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Tundra offers RapidIO Endpoint IP for license

Posted: 22 Mar 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:RapidIO? Endpoint? Tundra? Serial RapidIO? IP?

Tundra Semiconductor Corp. is developing RapidIO Endpoint IP for license. RapidIO offers a high-performance, packet-oriented interconnect protocol and Tundra's RapidIO IP offers designers low risk and accelerated time-to-market.

RapidIO ecosystem
Tundra announced the serial RapidIO switch in 2005 and subsequently launched the RapidIO interoperability lab in 2006. RapidIO's family of switches and development platforms are accompanied by Endpoint IP. The RapidIO Endpoint IP will be used to create custom and standard product functions that further enlarge the RapidIO product ecosystem.

"We believe RapidIO Endpoint IP license will enable base station OEMs to speed their time to market," said Travis Scheckel, TI's RapidIO development manager and chair of the RapidIO technical working group. "RapidIO continues to gain momentum in the wireless infrastructure marketplace, and its value will become critical as data-intensive applications proliferate. Tundra's RapidIO switches and IP, coupled with TI's performance-leading family of optimized DSPs, will continue to drive 3G applications and beyond."

Through the company's design services division, Silicon Logic Engineering (SLE), the logic layer of the Serial RapidIO Endpoint IP can be configured to meet individual customer's specific requirements. This helps customers save on internal resources for their own proprietary design work. Another advantage offered by RapidIO IP is interoperability with multiple vendor DSPs, FPGAs and ASICs, as well as risk elimination.

Serial RapidIO
The Endpoint IP enables high-performance Serial RapidIO system interconnect between processors, bridges, remote memories, customer-defined endpoint devices and RapidIO switches. The IP is compliant with RapidIO Interconnect Specification (Revision1.3) and supports up to 10Gbps payload. Fully synthesizable, the IP is designed to be combined with technology-specific Serdes on multiple process technologies.

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