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D-Link Selects Cavium Networks’ PureVu™ Processors and netHD™ Technology for Its Next Generation Wireless Media Streaming Products


PureVu™ Video Processors with SLL Technology™ and Full 1080p60 Performance Enable a New Wave of D-Link® Wireless Display and Home Video Distribution Products

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the connected home, today announced that D-Link has selected its PureVu™ video processors with industry leading SLL (Super-Low-Latency) Technology for a new line of wireless media streaming products. D-Link is leveraging Cavium’s revolutionary netHD™ reference design for faster market introduction of its next generation home video networking equipment. In addition, Cavium’s netHD™ technology will enable D-Link customers to enjoy secure and reliable delivery of pristine quality 1080p60 content throughout the home.

“D-Link has a long history of creating state-of-the-art home networking technologies for the consumer space,” said AJ Wang, Chief Technology Officer at D-Link. “In our view, the emerging wireless display market and the consumer demand for instant access to content from anywhere in the home is generating a tremendous opportunity for a new wave of media-focused home networking equipment. Cavium’s PureVu™ video processor family and the associated WiFi based netHD™ reference designs offered us unparalleled performance and quality, and a strong roadmap which does not suffer from the scalability and the high cost structure of other proprietary solutions in the market.”

The netHD™ reference design is based on Cavium’s industry-leading PureVu™ super low latency SLL Technology™, and enables standards-based H.264 encoding and decoding up to 1080p60 full HD video quality with sub-frame latency. The network-agnostic nature of this technology allows it to seamlessly work with a variety of standards-based networking technologies, including 802.11n Wi-Fi,, HPNA or any standard Ethernet connection for in-room or multi-room HD video delivery throughout the entire home. This reference design also incorporates support for HDCP 2.0 (High Definition Content Protection) protocol allowing Hollywood protected content to be displayed on one or multiple screens within the home at the same time.

“We are extremely pleased with D-Link’s decision to select our PureVu™ video processor family for its next generation home networking products,” said Lars Herlitz, GM of Cavium’s Multimedia Group. “Cavium’s standards-based netHD™ technology contains all the necessary components to address the quality, security, scalability, and cost requirements of the emerging and rapidly growing home video distribution market. D-Link’s decision to choose our netHD™ technology further validates the Cavium solution’s significant advantages.”

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, and connected home applications. 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 and 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, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and Taiwan. For more information, please visit:

About D-Link
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet


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