Cavium Networks Announces
OCTEON™ CN30XX Processor Based Wireless Broadband Gateway
Reference Design Enables Seamless Integration With
Atheros Communications, Inc.’s Market-Leading AR5006XS
802.11a/b/g Single Chip WLAN Solution
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, February 1, 2006 –
Cavium Networks, a world leader in security, network services
and embedded processor solutions, today announced a best of
breed 802.11 a/b/g broadband wireless gateway reference design.
This design is based on the newly unveiled OCTEON™ CN30XX
MIPS64® SoCs (system-on-chip) and the market leading Atheros
Communications’ AR5006XS single chip WLAN solution.
Cavium Networks also announced that it will be supporting
the upcoming 802.11n standard.
The OCTEON CN30XX reference and evaluation platform provides
state of the art performance in a highly integrated package,
ideally suited for wired and wireless Broadband Remote Access
and Universal Threat Management Routers and Gateways, including
the emerging 802.11n standard. Combined with the Atheros AR5414
single chip MAC/Baseband/Radio solution ODMs will be able
to rapidly launch next generation Small-to-Medium Business
& SOHO wireless gateways with market leading features
at highly attractive price points.
“Our new OCTEON MIPS64 Secure Communication Processors
offer a high performing and cost efficient, 64 bit next generation
platform for secure, high performance wireless gateways. We
are pleased to partner with Atheros to deliver a complete,
production-ready WLAN reference solution which will enable
our customers the fastest time to market.” said Rajneesh
Gaur Director of Marketing at Cavium Networks.
“We are excited to provide turnkey WLAN connectivity
for the new OCTEON CN30XX reference platform,” said
Mark Hung, Director of Marketing at Atheros. “Wireless
connectivity is becoming ubiquitous in SMB/SOHO gateway designs.
Our mutual customers will benefit from both outstanding performance
and rapid time to market with this customer-ready reference
The new OCTEON CN30XX SoC processors provide multi-100 Mbps
application performance and include integrated Gigabit Ethernet
interfaces. They integrate a custom MIPS64 processor core
with the industry’s most advanced multi-layer application
acceleration and security processing hardware delivering breakthrough
features and price/performance for next generation wired and
wireless (802.11a/b/g/n) broadband routers, gateways, wireless
access points and home NAS products. The OCTEON CN30XX Processor
Family includes the CN3005 and CN3010 Processors. The CN3005
processor includes a cnMIPS core at up to 400MHz, 64KB L2
cache, 16 bit DDR2, two GE interfaces, 32/66 PCI, USB 2.0
in a 350pin BGA package with a low power consumption of 2-3W.
The CN3010 processor include a cnMIPS processor core at up
to 500MHz, 128KB L2 cache, 32 bit DDR2, 3 GE interfaces, TDM/PCM,
32/66 PCI, USB 2.0 in a 525pin BGA package with 2-4W power
consumption. OCTEON CN30XX and the OCTEON CN30XX reference
and evaluation platform will be available in Q2 ‘06.
About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a worldwide leader in security, network
services and embedded processor solutions. Cavium Networks'
award-winning NITROX® and MIPS64-based OCTEON™ families
of processors and accelerator boards offer flexible, scalable
and highly integrated solutions delivering 50Mbps to 10Gbps
performance. The company's products are integrated into a
wide range of networking equipment that include routers, gateways,
network appliances, content switches, wireless LAN access/aggregation
points, servers and storage networking devices. Cavium Networks
is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain
View, CA with development centers in Marlboro, MA and Hyderabad,
India. For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com
For additional information, contact:
Cavium Networks Contact:
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
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