Cavium Networks nabs secure processor line from Brecis

August 17, 2004 Santa Clara, CA -- Cavium Networks has acquired the Brecis Communications MIPS-based Secure Communication Processor product portfolio. These products include the MSP2000, MSP2010, and MSP2100 processors that have been integrated into customer premises equipment such as broadband routers, security appliances, and wireless access points.

Aug 17th, 2004

August 17, 2004 Santa Clara, CA -- Cavium Networks has acquired the Brecis Communications MIPS-based Secure Communication Processor product portfolio. These products include the MSP2000, MSP2010, and MSP2100 processors that have been integrated into customer premises equipment such as broadband routers, security appliances, and wireless access points.

The product line acquisition includes all intellectual property, inventory, technology, and exclusive rights to the Secure Communication Processor products. Cavium Networks has also retained key Brecis personnel to ensure continued product supply and customer support. The financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

The Brecis Secure Communication Processors MSP2000, MSP2010, and MSP2100 are being made available under Cavium Networks NITROX Soho brand as the CN200, CN201, and CN210 respectively. The product family integrates a MIPS32 4Km Processor with 16-kB I-cache and 16-kB D-cache, 16-kB scratchpad, and a 32-bit SDRAM main memory interface. The family also incorporates a hardware VPN engine that supports all standard encryption and hashing algorithms such as DES, 3DES, 256-bit AES, and HMAC MD5/SHA1. A range of networking I/Os are on-chip including three 10/100 Ethernet MACs, 32-bit/33-MHz PCI, UARTs, GPIOs, timers, and serial buses for maximum system integration and performance at the lowest system cost.

The products have been deployed in currently shipping high-volume equipment from OEMs and ODMs in the United States and Asia. A complete software development kit is available with evaluation boards, software and drivers, Linux and Vxworks OS support, and third-party software applications from Ashley Laurent, Intoto, and others.

All 3 members of the NITROX Soho product family CN200(MSP2000), CN201(MSP2010) and CN210(MSP2100); are currently shipping in volume. The products are available for price points under $15 for 100,000 quantities depending upon the product and speed grades.

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