Wednesday, March 23, 2011

IDT's RapidIO Switch Enables Texas Instruments' Wireless Basestation

Texas Instruments has selected Integrated Device Technology's (IDT's) CPS-1616 RapidIO Gen2 switch for its new TMDXEVM6616 evaluation module (EVM) for wireless base stations.

RapidIO delivers the efficiency and software scalability for clustering large numbers of digital signal processors (DSPs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) on boards and over backplanes for wireless systems.

The IDT CPS-1616 belongs to IDT's extensive portfolio of RapidIO Gen2 switches, supporting up to 20 Gbps per link for use as a chip-to-chip, board-to-board, and chassis-to-chassis interconnect. RapidIO enables OEMs in the 4G wireless and industrial markets to design embedded systems with clusters of DSPs that communicate in a peer-to-peer fashion while also providing high reliability, very low 100ns cut through latency, and simplified system memory maps.