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RapidIO Switch

The IDT Tsi578 is a third-generation Serial RapidIO Switch. Supporting 80 Gbps aggregate bandwidth, the Tsi578 enables customers to develop high performance systems at low cost. The device is targeted at the following: Chip-to-chip DSP and processor aggregation Board-to-board backplane interconnect Chassis-to-chassis interconnect over copper or optics
The Tsi578 can be configured as a 16-port x1 switch or an 8-port x4 switch (or various combinations of x1 and x4). Each of the ports can operate at 1.25 Gbaud, 2.5 Gbaud, or 3.125 Gbaud.


  • 80 Gbps of non blocking full duplex bandwidth
  • Multicasting
  • Traffic management through scheduling algorithms, programmable buffer depth
  • Fabric performance monitoring to supervise and manage traffic flow

Product Specification

Throughput (Gbps)Cut Through Latency (ns)MulticastMulticast Masks (#)Individual Port ShutdownOn-Die ScopePacket Trace/Mirror/FilterProg Pre-emphasis per PortProg Rec Equal per PortS-RIO Specification

Product Options

Orderable Part IDPart StatusPkg. CodePkg. TypeLead Count (#)Temp. GradePb (Lead) FreeCarrier TypeSample & Buy
TSI578-10GCLActiveHM675FCBGA675CNoTrayCheck Availability
TSI578-10GCLYActiveRM675FCBGA675CNoTrayCheck Availability
TSI578-10GILActiveHM675FCBGA675INoTrayCheck Availability
TSI578-10GILYActiveRM675FCBGA675INoTrayCheck Availability
TSI578-10GCLHActiveHMH675FCBGA675CNoTrayCheck Availability
TSI578-10GCLVActiveHMG675FCBGA675CYesTrayCheck Availability
TSI578-10GILHActiveHMH675FCBGA675INoTrayCheck Availability
TSI578-10GILVActiveHMG675FCBGA675IYesTrayCheck Availability


Technical Documentation

Title Type Format File Size Datesort icon
Datasheets & Errata
Tsi578 Device Errata Errata PDF 71 KB Jul 11, 2014
User Guides & Manuals
Tsi578 User Manual Manual PDF 2.72 MB Jun 6, 2016
Tsi578 Hardware Manual Manual PDF 913 KB Apr 4, 2016
Apps Notes & White Papers
Tsi578 Design Notes Application Note PDF 48 KB Apr 11, 2014
RapidIO Packet Tracing using the Tsi57x Application Note PDF 545 KB Dec 7, 2009
Tsi RapidIO Switch Device Differences Application Note PDF 53 KB Dec 7, 2009
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Tsi578 Port Error Recovery and Resynchronization Application Note Application Note PDF 237 KB Dec 7, 2009
Thermal Device Analysis and Design Considerations Application Note PDF 70 KB Dec 7, 2009
PCN# : A1402-03 Change Assembly Material Set for FCBGA-399 & FCBGA-675 Product Change Notice PDF 31 KB Mar 4, 2014
S-RIO Switch Feature Comparison Chart Product Brief PDF 50 KB Feb 16, 2016
H-Spice Model Access Request Miscellaneous PDF 11 KB Oct 24, 2012
S-RIO Linux Support Request Miscellaneous PDF 16 KB Sep 26, 2012
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Tsi578 Product Brief Product Brief PDF 444 KB May 3, 2011
RapidIO System Modeling Tool Feature Sheet Product Brief PDF 188 KB Dec 7, 2009
Tsi578 Pinlist Pinlist-Ballmap TXT 9 KB Dec 7, 2009
Tsi578 and Freescale MSC8144 AMC Feature Sheet Product Brief PDF 166 KB Dec 7, 2009
Tsi578 Ballmap Pinlist-Ballmap PDF 26 KB Dec 7, 2009
RapidIO Signal Analyzer Product Brief Product Brief PDF 468 KB Dec 7, 2009
Tsi578 MicroTCA Switching Module Feature Sheet Product Brief PDF 113 KB Dec 7, 2009

Software & Tools

Title Type Format File Size Datesort icon
Tsi578 BSDL Model Model - BSDL TXT 70 KB Dec 11, 2009
Tsi578 IBIS Model Model - IBIS TXT 329 KB Apr 26, 2013
RapidIO Switch API Installer Software ZIP 364 KB Mar 25, 2015
Tsi578 RapidFET 3_2_003 Module Software Tool ZIP 106 KB Dec 20, 2012

News & Additional Resources

Title Date
IDT and CERN openlab Mark Milestone for Data Acquisition and Data Center Analytics Applications Used for Large Hadron Collider Jun 22, 2016
Huawei Selects IDT RapidIO Technology for Video Platform Apr 27, 2016
IDT and Prodrive Technologies Partner to Develop 100ns Latency, Energy-Efficient RapidIO Switch Appliance Portfolio Mar 9, 2016
Low-Latency Interconnects Plumb Depths of Particle Physics Jan 27, 2016
IDT and CERN openlab Engineer Low-Latency RapidIO Platform to Speed and Improve Analytics at Large Hadron Collider and Data Center Dec 15, 2015
IDT Treats Network and Data Center Operators with a Vibrant Mobile Edge Computing Platform Oct 23, 2015
IDT Launches Low-Latency Computing Platform to Speed Big Data Analytics and Deep Learning at the Edge of Networks Oct 13, 2015
IDT’s RapidIO Solutions Enable Fujitsu’s C-RAN Deployments Jul 29, 2015
IDT Launches Open High-Performance Analytics and Computing Lab to Integrate RapidIO Interconnect with Heterogeneous Platforms Jul 15, 2015
ARTICLE: Will the Large Hadron Collider and IDT finally agree that the answer is 42? Apr 29, 2015
RapidIO is being targeted at high performance computing applications as latency becomes a critical factor Jan 28, 2015
IDT RapidIO Interconnect Enables Orange’s Successful Social Media Analytics Project Sep 4, 2014
IDT Introduces RapidIO®-based Supercomputing and Data Center Reference Platform with 20 Gbps-per-port Switching and Intel Processing Sep 9, 2013
IDT RapidIO® 20 Gbps-per-port Switches Provide High-performance Interconnect for Low-power BrownDwarf Supercomputer Jun 17, 2013
IDT RapidIO® Switch Selected by RADVISION for SCOPIA Video Conference System Mar 8, 2011

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