™ (Networked High Definition) Wired Reference Design for In-Home Wired HD Video Distribution with the 1080p60 Quality and Sub-Frame Latency

Cavium’s cost optimized, standards-based netHD™ Wired reference design uses H.264 with SLL Technology™ for seamless point-to-point or point-to-multipoint video delivery within the home

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 1, 2009 Cavium Networks (NASDAQ : CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless, video and security applications, today announced a comprehensive netHD Wired reference design. The reference design delivers 1080p60 quality and sub-frame latency video using standards-based H.264 video compression. It uses standards-based networking technologies such as Powerline, Ethernet, MoCA (Multi-media over Coax) or HomePNA for in-room or multi-room delivery. The sub-frame latency enabled through Cavium’s patent pending SLL (Super Low Latency) technology makes this an ideal platform for enabling interactive video applications such as gaming. This reference design incorporates HDCP 2.0 content protection protocol and supports the industry-standard DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) protocol. It can be used by consumer electronic manufacturers, service providers, gaming console vendors, media PC and after market gateway and HDMI cable replacement vendors to introduce systems that deliver full HD 1080p60 quality in-home video distribution to a single or multiple flat panel displays within the home. The netHD Wired reference design will be on display at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan June 2-6, 2009. To schedule a meeting and demonstration please contact Angel Atondo via e-mail:

Homes today contain multiple flat panel televisions and displays connected to a variety of sources such as set-top boxes, game consoles, DVD/Blu-ray players, media PCs and portable media players. Adding HDMI cabling is impractical and expensive. Consumer equipment manufacturers, service providers and gaming console vendors are looking for a standards-based, secure and cost effective technology to transport real time HD1080p60 quality video within the home between multiple displays and content sources. Cavium Networks’ netHD Wired reference design interconnects various content sources to multiple displays utilizing existing cabling through standards such as MoCA, HPNA, Powerline and Ethernet. Any combination of these networking standards along with Cavium’s netHD Wired solution will provide a standards-based, cost effective, sub-frame latency and 1080p60 quality video distribution system within the home.

Cavium’s netHD Wired reference design provides a cost effective, ready-to-use and feature rich development platform to build the next generation of in-home wired video distribution systems called netHD gateways. The platform integrates the PureVu™ CNW3602 video CODEC and the OCTEON™ CN50XX processor with 2x HDMI interfaces, 1x VGA input, 1x SPDIF audio output, 1x GE port, 1x USB 2.0 host and 1x mini-PCI slot. The HDMI interfaces can input 1080p60 video and send a secure compressed stream to the integrated Gigabit Ethernet interface or mini-PCI slot for transport using any popular home networking standard like MoCA, Powerline, HPNA or Ethernet.

The netHD Wired reference design ships with an out-of-the-box and ready-to-use netHD Application Suite. The application suite is optimized to dynamically adapt and deliver the highest quality video viewing experience reliably over MoCA, Powerline, HPNA or Ethernet. The application suite comes bundled with software for video transport, DLNA device discovery, Security / Content Protection and support for extensive real time and adaptive Quality of Service (QoS). Additionally the suite includes a full set of HDCP 2.0 security protocols to support industry standard content protection schemes. The netHD suite can also seamlessly integrate and co-exist with other DLNA compatible devices in the home.

The netHD evaluation platform and related software is immediately available from Cavium Networks. For pricing and more information on how to order a netHD reference platform please contact Cavium Networks at:

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage, video 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 and 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 Communications Manager
Cavium Networks
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Telephone: 650-623-7033





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