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ATCA/Standard Servers

PMC Intros RapidIO Switch

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS - News) today introduced the PM6352 RSE 160 Serial RapidIO® Switch Element, a scalable 16-port switch device for wireless infrastructure equipment. Wireless Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are leveraging standards-based hardware solutions, such as AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) and MicroTCA(TM) to deliver high-performance next-generation platforms. The RSE 160 features:

  • Scalability, with 16 ports running up to 10 Gbit/s per port to deliver a single-chip solution for ATCA and MicroTCA-based platforms;

  • Protection and diagnostic features for carrier-grade applications; Enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) features for high performance systems; and

  • Industry-leading SERDES technology for guaranteed signal integrity.

"Customers have a need for a high-speed switching solution with advanced QoS capabilities and PMC-Sierra was able to meet these requirements," said Dino Bekis, vice president of marketing and applications for PMC-Sierra's Communications Products Division. "We are leveraging our extensive experience in high-capacity and high-availability switching and have implemented a Serial RapidIO switch that delivers a scalable solution to address the requirement for carrier-grade service."

PMC-Sierra Inc. (Nasdaq: PMCS)

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