RMI, IDT Team on Serial RapidIO Interoperability

RMI® Corporation, a leading supplier of multi-core, multi-threaded processors for communications and media rich applications, and IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.) (Nasdaq:IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, announced a joint collaboration to establish Serial RapidIO® interoperability and address interconnect needs for communications applications such as media gateways, radio network controllers (RNC) and routers used in mobile networks.

The collaboration includes RMI’s multi-core multi-threaded XLS® Processors combined with the extensive IDT Serial RapidIO-based solutions, including the Pre-Processing Switch (PPS) family and the Central-Packet Switch (CPS) family, to accelerate baseband processing at full 10G Serial RapidIO line rates and address the interconnect needs of a variety of embedded applications utilizing DSPs, FPGAs or processors. The collaboration between the two organizations is centered on the Serial RapidIO interoperability, which addresses the high-performance embedded industry’s need for reliability, increased bandwidth, and faster bus speeds in an intra-system interconnect.

“IDT and RMI have collaborated for several years targeting the enterprise and infrastructure markets and the latest collaboration is the next step in our ongoing working relationship,” said Ronald Jew, director of product management for the IDT Communications Division. “By having Serial RapidIO interoperability, the combination of RMI’s multi-core multi-threaded XLS Processors and IDT switching solutions gives our mutual customers the necessary capabilities to deliver high-performance products.”

The IDT PPS for digital signal processor (DSP) clusters was the industry’s first off-the-shelf product of its kind, and initiated a new family of solutions from IDT. Optimized for wireless baseband processing applications and utilizing the Serial RapidIO interconnect, the IDT PPS is an advanced semiconductor solution integrating an innovative suite of byte- and packet-level manipulation capabilities designed to offload DSPs of bandwidth-intensive tasks. The IDT family of CPS devices addresses the interconnect needs of those embedded applications that utilize DSPs, FPGAs or processors. Incorporating in-house third-generation IDT Serdes and Serial RapidIO core switch technology, the solutions provide superior flexibility, scalability, performance, and power consumption at very competitive costs. These best-in-class switches provide significant system advantages in connecting virtually any digital media component to any other, in applications ranging from wireless infrastructure to enterprise storage, imaging, medical, military, IPTV, and other high-end communications markets and embedded applications.

“We continue to be impressed with the capabilities and solutions from IDT. Their family of PPS and CPS switching solutions provides RMI the necessary interoperability to continue driving our high-performance processing engines in the enterprise and infrastructure markets,” said Mark Litvack, director of business development, RMI. “By demonstrating Serial RapidIO interoperability with IDT, we also demonstrate a sampling of the numerous system solutions possible and show the strength and flexibility of the XLS Processors for a wide-range of applications.”

The XLS Processor® family accelerates packet-oriented applications essential for security appliances, wireless access points and switches, ATCA and AMC service cards, secured wire-line routers and switches, and telecom media gateways, radio controllers and network signaling products. These vertical segments demand more processor performance and features with each generation of product, but the system power remains fixed. The XLS Processor family advances end-product evolution by providing the performance and features required, while remaining within a low power envelope.

RMI products provide advanced processor technology in performance and integration, and are used by system and original equipment manufacturers to address a variety of Digital Consumer, Wireless, Networking and Security applications. The company’s XLR®, XLS, and Alchemy[tm] Processor families employ innovative MIPS®-compatible architecture to create highly-integrated SoC’s incorporating advanced internal designs and built on leading-edge silicon process technologies.

About IDT
With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering low-power, mixed signal solutions that solve customer problems. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.”

About RMI Corporation
RMI Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company providing High-Performance Super System-on-a-Chip (SuperSoC[tm]) Processor solutions for the Infrastructure, Enterprise, and Consumer Media markets. Applications include Wireless, Networking Security, Thin Clients, and Connected Multi-Media. RMI offers a broad platform of advanced MIPS-compatible processor solutions with both 32/64-bit architectures supporting frequencies from 300MHz to 1.3GHz. RMI is headquartered in Cupertino, CA with branch and subsidiary operations in Texas, France, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.

RMI, the RMI logo, XLR, XLR Processor, XLS, XLS Processor, Alchemy, SuperSoC and the other trademarks named on the RMI website are trademarks of RMI Corporation.