Cavium PureVu® Powers NETGEAR Push2TV® Miracast Compatible Wireless Display Adapter

Monday, September 24th, 2012

NETGEAR’s New Push2TV (PTV3000) Adapter to Use Cavium’s Flexible CNW6611L Media SoC to Offer Intel® WiDi and Compatibility with WiFi Alliance Miracast™

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, today announced that NETGEAR’s recently launched 3rd generation Push2TV wireless display adapter is based on Cavium’s CNW6611L media SoC offering superior wireless media connectivity. The new NETGEAR Push2TV Wireless Display Adapter supports Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi), and is one of the first adapters that is pre-standard compliant with the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Miracast™ specification, making it one of the most universal wireless display adapters available in the market today. At less than one third the size of its predecessor, NETGEAR’s new adapter leverages Cavium’s USB powered, low latency Tiga reference design to offer seamless connectivity to a wide range of notebook PCs, smartphones and tablets.

NETGEAR’s Push2TV wireless display adapters have been shipping in the market since the initial launch of Intel® WiDi solution in 2010. NETGEAR continues to provide a premium experience supporting Intel® WiDi and has also designed its 3rd generation adapter functionality to be compatible with the new Miracast™ wireless display standard. With over 30 million Intel® WiDi-based laptops shipped to date, and the growing demand for Miracast™ functionality on smartphones, tablets, and notebooks, NETGEAR’s Push2TV adapter is significantly increasing the number of connected consumer electronics devices it can wirelessly receive media content from.

“NETGEAR has led the wireless display adapter market in the past 3 years with our 1st and 2nd generation WiDi-compatible Push2TV products,” said David Henry, vice president of marketing in the retail business unit at NETGEAR. “With Cavium’s flexible SoC and optimized reference platform, we are able to extend our price-performance market leadership with a new USB-powered design that is smaller, offers more features, yet priced more competitively than previous generations.”

NETGEAR’s Push2TV adapter leverages the flexibility and performance of Cavium’s CNW6611L media processor to offer superior video quality, optimized end-to-end latency, and robust content delivery over standard WiFi. CNW6611L’s architecture offers the flexibility of a 1080p multi-format media subsystem, along with the raw horsepower of hardware accelerated security and graphics processing, to implement various wireless display capabilities with support for HDCP content protection.

“We are pleased to have been selected by NETGEAR for their 3rd generation Push2TV wireless display adapter,” said Raj Singh, General Manager of Cavium’s Digital Home and Office division. “Cavium’s state-of-the-art low power, low cost Tiga reference design offers unique differentiating features in quality and latency, which enables NETGEAR to continue its market leadership with its latest generation wireless display adapter design.”