Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sumitomo Selects Cavium's Dual-Core OCTEON Processor

Sumitomo Electric Networks is using Cavium Networks' OCTEON CN5020 processor for its flagship home gateway for FTTH deployments. The FTTH gateways must be capable of processing high data rates along with the associated IPv6 and PPPoE protocol processing. In addition, the home gateways need to process triple play traffic with stringent QoS requirements, support IPsec and WiFi functionality along with carrier class Voice over IP and IPTV services. The OCTEON CN50XX family offers the choice of 1 or 2 custom 64-bit MIPS core devices, operating at 300-700MHz frequencies with multiple software and pin compatible processor options.