Cavium and DSP Collaborated on Digital Home Solutions

  • Posted on: 11 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

Cavium Networks and DSP Group have collaborated to develop a new reference design with integrated Digital Enhance Cordless Telecommunication (DECT) capabilities and VoIP functionality.  The multi-service gateway, market-ready reference design is designed to enable manufacturers of digital home network equipment to bring to market gateway solutions with voice communications features such as high definition voice, address book synchronization and PBX functionality.

The reference design includes Cavium Networks Econa CNS3XXX family of ARM processors, DSP Group's DECT/CAT-iq Module and D2 Technologies' vPort VoIP Gateway software package. The Econa processor families are targeted for use in a variety of network connected home and office applications ranging from retail and small office wired and 802.11n WLAN routers.

According to Cavium Networks’ Manoj Gujral, GM of Broadband and Consumer Division, "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.” The collaboration with DSP Group has enable them “to provide a gateway offering with differentiating value added product features.”

DSP also noted the DECT/CAT-iq Module  designs(with DSP Group's single-chip architecture) based on the small form-factor cordless base station module 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.