Huawei Selects Tundra Semiconductor's Serial RapidIO(R) Switch for Next Generation Systems

    Tundra's Tsi568A(TM) Interconnects DSPs with Low Processor Overhead

    OTTAWA, Aug. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Tundra Semiconductor Corporation
(TSX: TUN), a global leader in System Interconnect, has been selected by
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei), a leader in providing next generation
telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, to
provide Serial RapidIO(R) Switches to enable Huawei's next generation
production systems.
    Huawei selected Tundra's first-to-market Serial RapidIO Switch because
the solution solved their design requirement to cluster many Digital Signal
Processor's (DSPs) while keeping processor overhead at an industry-low.
Tundra's Tsi568A(TM) Switch offers high inter-processor bandwidth, with up to
10 Gbps per link. Tundra's Tsi568A is the ideal solution for Huawei's design
as it offers; low power at 120-200mW per port, a large port count with 16x1
solution in a small 27x27mm form factor, as well as ports individually
configurable by width and speed to optimize intra component connectivity.
    "Tundra's scalable Serial RapidIO solution is the best fit for Huawei's
next generation system. Our design team will work closely with Tundra's
engineering team to bring industry-leading high speed Gigabit serial
interconnection to this new design. Huawei continues to choose global leading
partners to ensure our products are highly competitive with superior
technologies," said Mr. Marking Wangxiangjong, Huawei, Product Design Team
    "We are proud to work with Huawei on their new next generation designs.
Tundra is committed to the expanding China market and we are pleased to
partner with global leaders such as Huawei to bring new technologies to the
industry," said Daniel Hoste, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tundra
Semiconductor. "Tundra is the global leader in Serial RapidIO and our
first-to-market Tsi568A Switch is backed by Tundra's world-class design
support, development platforms, tools and customer support," continued Hoste.
"We are pleased to have Huawei join our family of Tier 1 Serial RapidIO
customers who we have enabled solutions for in the Video and Wireless
    Launched in February 2005, the Tsi568A is a high performance switch with
patent-pending technology that delivers the performance, power and
configurability that embedded designers need to build reliable, high
performance RapidIO-based systems, such as wireless base stations. Based on
the Serial RapidIO Specification, the Tsi568A incorporates SerDes
functionality, error recovery, priority-based and table-based fabric routing
and high payload efficiency. This switch interconnects Serial RapidIO-enabled
processors and peripheral devices, supporting an aggregate bandwidth of
80 Gigabits per second. Ideally suited for a broad spectrum of wireless,
video, and networking applications, designers can take advantage of the
switch's multiple port width and speed configuration options to efficiently
manage power requirements.

    About Huawei Technologies

    Huawei Technologies is a leader in providing next generation
telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The
company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services
and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its
customers. Huawei's products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries
and serve 31 of the world's top 50 operators, as well as over one billion
users worldwide.
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    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


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    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 Tsi568A 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.

For further information:

For further information: Keri Zeran, Director Marketing Communications,
Tundra Semiconductor, (613) 592-0859 ext. 1744, Mobile: (613) 697-6788,; Huawei Press Contact: Wang xiangjiong, PDT Leader of
HUAWEI, 86-755-28780808,

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