IDT RapidIO Gen2 Interface Selected for High-speed Interconnect on Texas Instruments’ TMS320C665x Multicore Processors

IDT’s Leading RapidIO Solutions Enable TI to Equip Developers of High-performance Applications with an Embedded System Offering Twice the Interconnect Throughput and Significantly Lower Latency

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2012 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that IDT’s RapidIO® Gen 2 interface intellectual property (IP) has been selected by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) for its new TMS320C665x multicore digital signal processors (DSPs). TI’s innovative DSPs feature combined fixed- and floating-point capabilities, delivering real-time high performance at low power with smaller form factors for a variety of high-performance and portable applications such as mission-critical, industrial automation, testers, embedded vision, imaging, medical and audio, and video infrastructure.

IDT’s RapidIO Gen2 interface operates at an aggregate bandwidth of up to 20 Gbps using four serial lanes, each at up to 6.25 Gbaud. The IDT IP is preferred by DSP, microprocessor, and ASIC vendors for multiprocessor communication due to its inherent interoperability with IDT’s rich portfolio of RapidIO Gen2 switches. By using IDT’s RapidIO Gen 2 interface with IDT switches, OEMs are able to deliver embedded systems with twice the interconnect throughput and an order of magnitude lower end-to-end packet termination latency compared to 10 GbE solutions, along with very low 100 ns cut-through latencies through IDT switches.

“IDT’s RapidIO Gen2 interface technology offers tremendous scalability benefits to our customers,” said Ramesh Kumar, business manager, multicore processors, Texas Instruments. “We are now delivering the industry’s most mature RapidIO interfaces for interconnectivity across our DSP portfolio and have selected RapidIO because of its inherent performance attributes for DSP aggregation, such as 10 GbE.”

“We’re pleased that TI has selected IDT’s RapidIO Gen2 technology for its family of TMS320C665x DSPs,” said Tom Sparkman, vice president and general manager of the Communications Division at IDT. “RapidIO is the ideal choice for clustering multiple processors that require peer-to-peer communication, reliability, scalability, and high performance in a single interconnect.”

IDT offers the industry’s most extensive portfolio of RapidIO Gen2 products supporting up to 20 Gbps per link for use as a chip-to-chip, board-to-board, and chassis-to-chassis interconnect. RapidIO enables OEMs to design systems with clusters of DSPs that communicate in a scalable peer-to-peer fashion with simplified memory maps and reliable packet transmission. With over 2.5 million units in production to date, IDT’s rich portfolio of RapidIO products provides a wide selection of port and lane counts, allowing customers to tailor their switch selection to the application. For more information about IDT’s RapidIO solutions, visit

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Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company, develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.