The serial RapidIO development platform is the result of a partnership between Tundra Semiconductor Corp and Silicon Turnkey Express (STx). The two companies teamed together to supply this reference design platform using the Tsi568A serial RapidIO switch. A member of the Tundra Third Party Partner Program and a supplier of the Tundra Hardware Interoperability Platform (HIP), STx will manufacture and distribute the serial RapidIO development platform. This development platform combined with other easily accessible design support tools for the Tundra RapidIO System Interconnect product family will facilitate the flexibility and rapid prototyping capability needed to design next-generation systems faster.
The serial RapidIO development platform will provide system architects, boards designers and software developers with a low-cost prototyping solution. The platform is a stand-alone card that is powered through a standard ATX (Advanced Technology eXtended) supply and can be used in conjunction with off-the-shelf processing and I/O (input/output) boards to immediately create a "proof of concept" system, an application software development environment, customer demonstration system or an interoperability-testing suite. This development board is a critical component of customers' development activities and will reduce system development risk.
The serial RapidIO development platform leverages various industry standard mechanical connectors including, advanced mezzanine connectors (AMC), sub-miniature version A (SMA) connectors, HIP connectors, and a 4x I/O (input/output) differential cable connector. This level and breadth of interoperability enables a high degree of flexibility so customers can perform a range of development and diagnostic activities including, prototyping and interoperability testing.
The Tsi568A development platform is available now for $3,500 USD. To order, please contact Silicon Turnkey Express at (440) 461-4700 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.