RapidIO Trade Association Announces Embedded Webinars

Known for producing innovative technical webcasts that provide practical design information, The RapidIO(R) Trade Association announced a series of online events from September through November 2007. These highly anticipated webcasts are crafted to provide OEM engineering managers, system architects, and embedded product developers with the detailed information required to speed RapidIO designs and next generation products to market.

“The RapidIO Trade Association members represent some of the best technical minds in the embedded community, and without question, the world’s best RapidIO engineering teams,” said Tom Cox, executive director, RapidIO Trade Association. “Bringing this level of expertise together in four unique webcasts is unprecedented, and will provide OEMs with unparalleled insights into RapidIO design methodologies.”

RapidIO Webcast Schedule

  • “RapidIO for Defense and Military Applications,” September 12, 2007, sponsored by Military & Aerospace Electronics, with Curtiss Wright, E2V and Mercury Computer Systems
  • “Implementing RapidIO Solutions and System Integration for ATCA, microTCA and Custom Form-factor Solutions,” October 10, 2007, sponsored by OpenSystems Publishing, with Curtiss Wright, IDT, Silicon Turnkey Express, and Tundra Semiconductor Corporation
  • “ATCA/microTCA and RapidIO,” October 22, 2007, sponsored by Light Reading, (companies to be announced soon)
  • “RapidIO Technology and Next Generation Storage Solutions,” date to be confirmed in November 2007, sponsored by TechOnline, including Freescale and Mercury Computer Systems

Each event will be hosted by Tom Cox, executive director of the RapidIO Trade Association, who will provide a brief update on the specification before introduction presentations from RapidIO members.

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.

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