Cavium Networks, Kontron and Tata Elxsi Partner to Demonstrate Market Leading LTE eNodeB Solution at MWC 2011

By Tata Elxsi Ltd., PRNE
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Combined Wireless Broadband Solution Offers Breakthrough LTE L2/L3 Performance and Accelerated Time-To-Market for Telecom Equipment Vendors

BARCELONA, Spain, February 9, 2011 - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated
semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking,
communications, and the digital home, and Cavium's PACE(TM) Partners Kontron
and Tata Elxsi announced today that they will showcase a compelling,
high-performance wireless broadband solution at the Mobile World Congress
2011 in Barcelona from February 14 to 17. This solution brings together the
market-leading Cavium OCTEON II multi-core processor as part of Kontron's
open standard hardware running Tata Elxsi's LTE eNodeB L2/L3 software stack.

Targeted at Macro base station manufacturers for use in single and
multi-sector LTE eNodeB products, the joint solution offers 3GPP Release 8
compliant LTE Layer 2 and Layer 3 processing that is capable of delivering up
to 450 Mbps of aggregate throughput from a single AdvancedMC module featuring
the OCTEON(R) II CN6335 cnMIPS64(R) 6-core processor.

The combined Cavium, Kontron and Tata Elxsi LTE eNodeB solution will be
demonstrated at the following booths: Cavium (Booth 2C05, Hall 2), Tata Elxsi
(Booth 2C106, Hall 2) and Kontron (Booth 2A28, Hall 2).

The Cavium OCTEON II CN63XX processor family provides the highest
performance and integration for next generation 3G/4G/LTE wireless base
station platforms, providing up to 9GHz of compute with a large 2MB L2 cache,
DDR3 memory controller, security acceleration for SNOW 3G and KASUMI, TCP/IP,
DPI, QoS and packet processing acceleration. Revolutionary PowerOptimizer(TM)
technology limits maximum power from 7 to 17 watts from low-end to high-end.
The OCTEON II processors have been designed into a range of tier-1 OEM
systems ranging from eNodeB to packet-core platforms and services rich
wireless infrastructure gateways.

The Kontron AM4211 ATCA Mezzanine Card (AMC) module can be configured
with ATCA node blades and MicroTCA platforms (Picostation, Microstation to
Macrostation). It is designed to support 1x 10GbE to the front and software
configurable interfaces to the Fabric with either 2x PCIe x4 or SRIO which
expands its application usage when configuring systems in combination with
standards based third-party Digital Signal Processing (DSP) AMCs.

For control plane functions the Kontron AM4211 provides GbE on Ports 0
and 1 connected to the CN6335 processor and is fully software compatible with
previous generation Kontron AMC packet processing modules, AM4204, AM4210 and
AM4220, all based on OCTEON Plus processors from Cavium Networks. It is
configurable with the Kontron MicroTCA 1U carrier-grade platform OM6061.

Tata Elxsi has architected its LTE eNodeB L2/L3 protocol stack to
leverage the advanced hardware acceleration capabilities available in
Cavium's OCTEON II multi-core processors, thereby delivering market-leading
performance and scalability. The Tata Elxsi L2/L3 protocol stack also
exploits the ability of the Cavium OCTEON II to support multiple virtual
operating systems including Linux and Simple Executive to accelerate data
plane performance.

Tata Elxsi LTE eNodeB L2/L3 stack has been integrated with 3GPP Release 8
compliant Layer-1 implementations and tested with real UEs. The entire
software stack has been architected in a highly modular fashion to offer
flexibility to OEMs to make modifications to specific layers of the stack
with ease, if required. Tata Elxsi also offers updates and upgrades to
support newer platforms and advanced releases like Release 9 and beyond.

"LTE Operators' goals of maximizing coverage and capacity, while lowering
total cost of ownership, mandate powerful solutions with small and flexible
footprint and very low power," said YJ Kim, General Manager, Infrastructure
Processor Group at Cavium Networks. "Proven 4G wireless software expertise
from Tata Elxsi and telecom module expertise from Kontron enables
breakthrough 4G base station solutions using Cavium's OCTEON II processors to
meet these challenging goals."

"The speed at which we can collaborate and develop such a powerful design
speaks volumes to 4G LTE equipment vendors who simply cannot waste any time
to get to market," said Marc Leclaire, AMC, MicroTCA(TM), ATCA(R) Switch
product manager at Kontron. "This highlights Kontron's capability for the
communications market - help bring leading silicon and software innovations
to market sooner by packaging them on common open standard ATCA, MicroTCA and
AMC hardware."

"Through this partnership with leading silicon and hardware providers
like Cavium and Kontron, Tata Elxsi offers proven LTE software with
industry-leading performance that is both scalable and cost effective," said
Nitin Pai, Vice President of Marketing at Tata Elxsi.

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor
products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and
the digital home. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated,
software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 40 Gbps
that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center,
broadband/consumer and access & 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, California with design team locations
in California, Massachusetts, Canada, India and Taiwan.

For more information, please visit:

About Kontron

Kontron, the global leader of embedded computing technology, designs and
manufactures embedded and communications standards-based, rugged COTS and
custom solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in
a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities,
located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together
with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce
their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron's diverse
product portfolio includes: boards & mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs &
displays, systems & platforms, and rugged & custom capabilities. Kontron is a
Premier member of the Intel(R) Embedded Alliance and has been a VDC Platinum
Vendor for Embedded Computer Boards 5 years running. Kontron is listed on the
German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information,
please visit:

About Tata Elxsi

TATA Elxsi is a global technology services and product design company,
and the embedded product design arm of the US$ 70 Billion TATA group. With
operations in US, Europe and Asia, TATA Elxsi is a strategic partner to the
world's leading equipment makers and service providers.

Leveraging over 20 years of exclusive focus on wireless and
communications technologies and embedded product development, TATA Elxsi
enables customers with stacks, integrated solutions, and a world-class
engineering team to help customers deploy carrier-class LTE, WiMAX and
femtocell products; helping reduce time-to-market, costs and risk.

TATA Elxsi's engineering expertise and services span the entire
communications ecosystem including system architecture, development and
testing, product maintenance and test automation, for devices and
infrastructure. For more information, please visit:

    For further queries contact:

    Tata Elxsi Contact:

    Mr. Hari Balan
    Corporate Manager
    Marketing Communications
    Telephone: +91-80-22979123

    Cavium Networks Contact:
    Angel Atondo
    Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
    Cavium Networks, 805 East Middlefield Road
    Mountain View, CA 94043
    Telephone: +1-650-623-7033

    Kontron Contact:
    Peter Matz
    Product Marketing Manager
    Telephone: +1-450-437-5682

For further queries contact: Tata Elxsi Contact: Mr. Hari Balan, Corporate Manager, Marketing Communications, Telephone: +91-80-22979123, Email: haribalan at;
Cavium Networks Contact: Angel Atondo, Sr. Marketing Communications Manager, Cavium Networks, 805 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA 94043, Telephone: +1-650-623-7033
Email: angel.atondo at; Kontron Contact: Peter Matz, Product Marketing Manager, Kontron, Telephone: +1-450-437-5682, Email: peter.matz at

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