MANHASSET, N.Y. Semiconductor suppliers Atmel Corp. and Tundra Semiconductor Corp. have made an agreement enabling Atmel to deliver leading-edge system interconnect products to the extended-reliability markets.
In this agreement, Atmel (San Jose, Calif.) has been licensed to deliver a selection of Tundra's portfolio of high-performance interconnect devices with enhanced capabilities for applications requiring extended-temperature and extended-reliability specifications. As a result of this announcement, Tundra (Ottawa, Canada) and Atmel-Grenoble will offer comprehensive processing systems solutions in the high-performance telecommunications, embedded computing, industrial, military and space markets.
Atmel will be able to offer host bridges for PowerPC and RapidIO interconnect products as either commercial devices upscreened to meet extended-reliability demands, such as high temperature range, burn-in or other specific qualifications, or as high-rel devices assembled and tested by Atmel to military screening levels such as MIL-PRF 38535.
Joining the PC106 and PC107 will be the PC109, the extended-reliability version of the Tundra Tsi109 Host Bridge for PowerPC. The PC109 will be available from Atmel during the fourth quarter 2006.
In addition to the host bridges, Atmel intends to offer extended-reliability versions of Tundra's serial RapidIO switches.