The Low-latency Interconnect Satisfies the Demanding Performance Required by 4G through 5G Mobile Wireless Networks and High Performance Compute


SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29, 2015-- Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) announced today that its RapidIO Gen2 products have been adopted by Fujitsu in its latest generation of wireless base stations.  These systems are being deployed in production today in support of Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) cellular network architectures and LTE and next generation LTE-A wireless standards, among others. 

The 20 Gbps RapidIO Gen 2 interconnect enables the scaling of large pools of heterogeneous processors required for C-RAN, as well as mobile edge compute.   These systems are able to scale from simple architectures with a few processors, to large systems supporting many users and processors connected via a 100ns latency RapidIO fabric.

 “We’re excited by the production deployment of Fujitsu’s cellular base station systems based on IDT’s RapidIO technology.  This strongly demonstrates RapidIO’s ability to support large clusters of processors required not only for C-RAN and Supercomputing at the Edge, but also other real-time processing systems such as those in high performance data analytics,” said Sean Fan, vice president and general manager of IDT’s Interface and Connectivity Division.  “RapidIO-based systems are solving a new paradigm of processing in this era of explosive growth of live streaming data and emerging applications such as video transcoding and analytics and machine-to-machine communications for safety and control functions in autonomous vehicles.”

“A low-latency interconnect is one of the keys to building large scale systems,” said Corey Bell, CEO of the Open Compute Project (OCP). “There are many similarities between C-RAN systems and high performance computing, with the need for low latency any-to-any inter processor communication. With RapidIO technology connecting 100 percent of 4G base stations and now its emergence in the new C-RAN deployments, we are excited to collaborate with IDT on the path to applying this technology for the OCP high performance compute projects.”

IDT’s upcoming next generation RapidIO 10xN technology supporting 40 Gbps with a roadmap to 100 Gbps will provide wireless infrastructure systems the technology to evolve to 5G and beyond. RapidIO’s performance, scalability, and energy efficiency will enable the future of continued convergence of communications and high performance compute, driven increasingly by the demands of mobile access.

About IDT RapidIO

IDT is a leader in RapidIO technology, delivering products that connect virtually the entire worldwide 4G base station market. Working closely with the trade group and Open Compute Project, IDT is developing a new generation of lowest-latency, high-speed RapidIO products to enable real-time analytics in this era of Big Data. IDT’s bridging and switching products are ideal for building peer-to-peer multi-processor systems with 100ns latency, low power consumption, reliable packet termination — all with industry-standard based support at up to 40 Gbps per port. IDT’s RapidIO solutions are ideal for wireless base station infrastructure, server, high-performance computing, data center, servers, video, imaging, military and industrial control applications.

About IDT

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. 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, sales facilities and distribution partners 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 FacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTube and Google+.

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