The wireless industry continues to look to the RapidIo specification to address the ever expanding needs of mobile users and increase the quality of service. The RapidIO Gen2 specification provides users with more usable bits per milliwatt by increasing raw bandwidth, but also by providing flow control facilities to manage short- and medium-term congestion and to avoid long-term congestion. The paper provides a description of the RapidIO Gen2 specification, a comparison to the PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 2 specification and describes how applications can benefit from using RapidIO Gen2.