AUSTIN, TEXAS, March 8, 2006 – Leveraging the latest in communications technology to bring news and information on the RapidIO® standard to the worlds, the RapidIO Trade Association today unveiled the schedule for its debut season of RapidIO Radio, a series of free quarterly podcasts presented by the association and its members. The first trade association to leverage this technology, RapidIO Radio will be broadcast on www.RapidIO.org as well as through the iTunes Music Store.
“As deployment of RapidIO products gains momentum across market segments including wireless infrastructure, ATCA, triple play, military and many others, it is incumbent on the RapidIO Trade Association to deliver design tips, technology updates, and other data using the most accessible media available,” said Tom Cox, executive director of the RapidIO Trade Association. “RapidIO Radio is just such a communications tool, and takes advantage of a pervasive new medium to deliver in-depth information directly to design engineers working with or exploring RapidIO technology.”
RapidIO Radio will debut in March 2006, with additional podcasts scheduled for June, September, and December 2006. The initial broadcast will feature Tom Cox, executive director of the RapidIO Trade Association, discussing, the “State of RapidIO: Association, Technology, Deployment.” Tundra Semiconductor will delve into interoperability in June, with IDT focusing on the benefits of Serial RapidIO in the wireless infrastructure in September. The introductory year will be rounded out by a podcast from Wind River dealing with software considerations in December. A complete list of dates and topics will be posted on www.RapidIO.org.
RapidIO Trade Association
The RapidIO Trade Association and its global members drive the RapidIO interconnect architecture. This ISO-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. In 2005, there were multiple announcements of RapidIO products complementing the breadth of solutions already actively being deployed in the market including DSPs, communications controllers, switches, ASIC library support; processor and DSP RTOS software support, and boards including ATCA carrier cards, AMC modules for DSPs, processors and FPGAs.
The growth of the RapidIO ecosystem in 2005 seeded deployment of RapidIO technology in next generation wireless infrastructure, edge networking and military systems. Over 2006, the deployment of RapidIO will be furthered through RapidIO Trade Association initiatives including interoperability, interworking, the next Generation PHY Release, and system-level application demonstrations. Detailed information on the RapidIO specification, products, design tools, member companies, and membership is available at www.RapidIO.org.