SOURCE: RapidIO Trade Association

March 19, 2008 05:00 ET

RapidIO Trade Association Inaugural 2008 Global Design Conference to Be Held May 22nd in Munich

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - The RapidIO® Trade Association, dedicated to driving the development and adoption of the RapidIO interconnect standard, today announced the first of its RapidIO Global Design Summits 2008, "Converge, Learn, Innovate and Design," to be held May 22, 2008 at the Novotel following WiMAX World EMEA in Munich, Germany. This highly anticipated event will give engineering managers, system architects, and product developers the opportunity to learn from technology experts representing CommAgility, Fabric Embedded Tools (FET), Freescale Semiconductor, IDT, Mercury Computers, RIOLAB, Texas Instruments, Tundra Semiconductor, and Xilinx.

RapidIO Global Design Summits 2008 attendees will gain practical information on the RapidIO standard including implementation details for designing next generation solutions. The latest RapidIO standard roadmaps and technology updates, as well as news from the RapidIO ecosystem will be included.

The free, day-long event will feature interactive presentations and culminate with a panel discussion and Q&A. The preliminary agenda features:

--  The RapidIO Interconnect Standard 1.3, 2.0 and Beyond, Why Embedded
    Systems Need RapidIO Technology
--  Designing FPGA-based 10G Applications Using Serial RapidIO Protocol
--  Design implementation of RapidIO Technology in Wireless Infrastructure
--  The Value Proposition for RapidIO Technology When Using Today's
    Multicore SoCs
--  Using RapidIO Backplanes in Wireless MicroTCA Systems
--  Bridging The Gap From Baseband To Antenna:  Serial RapidIO to Common
    Public Radio Interface (CPRI)
--  Deploying RapidIO Technology in MicroTCA Systems
--  Serial RapidIO for Wireless Communication Fabrics in MicroTCA
--  RapidIO Interconnect Debugging Techniques And Tools
--  RapidIO Device Level Interoperability Testing

Attendance is free, but advance registration is required because seating is limited.

About the RapidIO Standard

The RapidIO Trade Association enables, supports and drives the development of the RapidIO ecosystem, and provides the information and resources OEMs need to deliver better solutions, faster. Membership in the RapidIO Trade Association provides the inside track on information, the opportunity to shape specifications, access to pooled resources, and superior overall market awareness. Detailed information on the RapidIO specification, products, design tools, member companies, and membership is available at

RapidIO® is a registered trademark of the RapidIO Trade Association. Product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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