D2 Technologies (News - Alert), a provider of embedded IP communications software platforms, announced it supports ECONA CNS3XXX ARM (News - Alert)-based energy efficient processors from Cavium Networks, a provider of semiconductor products that allow processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless, video and security applications.
By pairing D2 Technologies’ vPort embedded IP communications platform with Cavium’s ECONA processors, the solution gives original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers a cost effective way to deliver new customer premise equipment offering voice, video and data capabilities, the companies said.
When integrated with the ECONA CNS3XXX SoC processors, D2 Technologies communication software products support carrier/enterprise class networking equipment offering in-demand consumer services as a Cavium Partnership to Accelerate Customer End-solutions, or “PACE” member. D2’s vPort embedded IP communications platform helps OEMs create products that offer converged voice, video and data, including VoIP, Voice over Instant Messaging, GoogleTalk, Yahoo and MSN, video over IP and Internet Multimedia Systems.
“D2 has a strong partner in Cavium Networks (News - Alert), and we continue to build on the number collaborative offerings available to top-tier OEMs creating a diverse range of service provider and enterprise networking products,” said Doug Makishima (News - Alert), chief operating officer at D2 Technologies, in a statement. “By adding support for the ECONA line of processors to our roster, we once again offer manufacturers and designers an unbeatable turnkey solution for quickly meeting their needs for new and improved multi-mode, multi-protocol, multi-service communications offerings.”
Earlier this year, D2 Technologies released the next generation of its flagship product line vPort – designed to help OEMs and service providers deliver the advanced mobile and CPE communications products.
Sandeep Vij, vice president and general manager, broadband and consumer division for Cavium Networks, said customers have requested a processor that requires little power. And the end result is the ECONA CNS3XXX.
“By incorporating D2 Technologies’ vPort product, we help customers speed next generation VoIP-enabled broadband and connected home devices to market,” Vij said in a statement.
Cavium Networks’ next generation ECONA CNS3XXX family of ARM-based energy efficient processors offers single and dual ARM11 MPCore processors, a set of integrated hardware accelerators and a range of I/Os for voice, video and data connectivity. The technology targets applications including FTTH broadband gateways, network attached storage appliances, multimedia picture frames, media and print servers, IP cameras and wireless access points, the company said.
In other news, D2 Technologies recently made several management and organizational changes. Company officials named industry veteran Doug Makishima as chief operating officer. In addition to that post, Makishima is also the acting head of D2’s new Mobile and Personal Communications Business Unit, company officials said.
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Edited by Amy Tierney