Tundra Semiconductor Announces Mercury Computer Systems Sublicenses RapidIO Tsi578 MicroTCA Switching Module



    Mercury to Deploy Module with Tundra's RapidIO MSM for WiMAX, 3G LTE
    MicroTCA Systems

    CHICAGO, IL, Sept. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - WiMAX World 2007 - Tundra
Semiconductor Corporation (TSX: TUN), a global leader in System Interconnect,
announced today that the Company has sublicensed the Tundra Serial RapidIO(R)
Tsi578 MicroTCA(TM) Switching Module (Tsi578MSM(TM)) reference design to
Mercury Computer Systems. Mercury intends to manufacture and integrate the
Tsi578MSM into Mercury's MicroTCA-based Ensemble(TM) systems for WiMAX and LTE
wireless applications, in addition to video, military imaging, and signal
processing applications.
    "The Tsi578MSM provides the high-speed 10 Gbps RapidIO fabric backplane
interconnect and complements Mercury's Ensemble MicroTCA systems for
next-generation wireless applications," said Greg Tiedemann, Director of ATCA
Business Development at Mercury. "Combined with Mercury's broad range of AMCs
and enabling software, the Tsi578MSM is also ideally suited to low-latency,
high-performance commercial and military data plane applications."
    In May 2007, Tundra announced that the Company collaborated with Ericsson
to license a MicroTCA Switching Module. The module was originally designed by
Ericsson, and subsequently licensed to Tundra to accelerate the deployment of
Serial RapidIO-enabled MicroTCA systems.
    "This announcement is another significant milestone in the RapidIO
market, as we continue to see adoption of RapidIO technology for use in WiMAX,
and 3G LTE deployments," said Daniel Hoste, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Tundra Semiconductor. "Tundra and Mercury continue to work closely
together to deploy industry-leading RapidIO solutions. Leveraging the proven
Tsi578MSM, Mercury will accelerate their customer's time to market with a
scalable MicroTCA solution," continued Hoste.

    
    Technical Features of the Tsi578MSM

    AMC form factor switching card
      - AMC.4 compliant
    RapidIO switching function of a MicroTCA Carrier Hub Switch:
      - Twelve 10 Gbps RapidIO backplane interfaces
      - Two 10 Gbps RapidIO interfaces to the front panel
      - Dual Front Panel RapidIO interfaces enables communication with other
        external systems
    AMC board functions:
      - I2C Interface
      - Boot from EEPROM using the I2C Interface
      - JTAG Interface, 1149.1 and 1149.6 support
      - Hardware enabled multicast
    

    Availability

    The Tsi578MSM will be available from Mercury in Q1 2008.

    About Tundra

    Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN) supplies the world's leading
communications, computing and storage companies with smart 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(R), PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express(R), PowerPC(R), 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 smart technology connects critical components in high
performance embedded systems around the world. For more information, please
visit www.tundra.com.

    Attachments:

    Learn more about the Tsi578MSM -
    http://www.tundra.com/products.aspx?id=2531

    Download Tsi578MSM Documentation  -
    http://www.tundra.com/uploadedFiles/Products/Tsi578MSM_Featuresheet.pdf

    Download the Tsi578MSM Product Photo -
    http://www.tundra.com/uploadedImages/Products/Tsi578-MSMpic.jpg

    For information on Mercury's Ensemble application platform, visit Mercury
at www.mc.com/ensemble, or contact Mercury at 1.866.627-6951 or info@mc.com.

    TUNDRA and the Tundra logo are registered marks of Tundra Semiconductor
Corporation in Canada, the United States, the European Union and the People's
Republic of China. Design.Connect.Go. and Tsi578MSM are trademarks of Tundra
Semiconductor Corporation. RapidIO is a registered trademark of the RapidIO
Trade Association, Inc. Other registered and unregistered trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.

    (C) Copyright 2007 Tundra Semiconductor Corporation. All rights reserved.
    Information subject to change without notice.

    Development of the Tsi578(TM) was made possible in part with the
assistance of the Technology Partnerships Canada Program.




For further information:

For further information: Keri Zeran, Director Marketing Communications,
Tundra Semiconductor, (613) 592-0859 ext. 1744, Mobile: (613) 697-6788,
keri.zeran@tundra.com; Greg Tiedemann, Director, ATCA Business Development,
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc., (978) 967-1664, Mobile: (978) 302-5506,
gtiedemann@mc.com

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