updated 1/5/2011 8:16:05 AM ET 2011-01-05T13:16:05

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2011 International CES -- Cavium Networks (Nasdaq:CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, security and wireless applications and DSP Group, Inc™ (Nasdaq:DSPG) a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, announced today that they have joined forces to develop a market-ready reference design for a multi-service gateway with fully integrated Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) capabilities and advanced VoIP functionality. The DECT/CAT-iq (Cordless Advanced Technology: Internet and Quality) Module from DSP Group, combined with Energy Efficient ECONA™ ARM®-Based Processors running D2 Technologies' vPort VoIP software is designed to enable network equipment manufacturers to bring to market gateway solutions with advanced voice communications features such as high definition voice, address book synchronization and PBX functionality.

"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.  Built-in DECT CAT-iq capabilities from DSP Group enable us to provide a gateway offering with differentiating value added product features," said Manoj Gujral, VP and GM of Broadband and Consumer Division at Cavium Networks. "In addition CAT-iq ensures a high level of consumer and business experience, advanced features and full interoperability."

The reference design includes the Cavium Networks ECONA™ CNS3XXX family of ARM processors, DSP Group's DECT/CAT-iq Module and D2 Technologies' vPort VoIP GW (Gateway) software package. The Cavium Networks ECONA™ family of ARM processors delivers a wide variety of highly integrated embedded SoC options at industry leading BOM cost and performance per watt. The ECONA™ processor families are targeted for use in a wide variety of network connected home and office applications ranging from retail and small office wired and 802.11n WLAN routers.

2011 International CES -- DSP Group's DECT/CAT-iq Module enables superior range, multi-line and wideband audio (HD voice). Based on DSP Group's single-chip architecture, the cost-effective and small form-factor cordless base station module can be integrated into broadband residential gateways, such as integrated access devices (IAD), cable eMTA devices, set-top boxes (STBs), IP office PBXs and passive optical network (PON) modems. DSP Group's DECT chipsets are CAT-iq 2.0 and SOUTA (CAT-iq 3.0) compliant and support all worldwide digital cordless technologies.

"This integrated reference design combines the unique capabilities of all three companies", said Oz Zimerman, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at DSP Group. "By providing industry's best range, multi-line and multi-handset control, natural wideband voice, advanced data services and software upgradability, DSP Group offers the best value for network connected home and office applications."

"D2's market leading vPort VoIP software for CPEs was already optimized for the Cavium ECONA family," said Doug Makishima, chief operating officer for D2 Technologies. "The addition of DSP Group's DECT/CAT-iq module to the reference platform adds more voice connectivity options for greater flexibility, integration and cost effectiveness."  

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage and security applications. Cavium Networks 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 & 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 and India. For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com .

About DSP Group

DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home. Delivering system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs, DSP Group enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating applications with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, and with growing share of the wireless home telephony market, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT, Wi-Fi, PSTN and VoIP technologies with state-of-the-art application processors. Enabling converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse consumer products -- from cordless and VoIP phones to home gateways and connected multimedia screens -- DSP Group proactively partners with CE manufacturers to shape the future of converged communications at home. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.

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About D2 Technologies

D2 is the recognized leader in converged IP communications for next generation devices.  Manufacturers and service providers rely on D2 software to deliver carrier-grade IP communications across any network (Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE, cellular, broadband, PSTN), service (voice, video, IM chat, SMS, presence/status, etc.) and system (IP PBX, UC, carrier, social network, etc.) for a broad range of fixed and mobile devices.  From processing billions of VoIP minutes each month to adding enhanced IP communications for Android™, learn how D2 software is converging communications at www.D2Tech.com .

CONTACT:  DSP Group, Inc.
          Orly Garini-Dil, Marcom Manager
          +1-408-240-6822
          orly.garini@dspg.com
          www.dspg.com
          
          Spicetree Communications
          DSP Group PR Agency:
          Monica Maron
          Mobile: +972-54-5429529
          monica.maron@spicetreecom.com
          www.spicetreecom.com
         
          Cavium Media Relations
          Angel Atondo, Marketing Communications Manager
          (650) 623-7033
          angel.atondo@caviumnetworks.com
          www.caviumnetworks.com

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