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GDA Technologies Announces Engineering Services Support for Cavium Networks OCTEON™ II Multicore MIPS64 Processor

GDA’s next generation OCTEON™ II based AMC solution will deliver high performance blades for networking, security, and special computing applications.

San Jose, CA, April 14, 2009
– GDA Technologies, Inc., the rapidly growing IP and Electronic Design Services (EDS) subsidiary of L&T Infotech, Ltd., announced today its support for OCTEON II Processors from Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless, video, and security applications.

As a Cavium PACE (Partnership to Accelerate Customer End-solutions) member, GDA helps reduce time to market for networking OEMs by providing ready-to-use OCTEON based systems and sub-systems. GDA’s upcoming OCTEON II Gigabit Ethernet AMC board will be a single-width, full-size module with up to 2 GB of 64-bit DDR-3 memory. The board also features NOR flash memory on the boot bus, supporting flexible boot options, and a PSRAM on the boot bus as persistent memory to log system information over system reset/crash. Additionally, the front panel of the board comprises of a quad SFP module supporting GE copper or fiber interfaces. This makes this board ideal for embedded applications in pervasive computing, security, and wired and wireless telecommunications. The board also comes with a debug port on the front panel with support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI v1.5) on the AMC edge connector.

The highly integrated module architecture implemented on the AMC form-factor (AMC.0 Rev.2) improves system performance, simplifies board design, lowers power consumption, and reduces system implementation cost, while addressing power budget and heat constraints of AMC expansion bays in MicroTCATM and AdvancedTCATM carriers. The platform comes with packaged embedded software on Flash-based embedded Linux® OS with device drivers. GDA is working with leading software application stack providers to offer targeted software solutions that will enable this platform to be integrated into shippable end products at a rapid pace.

"Our OCTEON II based AMC product will enable our customers to accelerate their own core application development and arrive to market much faster and with significantly reduced risk,” explained Gopa Periyadan, Vice President & GM of the System and Software unit at GDA Technologies. “GDA is always one of the first to offer support for leading-edge high-performance industry-standard platforms. With OCTEON II, we're going a step further and offering compelling, market ready applications on the platform.”

“GDA and their parent company L&T Infotech are among the leading Engineering Design Services vendors who have expertise in the AMC and ATCA platform space and wireless software development in the WiMAX and LTE markets," said YJ Kim, Senior Director, Embedded Processor Group, Cavium Networks. "We are very pleased to see their support of the OCTEON II based platform. GDA will help our customers to customize and integrate the platform and the software in a cost effective manner."

The recently announced Cavium Networks next generation OCTEON II Internet Application Processor (IAP) family is designed for the next generation of Hypernetworks serving enterprise, data center, access and service provider markets which require support for converged data, voice and video. The OCTEON II target applications include switches, routers, appliances, equipment for 3G, WiMAX, LTE, wireless LAN, and unified storage systems and adapters. The OCTEON II family integrates 1 to 32 MIPS64 cores, up to 75 Application Acceleration Engines for quality of service, packet processing, TCP, compression, encryption, RAID, de-duplication and regular expression processing, up to 400Gbps of DDR3 memory bandwidth, and up to 100Gbps of network connectivity while consuming only 2W to 60W across the entire family. For more information about OCTEON II, please visit:

About GDA Technologies:
GDA Technologies (a 100% subsidiary of L&T Infotech Ltd) is a design/development services partner for companies in the Computer, Networking, and Consumer industries. GDA provides design services in the areas of System Design, ASIC, FPGA and Synthesizable Core design. GDA focuses on turnkey hardware and software design services from specification to prototypes. Its Custom Design and Manufacturing Services has the capability to manage the delivery of low to mid volume/high mix ready to ship products.
GDA has over 400 engineers worldwide with expertise in the design and development of complex computing and networking systems and associated logic design. Out of these, 90 engineers are located in North America. Full turnkey hardware design capability combined with Embedded Software development and the ability to deliver ready-to-ship products via custom design and manufacturing services are the company's differentiators, separating GDA from other engineering consulting companies and single board suppliers.

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About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 20 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 and India. For more information, please visit:

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