MILPITAS, Calif., Octobrt 4., 2004
- Three new RapidChip Xtreme pre-built slices deliver a low-risk path for building multi-gigabit serial interface designs, including PCI Express
- RapidChip Xtreme Platform ASIC leads the industry in integration with as many as 32 channels of 4.25 Gbps SerDes compliant with multiple interface standards
- Continuing its leadership momentum in advancing high-speed serial interconnect with Platform ASIC technology, LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced the expansion of its RapidChip XtremeTM family of pre-built slices designed to deliver a low-risk path for building multi-gigabit serial interface designs, including PCI Express, RapidIO and Serial Attached SCSI. The expansion includes three new slices, the RC11XT410, RC11XT440 and RC11XT555 (www.rapidchip.com
The new RC11XT410 and RC11XT440 RapidChip Xtreme configurable slices are optimized for PCI Express designs in 4, 8 and 16 lane configurations required for high performance, high-bandwidth communications, storage and computing applications. The RC11XT410 slice extends the capability of RapidChip Xtreme slices to include I/O support for DDR2 and QDR memories while the RC11XT440 slice adds additional gate and memory resources to existing slices to accommodate additional customer application requirements and a greater number of single and quad ports.
The RC11XT555 RapidChip Xtreme configurable slice leverages the flexibility of LSI Logic's proven-in-silicon and standards-compliant transceiver technology to support multiple high-speed serial applications required in telecommunications and networking equipment. Supporting data rates from 100Mbps to 3.2Gbps, LSI Logic's transceiver technology provides compliant physical interface for standards such as XAUI, serial and parallel RapidIO, Gigabit Ethernet, SPI4.2, SPI-5 and Hypertransport.
"These three unique pre-manufactured RapidChip Xtreme slices provide faster time-to-market for product developers who want to implement value added high-speed serial interconnect peripherals and bridges while realizing the benefits of risk mitigation and affordable NRE costs associated with Platform ASIC technology," said Yousef Khalilollahi, director RapidChip Marketing, LSI Logic. "We lead the industry in integration with as many as 32 channels of 4.25 Gbps SerDes compliant with multiple interface standards and as many as 5 million usable ASIC gates in one RapidChip Xtreme slice, allowing our customers to design more standards protocols into one slice with significant room left to implement their own custom logic."
The RC11XT410, R11XT440 and RC11XT555 are available for design starts today.About RapidChip
The RapidChip® semiconductor platform combines the high-density, high-performance benefits of cell-based ASICs with the fast time-to-market and customization benefits of FPGAs, and the proven IP benefits of ASSPs. Targeting the communications, consumer, storage and other markets, RapidChip Platform ASICs use LSI Logic's high-performance field-tested CoreWare® IP, customizable logic, embedded memory, and innovative design concepts to significantly reduce design and manufacturing risk and costs. RapidChip Platform ASICs also provide a fast and seamless migration path to full standard-cell ASIC -- driving unit costs even lower.
Unique to RapidChip Platform ASICs is the customer-friendly interface that dramatically simplifies the underlying complexity of the design tools and flows associated with SoC design. Rule sets automatically manage architectural design, verification, and physical design. As a result, design schedules for high- performance chips are very predictable. Information on RapidChip technology is available through LSI Logic's direct sales channels and worldwide distribution partners.About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) focuses on the design and production of high-performance semiconductors for Consumer, Communications and Storage applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. LSI Logic engineers incorporate reusable, industry-standard intellectual property building blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with Platform ASICs, standard-cell ASICs, standard products, host bus adapters, RAID controllers and software. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. http://www.lsilogic.com