RapidIO for Defense and Military Applications Webcast

The RapidIO(R) Trade Association and Military & Aerospace Electronics today announce the “RapidIO for Defense and Military Applications” webcast which will be held September 28, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Moderated by John Keller, editor-in-chief, Military & Aerospace Electronics, this unique event will provide a detailed discussion on how the RapidIO high-speed switched serial interconnect has become the de facto standard for defense, space, and commercial aviation applications.

“RapidIO is becoming the default high-performance switched network fabric for defense applications,” said John Keller. “This event offers design engineers in the defense and aerospace industries a tremendous opportunity to learn how RapidIO technology and solutions address the demanding requirements for applications often used in extreme conditions.”

The panel of experts will discuss the needs in military and aerospace designs that are addressed by the RapidIO standard, the applications for which RapidIO products is best suited, and how RapidIO technology is designed at the chip level specifically to address the requirements in defense and aerospace applications. The webcast will include an overview by Tom Cox, executive director of the RapidIO Trade Association, as well as presentations from RapidIO Trade Association members Mercury Computing Systems and Tundra Semiconductor Corporation.

Tom Cox, executive director of the RapidIO Trade Association commented, “This webcast will provide a venue for learning about applying RapidIO technology in their designs as well as a forum for in-depth discussion among the military and aerospace engineering community to learn.”

Register for the RapidIO for Defense and Military Applications webcast.

RapidIO technology is an established, scalable, packet-switched, high-performance fabric specifically developed to address the needs of equipment designers in the wireless infrastructure, edge networking, storage, scientific, military and industrial markets. Under active development since June 1997, the RapidIO standard represents continued commitment of the RapidIO Trade Association to addressing the needs of the ever-changing networking and communications marketplace.

The RapidIO Trade Association and its global members drive the RapidIO interconnect architecture. This ISO-certified, open-standard seamlessly enables the chip-to-chip, board-to-board, control, backplane and data plane interconnections needed in high-performance networking, communications and embedded systems. The growth of the RapidIO ecosystem in 2005 seeded deployment of RapidIO technology in next generation wireless infrastructure, edge networking and military systems.

RapidIO(R) is a registered trademark of the RapidIO Trade Association.