Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Cavium and Atheros Team on 802.11 Secure Gateways

Cavium Networks introduced an 802.11 a/b/g broadband wireless gateway reference design based on its newly unveiled OCTEON CN30XX MIPS64 SoCs (system-on-chip) and Atheros Communications' AR5006XS single chip WLAN solution. Cavium Networks also announced that it will be supporting the upcoming 802.11n standard.

The OCTEON reference and evaluation platform is suited for wired and wireless Broadband Remote Access and Universal Threat Management Routers and Gateways, including the emerging 802.11n standard. Combined with the Atheros AR5414 single chip MAC/Baseband/Radio solution ODMs will be able to launch next generation Small-to-Medium Business & SOHO wireless gateways.

The new OCTEON CN30XX SoC processors provide multi-100 Mbps application performance and include integrated Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. They integrate a custom MIPS64 processor core with advanced multi-layer application acceleration and security processing hardware.


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