IDT unveils first Serial RapidIO-based 10G serial buffer for accelerating DSP performance

SAN JOSE, Calif., 15 Nov. 2006. Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has unveiled a 10G serial buffer, the industry's first Serial RapidIO-based memory solution. When coupled with IDT's pre-processing switch (PPS), this wireless chipset solution provides an optimized interconnection that accelerates DSP performance by up to 20 percent.

Nov 15th, 2006

SAN JOSE, Calif., 15 Nov. 2006. Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has unveiled a 10G serial buffer, the industry's first Serial RapidIO-based memory solution.

When coupled with IDT's pre-processing switch (PPS), this wireless chipset solution provides an optimized interconnection that accelerates DSP performance by up to 20 percent, thus enabling the cost-effective delivery of advanced DSP-intensive wireless services, such as mobile video. The wireless chipset works in conjunction with digital signal processors (DSPs) and chip-rate processors (CRPs) from various vendors, enabling complete solutions for cellular baseband vendors.

The 10G serial buffer delivers 10-Gbps performance. Offering 18 Mbits of memory, which can be scaled to 90 Mbits for optimum functionality, the 10G serial buffer eliminates severe memory capacity and performance limitations, enabling the real-time execution of large, consecutive, data-sample comparisons in next-generation base station systems and other DSP-intensive applications.

The IDT 10G serial buffer provides intelligent monitoring and control circuitry that automatically identifies and compensates for dropped data samples to maintain data synchronicity -- replacing a function that would normally need to be custom developed and external to the memory. This function is vital for the performance and the quality of service essential to the delivery of value-added services that depend upon high-data-rate communications.

The IDT 10G serial buffer is available in a 484-pin BGA package, which is RoHS compliant. The product is currently alpha sampling and is priced at $89 in 10,000 unit quantities.

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