Accton Adopts Cavium Networks’ PureVu™ Video Processors for Wireless Display and Home Video Distribution Products
Cavium’s Fully Standards-based netHD™ Technology Enables Full HD H.264 Compression and HDCP 2.0 Content Protection in Accton Designs
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan 7, 2010 –Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the connected home, today announced that Accton Technology has selected Cavium’s PureVu™ video processor family for its next generation designs targeting wireless home video networking applications. Cavium’s innovative netHD™ technology is based on H.264 compression standard and 802.11n WiFi networking to enable end-to-end wireless display and home video distribution capability in a variety of consumer electronic devices. Accton’s netHD™ based products using Cavium’s CNW3XXX PureVu™ family are already available in the market.
“We are very happy to be working closely with Cavium on bringing state-of-the-art home video distribution products to the consumer space,” said Samuel Chang, the EVP of Accton. “As a premier global provider of networking and communication equipment, Accton has a strong track record of offering end-to-end solutions that enable rapid market deployment. Cavium’s PureVu™ video processors, along with their comprehensive netHD™ technology, provided us with a holistic solution that enabled rapid customization and market introduction of our products. This time-to-product advantage has allowed us to be one of the first to offer our PureVu™ based designs to global OEMs.”
Accton’s initial designs based on the PureVu™ technology offer stand-alone transmitter and receiver wireless dongles that can attach to any media source with HDMI or VGA output, and use standard 802.11n WiFi technology to transmit the H.264 encoded video stream to a remote display. A stand-alone receiver dongle on the display side, then, decodes and displays the compressed video stream on the TV monitor it is connected to via HDMI. PureVu™ video processors from Cavium are optimized to perform this transmission with the highest quality and lowest latency in the industry using the integrated Super Low Latency (SLL) Technology™. In addition, HDCP 2.0 Hollywood quality content protection can be provided using Cavium’s widely deployed Nitrox security engine. A combination of software and hardware components enable Cavium’s intelligent network monitoring module called SMART (Secure Minimum-latency Adaptation and Reliable Transmission), which is responsible for ensuring high quality, secure and reliable content transmission through even the most challenging WiFi networks.
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 Accton Technology Corporation
Accton Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 2345) is a global premier provider of networking and communications solutions for top tier networking, computer, and telecommunications vendors. Leveraging its advanced software applications and state-of-the-art ASIC, Accton collaborates with its strategic partners to design, develop and manufacture innovative, leading-edge technologies in Zero Time. The company’s constantly-evolving core technology and its highly-qualified global workforce make it possible for Accton to deliver superior products that are affordable and robust. For more information about Accton and its subsidiaries, please visit www.accton.com .