The RapidIO Interconnect Architecture, designed to be compatible with the most popular integrated communications processors, host processors, and networking digital signal processors, is a high-performance, packet-switched, interconnect technology. It addresses the performance critical computing industry’s need for reliability, increased bandwidth, and faster bus speeds in an intra-system interconnect. The RapidIO interconnect allows chip-to-chip and board-to-board communications at performance levels scaling to ten Gigabits per second and beyond.

The RapidIO Trade Association, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members, directs the future development and drives the adoption of the RapidIO architecture. Interested companies are invited to join the RapidIO Trade Association. Members of the association have access to the RapidIO interconnect architecture specifications. Membership also allows attendance at member meetings.

Freescale Semiconductor, IDT, Texas Instruments, and Xilinx comprise the Steering Committee of the RapidIO Trade Association.

The Steering Committee manages the Trade Association and appoints the Technical and the Marketing Working Groups. The Working Groups coordinate the activities of various Task Groups. The working groups are chartered by the Steering Committee, and chaired by any member composition determined by the Working Group Chairman. Co-chair positions will be used for critical functions.

Backgrounder

RapidIO technology is an established, scalable, packet-switched, high-performance fabric specifically developed to address the needs of equipment designers in the data center, analytics, wireless infrastructure, edge networking, storage, scientific, military and industrial markets. Under active development since June 1997, the RapidIO standard represents continued commitment of the RapidIO Trade Association to addressing the needs of the ever changing computing, networking and communications applications.

RapidIO History

The RapidIO Trade Association, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members, directs the development and drives the adoption of the RapidIO architecture. The Trade Association brings together the right ecosystem to help developers build embedded systems using the RapidIO architecture. Developers will find that the RapidIO ecosystem offers a critical mass of products on the market today – including a wide assortment of end-points, which can minimize the amount of bridging required in a design.

The RapidIO membership represents a ‘who’s who’ of leading electronics companies. Companies interested in being part of this best-in-class team are invited to join the RapidIO Trade Association. Members of the association have access to the RapidIO architecture specifications, are able to participate in specification development, and can attend all member meetings.