I-View Selects Tundra PCI Express Bridge, AlogicsPCI One Chip Decoder

Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX: TUN ), a global leader in System Interconnect, and Alogics, a leading video security and surveillance solution provider, have been selected by I-View Communication Inc. (I-View), a leader in digital video recording (DVR) for security and surveillance systems, to provide PCI Express® (PCIe) Bridges and PCI One Chip Decoders to enable I-View’s PCIe DVR video capture cards for next generation surveillance systems.

The I-View PCIe video capture card combines the high performance APC-915 from Alogics, and the reliable x1 PCIe bridging capability of Tundra’s Tsi381TM PCIe Bridge. The combined APC-915/Tsi381 solution offered I-View maximum video throughput performance over the PCIe interface, enabling I-View’s video capture card to produce the highest video quality for their customers.

“We evaluated a number of PCIe to PCI bridges for the DVR capture card and selected the Tundra Tsi381 for its superior performance, quality and reliability,” said James Ou, Sales Manager, I-View. “We were able to easily integrate the Tsi381 with Alogics APC-915, enabling us to achieve significantly better performance than any other solution. This performance advantage allowed us to quickly bring to market a product that provides our customers the best video quality and frame rate.”

When combined in video capture card designs, Tundra’s Tsi381 and Alogics APC-915, improve system performance by maximizing the video data bandwidth over the PCI Express bus. This in turn increases the frames per second ratio and results in optimum image resolution and frame rates in the surveillance system.

“Working closely with Tundra’s world-class support team allowed us to ensure that the combined Alogics APC-915 and Tsi381 PCIe Bridge provided the highest quality, best performance solution to get I-View’s video surveillance design to market quickly,” said Jung Sam, Park, Vice President, Alogics.

“Tundra has built its long-standing reputation on the quality and reliability of the products we deliver, and on the world-class customer support that accompanies every interconnect product we ship. I-View’s use of our new Tsi381 PCIe Bridge demonstrates both the quality of this high performance part under demanding operating conditions, and the support of our expert technical team,” said Tracy Richardson , Vice President Marketing, Tundra Semiconductor. “Our customers continue to confirm that our high performance Tsi381 PCIe Bridge is both low-risk and easy to integrate into their existing designs.”

About I-View Communication Inc.
I-View Communication, Inc., founded in 1998, has been a pioneer manufacturer in the digital video surveillance for security industry. Our engineering staffs are dedicated in research, designing and developing powerful high performance digital surveillance solutions for residential, commercial, industrial, educational and governmental applications. We constantly listen to customers’ needs and commit ourselves in continuing development of technological superiority, optimum solution and profitability for our business partners. I-View Communication, Inc., will maintain our focus in developing the most innovative and cost-effective remote digital video products and achieving our mission, “Creating a Peaceful Mind for Everyone.”

About Alogics
Alogics is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in design, development, and marketing of integrated chip solutions for video security and wireless telecom applications. As the market leader in providing Video processing ICs for DVR Quad and MUX applications Alogics supplies the world’s leading video security system manufacturers with Multiple video decoder integrated video processor, Multiple MPEG4 encode and decode solution, MPEG4 CODEC integrated SoC for DVR application, PCI decode and bridge one chip solution and Wireless camera solutions as well as Video processors for DVR Quad and MUX applications. Headquartered in Korea, the company has representative offices in China, Taiwan, Japan, UK and USA.

About Tundra
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN) supplies the world’s leading communications, computing and storage companies with System Interconnect products, intellectual property (IP) and design services backed by world-class customer service and technical support. Tundra’s track record of product leadership includes over a decade of bridges and switches enabling key industry standards: RapidIO®, PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express®, Power Architecture[tm], VME, HyperTransport[tm], Interlaken, and SPI4.2. Tundra’s products deliver high functional quality and simplified board design and layout, with specific focus on system level signal integrity. Tundra’s design services division, Silicon Logic Engineering, Inc., offers industry-leading ASIC and FPGA design services, semiconductor intellectual property and product development consulting. Tundra’s technology connects critical components in high performance embedded systems around the world.

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