02 June 2011 IDT announces first PCI Express Gen2 to RapidIO Gen2 conversion bridge IDT announces first PCI Express Gen2 to RapidIO Gen2 conversion bridge The 'industry's first' PCI Express Gen2 to Serial RapidIO Gen2 protocol conversion bridge has been introduced by Integrated Device Technology. The Tsi721 is designed to extend scalable RapidIO enabled peer to peer multiprocessor clusters to the x86 processor environment. It enables the use of Intel processors and, according to IDT, translates the PCIe protocol to RapidIO and vice versa, allowing existing RapidIO systems in the wireless, defence, imaging and industrial markets to maintain their high performance and low latency. The device offers eight direct memory access and four messaging engines/channels, each capable of transferring large amounts of data and operating at line speeds of 16Gb/s. This is said to enable the allocation of multiple engines per core or context in a multi core, multi threaded system and simplify system level software development. Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.idt.com Companies Integrated Device Technology IDT This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.