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Cavium and MontaVista Announce Availability of Android Platform on the ECONA(TM) ARM(R) Processors

by david.nunes

Reference Platform With Complete, Commercial-Grade Software Stack Enables Fastest Time-to-Market for ECONA CNS3XXX Customers Targeting the Connected Home

PARIS–(Marketwire – October 25, 2010)

2010 Broadband World Forum 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 an 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: http://www.caviumnetworks.com.

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.

Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: (650) 623-7033
Email: angel.atondo@caviumnetworks.com

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