Tundra Semiconductor RapidIO Switch Selected By GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms - Tsi578 Further Demonstrates Industry Leadership in RapidIO Switching



    OTTAWA, Nov. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Tundra Semiconductor Corporation
(TSX:TUN), a leader in System Interconnect, today announced that GE Fanuc
Intelligent Platforms has selected the Tundra Tsi578(TM), the industry's
highest performance serial RapidIO(R) switch, for its DSP220, DSP230 and
CRX800 system blades designed for defense and aerospace applications.
    The Tundra Tsi578 features industry-leading performance and multi-port
configurability, providing the level of connectivity required to support a
range of system architectures including VPX (also known as VITA 46) and VXS
(also known as VITA 41, VMEbus Switched Serial). The wide-spread adoption of
the Tundra RapidIO switch portfolio across multiple vertical markets gives
embedded computing vendors the confidence that Tundra switches represent the
best choice for leading edge products. Tundra's long-standing presence in the
defense and aerospace markets with de facto standard VME bridges gives
military and aerospace computing vendors the assurance that Tundra is the
optimum company to enable their next-generation system blades.
    "Tundra's long history of supporting the embedded space with excellent
off-the-shelf bridge and RapidIO switch solutions, coupled with their expert
technical support, makes them a supplier of choice for many of our
high-performance applications," said Peter Cavill, General Manager for
Military and Aerospace Products at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. "Our
long-term relationship with Tundra continues to support us in delivering
leading-edge solutions for our customers."
    The DSP220 VXS Multiprocessor has been selected by several prestigious
military programs.
    "GE Fanuc's system blades are a perfect example of the variety of
technologies that our industry-leading RapidIO Switches enable. These
applications demonstrate how our customers are leveraging the value of our
RapidIO interconnect solutions to bring scalability and throughput to their
customers," said Tracy Richardson, Vice President Marketing, Tundra
Semiconductor.

    About the GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms DSP220, DSP230, CRX800

    The DSP220 is a 6U VXS (VITA 41.2) quad 8641/8641D multiprocessor.
Featuring four single- or dual core Freescale(TM) PowerPC(R) 8641
system-on-chip nodes and a VITA 42.2-compliant XMC slot, the DSP220 is
available in six ruggedization levels including air-, spray- and
conduction-cooled for extended temperature operation as well as resistance to
shock and vibration.
    The DSP230 is aimed at the most demanding rugged, deployed COTS,
multiprocessing applications such as radar, image and sensor processing. The
DSP230 is the world's first 0.8 inch pitch quad 8641 VITA 46 solution
providing unrivalled system densities, and is available either as a standalone
card or as part of an integrated AXIS MultiComputer.
    The CRX800 is the world's first rugged COTS 23-port VITA 41.2 Serial
RapidIO Switch. Designed for use with VITA 41.2 (sRIO) payload boards such as
the DSP220 quad 8641/8641D multi-core multiprocessor, it is available in
six build levels for air-, spray- and conduction-cooled systems and is
suitable for extended temperature, shock and vibration environments.

    About Tundra RapidIO(R) Switches

    Tundra switches provide chip-to-chip interconnect between RapidIO
end-points and can replace existing proprietary backplane fabrics for
board-to-board interconnect. As a founding member of the RapidIO Trade
Association and long-time Steering Committee member, Tundra continues to
provide leadership in the development of the RapidIO standard and was the
first semiconductor vendor to bring Parallel and Serial RapidIO switches to
market. RapidIO is the leading serial interconnect standard for embedded
systems and is supported by industry leaders such as, Alcatel-Lucent, AMCC,
EMC Corporation, Ericsson, Freescale Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments. The
Tundra family of RapidIO switches includes the Tsi578, Tsi574(TM), Tsi576(TM),
Tsi568A(TM), Tsi564A(TM) and Tsi500(TM), Tsi620(TM), Tsi578MSM(TM), and Serial
RapidIO Endpoint IP.

    About Tundra Semiconductor

    Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN) is the global leader in System
Interconnect providing world-class customer and technical support,
leading-edge semiconductor solutions and design services to the world's
foremost communications, networking, storage system, and information
technology vendors. Consistently delivering on system level performance
promises that reduce time to market, Tundra System Interconnect products
ensure market advantage in wireless infrastructure, storage networking,
network access, military, industrial automation, and information technology
applications. Silicon Logic Engineering, Inc. (SLE), Tundra's semiconductor
design services division, offers industry-leading ASIC design services,
semiconductor intellectual property and product development consulting. For
more information, please visit www.tundra.com.

    About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms

    GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric
(NYSE:   GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company
and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and
experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in
virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, defense,
automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent
Platforms is a worldwide company head-quartered in Charlottesville, VA, and is
part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit www.gefanuc.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 Tsi578 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.
    Development of the Tsi578(TM) was made possible in part with the
assistance of the Technology Partnerships Canada Program.

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




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; Ian McMurray, Media Relations Manager, GE Fanuc
Intelligent Platforms, +44 (0) 1327 322821, Ian.mcmurray@gefanuc.com

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