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Tundra announces RapidIO End-Point IP for licence

Posted: 22 Mar 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:RapidIO  End-Point  Tundra  Serial RapidIO  IP 

Tundra Semiconductor Corp. is developing RapidIO End-Point IP for licensce. 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 End-Point IP. The RapidIO End-Point IP will be used to create custom and standard product functions that further enlarge the RapidIO product ecosystem.

"We believe RapidIO End-Point IP licence 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 optimised 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 End-Point 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 End-Point IP enables high-performance Serial RapidIO system interconnect between processors, bridges, remote memories, customer-defined end-point devices and RapidIO switches. The IP is compliant with RapidIO Interconnect Specification (Revision1.3) and supports up to 10Gbps payload. Fully synthesisable, the IP is designed to be combined with technology-specific Serdes on multiple process technologies.

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