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Cavium Networks, DSP Group Bring Multi-Service VoIP Gateway to Market

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January 06, 2011

Cavium Networks, DSP Group Bring Multi-Service VoIP Gateway to Market

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

Cavium Networks, a premier provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, security and wireless applications has partnered with DSP Group, Inc., a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, to develop a market-ready reference design for a multi-service gateway with fully integrated digital enhanced cordless telecommunications capabilities and advanced VoIP functionality.

In order to enable network equipment manufacturers to bring to market gateway solutions with advanced voice communications features such as high-definition voice, address book synchronization and PBX functionality, the DECT (News - Alert)/CAT-iq Module from DSP Group, combined with Energy Efficient ECONA ARM-Based Processors running D2 Technologies' vPort VoIP software, was designed.

"As advanced telephony and voice features become an integral part of the broadband-connected, digital home, gateways and other broadband access devices have to provide integrated support for such features. Built-in DECT CAT-iq capabilities from DSP Group enable us to provide a gateway offering with differentiating value added product features," said Manoj Gujral, vice president and general manager of the Broadband and Consumer Division at Cavium Networks (News - Alert), in a press release. "In addition CAT-iq ensures a high level of consumer and business experience, advanced features and full interoperability."

The reference design includes the Cavium Networks ECONA CNS3XXX family of ARM processors, DSP Group's DECT/CAT-iq Module, and D2 Technologies' (News - Alert) vPort VoIP GW software package.

A wide variety of highly integrated embedded SoC options at industry leading BOM cost and performance per watt is delivered by the Cavium Networks ECONA family of ARM processors. In a variety of network connected home and office applications ranging from retail and small office wired and 802.11n WLAN routers, the ECONA processor families are targeted for use.

Superior range, multi-line and wideband audio are enabled by 2011 International CES -- DSP Group's DECT/CAT-iq Module. The cost-effective and small form-factor cordless base station module, based on DSP Group's single-chip architecture, can be integrated into broadband residential gateways, such as integrated access devices, cable eMTA devices, set-top boxes, IP office PBXs and passive optical network modems.

"This integrated reference design combines the unique capabilities of all three companies", said Oz Zimerman, corporate vice president of marketing and business development at DSP Group, in a press release. "By providing industry's best range, multi-line and multi-handset control, natural wideband voice, advanced data services and software upgradability, DSP Group offers the best value for network connected home and office applications."

"D2's market leading vPort VoIP software for CPEs was already optimized for the Cavium ECONA family," said Doug Makishima (News - Alert), chief operating officer for D2 Technologies, in a press release. "The addition of DSP Group's DECT/CAT-iq module to the reference platform adds more voice connectivity options for greater flexibility, integration and cost effectiveness."

In related news, Cavium Networks announced collaboration with LG Electronics (News - Alert) to develop next-generation wireless TV products.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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