PARIS, 2010 Broadband World Forum
- Oct 25, 2010 –
Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM),
a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent
processing for networking, communications and the digital
home, and MontaVista® Software, LLC, a leader in embedded
Linux® commercialization, announced the availability of
a reference platform with Android on the ECONA dual core ARM
processors for the digitally connected home and office applications
such as FTTX broadband gateways, Networked Storage, Internet
streaming devices and SMB Gateways. With this offering, the
ECONA CNS3XXX ARM processors provide market-ready platforms
for customers looking to leverage the openness, shorter development
cycles and flexibility that the Android platform offers. With
the explosion of multi-media service consumption within the
connected home, Android-based platforms play a critical role
in managing the delivery and maintenance of these services
– both on the gateways as well as the client devices.
Android is open source, and fully customizable service
delivery platform that offers a full stack: an operating
system, middleware, and key applications. It also contains
a rich set of APIs that allows third-party developers to
develop media-rich applications. With this tight integration,
Android can help device manufacturers reduce prototyping
time. As a completely Open Source stack, Android has been
able to generate a lot of interest in markets outside of
the original target of mobile phones. These include –
MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices), PNPs (Portable Navigation
Devices), Internet-connected Home Entertainment / Digital
Media Devices, Medical and other consumer devices.
The ECONA CNS3XXX
family of ARM-based energy efficient processors offers single
and dual ARM11 MPCore™ processors, a rich set of integrated
hardware accelerators and a range of I/Os for glueless voice,
video and data connectivity. Sophisticated power management
techniques enable super low-power operation starting at
less than 1 watt.
. Part of the MontaVista Rapid
Deployment Program for Android, the reference platform
includes a commercial quality Linux port to the ECONA CNS3XXX
ARM processor platform and support for the appropriate on-chip
hardware acceleration blocks including graphics acceleration.
It also integrates the drivers for the peripherals including
Bluetooth, 802.11n and Touch Panel Display. In addition,
the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) is integrated to work
with the Android ver2.2 (“Froyo”) framework.
Integration of the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
Digital Media Server (DMS) library with Android is also
complete. As a result, support for rich Internet and multimedia
applications like Internet Radio, YouTube access are pre-built
into the reference platform. Detailed test and quality assurance
reports for the entire system are also available.
About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated
semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing
in networking, communications, and connected home applications.
Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated,
software-compatible processors ranging in performance from
10 Mbps to 40 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,
India and Taiwan. For more information, please visit:
About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), is a leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit www.mvista.com.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, LLC. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
For additional information, contact:
Cavium Networks Contact:
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Telephone: : +1 650-623-7033