Tundra Semiconductor Introduces Tsi352 PCI-to-PCI Bridge

Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the leader in System Interconnect, now offers customers a complete portfolio of proven, high performance, low-cost PCI and PCI-X bridges. Tundra launched the new Tsi352(TM) PCI-to-PCI Bridge, fully compliant with PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 2.3. The Tsi352 makes it possible to extend a system’s load capability limit beyond that of a single PCI bus by allowing motherboard designers to add more PCI devices or more PCI option card slots than a single PCI bus can support. The Tsi352 has two identical PCI Interfaces that handle PCI transactions for its respective bus. This traffic isolation can increase system performance in many applications such as multimedia.

The Tsi352 joins the Tsi340(TM) and Tsi350 (TM) to complete Tundra’s PCI-to-PCI bridge portfolio. Similar in features and functionality, the three PCI Bridge solutions offered by Tundra provide compatible footprints for most standard 32-bit PCI bridges on the market today. Tundra’s Tsi340, an industry-standard, low power, 32-bit 66 MHz synchronous PCI-to-PCI Bridge, announced in November 2006 , is now in full production. The Tsi340, Tsi350 are fully compliant with the PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 2.3 and have earned their place on the PCI-SIG Integrators’ list. Recently, Tundra launched its first PCI Express Bridge, the Tsi384(TM) and Tundra will continue to expand its portfolio of PCI Express(R) interconnect solutions.

“Tundra has provided customers industry-leading PCI solutions for 7 years, since the introduction of the Tsi310(TM) – the first PCI-X to PCI-X Bridge which is recognized as the de facto standard of PCI-X Interconnect. Customers continue to rely on Tundra solutions, because we offer both superior products and world-class customer support unrivaled in the industry,” said Benny Chang, Chief Technology Officer, Tundra Semiconductor. “We will continue to provide high performance and high quality system interconnect solutions at competitive prices to our customers, helping them to be ahead of their competitors” continued Chang.

Tundra’s PCI bridges are ideally suited for a wide range of applications including: communications and networking equipment, video capture cards, embedded video recorders, multi-function printers, and network interface cards. New designs and existing board footprints can take advantage of these high quality alternatives to competitive offerings. Tundra offers customers short lead times, reliable supply and exceptional customer service and support. Tundra’s leading System Interconnect products are available through a world-wide distribution network. Visit www.tundra.com/globalnetwork to find a distributor or Tundra partner near you.

About Tundra PCI, PCI-X and PCI Express(R) Bridges
The Tundra PCI and PCI-X System Interconnect portfolio offers customers a wide range of proven, high performance, low power PCI and PCI-X bridges. Tundra’s PCI, PCI-X and PCI Express bridge roadmap reflects an investment and commitment to addressing current and future needs of PCI-based designs. To allow interoperation with new PCI Express root complexes and legacy PCI/X endpoints, Tundra will offer PCI Express to PCI/X bridges. The PCI/X/e bridge family will continue to grow with variants that offer system designers numerous I/O connectivity options. In addition, Tundra’s leadership and market expertise in other interconnects such as RapidIO(R) will be critical to the seamless integration of different standards into new architectures based around high speed serial system interconnects.

Availability Part Number

Part Number

Bridge Type

Transparency

Package

RoHS

Availability

Tsi352

32-bit 66 MHz Synchronous PCI-to-PCI bridge

Transparent

160pin PQFP

Yes

Sampling

Tsi350

32-bit 66 MHz Asynchronous PCI-to-PCI bridge

Transparent

208pin PQFP

Yes

In Production

256 PBGA

Yes

Sampling

Tsi340

32-bit 66 MHz Synchronous PCI-to-PCI bridge

Transparent

128pin PQFP

Yes

In Production

Tsi310

64-bit 133 MHz
PCI-X to PCI-X bridge

Transparent, Non-Transparent, Opaque

304 HPBGA

Yes

In Production

Tsi384

PCI Express (x4) to PCI/X forward bridge

Transparent, Non-Transparent, Opaque

256 BGA

Yes

Sampling

About Tundra
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN) is the global leader in System Interconnect providing world-class customer and technical support, leading-edge semiconductor solutions and design services to the world’s foremost communications, networking, storage system, and information technology vendors. Consistently delivering on system level performance promises that reduce time to market, Tundra System Interconnect products ensure market advantage in wireless infrastructure, storage networking, network access, military, industrial automation, and information technology applications. Silicon Logic Engineering, Inc. (SLE), Tundra’s semiconductor design services division, offers industry-leading ASIC and FPGA design services, semiconductor intellectual property and product development consulting.

TUNDRA is a registered trademark of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (Canada, U.S. and U.K.). TUNDRA and the Tundra logo are registered marks of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation in Canada, the European Union and the People’s Republic of China (Registration is pending in the United States). Tsi310, Tsi340, Tsi350, Tsi352, Tsi384 and Design.Connect.Go. are trademarks of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation. RapidIO is a registered trademark of the RapidIO Trade Association, Inc.