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Cable Technology Feature Article

April 06, 2009

Cavium Networks Demonstrates PureVu Video Processor Capabilities

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Cavium Networks, a provider of semiconductor products, has showcased the abilities of its PureVu video processors by streaming full 1080p60 HD video and gaming over Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)-enabled home networking solutions at the recent Cable Show event.
MoCA is an open, industry driven program that promotes the distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home.
Cavium Networks (News - Alert) claims that it offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 20 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment.
According to the company, their family of PureVu video processors is a low latency, high channel density and lowest-power solution for interactive and recording video applications. These processors integrate an H.264 encoder and decoder on a single chip with support for 1080p60 encode/decode, as well as encoding and decoding multiple HD, SD and CIF streams.
The PureVu processor is aimed at video apps that are highly interactive or involve a high channel-density recording. The processors can also be used in apps that require both low latency and high channel-density like video conferencing, wireless HDMI adapters, video surveillance DVRs and video servers, and single or multi-sensor HD and SD IP cameras.
The video processors combined with the Cavium’s Super Low Latency (SLL) can deliver the most demanding video applications and guarantees sub frame-rate encode-decode latencies which is claimed by Cavium to be the lowest in the industry.
In addition, the PureVu video processor addresses a broad range of applications in consumer, enterprise, service provider and digital video surveillance markets. The processor can also be efficiently used in next generation media enabled home gateways and media servers, wireless and wired HD distribution for TV, laptops and game consoles.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi