Latest RapidIO Controller IP Specification Improves Performance by 2.5X Over RapidIO 10xN (3.1)
MILPITAS, CALIF. –– October 11, 2017 –– Mobiveil, Inc., a fast-growing supplier of silicon intellectual property (IP), platforms and IP-enabled design services, today announced availability of its digital controller IP compliant with the 25xN RapidIO® Specification 4.1.
This IP is targeted to both traditional RapidIO markets including wireless networking, high-performance computing (HPC) and high-reliability aerospace applications, as well as some emerging applications such as autonomous driving and cloud compute and storage.
The IP is currently targeted to ASIC market, with an FPGA version available next year. It is part of Mobiveil’s High Speed Serial Interconnect family of IP solutions that includes Gen4 PCI Express, NVM Express 1.3, DDR4/3, HBM2, ONFI, 10G/1G Ethernet MACs, PCI Express Bridge and Switch solutions. Mobiveil IP offers highly configurable, feature-rich, power-efficient and silicon-proven solutions with optimum balance between power and performance.
“The user community is pushing for higher throughput and RapidIO’s fourth-generation standard makes available 100G per port for 5G wireless networks applications,” remarks Ravi Thummarukudy, Mobiveil’s chief executive officer. “We meet this need with a controller that fully optimizes link utilization, latency, reliability, power consumption and the silicon footprint.”
The 25xN RapidIO Specification 4.1 offers 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) per port to provide a proven, open standard interconnect fabric for systems requiring heterogeneous scale out and non-volatile storage. It supports interoperability with standard multiprocessing application programming interfaces (APIs), such as RDMA, MPI and MCAPI. The 25xN RapidIO Specification 4.1 adds support for high-availability and safety-critical extensions for aerospace and autonomous-driving applications.
“Mobiveil continues to be an important contributor to the RapidIO community by providing proven RapidIO-based controllers,” adds Rick O’Connor, executive director at RapidIO.org. “We consider Mobiveil to be a key component of the RapidIO ecosystem by making IP available for the latest specification enabling faster market adoption.”
Mobiveil’s RapidIO controller IP is available with a native flexible bus interface or with a scalable AXI bus interface to support direct connectivity for ease of integration in to SoC. Pricing is available upon request.
The RapidIO unified fabric architecture, designed to be compatible with the most popular integrated host processors, communications processors, and digital signal processors, is a high-performance, packet-switched, interconnect fabric. RapidIO addresses performance critical computing needs in data center and HPC, communications infrastructure, industrial automation and military and aerospace markets offering high reliability, increased bandwidth, and low latency in an intra-system fabric. RapidIO provides chip-to-chip, board-to-board and shelf-to-shelf peer-to-peer connectivity at performance levels scaling to 100s of Gigabits per second and beyond. RapidIO.org, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members, directs the future development and drives the adoption of the RapidIO unified fabric architecture.
Mobiveil is a fast‐growing technology company that specializes in the development of Silicon Intellectual Properties (SIP), platforms and solutions for the storage, networking and IoT applications. It leverages decades of experience in delivering high‐quality, production‐proven, high-speed serial interconnect SIP cores, platforms and services to leading semiconductor and electronic product companies worldwide. For the PCI Express-based Flash Storage market, Mobiveil developed an FPGA-based SSD subsystem comprised of GPEX™, the PCI Express Controller, NVM Express Controller (UNEX™), LDPC, Universal Memory Controller (UMMC™) and a Flash Memory Controller (EFC™). Mobiveil is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., with engineering development centers located in Chennai and Bangalore, India, and sales offices and representatives located in U.S., Europe, Israel, Japan, Taiwan and China.