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Tundra's new host bridges for PowerPC

Posted: 20 Jan 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Tsi108? Tsi109? host bridge? PowerPC? Tundra Semiconductor?

Tundra Semiconductor Corp. announced that the Tsi108 host bridge with patent pending technology that supports PCI-X, DDR2-400 SDRAM, Gigabit Ethernet and flash memory, is now in full production. The Tsi108 processor bus operates up to 200MHz and is said to be the first host bridge for PowerPC to support DDR2 memory.

The company also announced that its Tsi109 host bridge is now available for general sampling. This device is capable of dual processor support and has integrated power management features to address low power applications.

According to Tundra, its new host bridges are the companion chips for Freescale Semiconductor's MPC74xx and IBM's PPC750xx families of processors.

"Designers looking to build high performance and scalable next generation systems need a reliable host bridge provider that offers the features and support they need to succeed," said Tundra CTO Rick O'Connor. "Tundra is the systems interconnect leader delivering superior design support so that customers can realize the performance, power and signal integrity benefits to optimize system performance and cost for their PowerPC-based designs."

The Tsi108 is available in a standard package for commercial temperatures. A Pb-free version is currently sampling and is expected to be in full production shortly. Volume pricing for the Tsi108 is under $70.

The Tsi109 is currently sampling in both standard and Pb-free packages for commercial temperatures, with full production scheduled in March 2006. Volume pricing for this device is under $75.

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