Date: 26th Mar 2012
2.5M RapidIO switch shipment record from
Integrated Device Technology has shipped over 2.5M Serial
RapidIO switches into customer systems. IDT says Serial
RapidIO is deployed in virtually 100 percent of all 4G/LTE
systems and 60 percent of new 3G systems worldwide and in
China IDT claims RapidIO has captured almost 100 percent
of the 3G market.
"IDT is proud to be the leading supplier of RapidIO
interconnect solutions and the recipient of continued customer
loyalty. The delivery of 2.5M units is a significant milestone
that demonstrates the breadth of RapidIO's deployment,"
said Tom Sparkman, vice president and general manager of
the Communications Division at IDT. "RapidIO excels
in performance-driven markets where its protocol advantages
in multi-processor peer-to-peer networks offer a compelling
value proposition over other interconnects. As the de-facto
standard for 4G wireless base stations, we expect the demand
for RapidIO solutions to continue to grow."
"RapidIO has had a significant impact on how 3G and
4G base stations are designed compared with previous generations.
The RapidIO standard was driven by many of the wireless
OEMs that now make use of it along with the semiconductor
and tool vendors that support these OEMs," said Sergis
Mushell, principal research analyst at Gartner. "The
standard addresses the key performance and reliability requirements
for these designs, and the number of RapidIO switches shipped
to date is indicative of the penetration of RapidIO within
RapidIO is driven by the RapidIO Trade Association, a collaborative
industry standards organization now developing the RapidIO
10xN specification with bandwidth up to 10 Gbps per lane
and links up to 16 lanes wide.