IDT Technology Ideal for Use in 3.5G and 4G Wireless Base Stations and Other Processing-Intensive Applications
October 6, 2009
SAN JOSE, Calif., October 6, 2009 – IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today announced that the IDT CPS-10Q Serial RapidIO® switch has been selected by Freescale™ Semiconductor for connecting three multi-core MSC8156 digital signal processors (DSPs) on its Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) development platform. The CPS-10Q provides high port count and optimal aggregate bandwidth, addressing interconnect-bandwidth requirements of up to 10 Gbps between on-board components for increased performance.
The CPS-10Q is a 10 4x port RapidIO switch and is well suited to interconnect several Freescale MSC8156 multi-core DSPs on a single AMC card, enabling an advanced solution that allows wireless base station manufacturers to achieve optimal performance. The use of the IDT CPS-10Q with the Freescale DSPs is ideal for system OEMs developing 3.5G and 4G wireless base stations, media gateways and video and radar signal processing. These processing-intensive applications require high-performance DSPs and the high-throughput, low-latency characteristics in a Serial RapidIO solution. Freescale has tested the combination of its DSP devices with IDT products to help meet the interconnect needs of LTE traffic.
“The MSC8156 DSP and IDT’s CPS-10Q switch work together to deliver one of the industry’s highest-performing solutions, which is well suited to address the challenges that manufacturers of high capacity infrastructure equipment face today,” said Scott Aylor, general manager of DSP Products for Freescale’s Networking & Multimedia Group. “This reference design should prove to be a very attractive option for our mutual customers planning to develop early prototype and production solutions leveraging AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA architectures.”
The IDT CPS-10Q enables low latency Serial RapidIO interconnect capabilities at up to 10 Gbps, thereby supporting the bandwidth-per-link requirements of key applications. Freescale's MSC8156 multi-core DSP offers up to 10 Gbps per Serial RapidIO port. Customers can take advantage of the benefits of this platform in stand-alone mode within MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA systems or within the IDT Serial RapidIO development platform.
“The IDT/Freescale solution offers the aggregate processing power to implement 3G LTE, WiMAX and TD-SCDMA baseband as well as high density gateway applications,” said Fred Zust, vice president and general manager of the Communications division at IDT. “With our combined solution, system OEMs can maximize subscribers per line card, while doing processing-intensive applications, such as OFDM Phy processing, and multi-channel video and voice compression.”
The IDT central packet solutions are Serial RapidIO-based switches with functionality that is central to routing packets for distribution among clusters of DSPs field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), processors or any other Serial RapidIO-based devices. They can also be used in Serial RapidIO backplane switching. They support Serial RapidIO packet switching (unicast and multicast) from any of their input ports to any of their output ports. The devices include IDT technical support available from product definition to application support.
With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering low-power, mixed signal solutions that solve customer problems. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.
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