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.

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  • 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 Options

Orderable Part ID Part Status Pkg. Code Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Temp. Grade Pb (Lead) Free Carrier Type Buy Sample
TSI578-10GCL Obsolete HM675 FCBGA 675 C No Tray
TSI578-10GCLY Obsolete RM675 FCBGA 675 C No Tray
TSI578-10GIL Obsolete HM675 FCBGA 675 I No Tray
TSI578-10GILY Obsolete RM675 FCBGA 675 I No Tray
TSI578-10GCLH Obsolete HMH675 FCBGA 675 C No Tray
TSI578-10GCLV Obsolete HMG675 FCBGA 675 C Yes Tray
TSI578-10GILH Obsolete HMH675 FCBGA 675 I No Tray
TSI578-10GILV Obsolete HMG675 FCBGA 675 I Yes Tray

Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
Tsi578 Device Errata Errata PDF 71 KB
User Guides & Manuals
Tsi578 User Manual Manual PDF 3.10 MB
Tsi578 Hardware Manual Manual PDF 1.01 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
RapidIO Software Support Application Note Application Note PDF 183 KB
Tsi578 Design Notes Application Note PDF 129 KB
Thermal Device Analysis and Design Considerations Application Note PDF 162 KB
RapidIO Packet Tracing using the Tsi57x Application Note PDF 642 KB
Tsi578 Port Error Recovery and Resynchronization Application Note Application Note PDF 339 KB
Tsi RapidIO Switch Device Differences Application Note PDF 142 KB
PDN# : CQ-17-02R1 Quarterly Market Declined PDN (revision1) Product Discontinuation Notice PDF 647 KB
PDN# : CQ-17-02 Quarterly Market Declined PDN Product Discontinuation Notice PDF 898 KB
PCN# : A1402-03 Change Assembly Material Set for FCBGA-399 & FCBGA-675 Product Change Notice PDF 31 KB
RapidIO Switch API Installer Software ZIP 364 KB
Tsi578 IBIS Model Model - IBIS IBS 329 KB
Tsi578 RapidFET 3_2_003 Module Software Tool ZIP 106 KB
Tsi578 BSDL Model Model - BSDL TXT 70 KB
Supercomputing at the Mobile Edge Overview Overview PDF 991 KB
IDT Products for Radio Applications 日本語 Product Brief PDF 2.34 MB
S-RIO Switch Feature Comparison Chart Product Brief PDF 50 KB
H-Spice Model Access Request Miscellaneous PDF 11 KB
Tsi578 Product Brief Product Brief PDF 444 KB
SRIOGen2 System Modeling Tool Product Brief PDF 914 KB
Tsi578 and Freescale MSC8144 AMC Feature Sheet Product Brief PDF 166 KB
RapidIO Signal Analyzer Product Brief Product Brief PDF 468 KB
RapidIO System Modeling Tool Feature Sheet Product Brief PDF 188 KB
Tsi578 Ballmap Pinlist-Ballmap PDF 26 KB
Tsi578 MicroTCA Switching Module Feature Sheet Product Brief PDF 113 KB
Tsi578 Pinlist Pinlist-Ballmap TXT 9 KB

Boards & Kits

News & Additional Resources

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IDT RapidIO Development Systems Jan 30, 2017
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