September 13, 2004 - Embedded Performance, Inc. (EPI)
today announced support for the newly introduced Cavium Networks
OCTEON Network Services Processors (NSPs). Cavium Networks OCTEON
is the industry's first single-chip Network Services Processor
family based on the MIPS64T architecture which delivers high-performance
Layer 3 to Layer 7 networking functionality with a standard
software-programming model. EPI's offering includes the proprietary
EDB source-level debugger, the MAJIC-MX JTAG intelligent debug
probe and OpenDebugT software interfaces, supporting a wide
range of development environments. This combination is ideal
for interfacing with the on-chip debug facilities of the MIPS64-based
OCTEON processors to deliver a high-performance debug environment
that requires no software instrumentation and uses no resources
of the system under development.
The MAJIC-MX JTAG probe complements and extends the on-chip
debug facilities of the Cavium Networks OCTEON NSPs, to provide
greater control and visibility of the hardware and software
operation, including unique capabilities such as multi-core
debug support. The MAJIC-MX JTAG probe provides a high-speed
interface for debugging the hardware, software and firmware
in new customer designs based on OCTEON processors. It includes
support for multi-core concurrent debug of the 2 to 16 cnMIPS™
cores embedded in OCTEON, fast program download, flash memory
programming and extensive memory and regression test capabilities.
"We are excited to offer the MAJIC-MX JTAG probe and related
software tools to support the industry standard tool chains
for the Cavium Networks OCTEON NSPs" said Lyle Pittroff, Vice
President of Marketing for EPI. "Our tools coupled with the
Cavium Networks development platform will enable customers to
quickly debug and bring up their software and hardware designs,
allowing them to focus their resources on implementing value-added
features in their products."
"Robust development capabilities
for our OCTEON NSPs such as those provided by EPI's tools are
important for our customers," said Rajiv Khemani, Vice President
of Marketing for Cavium Networks. "The EPI tool offering that
takes advantage of OCTEON NSPs unique and extensive multi-core
debug capabilities will help developers get products to market
faster and efficiently."
EPI Tools support for the Cavium Networks OCTEON NSPs will be
available in early 2005 directly from EPI and their distribution
Webinar and Briefings
Cavium Networks is hosting an OCTEON NSP briefing Webinar on
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 11am Pacific Standard Time.
To register for the Webinar, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com/OCTEON/Webinar.html.
Embedded Performance, Inc. is one of the world's leading suppliers
of compiler, debugger and intelligent JTAG tools for the embedded
RISC market. The company supplies complete software toolkits,
the MAJIC® Series intelligent JTAG debug probes, OS development
environment solutions for MontaVistaT Linux®, uClinux, Windows®
CE, Nucleus-Plus, ThreadX and VxWorks® for the full range
of ARM®, MIPS® and Intel XScale® applications processors
and SOC implementations. EPI headquarters is in Milpitas, California.
Local sales offices, application assistance, and technical support
are available worldwide through a network of representatives
and distributors. For more information, see http://www.epitools.com,
or contact Sales at +1-408-957-0350, Fax: +1-408-957-0307, or
About Cavium Networks:
Cavium Networks is a worldwide leader in security, network services
and content processing semiconductor 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 Santa Clara, 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
Director, Strategic Marketing
2610 Augustine Drive,
Santa Clara, CA 95054
EPI Tools Contact: Vinh Du
Business Development Manager
Embedded Performance, Inc.
OCTEON™, NITROX™ are trademarks of Cavium Networks,
Inc. MAJIC is a registered trademark and EDB and OpenDebug are
trademarks of Embedded Performance, Inc. All other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Product photos and datasheets are available upon request.