Cavium and Quortus Enable Unique LTE RAN and EPC on Single Chip for Portable Applications


Deployment-proven Evolved Packet Core (EPC) turns a Cavium OCTEON Fusion® Small Cell into a fully functional, highly portable, standalone mobile network San Jose, USA & Guildford, UK, July 21 2014 – Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, and Quortus, the company transforming core network functionality into edge-based applications, today announced a partnership to embed Quortus’ software Evolved Packet Core (EPC) on Cavium’s OCTEON Fusion family of System-on-Chip (SoC) processors for small cell base stations. The combination of Cavium’s  OCTEON Fusion processors, LTE stack software and low power, low cost eNodeB designs with Quortus’ highly efficient, fully featured EPC software  turns small cells into extremely-portable, standalone rapidly-deployable mobile networks for site-specific uses such as public safety, emergency services and military applications. This allows the private network to operate without any connection to a remote centralized core enabling new deployment paradigms. The OCTEON Fusion family of SoCs is the industry’s most powerful small cell ”base station-on-a-chip” product line, providing hardware acceleration specifically designed for LTE and 3G small cells. Cavium’s field-proven small cell solutions include complete software implementations (PHY + stack) and manufacturable hardware designs. Quortus’ software EPC technology distills the functionality of a core network into an application which can be installed on SoCs, commodity hardware or in the cloud. It not only reduces the cost of network deployments, but brings a level of flexibility that allows core intelligence to be placed where it is needed most, including the network edge. It is deployment-proven in a range of settings including enterprises and remote locations, on...