Thursday, June 21, 2007

Freescale and Tundra Partner on RapidIO Switch

Freescale and Tundra Semiconductor introduced a Serial RapidIO interconnect development platform that uses Tundra's Tsi578 switch to cluster four Freescale MSC8144 multi-core DSPs in an AMC single-width form factor. The platform is designed to address interconnect bandwidth requirements of up to 10 Gbps between on-board components in applications such as wireless base stations, radio network controllers, media gateways, video conferencing and radar signal processing.

Tundra's Tsi578 enables low latency RapidIO interconnect capabilities at up to 10 Gbps, thereby supporting the bandwidth-per-link requirements of key applications. Freescale's MSC8144 multi-core DSP offers up to 10 Gbps per sRIO port. The solution could be used in standalone mode within MicroTCA and ATCA systems, or alongside Tundra's recently announced Tsi578 Serial RapidIO Development Platform.

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