Tundra Tsi620 Serial RapidIO Switch with FPGA Bridge

The Tsi620, by Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), is a multi-standard Serial RapidIO Switch that lowers 3G baseband costs by bridging RapidIO-based DSP clusters to low cost embedded processors and FPGAs. The Tundra Tsi620 significantly lowers 3G baseband processing costs by directly connecting a switched cluster of RapidIO-enabled DSPs to low cost PCI-enabled microprocessors, in many cases leveraging investment in existing software solutions. Additional cost savings can be achieved through Tsi620′s RapidIO port for FPGA interconnect. This port allows baseband designers to select cost competitive FPGAs without integrated SerDes.

The Tundra Tsi620 will be available in early 2008. Volume pricing for this switch is $99 USD.

Features of the Tsi620:

  • Non-serial FPGA Interface: Supports RapidIO (layers 2 and 3) at 1 to 10 Gbps data rate
  • PCI Interface that operates up to 66 MHz and supports up to four devices
  • RapidIO Interface:
    • Up to three ports in 4x mode
    • Up to six ports in 1x mode
    • 1.25 Gbaud, 2.5 and 3.125 Gbaud data rate as well as non standard speeds in between
  • Packaging:
    • 27 x 27 mm, 675-pin PBGA
    • Industrial and commercial temperature operating ranges
    • Eutectic and RoHS/Green packages
  • Low latency with cut-through capability
  • Enhanced SerDes for low power solution
  • High-performance Multicast Engine
  • Low power:
    • Leverages Tsi57x technology at 120-200mW per RapidIO port
    • Typical power of less than 4 W
  • RapidIO Switch software compatible with Tsi57x products

More info:
Tundra Debuts Serial RapidIO Switch with PCI Bridging, FPGA Interface
Tundra Semiconductor