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January 06, 2011

Cavium to Demo Complete Connected Home Solutions at CES

Cavium Networks will be demonstrating complete connected home solutions for whole home wireless video distribution entirely based on the PureVu and ECONA product lines at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES (News - Alert)) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

In wireless and wired real-time full HD 1080p60 home video distribution, the company’s PureVu video processors are used, while ECONA dual core ARM processors are used in connected home and office applications -- FTTX broadband gateways, WiFi (News - Alert) access points, Network Attached Storage NAS devices, print servers, IP cameras, USB storage dongles, and Internet multimedia streaming devices.

Some of the key Cavium demonstrations at CES 2011 are Wireless HD TV using standard WiFi 802.11n; Wireless Laptop Displays using WiFi; FTXX Home Broadband Gateway (News - Alert); Home Network Attached Storage; third party service delivery platforms; Commercial Grade Embedded Linux Software.

Company officials said that Cavium’s PureVu video processors enable wireless transmission of full-HD 1080p60 video between gaming consoles, Blu-ray players and other CE devices to HD TV displays in real-time. PureVu video processors feature a variety of stand-alone and co-processor models offering a range of capabilities.

With PureVu video processors, consumers and business professionals can cut the wire between laptops, desktops and external displays, monitors and projectors. Company officials said that PureVu processors will use the existing WiFi chipset in PCs to transmit real-time computer displays, 3D graphics, and video to any TV display, monitor or projector.

Additionally, Cavium’s ECONA dual-core ARM11 processors provide networking, security and support for advanced services at gigabit rates for fiber-to-the-home broadband gateways. Company officials said that ECONA processors support the latest content inspection applications and dual-band, high performance 802.11n radios.

Cavium’s ECONA processors offer over 90MBps of network attached storage performance with integrated gigabit Ethernet, SATA controllers, RAID offload, integrated LCD controller for native configuration and two high performance ARM11 cores in under 2 watts of power.

Plus, Cavium Networks (News - Alert) solutions are available with a feature-rich software development kit (SDK). In addition, they also are equipped with ready-to-use applications for storage, networking, broadband routers, video conferencing and wireless video distribution with Windows7 drivers. Company also plans to demonstrate scalable Android (News - Alert)-based platform for value-added, subscription based applications delivery.

Cavium Networks is a provider of integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, and the digital home.

Additionally, the company has partnered with DSP Group, Inc., to develop a market-ready reference design for a multi-service gateway with fully integrated digital enhanced cordless telecommunications capabilities and advanced VoIP functionality.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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