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Tata Elxsi extends its LTE Software Portfolio for Cavium Networks OCTEON II Processors


LTE eNodeB to provide robust LTE performance based on the OCTEON multi-core processor family


Chicago / Bangalore, October 18, 2010 –
Tata Elxsi Ltd, a leading embedded product design company and part of the $70 billion Tata group, today announced the availability of its LTE software portfolio on the latest Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM) OCTEON II processor family. This offers smooth migration and natural evolution for the existing solution which is currently available on Cavium OCTEON Plus CN58XX platforms.

Tata Elxsi’s LTE eNodeB protocol stack with a proven and highly-scalable architecture provides two variants, for high capacity macro and micro base stations and low capacity pico and femtocells. This combination of Tata Elxsi's LTE software stacks and Cavium’s OCTEON II multi-core processor family, boasts 1 to 32 cnMIPS64® cores with market-leading performance and advanced hardware acceleration. It offers equipment vendors an optimized multi-variant solution which scales from femto to macro. Customers also benefit from Tata Elxsi’s full system development expertise, which provides cost benefits and time-to-market advantages. Various features like hardware-software partitioning and interface definition facilitate easy optimization for multi-core operations and best utilization of platform hardware acceleration.

Tata Elxsi's state-of-the-art solution is designed with flexible SAP-based interfaces, allowing easy integration of third party components and product differentiator algorithms. The entire software stack has been architected in a highly modular fashion to offer flexibility to OEMs to make modifications to specific layers of the stack with ease, if required. The package also includes updates and upgrades to support newer platforms and advanced releases like Release 9 and beyond.

The Tata Elxsi LTE eNodeB stack has been proven against standards compliant PHY implementation developed by TEL based on leading DSPs and well tested against third party UEs. With over two decades of experience in product design and telecom engineering, Tata Elxsi provides unparalleled expertise in the development of LTE products for equipment manufacturers.

“We are pleased to announce the availability of our LTE solutions on the latest Octeon II multi-core processor family. This shows our commitment to support our customers with feature enhancements and platform updates as part of the product roadmap. Customers can leverage Tata Elxsi software, services and integration expertise to enable early product deployment into the rapidly growing LTE market” said Mr. Nitin Pai, Vice President, Marketing, Tata Elxsi Ltd.

“It is exciting to have a common platform 4G solution that addresses both the LTE and WiMAX markets using the Tata Elxsi software and the Cavium OCTEON processor platforms. OCTEON processors have been chosen by 6 out of top 8 Wireless Telecom Equipment Manufacturers. Tata’s software will enable our joint customers to deploy 4G wireless in a very time-effective manner” said YJ Kim, Senior Director, Embedded Processor Group, Cavium Networks.

The Cavium Networks OCTEON multi-core MIPS64 family of processors provides the industry’s most advanced hardware accelerators for key LTE functions such as packet processing, compression, security (IPsec, KASUMI, SNOW 3G), DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) and quality of service.

Availability
The combined Tata Elxsi LTE eNodeB and Cavium OCTEON II processor solution is available now. For more information please visit: www.tataelxsi.com or, to see a live demonstration of the solution, visit the Tata Elxsi booth (Booth 117) at 4G World 2010 in Chicago, US from October 18 to 21, 2010.

About Tata Elxsi
TATA Elxsi is a global technology services and product design company, and the embedded product design arm of the 70 Billion US$ TATA group. With operations in US, Europe and Asia, TATA Elxsi is a strategic partner to the world’s leading equipment makers and service providers.

Leveraging over 20 years of exclusive focus on wireless and communications technologies and embedded product development, TATA Elxsi enables customers with stacks, integrated solutions, and a world-class engineering team to help customers deploy carrier-class LTE, WiMAX and femtocell products – helping reduce time-to-market, costs and risk.

TATA Elxsi ’s engineering expertise and services span the entire communications ecosystem including system architecture, development and testing, product maintenance and test automation, for devices and infrastructure. For more information, please visit: http://www.tataelxsi.com

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 10 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: http://www.caviumnetworks.com


For additional information, contact:


Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo
Cavium Networks
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Telephone: 650-623-7033
Email: angel.atondo@caviumnetworks.com

Tata Elxsi Contact:
Mr. Hari Balan
Corporate Manager
Marketing Communications
+91 80 22979123
haribalan@tataelxsi.co.in




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