RapidIO Trade Association, Embedded Planet Offer Training

The RapidIO(R) Trade Association and Embedded Planet announced they have partnered to create a RapidIO Technology training curriculum that will provide hands-on training for designers employing RapidIO technology in high performance, innovative systems. Embedded Planet will leverage its years of professional training experience, first-hand knowledge of RapidIO design processes, and input from the RapidIO Trade Association members to develop and deliver a set of high quality training courses. RapidIO hardware and software training courses are scheduled to be available beginning in April 2007.

“The RapidIO ecosystem continues to grow as OEMs and ODMs discover the powerful benefits of designing with RapidIO technology,” said Tom Cox, executive director of the RapidIO Trade Association. “With this new training curriculum from Embedded Planet, independent testing through RIOLAB, more than a hundred products, and a growing Trade Association community, designers have everything they need to create high-performance systems.”

The training program is designed for engineers designing with Serial RapidIO for the first time as well as for experienced designers seeking to hone their knowledge and keep abreast of RapidIO technology developments. The courses, RapidIO Hardware Design and RapidIO Software Design, are comprehensive two-day sessions, which focus on both the RapidIO 1.3 and the imminent the RapidIO 2.0 specifications. The curriculum provides an overview of Serial RapidIO, packet switching, as well as design tips for the logical, transport and physical layers. The program can be combined into an in-depth four-day course.

“Embedded Planet is pleased to be working with the RapidIO Trade Association to deliver training on a technology that is becoming increasingly important in the creation of next generation embedded systems,” said Mike McCullough, director of professional services for Embedded Planet. “Quality training is a vital component of enabling engineers to reach high levels of productivity quickly and meet today’s demanding product schedules. Our experience in training, software, and hardware development allows us to deliver a unique training course that covers the breadth of issues facing engineers designing with RapidIO technology.”

Embedded Planet’s trainers have been developing and providing leading-edge training programs for more than a decade, helping embedded systems developers as they produce world-class software and systems on schedule and within tight budget constraints. The company’s training is recognized as a key element in reducing time-to-productivity and developing more agile design teams.

About RapidIO Trade Association
The RapidIO Trade Association and its global members drive the RapidIO interconnect architecture. This ISO and ANSI-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. RapidIO-based products are shipping now, including silicon chips, boards and systems. Detailed information on the RapidIO specification, products, design tools, member companies, and membership is available.

About Embedded Planet
Embedded Planet, founded in 1997, is a leading full service single board computer and embedded systems solution provider. The company’s unique set of capabilities enables it to support organizations through the entire lifecycle of product development with customized training at project launch through high quality volume production services during product deployment. Embedded Planet’s integrated hardware and software systems and training capabilities accelerate time to market for OEMs in the networking, military, industrial, and medical markets. The company’s products support a broad range of processors, embedded operating systems, and form factors. For more information, please email info@embeddedplanet.com.

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