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Tundra licenses interconnect products to Atmel

Posted: 28 Jul 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Tundra Semiconductor? Atmel? interconnect products? PowerPC? RapidIO?

Tundra Semiconductor Corp. and Atmel Corp. announced an agreement enabling Atmel to deliver leading-edge system interconnect products to the extended-reliability markets.

According to the press release, the new agreement licensed Atmel to deliver a selection of Tundra's portfolio of high-performance interconnect devices with enhanced capabilities for applications requiring extended- temperature and extended-reliability specifications. As a result of this announcement, Tundra and Atmel-Grenoble will offer comprehensive processing systems solutions in the high-performance telecommunications, embedded computing, industrial, military and space markets.

Atmel will be able to offer host bridges for PowerPC and RapidIO interconnect products as either commercial devices upscreened to meet extended-reliability demands, such as high temperature range, burn-in or other specific qualifications, or as high reliability devices assembled and tested by Atmel to military screening levels such as MIL-PRF 38535.

Joining the PC106 and PC107, will be the PC109, the extended-reliability version of the Tundra Tsi109 Host Bridge for PowerPC. The PC109 is suitable companion chip for the PC74xx high-reliability microprocessors supported by Atmel, which will be available during Q4 2006. In addition to the host bridges, Atmel intends to offer extended-reliability versions of Tundra's portfolio of serial RapidIO switches.

"Tundra's System Interconnect products ideally complement our microprocessor portfolio and will broaden the range of solutions available for our customers," said Thierry Gouvernel, director of BMS product line at Atmel Grenoble.

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