Ottawa, Canada Tundra Semiconductor Corp. targets cost-sensitive applications with the introduction of the Tsi572 Serial RapidIO switch. This scalable, low-power switch is well-suited for a broad spectrum of wireless, wireline, and imaging/video applications.
The small-form-factor 21x21 RapidIO switch with 2x4 plus 4x1 or 8x1 RapidIO is designed for processor aggregation and backplane connectivity with 30 Gbits/s of non-blocking full duplex bandwidth. It offers a low 120 to 200 mW per port power and low 100 ns cut-through latency. The Tsi572 is interoperable and software compatible with the Tsi57x product family.
Tundra said the Tsi572 switch is the lowest power RapidIO switch available on the market today, compliant with the RapidIO 1.3 specification. The switch offers designers the performance and reliability of RapidIO with lower port count and lower power consumption, at a cost for high-volume applications, said the company.
"Tundra's Tsi572 RapidIO Switch coupled with Texas Instrument's high performance single-core TMS320TCI6482, TMS320TCI6484 DSP or multi-core TMS320TCI6487/88 DSP enables wireless base station OEMs to develop flexible, high-performance and board-area efficient channel card designs," said Kathy Brown, TI's DSP Wireless Infrastructure Business Manager, in a statement.
The Tsi572 complies with the AMC.4 specification and provides a solution for RapidIO connection on AMCs and to the backplane.
Tundra will exhibit its recently announced RapidIO Baseband Development Platform in the RapidIO Trade Association's booth (#321) at the MicroTCA Summit in Chantilly, Virginia.
Pricing: $59 in volume.
Availability: Sampling now.
Product information: Tsi572 and RapidIO switches
Tundra Semiconductor Corp., www.tundra.com