Multi-Standard Serial RapidIO Switch
Tue, 11/20/2007 - 6:19am
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation introduces the Tsi620, a multi-standard Serial RapidIO Switch that lowers 3G baseband costs by bridging RapidIO-based DSP clusters to low-cost embedded processors and FPGAs. Further cost savings are realized by taking advantage of the Tsi620’s unique RapidIO port for FPGA interconnect. This port allows baseband designers to select cost competitive FPGAs without integrated SerDes. The Tsi620 features include up to three ports in 4x mode; 1.25 Gbaud, 2.5 and 3.125 Gbaud data rate as well as non-standard speeds in between. Non-serial FPGA interface supports RapidIO (layers 2 and 3) at 1 to 10 Gb/s data rate. The device is packaged in a 27 × 27 mm, 675-pin PBGA.