TUNDRA TSI577 SWITCH OFFERS MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE.Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX TSX Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE before April, 2002)
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TSX True Space Extension :TUN), Ottawa, a leader in System Interconnect, has announced the Tundra Tsi577(TM) Serial RapidIO(R) Switch. By minimizing power consumption and package size, this Switch now offers customers the powerful functionality of RapidIO while reducing overall design cost.
Wireless and video infrastructure OEM's with space constrained, cost sensitive designs, can take advantage of Tundra's proven RapidIO Switches, including; scalability, performance, hardware multicast, and low latency, in a small 21x21mm package.
"Wireless and video infrastructure OEM's can now leverage a smaller footprint and cost reduced RapidIO Switch using the Tsi577. Tundra's industry-leading RapidIO Switches are the de facto standard Hardware or software that is widely used, but not endorsed by a standards organization. Contrast with de jure standard.
de facto standard - A widespread consensus on a particular product or protocol which has not been ratified by any official standards body, such as ISO, for all next generation wireless platforms, with 9 out of 10 of the world's leading wireless OEM's now using Tundra's RapidIO solutions," said Tracy Richardson, Vice President Marketing, Tundra Semiconductor. "The Tsi577 leverages the performance and quality features of our proven RapidIO product line, and addresses specific customer requirements for a high performance, small footprint RapidIO Switch, for cost sensitive, space constrained designs."
Tundra's market leading RapidIO Switches connect high performance processors required to allow next generation wireless platforms to manage large volumes of voice and data traffic at high speeds while ensuring transmission integrity. Tundra's world-class engineering and customer support assist OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and design teams in bringing to market the world's highest performance wireless systems.
"Texas Instruments' digital signal processors (DSP's) optimized for wireless infrastructure have been the processors of choice for WiMAX, 3G, LTE (Long Term Evolution) See 3GPP. , and WCDMA (Wideband CDMA) A 3G high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that use the TDMA or GSM technology worldwide, including AT&T (formerly Cingular) and T-Mobile in the U.S. applications," said Kathy Brown, general manager of TI's wireless infrastructure business. "Our high-performance multi-core TMS TMS Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (alternative medicine for depression)
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"RapidIO is the interconnect of choice for next generation wireless infrastructure platforms. Tundra's optimized Tsi577 RapidIO Switch reduces interconnect footprint and cost, enabling System OEMs to build competitive, world-leading wireless, video, military and embedded platforms. The Tsi577 Switch is cost competitive per lane with PCI Express Switches and, due to the protocol efficiency of RapidIO, the Tsi577 also transmits more payload data per Gigabit," said Tom Cox, Executive Director, RapidIO Trade Association.
The new Tsi577 Switch is a small form factor RapidIO Switch compliant with the RapidIO v1.3 specification. Tundra's new Switch offers designers the industry's lowest cut-through latency, of 110 nanoseconds, and ensures maximum performance for real time voice, video and data traffic in next generation wireless platforms. Designers can rely on the proven interoperability of the Tsi57x product line and socket compatibility of the Tsi577 with the Tsi576(TM).
The Tundra Tsi577 Features:
- Small form factor 21x21 v1.3 RapidIO Switch with 16x1 or 4x4 RapidIO for processor aggregation and backplane connectivity with 40 Gbps of non-blocking bandwidth - Footprint compatible with Tsi576(TM) - Low 100 mW per port power for both long and short reach lengths - Low 110 ns cut through latency - High performance hardware multicast - Industry-leading interoperability with the Tsi57x product family
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About Tundra RapidIO(R) Switches
Tundra switches provide chip-to-chip interconnect between RapidIO end-points and can replace existing proprietary backplane fabrics for board-to-board interconnect. As a founding member of the RapidIO Trade Association and long-time Steering Committee member, Tundra continues to provide leadership in the development of the RapidIO standard and was the first semiconductor vendor to bring Parallel and Serial RapidIO switches to market. RapidIO is the leading serial interconnect standard for embedded systems and is supported by industry leaders such as, Alcatel- Lucent Technologies, AMCC AMCC Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
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AMCC allied movement coordination center (US DoD) , EMC Corporation, Ericsson, and Freescale Semiconductor. The Tundra family of RapidIO switches includes the Tsi620(TM), Tsi578(TM), Tsi577(TM), Tsi576(TM), Tsi574(TM), Tsi572(TM), Tsi568A(TM), and Tsi564A(TM).
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN) supplies the world's leading communications, computing and storage companies with System Interconnect products and design services backed by world-class customer service and technical support. Tundra's track record of product leadership includes over a decade of bridges and switches enabling key industry standards: RapidIO(R), PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). , PCI-X (PCI eXtended) An enhanced PCI bus technology originally developed by IBM, HP and Compaq that is backward compatible with existing PCI cards. PCI and 32-bit PCI-X slots are physically the same, and PCI cards can plug into PCI-X slots. , PCI Express(R), Power Architecture(TM), VME (Virtual Machine Environment) An operating system from Fujitsu Services (formerly ICL) that runs on its Series 39 mainframes. Introduced in 1975, VME is a comprehensive product that provides a variety of utilities for datacenter operations. , HyperTransport(TM), Interlaken, and SPI (1) (Stateful Packet Inspection) See stateful inspection.
(2) (Service Provider Interface) The programming interface for developing Windows drivers under WOSA. 4.2. Tundra's products deliver high functional quality and simplified board design and layout, with specific focus on system level signal integrity. Tundra's design services division, Silicon Logic Engineering, Inc., offers industry-leading ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Pronounced "a-sick." A chip that is custom designed for a specific application rather than a general-purpose chip such as a microprocessor. and FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) A type of gate array that is programmed in the field rather than in a semiconductor fab. Containing up to hundreds of thousands of gates, there are a variety of FPGA architectures on the market. design services, semiconductor intellectual property and product development consulting. Tundra's technology connects critical components in high performance embedded systems around the world.
For more information, visit http://www.tundra.com or call 613/697-6788.
Development of the Tsi577 was made possible in part with the assistance of the Technology Partnerships Canada Program.