IDT Launches RapidIO 40-100 Gbps Interface Portfolio, Reducing Latency and Boosting Bandwidth for Communications and Computing
Based on the RapidIO.org 10xN Spec and Aligned with the Open Compute Project, IDT’s IP Core Targets Wireless, High-Performance Computing, Analytics and Embedded Markets
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 9, 2014 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today announced the launch of a RapidIO® 40-100 Gbps interface product portfolio, developed to lower latency while improving bandwidth for high-performance computing (HPC), wireless, analytics and embedded applications. For the first in a series of products planned, IDT is introducing a 40 Gbps RapidIO 10xN IP core for ASIC, CPU, processor, DSP, GPU and FPGA partners and end customers, supporting silicon solutions with process technology nodes from 45 down to 16 nanometers.
The RapidIO 40 Gbps IP core is designed to serve as a basic building block and gateway between processing elements to create low-latency, scalable, energy-efficient computing. The lower latency and higher speed interface products will be essential for the efficient and cost-effective management and analysis of the massive volumes of data generated by today’s electronics.
“This initial 40 Gbps product provides an exciting interconnect path for the Open Compute Project, where we are innovating from the system level down to the silicon level,” said Cole Crawford, executive director of the Open Compute Project (OCP), whose mission is to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing. “IDT’s RapidIO 10xN solutions support the OCP’s goal for open, interoperable, vendor-agnostic solutions that take us from today’s custom vendor-based HPC solutions towards open exascale computing.”
“Through our work with Integrated Device Technology, Texas Instruments has been able to ship millions of ports of RapidIO Gen1 and Gen2,” said Paul Carson, director within TI’s processor organization and chair of the RapidIO.org steering committee, “It is exciting to see that IDT is expanding the overall RapidIO ecosystem with a comprehensive IP core family starting with 40 Gbps today and scaling up to 100 Gbps. This will enable the RapidIO standards to further improve performance, reliability, and latency in wireless infrastructure, high-performance compute, mission-critical, and other multi-processor system applications.”
IDT has staked a leadership position with RapidIO technology, announcing earlier this year that it has shipped over 100 million ports, which deliver the technology that connects virtually the entire worldwide 4G base station market.
The new RapidIO 40Gbps 10xN IP core will be used in upcoming RapidIO 40-100Gbps switching, bridging, processor and memory controller products, including the switching collaboration between IDT and eSilicon to develop 100 ns latency RapidIO switches operating at 40 Gbps per port. The solutions will be backward compatible with the millions of RapidIO products on the market operating at 10-20 Gbps data rates.
“Our HPC and analytics customers are facing the same latency, power and space constrains as our embedded customers, while trying to scale to large systems with thousands of nodes that stretch beyond petascale to exascale computing,” said Sean Fan, vice president and general manager of IDT’s Interface and Connectivity Division. “The new RapidIO 10xN IP core, along with upcoming switches and interface products, will deliver the latency reductions and throughput improvements needed for 4G advanced and 5G systems, offering a clear path to unprecedented scale and bandwidth with an open industry interconnect fabric.”
IDT is a leader in RapidIO technology, delivering products that connect virtually the entire worldwide 4G base station market. Working closely with the RapidIO.org trade group and Open Compute Project, IDT is developing a new generation of lowest-latency, high-speed RapidIO products to enable real-time analytics in this era of Big Data. IDT’s bridging and switching products are ideal for building peer-to-peer multi-processor systems with 100ns latency, low power consumption, reliable packet termination — all with industry-standard based support at up to 40 Gbps per port. IDT’s RapidIO solutions are ideal for wireless base station infrastructure, server, high-performance computing, data center, servers, video, imaging, military and industrial control applications.
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